There are 5 ways to get from Melk to Budapest by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from St.Pölten Hbf to Kelenföld Rj

$63 - $97

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Train, bus  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Sankt Pölten to Vienna, Vienna K485 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Vienna, Hbf to Budapest, Kelenföld vasútállomás M - Etele tér RegioJet

$20 - $43

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Night train  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Take the night train from St.Pölten Hbf to Kelenföld En

$64 - $98

Drive  •  3 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Melk to Budapest 210.2 miles

$35 - $60

Train, fly  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Melk to St.Pölten Hbf
  2. Take the train from St.Pölten Hbf to Flughafen Wien
  3. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Budapest (BUD) VIE - BUD

$119 - $327

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The cheapest way to get from Melk to Budapest is to train and bus which costs 16€ - 40€ and takes 4 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melk to Budapest is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 3 h 9 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Melk to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Melk and arriving at Kelenföld via St.Pölten Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 17 min.

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The distance between Melk and Budapest is 288 km. The road distance is 336.4 km.

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The best way to get from Melk to Budapest without a car is to train which takes 4 h 17 min and costs 50€ - 85€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 17 min to get from Melk to Budapest, including transfers.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Melk to Budapest is 336 km. It takes approximately 3 h 9 min to drive from Melk to Budapest.

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  • Distance: 179.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 17 min

What companies run services between Melk, Lower Austria and Budapest, Hungary?

Austrian Railways (ÖBB) operates a train from Melk to Budapest every 3 hours. Tickets cost $55 - $85 and the journey takes 3 h.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Budapest
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
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.

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Website
oebb.at
Train from St.Pölten Hbf to Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from St.Pölten Hbf to Wien Hbf (Bahnsteige 1-2)
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Melk to St.Pölten Hbf
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from St.Pölten Hbf to Flughafen Wien
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $23
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Sankt Pölten to Vienna, Vienna
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Leo Express s.r.o.
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Train from St. Pölten Hbf to Wien Hauptbahnhof Bstg 1-2
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $12
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$4 - $5
Business
$6 - $7
Premium
$9 - $12
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Vienna, Hbf to Budapest, Kelenföld vasútállomás M - Etele tér
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
regiojet.sk

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