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Journey Summary

Budapest to Zagreb Bus Information

Avg. Bus Duration
5 hours 28 minutes
Coach Ticket Price: $26
Buses depart from:Budapest
Bus arrives in:Zagreb
Distance:299 km
Bus Companies:Flixbus
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FlixBus buses from Budapest to Zagreb

Find the best buses from Budapest to Zagreb with Omio's travel partners FlixBus from $21 (€16). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.


Flixbus is one of Europe's biggest bus companies which was created in Germany and offers bus services around Europe and US. Flixbus offers only one ticket type called Standard for your upcoming bus trip between Budapest and Zagreb.

Omio helps you compare and book the perfect bus with FlixBus between Budapest and Zagreb for a smooth and relaxing journey. Check the latest FlixBus bus schedules for the ideal departure and arrival times, take a look at the travel information for the Budapest to Zagreb bus with FlixBus (such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard), compare the best connections for your Budapest - Zagreb journey and then book a cheap bus ticket with ease. The distance between Budapest and Zagreb by bus is 185 miles (299 km). You can book tickets for this FlixBus bus for as low as $21 (€16) one-way if you book in advance. When you search for FlixBus tickets between Budapest and Zagreb in the Omio app, you can also check whether they are mobile tickets quickly and easily. If they are mobile tickets, then you can go paperless when taking a bus. Book that perfect FlixBus Budapest - Zagreb bus ticket online and enjoy your trip!

Read on for COVID-19 recommendations and policies for your FlixBus bus ticket from Budapest to Zagreb:

  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • All bookings can be canceled up to 15 minutes before departure (a fee may apply).
  • Cancellations made 30 days before departure are free of charge.
  • Canceled tickets are refunded as a voucher, which is valid for 12 months, and is the value of the original booking (minus a cancellation fee, if applicable).
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Buses from Budapest to Zagreb

The journey between Hungary’s capital and the Croatian capital of Zagreb takes about 5 hours. Buses from Budapest to Zagreb usually operate at least twice a day – usually in the morning and afternoon. The distance between Budapest and Zagreb is approximately 345 kilometers. There are direct and indirect buses; however, the journey tends to be direct. It takes about 5 hours to arrive in Zagreb. The main bus operator for this route is FlixBus.

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Average prices for buses from Budapest to Zagreb when you book in advance

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Zagreb to Budapest Buses: General Information

While taking a bus is slower than flying, it can take as little as 5 hours to arrive in Budapest.

  • autobus Most Zagreb to Budapest buses are run by Flixbus.
  • autobus Most buses are direct, depart from Budapest's Népliget bus station and arrive at Zagreb's Autobusni Kolodvor bus station.
  • autobus Traveling from Zagreb to Budapest by bus takes as little as 5 hours to arrive in Budapest.
  • autobus Most travelers book their Zagreb to Budapest bus ticket 1 day in advance of the travel date.

Based on Omio's travel data, as the table above clearly illustrates, ticket prices on Zagreb to Budapest buses decrease the further they are booked in advance:

  • It is 24% cheaper on average to purchase an Zagreb to Budapest bus ticket a day in advance as opposed to at the station on the day of travel.
  • It is 40% cheaper to book a Zagreb to Budapest bus ticket 1 week in advance as opposed to the day you intend to travel.
  • Zagreb to Budapest bus tickets are 55% cheaper on average when booked 1 month in advance as opposed to purchasing a bus ticket the day of.

Taking the Bus from Budapest

Buses depart from the main bus station in Budapest, which is situated in Népliget, within the 9th District of Budapest. The bus station is situated just outside the city center, but it is conveniently connected to the city by the Budapest Metro system. Travelers can take Metro Line M3 to reach Népliget and transfer to the bus station. Alternatively, buses and trams provide transport to the bus station on the 103 bus route and tram lines 1 and 1A.

