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

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

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Fly from Stuttgart  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Budapest (BUD) STR - BUD

$64 - $227

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Bus FlixBus  •  14 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Stuttgart, Stuttgart Airport to Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld N91

$50 - $88

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Train to Frankfurt, fly  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Budapest (BUD) FRA - BUD

$118 - $320

Train to Zurich, fly  •  7 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Budapest (BUD) ZRH - BUD

$143 - $348

Train, EuroNight  •  10 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to München Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf M / ...
  3. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Wien Hbf (Bahnsteige 1-2) Wb
  4. Take the EuroNight from Wien Hauptbahnhof to Budapest-Kelenföld

$96 - $203

Train, EuroNight via Clark Ádám tér  •  11 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to München Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf M / ...
  3. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Wien Hbf Rj / ...
  4. Take the EuroNight from Wien Hauptbahnhof to Budapest-Kelenföld

$130 - $204

Bus Eurolines HU  •  14 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Stuttgart Airport to Budapest Népliget 794

$66 - $92

Rideshare  •  10 h 36 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Stuttgart to Budapest 547.1 miles

$67

Drive  •  8 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Stuttgart to Budapest 584.3 miles

$120 - $180

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No, there is no direct bus from Stuttgart to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Ruhbank and arriving at Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld via Plieningen Seemühlenweg and Stuttgart, Stuttgart Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 7 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Stuttgart to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Stuttgart Hbf and arriving at Budapest-Kelenföld via München Hbf, Salzburg Hbf and Wien Hauptbahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 40 min.

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The distance between Stuttgart and Budapest is 745 km. The road distance is 934.8 km.

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The best way to get from Stuttgart to Budapest without a car is to train and EuroNight which takes 10 h 40 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 35 min to get from Stuttgart to Budapest, including transfers.

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Stuttgart to Budapest bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Stuttgart, Stuttgart Airport station.

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Stuttgart to Budapest train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Stuttgart Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Stuttgart to Budapest is to fly which takes 4 h 35 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 14 h 7 min.

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The quickest flight from Stuttgart Airport to Budapest Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Stuttgart to Budapest bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld station.

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  • Distance: 465.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 35 min

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

Eurowings, Austrian Airlines and two other airlines fly from Stuttgart to Budapest every 3 hours. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Stuttgart to Budapest once daily. Tickets cost $45 - $80 and the journey takes 12 h 15 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Stuttgart to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Frankfurt to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Budapest via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $340
Flights from Zurich to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $480
Flights from Zurich to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $480
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Flights from Frankfurt to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Budapest via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Budapest via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $180
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Frankfurt to Budapest via Prague
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
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 Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $95
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.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Wien Hbf (Bahnsteige 1-2)
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Salzburg, Salzburg to Vienna, Vienna
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $24
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Leo Express s.r.o.
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Wien Hauptbahnhof Bstg 1-2
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $35
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$7 - $9
Business
$16 - $18
Premium
$26 - $35
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Night train from Wien Hauptbahnhof to Budapest-Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
cd.cz
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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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Stuttgart, Stuttgart Airport to Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines HU
Phone
+36 (1) 382-0888
Email
info@volanbusz.hu
Website
eurolines.hu
Bus from Stuttgart Airport to Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$60 - $85
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.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Stuttgart to Budapest
Ave. Duration
10 h 36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$67
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Stuttgart to Budapest train services, operated by Czech Railways (ČD), arrive at Budapest-Kelenföld station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Stuttgart to Budapest is 935 km. It takes approximately 8 h 23 min to drive from Stuttgart to Budapest.

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Swiss, Austrian Airlines, Eurowings and Lufthansa offer flights from Stuttgart Airport to Budapest Airport.

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There are 4266+ hotels available in Budapest. Prices start at $47 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Stuttgart 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 Stuttgart to Stuttgart Airport is to train which takes 27 min and costs .

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