There are 9 ways to get from Trieste to Budapest by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus FlixBus  •  8 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Trieste to Budapest, Budapest Népliget N403

$35 - $63

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Train Hungarian Railways (MÁV)  •  12 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Trieste to Borovnica
  2. Take the train from Borovnica to Kelenföld Istria First Water

$34 - $58

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Bus Eurolines IT  •  8 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Trieste Terminal Passegieri to Nagykanizsa
  2. Take the bus from Nagykanizsa to Budapest 1183 / ...

$49 - $65

Train via Wien Hbf  •  11 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Trieste Centrale to Udine Rv / ...
  2. Take the train from Udine to Wien Hbf Rj / ...
  3. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Kelenföld Rj / ...

$117 - $199

Drive  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Trieste to Budapest 348.3 miles

$80 - $130

Fly Trieste to Budapest  •  7 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Trieste (TRS) to Budapest (BUD) TRS - BUD

$105 - $609

Fly Ljubljana to Budapest  •  7 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Ljubljana (LJU) to Budapest (BUD) LJU - BUD

$133 - $676

Fly Klagenfurt to Budapest  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Klagenfurt (KLU) to Budapest (BUD) KLU - BUD

$193 - $716

Fly Ljubljana to Vienna, train  •  6 h 37 min

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

$177 - $620

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The cheapest way to get from Trieste to Budapest is to train which costs 28€ - 50€ and takes 12 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Trieste to Budapest is to drive which costs 70€ - 110€ and takes 5 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Trieste to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Trieste and arriving at Deák Ferenc tér M via Népliget M. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Trieste to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Trieste Centrale and arriving at Kelenföld via Udine and Wien Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 7 min.

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The distance between Trieste and Budapest is 452 km. The road distance is 557.4 km.

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The best way to get from Trieste to Budapest without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 20 min and costs 29€ - 55€.

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It takes approximately 8 h 20 min to get from Trieste to Budapest, including transfers.

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

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Trieste to Budapest train services, operated by Trenitalia, depart from Trieste Centrale station.

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The best way to get from Trieste to Budapest is to bus which takes 8 h 20 min and costs 29€ - 55€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 95€ - 170€ and takes 11 h 7 min, you could also fly, which costs 85€ - 550€ and takes 7 h 22 min.

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Map of how to get from Trieste to Budapest.
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  • Distance: 282.3 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 20 min

What companies run services between Trieste, Italy and Budapest, Hungary?

FlixBus operates a bus from Trieste to Budapest once daily. Tickets cost $30 - $55 and the journey takes 8 h. Eurolines IT also services this route 3 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Trieste to Budapest via Udine and Wien Hbf in around 11 h 7 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Trieste to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Trieste to Budapest via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Ljubljana to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,100
Flights from Ljubljana to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,100
Flights from Klagenfurt to Budapest via Vienna, Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $400
Flights from Klagenfurt to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $900
Flights from Ljubljana to Vienna
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $500
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Budapest via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $700
Flights from Klagenfurt to Budapest via Vienna, Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $900
Flights from Ljubljana to Vienna
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $500
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Budapest via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Budapest via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $850
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Budapest via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $1,400
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Ljubljana to Vienna
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Trieste to Budapest via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Trieste to Budapest via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $220
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Budapest via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Budapest via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Train operators
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Trieste Centrale to Udine
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $15
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$12 - $15
Train from Udine to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
5 h 49 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Trieste to Borovnica
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $18
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$14 - $18
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Udine to Wien HBF
Ave. Duration
5 h 49 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Wien Hbf to Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Trieste to Budapest, Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines IT
Phone
+39 0861 199 1900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
eurolines.it
Bus from Trieste Terminal Passegieri to Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
eurolines.it
Bus from Trieste Terminal Passegieri to Nagykanizsa
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
eurolines.it

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There is no direct flight from Trieste Airport to Budapest Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h and has one stopover.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Trieste to Budapest is 557 km. It takes approximately 5 h 25 min to drive from Trieste to Budapest.

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Alitalia, Ryanair and Lufthansa offer flights from Trieste 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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The best way to get from Trieste to Trieste Airport is to train which takes 28 min and costs 2€ - 6€.

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