The cheapest buses from Budapest to Zagreb

Showing times and prices for Sep 27

Cheapest

$36

Average

$36

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.

The average ticket from Budapest to Zagreb will cost around $ 36 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 36.

Cheapest
08:55AMBudapeszt, Autóbuszállomás4h30 01:25PMZagreb, Autobusni Kolodvor
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$361One-way
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08:30AMBudapest, Könyves Kálmán körút4h55 01:25PMZagreb, Autobusni Kolodvor
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$361One-way

Timetable Budapest to Zagreb

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08:30AMBudapest, Könyves Kálmán körút4h55 01:25PMZagreb, Autobusni Kolodvor
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08:55AMBudapeszt, Autóbuszállomás4h30 01:25PMZagreb, Autobusni Kolodvor
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The fastest buses from Budapest to Zagreb

Showing times and prices for Sep 27

Fastest Journey

4 h 30 m

Average

4 h 42 m

Buses per day

2

Distance

299 km

Of the 2 buses that leave Budapest for Zagreb every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct buses cover the 299 km distance in an average of 4 h 42 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 4 h 30 m .

The slowest buses will take 4 h 55 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
08:55AMBudapeszt, Autóbuszállomás4h30 01:25PMZagreb, Autobusni Kolodvor
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$361One-way
2nd Fastest
08:30AMBudapest, Könyves Kálmán körút4h55 01:25PMZagreb, Autobusni Kolodvor
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$361One-way

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Bus Information from Budapest to Zagreb

distanceDistance185 miles (299 km)
durationAverage bus duration4 h 30 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$27 (€22)
frequencyBus frequency2 a day
changesDirect busYes, there are 2 direct buses a day
carriersBus companiesFlixbus or Nomago

Buses from Budapest to Zagreb cover the 185 miles (299 km) long trip taking on average 4 h 30 min with our travel partners like Flixbus or Nomago. Normally, there are 2 buses operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $27 (€22), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $21 (€17). Travelers depart most frequently from Budapest-Déli and arrive in Zagreb, Autobusni Kolodvor.

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FlixBus between Budapest and Zagreb

Buy your official FlixBus bus tickets between Budapest and Zagreb from $21 (€17) with Omio. Find bus times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most convenient route.

FlixBus

FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost bus companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance bus at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight buses on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long bus journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

Budapest to Zagreb bus information with FlixBus:

  • Average Duration: 4 h 32 min
  • FlixBus frequency: 2 a day

These are FlixBus' ticket policies for COVID-19 for the bus 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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Budapest to Zagreb Bus Cost

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

Booking Period

Average Price

Same Day

€38

1 Day in Advance

€25

1 Week in Advance

€23

2 Weeks in Advance

€23

1 Month in Advance

€17

3 Months in Advance

€17

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.

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FAQs
Are there any COVID-19 restrictions for international travel by bus between Budapest and Zagreb?

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 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt 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 9/19/21. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your bus to Zagreb from Budapest as this information can change.

What COVID restrictions are there for my return journey by bus to Budapest, Hungary from Zagreb, Croatia?

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:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing

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 9/19/21. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your bus to Budapest from Zagreb.

How much does a cheap bus from Budapest to Zagreb cost?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Budapest to Zagreb buses for as little as $21 (€17)  in the next 7 days.
What is the price of a bus ticket between Budapest and Zagreb?
If you’re looking to purchase your bus tickets in the next week, you can expect the Budapest to Zagreb bus price to come in at an average of $27 (€22)  one way.
What is the distance between Budapest and Zagreb by bus?
The bus distance from Budapest to Zagreb is around 185 miles (299 km).
How long is the bus between Budapest and Zagreb?
While the time it takes to travel 185 miles (299 km) from Budapest to Zagreb can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Budapest to Zagreb bus journey time is on average 4 h 30 min.
When traveling by bus from Budapest to Zagreb, which bus station in Budapest do I depart from and which bus station in Zagreb do I arrive in?

When taking a bus from Budapest, you have a couple of bus stations you can depart from including Budapest, Thököly út (Budapest-Keleti), Budapest, Nyugati pályaudvar and Budapest, Clark Ádám Tér. When you arrive in Zagreb, your bus can arrive in bus stations including Zagreb, Autobusni Kolodvor, Zagreb, Hotel Antunović (bus stop) and Zagreb, Kaptol.

Omio customers traveling this route book their buses from Budapest-Déli   to Zagreb, Autobusni Kolodvor.

Where is the departure bus station in Budapest located? Where is the arrival bus station in Zagreb located?

You can find the most popular departure bus station for this route, Budapest-Déli, located approximately 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center of Budapest. The most popular arrival bus station in Zagreb, called Zagreb, Autobusni Kolodvor, is located around 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from its city center.

Which bus providers can take me to Zagreb from Budapest?
When taking a bus from Budapest to Zagreb, you can count on Flixbus or Nomago 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.
Are there any nonstop bus services from Budapest to Zagreb?
Yes, there are 2 direct buses to Zagreb from Budapest per day with Flixbus  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you purchase your bus ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time traveling to your destination.
How many buses per day are there from Budapest to Zagreb?
On average, there are 2 buses a day from Budapest to Zagreb. The bus times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
What time is the earliest bus from Budapest to Zagreb? What time is the last bus from Budapest to Zagreb?
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 3: 55 PM. Look for the latest Budapest to Zagreb bus schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the bus for this route.
When should I purchase the Budapest to Zagreb bus for the best deals on tickets?
If you book the Budapest to Zagreb bus within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $27 (€22). However, booking your bus ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for buses between Budapest and Zagreb. Look out for bus tickets for this route to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.
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Budapest - Könyves Kálmán k
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Budapest Népliget autóbusz állomás Busterminal
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Budapest, Népliget Autobus Station
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