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There are 10 ways to get from Trieste to Budapest by bus, train, shuttle, car or plane

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Recommended option

Bus  •  8 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Trieste to Budapest, Budapest Népliget 977 / ...

$36 - $66

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  8 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Trieste Autostazione to Siófok Autóbusz-Állomás 977 / ...
  2. Take the train from Siofok to Budapest-Déli Express

$34 - $67

8 alternative options

Shuttle, train  •  8 h 56 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Trieste Centrale to Murska Sobota
  2. Take the train from Murska Sobota to Budapest-Déli Mv 1247

$75 - $522

Train  •  10 h 52 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 - $195

Drive  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Trieste to Budapest 349.1 miles

$80 - $130

Fly Trieste to Budapest  •  7 h 33 min

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

$106 - $613

Shuttle to Ljubljana, fly to Budapest  •  7 h 8 min

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

$134 - $689

Shuttle to Klagenfurt, fly to Budapest  •  8 h 33 min

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

$195 - $735

Train to Venice Treviso, fly to Budapest  •  6 h 46 min

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

$65 - $229

Shuttle to Ljubljana, fly to Vienna, train  •  7 h 37 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Trieste Centrale to Ljubljana Airport
  2. Fly from Ljubljana (LJU) to Vienna (VIE) LJU - VIE
  3. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Kelenföld

$180 - $637

Map of how to get from Trieste to Budapest.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 281.9 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 10 min

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Trieste to Budapest twice daily. Tickets cost $30 - $60 and the journey takes 7 hours 50 minutes. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, you can take a train from Trieste to Budapest via Udine and Wien Hbf in around 10 hours 52 minutes.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Trieste to Budapest via Munich
Avg. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Trieste to Budapest via Munich, Frankfurt
Avg. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Trieste to Budapest via Frankfurt
Avg. Duration
4 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Ljubljana to Budapest via Munich
Avg. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,100
Flights from Ljubljana to Budapest via Frankfurt
Avg. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,100
Flights from Klagenfurt to Budapest via Vienna, Munich
Avg. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Klagenfurt to Budapest via Vienna, Frankfurt
Avg. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Budapest via Vienna
Avg. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $400
Flights from Klagenfurt to Budapest via Vienna
Avg. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $900
Flights from Klagenfurt to Budapest via Cologne/Bonn Apt, Vienna
Avg. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Ljubljana to Vienna
Avg. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $500
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Budapest via Warsaw
Avg. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Ljubljana to Vienna
Avg. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Trieste to Budapest via Frankfurt
Avg. Duration
4 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Ljubljana to Budapest via Brussels
Avg. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $850
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Budapest via Zurich
Avg. Duration
6 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $1,400
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Budapest via Amsterdam
Avg. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Ljubljana to Vienna
Avg. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Trieste to Budapest via Rome
Avg. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Budapest via Paris CDG
Avg. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Venice Treviso to Budapest
Avg. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$27 - $160
Train operators
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Trenitalia
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Trieste Centrale to Udine
Avg. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $16
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$13 - $16
Train from Udine to Wien Hbf
Avg. Duration
5 h 49 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Trieste Centrale to Venezia Mestre
Avg. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$21 - $25
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Trieste to Budapest, Budapest Népliget
Avg. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Trieste to Siofok
Avg. Duration
6 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines HU
Phone
+36 (1) 382-0888
Email
info@volanbusz.hu
Website
eurolines.hu
Bus from Trieste Autostazione to Budapest Népliget
Avg. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
nemzetkozi.volanbusz.hu
Bus from Trieste Autostazione to Siófok Autóbusz-Állomás
Avg. Duration
6 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55
Schedules at
nemzetkozi.volanbusz.hu
Eurolines IT
Phone
+39 0861 199 1900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
eurolines.it
Bus from Trieste Terminal Passegieri to Budapest Népliget
Avg. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
eurolines.it
Bus from Trieste Terminal Passegieri to Siófok
Avg. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
eurolines.it
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Trieste Centrale to Murska Sobota
Avg. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$50 - $490
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$50 - $54
Private
$220 - $490
Shuttle from Trieste Centrale to Ljubljana Airport
Avg. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$38 - $42
Private
$120 - $220
Shuttle from Trieste Centrale to Klagenfurt Flughafen
Avg. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$40 - $340
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$43 - $47
Private
$180 - $340

How far is it from Trieste to Budapest?

The distance between Trieste and Budapest is 451 km. The road distance is 559 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Trieste to Budapest?

The cheapest way to get from Trieste to Budapest is to bus which costs 45€ and takes 8 hours 10 minutes.

What is the fastest way to get from Trieste to Budapest?

The quickest way to get from Trieste to Budapest is to drive which takes 5 hours 27 minutes and costs 85€.

Is there a direct train between Trieste and Budapest?

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 10 hours 52 minutes.

Is there a direct bus between Trieste and Budapest?

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 hours 10 minutes.

How long does it take to get from Trieste to Budapest?

It takes approximately 8 hours 10 minutes to get from Trieste to Budapest, including transfers.