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There are 5 ways to get from Zagreb to Budapest by bus, train, car, plane or shuttle

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Bus  •  4h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Zagreb to Budapest Kelenföld bus station 976 / ...

6 000 Ft - 8 000 Ft

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Train  •  5h 49m

  1. Take the train from Zagreb Glavni Kol. to Budapest-Deli Ic

7 000 Ft - 10 000 Ft

Drive  •  3h 17m

  1. Drive from Zagreb to Budapest 341.4 km

12 000 Ft - 18 000 Ft

Fly  •  3h 38m

  1. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Budapest (BUD) ZAG - BUD

22 464 Ft - 123 381 Ft

Shuttle  •  4h

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Zagreb to Budapest Eurobusways

14 000 Ft - 33 000 Ft

Zagreb to Budapest by bus

The bus journey time between Zagreb and Budapest is around 4h 30m and covers a distance of around 338 km. The fastest bus normally takes 4h 30m. Operated by FlixBus, the Zagreb to Budapest bus service departs from Zagreb and arrives in Budapest Kelenföld bus station. Typically four buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
4h 30m
Fastest bus time:
4h 30m
Buses per week:
4
Cheapest price:
6 000 Ft
Carbon emissions:
42 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
16:00
Last bus departs at:
16:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Zagreb to Budapest bus schedules

Croatia → Hungary
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International entry into Hungary from Croatia

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Croatia
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Bahrain, Croatia, Czech Republic, Georgia, Hungary, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia and Turkey

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Conditions of entry into Hungary from Croatia

  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

Rules to follow in Hungary

1.5m

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Croatia

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Hungary from Croatia.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Budapest is 0036 6 80 277 455.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Budapest is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Budapest is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0036 6 80 277 455.

No, returning to Croatia from Hungary is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 20 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zagreb to Budapest is to bus which costs 130 kn - 170 kn and takes 4h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Zagreb to Budapest is to drive which costs 260 kn - 380 kn and takes 3h 17m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zagreb and arriving at Budapest Kelenföld bus station station. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Zagreb Glavni Kol. and arriving at Budapest-Deli. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 49m.

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The distance between Zagreb and Budapest is 299 km. The road distance is 341.4 km.

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The best way to get from Zagreb to Budapest without a car is to bus which takes 4h 30m and costs 130 kn - 170 kn.

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The bus from Zagreb to Budapest Kelenföld bus station takes 4h 30m including transfers and departs four times a day.

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

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Zagreb to Budapest train services, operated by Croatian Railways (HŽPP), depart from Zagreb Glavni Kol. station.

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The best way to get from Zagreb to Budapest is to bus which takes 4h 30m and costs 130 kn - 170 kn. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 150 kn - 210 kn and takes 5h 49m, you could also fly, which costs 470 kn - 2.600 kn and takes 3h 38m.

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Map of how to get from Zagreb to Budapest.
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  • Distance: 299.4 km
  • Duration: 4h 30m

What companies run services between Zagreb, Croatia and Budapest, Hungary?

FlixBus operates a bus from Zagreb to Budapest Kelenföld bus station 4 times a day. Tickets cost 6 000 Ft - 8 000 Ft and the journey takes 4h 30m. Alternatively, Croatian Railways (HŽPP) operates a train from Zagreb Glavni Kol. to Budapest-Deli twice daily. Tickets cost 7 000 Ft - 10 000 Ft and the journey takes 5h 49m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zagreb to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
65 000 Ft - 190 000 Ft
Flights from Zagreb to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65 000 Ft - 190 000 Ft
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zagreb to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
43 000 Ft - 95 000 Ft
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zagreb to Budapest via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50 000 Ft - 210 000 Ft
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Zagreb to Budapest via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
50 000 Ft - 220 000 Ft
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zagreb to Budapest via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
100 000 Ft - 280 000 Ft
Train operators
Bus operators
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zagreb to Budapest Kelenföld bus station
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
6 000 Ft - 8 000 Ft
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 70 282 1827
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Zagreb to Budapest
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
14 000 Ft - 33 000 Ft
Schedules at
eurobusways.com

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There is no direct flight from Zagreb Airport to Budapest Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 35m and has one stopover.

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

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Zagreb to Budapest train services, operated by Croatian Railways (HŽPP), arrive at Budapest-Deli station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zagreb to Budapest is 341 km. It takes approximately 3h 17m to drive from Zagreb to Budapest.

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Swiss, LOT, KLM and three other airlines offer flights from Zagreb Airport to Budapest Airport.

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Book your Zagreb to Budapest bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 618+ hotels available in Budapest. Prices start at 27 500 Ft per night.

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The best way to get from Zagreb to Zagreb Airport is to taxi which takes 18 min and costs 210 kn - 260 kn.

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