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

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Train  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Kelenföld Rj

$90 - $140

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Rideshare  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Salzburg to Budapest 341.6 miles

$32

7 alternative options

Bus  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Salzburg, Salzburg South to Budapest, Budapest Népliget N391

$33 - $54

Night train  •  5 h 42 min

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

$93 - $136

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 22 min

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

$142 - $362

Fly Salzburg to Vienna, train  •  5 h 36 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 56 min

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

$120 - $325

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

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

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

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

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The distance between Salzburg and Budapest is 450 km. The road distance is 546.3 km.

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The best way to get from Salzburg to Budapest without a car is to train which takes 4 h 54 min and costs 75€ - 120€.

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

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Salzburg to Budapest bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Salzburg, Salzburg South station.

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

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The best way to get from Salzburg to Budapest is to train which takes 4 h 54 min and costs 75€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 28€ - 50€ and takes 7 h 25 min, you could also fly, which costs 120€ - 410€ and takes 5 h 35 min.

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Map of how to get from Salzburg to Budapest.
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  • Distance: 281.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 54 min

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

Austrian Railways (ÖBB) operates a train from Salzburg to Budapest every 3 hours. Tickets cost $90 - $140 and the journey takes 4 h 54 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Salzburg to Budapest 5 times a week. Tickets cost $30 - $55 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 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 50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Salzburg to Budapest via Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$80 - $450
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 Salzburg Hbf to Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Raileurope.com
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Flughafen Wien
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Wien Hbf to Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Salzburg Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.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.

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Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Salzburg, Salzburg South to Budapest, Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
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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There is no direct flight from Salzburg Airport to Budapest Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 40 min and has one stopover.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Salzburg to Budapest is 546 km. It takes approximately 5 h 3 min to drive from Salzburg to Budapest.

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Eurowings, Transavia Holland, Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines offer flights from Salzburg Airport to Budapest Airport.

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There are 4390+ hotels available in Budapest. Prices start at $49 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Salzburg and Budapest. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Salzburg to Salzburg Airport is to line 2 shuttle which takes 7 min and costs .

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