Getting into Zagreb by Bus

Dominated by its magnificent Gothic cathedral, Zagreb is a city defined by its historic architecture and cobbled streets. Within its 1000-year-old Upper Town, visitors will discover the Presidential Palace and one of Zagreb’s most iconic buildings, the 13th Century St. Mark’s Church. Passengers on Flixbus buses from Budapest arrive at the Zagreb bus station, which is at Avenija Marina Držića 4, close to the city center and the main train station. The bus station is the main transport hub for international and local buses in Zagreb. Travelers can connect to the train station by taking tram lines 2, 3 and 6. Tram no. 6 also provides easy transit to the city center.

Travel Tips

Buses from Budapest to Zagreb
Take the bus to Zagreb easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Budapest to Zagreb.
What are the travel restrictions for Zagreb, Croatia if I'm coming from Budapest, Hungary by bus?

Travel between Budapest, Hungary and Zagreb, Croatia by bus is: Partially open.

Can I enter Croatia from Hungary?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Hungary

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Croatia from Budapest?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test

What are the safety rules to follow in Zagreb, Croatia?

All travelers in Croatia must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 6/14/21. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your bus to Zagreb from Budapest as this information can change.

Are there restrictions on returning to Hungary from Croatia by bus?

Return travel from Croatia to Hungary is: Partially open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Budapest from Zagreb?

Entry into Hungary is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Croatia

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Hungary from Zagreb?

Requirements for reentering:

  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival

What are the safety rules to follow in Budapest, Hungary?

The government of Hungary has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

Last checked on 6/14/21. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your bus to Budapest from Zagreb.

How much do cheap bus tickets between Budapest and Zagreb cost?
Bus tickets to Zagreb from Budapest for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $21 (€16)  one way in the next 7 days.
How much does it cost to take a bus to Zagreb from Budapest?
In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $26 (€20)  for a bus ticket from Budapest to Zagreb.
How far is it from Budapest to Zagreb by bus?
The Budapest to Zagreb bus distance is approximately 185 miles (299 km).
How many hours is the bus time between Budapest and Zagreb?
The bus time between Budapest and Zagreb is on average 4 h 30 min  for the 185 miles (299 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Zagreb from Budapest by bus can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
Which bus station from Budapest to Zagreb do I depart from? Which Zagreb bus station from Budapest do I arrive in?

When departing from Budapest, you have various bus station options to start your journey from including Budapest, Thokoly Way (Keleti Railway Station), Budapest, Nyugati pályaudvar and Budapest, Clark Ádám Tér. When arriving in Zagreb, you can end your route in bus stations like Zagreb, Autobusni Kolodvor, Zagreb, Hotel Antunović (bus stop) and Zagreb, Kaptol.

Omio customers book a bus from Budapest-Déli   to Zagreb, Autobusni Kolodvor   most frequently for this route.

Where is the Budapest bus station located? Where is the Zagreb bus station located?

The most popular departure bus station with passengers for this journey, called Budapest-Déli, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center of Budapest.

The most popular arrival bus station, Zagreb, Autobusni Kolodvor, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city center of Zagreb.

What bus companies offer a service to Zagreb from Budapest?
When taking a bus from Budapest to Zagreb, you can count on Flixbus for the best way to get you to Zagreb. You can also check all possible bus providers who offer a service between Budapest and Zagreb and compare the amenities they offer before buying a bus ticket.
When can I take the first bus from Budapest to Zagreb? When can I take the last bus for the day?
You can take the earliest bus from Budapest to Zagreb at 6: 30 AM   or take the last bus from Budapest to Zagreb leaving at 9: 25 PM. Look for the latest Budapest to Zagreb bus schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the bus for this trip.
How far in advance should I buy a bus ticket from Budapest to Zagreb to get the best deals?
You can find buses to Zagreb from Budapest to cost on average $26 (€20) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying bus tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your route. You’ll see tickets for the Budapest to Zagreb bus generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Budapest - Könyves Kálmán k
Budapest Népliget autóbusz állomás Busterminal
Budapest, Népliget Autobus Station