The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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1d 8 h 35 m
1d 8 h 35 m
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It's difficult to get from Budapest to Istanbul without transferring at least once.
|Distance||662 miles (1067 km)|
|Average bus duration||31 h 35 min|
|Average bus ticket price||$122 (€111)|
|Bus companies||Flixbus or Karat-S|
Buses from Budapest to Istanbul cover the 662 miles (1067 km) long trip taking on average 31 h 35 min with our travel partners like Flixbus or Karat-S. There are direct bus services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $122 (€111), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $107 (€97). Travelers depart most frequently from Budapest-Déli and arrive in Istanbul, Büyük Otogari.
For as little as $107 (€97) you can travel by bus to Istanbul from Budapest with FlixBus. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this trip.
FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost bus companies, founded in Germany and offering long-distance bus services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight buses on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long bus journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on luggage and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.
Travel between Budapest, Hungary and Istanbul, Turkey by bus is: Fully open.
International entry status: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Hungary
Conditions of entry:
When traveling in Turkey, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:
The information above was last checked on 8/3/22. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your bus between Budapest and Istanbul before traveling.
The restriction level for your return bus to Budapest, Hungary from Istanbul is: Fully open.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Turkey
Conditions of reentry:
The government of Hungary has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 7/28/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your bus to Budapest from Istanbul closer to your date of departure here here.
There are a few bus stations in Budapest to start your trip from including Budapest, Nyugati pályaudvar, Budapest, Thököly út (Budapest-Keleti) and Budapest, Liszt Ferenc Nemzetközi Repülőtér (Terminal 2). In Istanbul you have a few bus station options to choose from for your arrival including Istanbul, Büyük Otogari, Istanbul, Büyük Otogar Esenler and İstanbul, Cumhuriyet Cd. / Merkez Cami Sk. (Avcilar).
Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Budapest-Déli and arrive in Istanbul, Büyük Otogari.
The most popular departure bus station with passengers for this journey, called Budapest-Déli, is located 1.3 miles (2.1 km) from the city center of Budapest.
The most popular arrival bus station, Istanbul, Büyük Otogari, is located 6.6 miles (10.7 km) away from the city center of Istanbul.
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