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

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Train to Leipzig, fly to Budapest

  1. Take the train from Weimar to Halle(Saale)Hbf
  2. Fly from Leipzig (LEJ) to Budapest (BUD)

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Train to Berlin Brandenburg, fly to Budapest

  1. Take the train from Erfurt Hbf to S Südkreuz Bhf
  2. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg (BER) to Budapest (BUD)

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Train to Nuremberg, fly to Budapest

  1. Take the train from Erfurt Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
  2. Fly from Nuremberg (NUE) to Budapest (BUD)

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Budapest

  1. Take the train from Erfurt Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Budapest (BUD)

Train to Leipzig, fly to Vienna, train

  1. Take the train from Weimar to Halle(Saale)Hbf
  2. Fly from Leipzig (LEJ) to Vienna (VIE)
  3. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld

Train via Vienna

  1. Take the train from Erfurt Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
  2. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to Passau Hbf
  3. Take the train from Passau Hbf to Wien Hbf
  4. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Weimar Bus Station to Dresden
  2. Take the bus from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Budapest Kelenföld bus station

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Weimar to Leipzig-Leutzsch
  2. Take the bus from Leipzig Goethestraße to Bratislava Central Bus Station Bottova Stop
  3. Take the bus from Bratislava, Autobusová stanica Nivy to Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop

Train

  1. Take the train from Erfurt Hbf to Praha Hlavni Nadrazi
  2. Take the train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Budapest-Nyugati

Drive

  1. Drive from Weimar to Budapest

Weimar to Budapest by train

62 Weekly Trains
11h 14m Average Duration
38 611 Ft Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Weimar to Budapest is to bus which costs €120 - €150 and takes 12h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Weimar to Budapest is to train and fly which costs €80 - €370 and takes 6h 15m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Weimar station to Budapest station. However, there are services departing from Weimar Bus Station and arriving at Budapest Kelenföld bus station via Dresden Hauptbahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from Weimar to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Weimar and arriving at Budapest-Kelenfoeld via Erfurt Hbf, Nürnberg Hbf, Passau Hbf and Wien Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 14m.

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The distance between Weimar and Budapest is 680 km. The road distance is 863.6 km.

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The best way to get from Weimar to Budapest without a car is to train via Vienna which takes 11h 14m and costs €90 - €250.

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It takes approximately 7h 4m to get from Weimar to Budapest, including transfers.

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Weimar to Budapest bus services, operated by Radina VIP, depart from Weimar Bus Station.

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Weimar to Budapest train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Erfurt Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Weimar to Budapest is to train via Vienna which takes 11h 14m and costs €90 - €250. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €120 - €150 and takes 12h 5m.

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Map of how to get from Weimar to Budapest.
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  • Distance: 680.1 km
  • Duration: 7h 4m

