The cheapest buses from Zagreb to Budapest

Showing times and prices for Sep 24

Cheapest

$24

Average

$27

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 Zagreb to Budapest will cost around $ 27 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 24.

Cheapest
10:30AMZagreb, Autobusni Kolodvor4h55 03:25PMBudapest, Könyves Kálmán körút
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$241One-way
Cheapest
10:30AMZagreb, Autobusni Kolodvor4h30 03:00PMBudapeszt, Autóbuszállomás
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$241One-way
2nd Cheapest
04:00PMZagreb, Autobusni Kolodvor4h55 08:55PMBudapest, Könyves Kálmán körút
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$311One-way
2nd Cheapest
04:00PMZagreb, Autobusni Kolodvor4h30 08:30PMBudapeszt, Autóbuszállomás
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$311One-way

Timetable Zagreb to Budapest

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10:30AMZagreb, Autobusni Kolodvor4h55 03:25PMBudapest, Könyves Kálmán körút
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10:30AMZagreb, Autobusni Kolodvor4h30 03:00PMBudapeszt, Autóbuszállomás
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04:00PMZagreb, Autobusni Kolodvor4h55 08:55PMBudapest, Könyves Kálmán körút
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04:00PMZagreb, Autobusni Kolodvor4h30 08:30PMBudapeszt, Autóbuszállomás
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The fastest buses from Zagreb to Budapest

Showing times and prices for Sep 24

Fastest Journey

4 h 30 m

Average

4 h 42 m

Buses per day

4

Distance

299 km

Of the 4 buses that leave Zagreb for Budapest every day 4 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
04:00PMZagreb, Autobusni Kolodvor4h30 08:30PMBudapeszt, Autóbuszállomás
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$311One-way
Fastest
10:30AMZagreb, Autobusni Kolodvor4h30 03:00PMBudapeszt, Autóbuszállomás
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$241One-way
2nd Fastest
04:00PMZagreb, Autobusni Kolodvor4h55 08:55PMBudapest, Könyves Kálmán körút
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$311One-way
2nd Fastest
10:30AMZagreb, Autobusni Kolodvor4h55 03:25PMBudapest, Könyves Kálmán körút
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$241One-way

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Bus Information from Zagreb to Budapest

distanceDistance185 miles (299 km)
durationAverage bus duration4 h 30 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$26 (€21)
frequencyBus frequency2 a day
changesDirect busYes, there are 2 direct buses a day
carriersBus companiesFlixbus or Nomago

Buses from Zagreb to Budapest cover the 185 miles (299 km) long route 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. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this route for as low as $24 (€19), but the average price of bus tickets is $26 (€21).

Bus companies

FlixBus buses between Zagreb and Budapest

FlixBus buses will get you from Zagreb to Budapest from $24 (€19). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best bus times and tickets for your trip.

FlixBus

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 Zagreb and Budapest.

If you're looking for cheap FlixBus tickets from Zagreb to Budapest, check out Omio! With one-way Zagreb to Budapest bus ticket prices starting as low as $24 (€19) when you book in advance, we'll help you get to Budapest from Zagreb by showing you the latest FlixBus offers, bus schedules and tickets for this 185 miles (299 km) route. You can also review relevant ticket information for each class fare available on this route, such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard with FlixBus. If you search for FlixBus tickets from Zagreb to Budapest in the Omio app, you can quickly see if they are mobile tickets so that you can go paperless when taking the bus. Whether you're looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest bus from Zagreb to Budapest on offer, Omio makes it easier than ever for you to find that perfect bus with FlixBus so you can enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey.

Please follow the recommendations outlined by FlixBus when booking your bus tickets from Zagreb to Budapest due to the coronavirus:

  • 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 Zagreb to Budapest

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

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Zagreb to Budapest Bus Cost

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

Booking Period

Average Price

Same Day

€29

1 Day in Advance

€29

1 Week in Advance

€23

2 Weeks in Advance

€19

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 h to arrive in Budapest.

  • autobus Most Zagreb to Budapest buses are run by Flixbus.
  • autobus Most buses are direct, depart from Zagreb's Autobusni Kolodvor bus station and arrive at Budapest's Nepliget 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 21% 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 42% cheaper on average when booked 1 month in advance as opposed to purchasing a bus ticket the day of.

Taking the Bus from Zagreb

Buses from Zagreb to Budapest normally depart from Zagreb's Autobusni Kolodvor bus terminal, which is located along Avenija Marina Držića. It is the largest bus station in Croatia and is a major hub for local and international travel. Trams, including route number 6, provide services between Zagreb's town center and the station. For those arriving by train, catch trams 2, 3 or 6 just outside Zagreb train station – the journey to the bus station takes approximately 10 minutes. There is a large parking lot in the northern area of the station, which is ideal for those arriving by car or taxi.

Getting into Budapest by Bus

Budapest is a vibrant city that is located on both sides of the Danube River. While here, visitors can go for a dip in one of the city’s natural thermal spas, savour aromatic coffee from a traditional coffee house, and visit sites of historical interest, such as the neo-Gothic Parliament building, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Vajdahunyad Budapest. Buses from Zagreb to Budapest usually arrive at Budapest Nepliget Hst 5. This bus stop is situated opposite the Nepliget metro station (blue line M3), which is 10 minutes from the city center. Bus number 254E and tram route 1 also provide onward travel to the center.

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FAQs
What are the travel restrictions for Budapest, Hungary if I'm coming from Zagreb, Croatia by bus?

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

Is international entry into Budapest from Zagreb restricted?

International entry 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?

Entry Requirements:

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

The above information was last checked on 9/19/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your bus from Zagreb to Budapest closer to your date of departure here

What is the restriction level for the return leg of a round trip journey from Budapest, Hungary to Zagreb, Croatia?

The current restriction level for your return trip by bus from Budapest to Zagreb is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Croatia from Hungary?

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

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

What are the requirements?

  • 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?

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

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

Last checked on 9/19/21. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your bus to Zagreb from Budapest here.

What is the price of the cheapest bus from Zagreb to Budapest?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Zagreb to Budapest buses for as little as $24 (€19)  in the next 7 days.
How much does it cost to take a bus between Zagreb and Budapest?
If you’re looking to buy your bus tickets in the next week, you can expect the Zagreb to Budapest bus price to come in at an average of $26 (€21)  one way.
How far is Budapest from Zagreb by bus?
The distance from Zagreb to Budapest by bus is approximately 185 miles (299 km).
How long is a bus to Budapest from Zagreb on average?
On average the Zagreb to Budapest bus travel time is 4 h 30 min  for the 185 miles (299 km) long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
Which bus providers can take me between Zagreb and Budapest?
Take the Zagreb to Budapest bus with Flixbus or Nomago. However, it's always good to check out all possible bus providers for the route to Budapest from Zagreb as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Are there any nonstop bus services from Zagreb to Budapest?
Yes, there are 2 direct buses to Budapest from Zagreb per day with Flixbus  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you book 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 to Budapest from Zagreb?
On average, there are 2 buses a day from Zagreb to Budapest. The bus times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
When is the earliest bus from Zagreb to Budapest? When is the last bus from Zagreb to Budapest?
The first Zagreb to Budapest bus departs at 6: 45 AM   and the last bus from Zagreb to Budapest leaves at 2: 00 PM. Check out the most up-to-date bus schedule from Zagreb to Budapest on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
How far in advance should I buy bus tickets between Zagreb and Budapest for the best deals?
If you buy a bus ticket from Zagreb to Budapest within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $26 (€21) one way. However, we recommend booking your bus in advance to get access to the best prices. Bus tickets from Zagreb to Budapest are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.
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