There are 8 ways to get from Linz to Budapest by bus, train, night train, car or plane

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Bus  •  7 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Linz Donau Hafen/Industriezeile to Budapest Népliget 795 / ...

$29 - $54

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Train, EuroNight  •  4 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Linz Hbf to Wien Hbf (Bahnsteige 1-2) Wb / ...
  2. Take the EuroNight from Wien Hauptbahnhof to Budapest-Kelenföld Dacia

$15 - $57

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Train, EuroNight via Clark Ádám tér  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Linz Hbf to Wien Hbf Rj / ...
  2. Take the EuroNight from Wien Hauptbahnhof to Budapest-Kelenföld Dacia

$37 - $58

Drive  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Linz to Budapest 271.1 miles

$50 - $75

Train to Vienna, fly  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Linz Hbf to Flughafen Wien
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Budapest (BUD) VIE - BUD

$126 - $337

Fly from Linz  •  7 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Linz (LNZ) to Budapest (BUD) LNZ - BUD

$128 - $501

Train to Salzburg, fly  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Linz Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
  2. Fly from Salzburg (SZG) to Budapest (BUD) SZG - BUD

$152 - $512

Train to Prague, fly  •  8 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Linz Hbf to Praha hl.n.
  2. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Budapest (BUD) PRG - BUD

$103 - $272

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Linz to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Linz Donau Hafen/Industriezeile and arriving at Deák Ferenc tér M via Népliget M. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 9 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Linz to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Linz Hbf and arriving at Budapest-Kelenföld via Wien Hauptbahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 38 min.

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The distance between Linz and Budapest is 366 km. The road distance is 433.7 km.

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The best way to get from Linz to Budapest without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 9 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 9 min to get from Linz to Budapest, including transfers.

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Linz to Budapest bus services, operated by Eurolines HU, depart from Linz Donau Hafen/Industriezeile station.

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Linz to Budapest train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), depart from Linz Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Linz to Budapest is to bus which takes 7 h 9 min and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs and takes 7 h 27 min.

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The quickest flight from Vienna Airport to Budapest Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Linz to Budapest bus services, operated by Eurolines HU, arrive at Budapest Népliget station.

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Map of how to get from Linz to Budapest.
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  • Distance: 228.5 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 9 min

What companies run services between Linz, Austria and Budapest, Hungary?

Eurolines HU operates a bus from Linz to Budapest twice a week. Tickets cost $52 and the journey takes 6 h 50 min. FlixBus also services this route twice a week. Alternatively, Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines and three other airlines fly from Linz to Budapest hourly.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Linz to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Linz to Budapest via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from Linz to Budapest via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Salzburg to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from Salzburg to Budapest via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from Prague to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Budapest
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Salzburg to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Prague to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Prague to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Linz to Budapest via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Salzburg to Budapest via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,500
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Salzburg to Budapest via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Prague to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$20 - $150
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Salzburg to Budapest via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $5,000
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Salzburg to Budapest via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Salzburg to Budapest via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Train operators
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Linz Hbf to Wien Hbf (Bahnsteige 1-2)
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Linz Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Linz Hbf to Flughafen Wien
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Linz Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Linz Hbf to Praha hl.n.
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Leo Express s.r.o.
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Train from Linz Hbf to Wien Hauptbahnhof Bstg 1-2
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $22
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$5 - $7
Business
$11 - $12
Premium
$17 - $22
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Night train from Wien Hauptbahnhof to Budapest-Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
cd.cz
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Linz, Linz central station, Train to Salzburg, Salzburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Bus operators
Eurolines HU
Phone
+36 (1) 382-0888
Email
info@volanbusz.hu
Website
eurolines.hu
Bus from Linz Donau Hafen/Industriezeile to Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$52
Schedules at
nemzetkozi.volanbusz.hu
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Linz, Linz Industriezeile to Budapest, Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Linz to Budapest train services, operated by Czech Railways (ČD), arrive at Budapest-Kelenföld station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Linz to Budapest is 434 km. It takes approximately 4 h 3 min to drive from Linz to Budapest.

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Austrian Airlines offers flights from Vienna Airport to Budapest Airport.

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The best way to get from Linz to Linz Airport is to train which takes 10 min and costs .

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