There are 9 ways to get from Salzburg to Budapest by train, bus, night train, rideshare, car 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  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Kelenföld Rj

$90 - $140

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Salzburg to Budapest Népliget

$30 - $40

7 alternative options

Night train  •  5 h 44 min

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

$93 - $136

Rideshare  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Salzburg to Budapest 341.6 miles

$32

Drive  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Salzburg to Budapest 341.5 miles

$60 - $95

Fly Salzburg to Budapest  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Salzburg (SZG) to Budapest (BUD) SZG - BUD

$151 - $477

Train to Vienna, fly to Budapest  •  5 h 37 min

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

$146 - $369

Fly Salzburg to Vienna, train  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Salzburg (SZG) to Vienna (VIE) SZG - VIE
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Kelenföld

$136 - $395

Train to Munich, fly to Budapest  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to München Hbf
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Budapest (BUD) MUC - BUD

$120 - $325

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

Austrian Railways (ÖBB) operates a train from Salzburg to Budapest every 4 hours. Tickets cost $90 - $140 and the journey takes 4 h 54 min. Alternatively, Orange Ways operates a bus from Salzburg to Budapest once daily. Tickets cost $28 - $40 and the journey takes 7 h 5 min.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Salzburg to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Vienna to Budapest
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Salzburg to Vienna
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Munich to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Salzburg to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from Salzburg to Budapest via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from Munich to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Salzburg to Budapest via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $480
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Salzburg to Budapest via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Salzburg to Budapest via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $5,000
Train operators
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
Website
oebb.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Wien Hbf (Bahnsteige 1-2)
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
Train from Wien Hbf to Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
Train from Salzburg Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Salzburg, Salzburg to Vienna, Vienna
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Bus operators
Orange Ways
Phone
+3670-400-4874
Email
info@orw.hu
Website
orangeways.com
Bus from Salzburg to Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
orangeways.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Salzburg to Budapest
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$32
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Salzburg and Budapest is 450 km. The road distance is 546 km.

The cheapest way to get from Salzburg to Budapest is to rideshare which costs 27€ and takes 6 h 31 min.

The quickest way to get from Salzburg to Budapest is to train which takes 4 h 54 min and costs 75€ - 120€.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Salzburg Hbf and arriving at Kelenföld. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 54 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Salzburg to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Salzburg and arriving at Deák Ferenc tér M via Népliget M. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 25 min.

The train from Salzburg Hbf to Kelenföld takes 4 h 54 min including transfers and departs every four hours.