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

You can take a train from Weimar to Budapest via Erfurt Hbf, Nürnberg Hbf, Passau Hbf, and Wien Hbf in around 11h 14m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Weimar to Budapest via Dresden and Dresden Hauptbahnhof in around 12h 5m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Leipzig to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
70 000 Ft - 180 000 Ft
Flights from Leipzig to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70 000 Ft - 180 000 Ft
Flights from Leipzig to Budapest via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
70 000 Ft - 180 000 Ft
Flights from Leipzig to Budapest via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
70 000 Ft - 180 000 Ft
Flights from Nuremberg to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55 000 Ft - 170 000 Ft
Flights from Frankfurt to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
47 000 Ft - 190 000 Ft
Flights from Frankfurt to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
47 000 Ft - 190 000 Ft
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50 000 Ft - 130 000 Ft
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50 000 Ft - 130 000 Ft
Flights from Leipzig to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
60 000 Ft - 190 000 Ft
Flights from Leipzig to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65 000 Ft - 190 000 Ft
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Leipzig to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
80 000 Ft - 180 000 Ft
Flights from Frankfurt to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50 000 Ft - 210 000 Ft
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60 000 Ft - 140 000 Ft
Flights from Leipzig to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
60 000 Ft - 190 000 Ft
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Leipzig to Budapest via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
16 000 Ft - 95 000 Ft
Flights from Nuremberg to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
13 000 Ft - 90 000 Ft
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
13 000 Ft - 120 000 Ft
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
15 000 Ft - 95 000 Ft
Train operators
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Weimar to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
Abellio
Train from Weimar to Leipzig-Leutzsch
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
ABELLIO Rail Mitteldeutschland GmbH
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Weimar to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
ABELLIO Rail Mitteldeutschland GmbH
Train from Weimar to Leipzig-Leutzsch
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ABELLIO Rail Mitteldeutschland GmbH
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Weimar to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
9 500 Ft - 14 000 Ft
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
16 000 Ft - 23 000 Ft
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
20 000 Ft - 28 000 Ft
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Erfurt Hbf to S Südkreuz Bhf
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
20 000 Ft - 28 000 Ft
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Nürnberg Hbf to Passau Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
18 000 Ft - 25 000 Ft
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Erfurt Hbf to S Südkreuz Bhf
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
5 500 Ft - 7 500 Ft
Website
Flixtrain
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Berlin Suedkreuz
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
14 000 Ft - 20 000 Ft
Website
oebb.at
Train from Passau Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
15 000 Ft - 22 000 Ft
Website
oebb.at
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
15 000 Ft - 22 000 Ft
Website
oebb.at
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
32 000 Ft - 60 000 Ft
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Praha Hlavni Nadrazi
Ave. Duration
6h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50 000 Ft - 95 000 Ft
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
14 000 Ft - 21 000 Ft
Website
Railjet
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
2 800 Ft - 9 500 Ft
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
2 800 Ft - 4 000 Ft
1st Class
6 000 Ft - 9 500 Ft
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
17 000 Ft - 24 000 Ft
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Passau Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
8 000 Ft - 12 000 Ft
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
8 000 Ft - 12 000 Ft
1st Class
12 000 Ft - 18 000 Ft
Train from Passau Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
10 000 Ft - 15 000 Ft
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
10 000 Ft - 15 000 Ft
1st Class
16 000 Ft - 23 000 Ft
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 311682904
Website
bahn.com
Train from Nürnberg Hbf to Passau Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
14 000 Ft - 20 000 Ft
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Österreichische Bundesbahnen
Website
delfi.de
Train from Passau Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Budapest-Nyugati
Ave. Duration
7h 8m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
12 000 Ft - 21 000 Ft
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
12 000 Ft - 15 000 Ft
Business
17 000 Ft - 20 000 Ft
1st Class
17 000 Ft - 21 000 Ft
Bus operators
Radina VIP
Phone
+359 879 321 588
Email
radinavip@gmail.com
Website
radinavip.com
Bus from Weimar Bus Station to Dresden
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
37 000 Ft - 47 000 Ft
Website
Radina VIP
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Budapest Kelenföld bus station
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
13 000 Ft - 16 000 Ft
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
Racic Eurobus
Phone
+359-887-208-506
Email
racic_bg@yahoo.com
Website
racicbg.com
Bus from Leipzig Goethestraße to Bratislava Central Bus Station Bottova Stop
Ave. Duration
6h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Racic Eurobus
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Bratislava, Autobusová stanica Nivy to Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
4 100 Ft - 6 000 Ft
Website
RegioJet

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There is no direct flight from Leipzig Airport to Budapest Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 55m and has one stopover.

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

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Weimar to Budapest train services, operated by ÖBB EuroCity, arrive at Budapest-Kelenfoeld station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Weimar to Budapest is 864 km. It takes approximately 8h to drive from Weimar to Budapest.

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Austrian Airlines, Ryanair and Lufthansa offer flights from Leipzig Airport to Budapest Airport.

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