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There are 9 ways to get from Trieste to Budapest by bus, train, car, shuttle 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.

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Bus  •  7h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Trieste to Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld 977

$30 - $55

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Train via Wien Hbf  •  11h 8m

  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 / ...

$111 - $184

Train Slovenian Railways (SŽ)  •  11h 55m

  1. Take the train from Trieste Centrale to Ljubljana Reg
  2. Take the train from Ljubljana to Budapest-Déli D

$37 - $65

Drive  •  5h 25m

  1. Drive from Trieste to Budapest 348.3 miles

$80 - $130

Shuttle to Ljubljana, fly  •  7h 7m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Trieste Centrale to Ljubljana Airport
  2. Fly from Ljubljana (LJU) to Budapest (BUD) LJU - BUD

$133 - $671

Fly from Trieste  •  6h 43m

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

$105 - $609

Shuttle to Klagenfurt, fly  •  8h 31m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Trieste Centrale to Klagenfurt Flughafen
  2. Fly from Klagenfurt (KLU) to Budapest (BUD) KLU - BUD

$193 - $708

Train to Venice Treviso, fly  •  6h 40m

  1. Take the train from Trieste Centrale to Venezia Mestre
  2. Fly from Venice Treviso (TSF) to Budapest (BUD) TSF - BUD

$63 - $220

Train, shuttle  •  8h 3m

  1. Take the train from Trieste Centrale to Ljubljana Opcine
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Ljubljana to Budapest Eurobusways

$78 - $147

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The cheapest way to get from Trieste to Budapest is to bus which costs 27€ - 45€ and takes 7h 50m.

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

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Trieste and arriving at Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld. Services depart once daily, and operate Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 7h 50m.

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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 11h 8m.

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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 7h 50m and costs 27€ - 45€.

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The bus from Trieste to Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld takes 7h 50m including transfers and departs once daily.

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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 7h 50m and costs 27€ - 45€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 95€ - 160€ and takes 11h 8m, you could also fly, which costs 90€ - 550€ and takes 6h 43m.

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Map of how to get from Trieste to Budapest.
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  • Distance: 282.3 miles
  • Duration: 7h 50m

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 7h 50m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Trieste to Budapest via Udine and Wien Hbf in around 11h 8m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,100
Flights from Ljubljana to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,100
Flights from Trieste to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Trieste to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Trieste to Budapest via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Klagenfurt to Budapest via Vienna, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Klagenfurt to Budapest via Vienna, Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $400
Flights from Klagenfurt to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $900
Flights from Klagenfurt to Budapest via Cologne Bonn, Vienna
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Budapest via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $700
Flights from Klagenfurt to Budapest via Vienna, Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $900
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Budapest via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $1,400
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Budapest via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Budapest via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $850
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Budapest via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Trieste to Budapest via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Venice Treviso to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$27 - $160
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
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$12 - $14
Train from Udine to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 49m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Trieste Centrale to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$17 - $20
Train from Trieste Centrale to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $24
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$19 - $24
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
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Raileurope.com
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Website
slo-zeleznice.si
Train from Ljubljana to Budapest-Déli
Ave. Duration
8h 21m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
slo-zeleznice.si
Train from Trieste Centrale to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
slo-zeleznice.si
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 Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Trieste Centrale to Ljubljana Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$35 - $39
Private
$110 - $200
Shuttle from Trieste Centrale to Klagenfurt Flughafen
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$40 - $44
Private
$170 - $310
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 20 9148100
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Ljubljana to Budapest
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Schedules at
eurobusways.com

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There is no direct flight from Ljubljana Airport to Budapest Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 15m and has one stopover.

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Trieste to Budapest bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld 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 5h 25m to drive from Trieste to Budapest.

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Brussels Airlines, Air France, Austrian Airlines and five other airlines offer flights from Ljubljana Airport to Budapest Airport.

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Book your Trieste to Budapest train tickets online with Loco2, Loco2 and Loco2.

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Book your Trieste to Budapest bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 4563+ hotels available in Budapest. Prices start at $33 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Trieste to Ljubljana Airport is to shuttle which takes 1h 8m and costs 30€ - 180€.

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