There are 6 ways to get from Munich to Budapest by train, bus, night train, rideshare, car, subway or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from München Hbf to Kelenföld Rj

$130 - $200

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  7 h 59 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Munich to Budapest 409.3 miles

$38

4 alternative options

Bus  •  8 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Budapest, Budapest Népliget 091 / ...

$41 - $70

Night train  •  9 h 59 min

  1. Take the night train from München Hbf to Kelenföld En

$137 - $192

Drive  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Munich to Budapest 409.2 miles

$85 - $130

Subway, fly  •  4 h 39 min

  1. Take the subway from München Marienplatz to München Nordfriedhof
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Budapest (BUD) MUC - BUD

$87 - $277

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Munich to Budapest is to rideshare which costs 33€ and takes 7 h 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from Munich to Budapest is to subway and fly which takes 4 h 39 min and costs 75€ - 240€.

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The distance between Munich and Budapest is 562 km. The road distance is 655 km.

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The train from München Hbf to Kelenföld takes 6 h 32 min including transfers and departs five times a day.

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No, there is no direct bus from Munich to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Munich, Munich central bus station and arriving at Deák Ferenc tér M via Népliget M. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 49 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from München Hbf and arriving at Kelenföld. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 32 min.

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Munich to Budapest 5 times a day. Tickets cost $130 - $200 and the journey takes 6 h 32 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Munich to Budapest twice daily. Tickets cost $35 - $65 and the journey takes 8 h 30 min. Eurolines HU also services this route twice a week.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Munich to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from München Hbf to Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$130 - $200
Website
bahn.de
MVV
Phone
+49 89 41 42 43 44
Website
mvv-muenchen.de
Subway from München Marienplatz to München Nordfriedhof
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
mvv-muenchen.de
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Budapest, Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines HU
Phone
+36 (1) 382-0888
Email
info@volanbusz.hu
Website
eurolines.hu
Bus from Munich to Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$68
Schedules at
nemzetkozi.volanbusz.hu
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. 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 be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Munich to Budapest
Ave. Duration
7 h 59 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$38
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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