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There are 7 ways to get from Linz to Budapest by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 46m

  1. Take the train from Linz Hbf to Kelenföld Rj

$70 - $110

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Bus  •  5h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Linz, Linz Industriezeile to Budapest, Budapest Népliget 091

$27 - $43

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Night train  •  4h 31m

  1. Take the night train from Linz Hbf to Budapest-Keleti En

$78 - $113

Drive  •  4h 3m

  1. Drive from Linz to Budapest 271.1 miles

$50 - $75

Train to Vienna, fly  •  4h 26m

  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  •  7h 23m

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

$168 - $611

Train to Salzburg, fly  •  7h 39m

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

$148 - $512

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The cheapest way to get from Linz to Budapest is to bus which costs 23€ - 40€ and takes 5h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Linz to Budapest is to train which costs 60€ - 95€ and takes 3h 46m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Linz to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Linz, Linz Industriezeile and arriving at Deák Ferenc tér M via Népliget M. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 29m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Linz Hbf and arriving at Kelenföld. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 46m.

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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 train which takes 3h 46m and costs 60€ - 95€.

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The train from Linz Hbf to Kelenföld takes 3h 46m including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Linz to Budapest bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Linz, Linz 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 train which takes 3h 46m and costs 60€ - 95€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 23€ - 40€ and takes 5h 29m, you could also fly, which costs 140€ - 550€ and takes 7h 23m.

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Map of how to get from Linz to Budapest.
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  • Distance: 228.5 miles
  • Duration: 3h 46m

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

Austrian Railways (ÖBB) operates a train from Linz to Budapest every 3 hours. Tickets cost $70 - $110 and the journey takes 3h 46m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Linz to Budapest once daily. Tickets cost $24 - $45 and the journey takes 5h 10m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Linz to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Linz to Budapest via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
8h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Linz to Budapest via Dusseldorf, Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Salzburg to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Budapest
Ave. Duration
46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Salzburg to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Air Algérie
Website
airalgerie.dz
Flights from Vienna to Budapest
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $340
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Linz to Budapest via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Salzburg to Budapest via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $310
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Salzburg to Budapest via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $5,000
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Salzburg to Budapest via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $350
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Salzburg to Budapest via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Thursday and 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 Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Night train from Linz Hbf to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Linz Hbf to Flughafen Wien
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Linz Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Linz, Linz central station, Train to Salzburg, Salzburg
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Linz, Hbf to Salzburg, Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
regiojet.com
Bus operators
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
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
5h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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

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Linz to Budapest train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Kelenföld station.

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

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Air Algérie and Austrian Airlines offer flights from Vienna Airport to Budapest Airport.

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There are 4563+ hotels available in Budapest. Prices start at $33 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Linz to Linz Airport is to train which takes 10m and costs 4€ - 8€.

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