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There are 9 ways to get from Munich to Budapest by train, bus, night train, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  6h 27m

  1. Take the train from Muenchen Ost to Budapest-Kelenfoeld Rjx

30 000 Ft - 44 000 Ft

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Bus  •  9h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Munich central bus station to Budapest Kelenföld bus station N91

11 000 Ft - 14 000 Ft

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Train via Budapest-Keleti  •  7h 24m

  1. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Budapest-Keleti Rjx

30 951 Ft - 45 236 Ft

Night train  •  9h 59m

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

21 000 Ft - 30 000 Ft

Rideshare  •  7h 59m

  1. Take the rideshare from Munich to Budapest 651.1 km

11 645 Ft

Drive  •  6h 4m

  1. Drive from Munich to Budapest 651 km

25 000 Ft - 38 000 Ft

Fly from Munich  •  4h 45m

  1. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Budapest (BUD) MUC - BUD

25 269 Ft - 74 182 Ft

Train to Innsbruck, fly  •  8h 28m

  1. Take the train from Muenchen Ost to Innsbruck Hbf
  2. Fly from Innsbruck (INN) to Budapest (BUD) INN - BUD

48 234 Ft - 129 974 Ft

Train to Stuttgart, fly  •  7h 6m

  1. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Budapest (BUD) STR - BUD

30 077 Ft - 96 859 Ft

Munich to Budapest by train

The train journey time between Munich and Budapest is around 6h 27m and covers a distance of around 696 km. The fastest train normally takes 6h 27m. Operated by Railjet, the Munich to Budapest train service departs from Muenchen Ost and arrives in Budapest-Kelenfoeld. Typically only one train runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
6h 27m
Fastest train time:
6h 27m
Train distance:
696 km
Trains per week:
1
Cheapest price:
30 000 Ft
Carbon emissions:
36 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
09:35
Last train departs at:
09:35

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Munich to Budapest train schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
Germany → Hungary
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International entry into Hungary from Germany

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Austria, Bahrain, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Georgia, Hungary, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey and Ukraine

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Conditions of entry into Hungary from Germany

  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
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Rules to follow in Hungary

1.5m

Mandatory

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Considerations leaving from Germany

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Hungary from Germany.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Budapest is 0036 6 80 277 455.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Budapest is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Budapest is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0036 6 80 277 455.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Germany from Hungary.

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Last updated: 25 Jul 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Munich to Budapest is to rideshare which costs €33 and takes 7h 59m.

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The fastest way to get from Munich to Budapest is to fly which takes 4h 45m and costs €70 - €210.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Munich central bus station station and arriving at Budapest Kelenföld bus station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9h 5m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Muenchen Ost and arriving at Budapest-Kelenfoeld. Services depart once a week, and operate Saturday. The journey takes approximately 6h 27m.

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The distance between Munich and Budapest is 562 km. The road distance is 651 km.

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The best way to get from Munich to Budapest without a car is to train which takes 6h 27m and costs €80 - €130.

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The train from Muenchen Ost to Budapest-Kelenfoeld takes 6h 27m including transfers and departs once a week.

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Munich to Budapest bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Munich central bus station.

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Munich to Budapest train services, operated by Railjet, depart from Muenchen Ost station.

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The best way to get from Munich to Budapest is to train which takes 6h 27m and costs €80 - €130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €30 - €40 and takes 9h 5m, you could also fly, which costs €70 - €210 and takes 4h 45m.

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Map of how to get from Munich to Budapest.
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  • Distance: 561.7 km
  • Duration: 6h 27m

What companies run services between Munich, Germany and Budapest, Hungary?

Railjet operates a train from Muenchen Ost to Budapest-Kelenfoeld once a week. Tickets cost 30 000 Ft - 44 000 Ft and the journey takes 6h 27m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Munich central bus station to Budapest Kelenföld bus station once daily. Tickets cost 11 000 Ft - 14 000 Ft and the journey takes 9h 5m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
36 000 Ft - 170 000 Ft
Flights from Innsbruck to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
37 000 Ft - 180 000 Ft
Flights from Innsbruck to Budapest via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
37 000 Ft - 180 000 Ft
Flights from Stuttgart to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
43 000 Ft - 160 000 Ft
Flights from Stuttgart to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
43 000 Ft - 160 000 Ft
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Munich to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70 000 Ft - 120 000 Ft
Flights from Innsbruck to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
39 000 Ft - 200 000 Ft
Flights from Stuttgart to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
15 000 Ft - 70 000 Ft
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
15 000 Ft - 70 000 Ft
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Innsbruck to Budapest via Manchester
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
33 000 Ft - 85 000 Ft
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Innsbruck to Budapest via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
45 000 Ft - 140 000 Ft
Train operators
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Muenchen Ost to Budapest-Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
6h 27m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
30 000 Ft - 44 000 Ft
Website
Railjet
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
30 000 Ft - 45 000 Ft
Website
Railjet
Train from Muenchen Ost to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
8 500 Ft - 13 000 Ft
Website
Railjet
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
12 000 Ft - 18 000 Ft
Website
Railjet
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Muenchen Ost to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
7 000 Ft - 10 000 Ft
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Muenchen Ost to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
12 000 Ft - 18 000 Ft
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
16 000 Ft - 23 000 Ft
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
21 000 Ft - 29 000 Ft
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
13 000 Ft - 19 000 Ft
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
12 000 Ft - 17 000 Ft
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
17 000 Ft - 21 000 Ft
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
17 000 Ft - 20 000 Ft
1st Class
17 000 Ft - 21 000 Ft
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Munich central bus station to Budapest Kelenföld bus station
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
11 000 Ft - 14 000 Ft
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Munich to Budapest
Ave. Duration
7h 59m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
11 645 Ft
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Munich to Budapest is 651 km. It takes approximately 6h 4m to drive from Munich to Budapest.

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