How to travel from Berlin to Budapest

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from Berlin to Budapest

You can get from Berlin to Budapest by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Berlin to Budapest on Nov 29 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:15PMBerlin Brandenburg Airport1h30 11:45PMBudapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport
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05:00PMBerlin12h45 05:45AMBudapest
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02:30PMBerlin Brandenburg Airport1h25 03:55PMBudapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport
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05:00PMBerlin13h05 06:05AMBudapest, Népliget autóbusz-pályaudvar
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02:45PMBerlin Brandenburg Airport4h00 06:45PMBudapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport
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Travel Information to Budapest from Berlin

distanceDistance427 miles (688 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$38 - $108
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $38 (€35) • 10 h 35 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $108 (€99) • 1 h 30 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSTUDENT AGENCY k. S. Wizz Air or Deutsche Bahn

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 427 miles (688 km) to Budapest from Berlin. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 30 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $38 (€35). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Wizz Air or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Berlin to Budapest.

How to get from Berlin to Budapest

The Best Way According to our Users

When it comes to choosing a method of transportation from Berlin to Budapest, 73,25% of our customers do not hesitate to choose the flight as their preferred way to travel. Nowadays, passengers who want to fly around Europe have more options than ever before. With dozens of budget airlines covering several routes which connect to virtually all European countries, taking a flight to reach your desired destination is easy and inexpensive. The low fares and the short flight time are, among others, some of the reasons why our users choose the airplane as the best way to get from Berlin to Budapest, even if they have to face baggage limitations and long lines at check-in and security control. You can book your flights with Omio to make sure you are always taking the fastest route or getting the best deal. You can also add extra luggage and book securely with several methods of payment such as Apple Pay, PayPal and more.

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Travel Tips: Travel from Berlin to Budapest

Travel Tips: Travel to Budapest 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 Berlin to Budapest.

Travel between Berlin, Germany and Budapest, Hungary is: Unrestricted.

Can travelers from Germany enter Hungary?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Budapest from Berlin?

Conditions of entry into Hungary:

  • There are no current restrictions

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Budapest, Hungary?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Hungary has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 11/17/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey to Budapest from Berlin.

The restriction level for your return to Berlin, Germany from Hungary is: Unrestricted.

Is my journey back to Berlin from Budapest restricted?

Entry into Germany is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Hungary.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Berlin from Budapest?

Conditions of reentry into Germany:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Berlin, Germany?

You should observe these safety measures in Germany as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to Germany was last checked on 11/6/22. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Berlin from Budapest closer to your date of departure here.

There are 4 travel options from Berlin to Budapest: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to go to Budapest from Berlin is by taking a bus, which costs on average $38 (€35).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Budapest:

A bus is generally $70 (€64) less than a flight for the same route. Taking a flight costs on average $108 (€99) from Berlin to Budapest.

Taking a bus is about $16 (€15) less than taking a train, which costs on average $55 (€50) for this journey.

The fastest way from Berlin to Budapest is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 30 min.

There are alternative travel options to Budapest that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 10 h 35 min   of travel time.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 11 h 4 min   of travel time.

Budapest is approximately 427 miles (688 km) away from Berlin.

The average frequency per day from Berlin to Budapest is:

  • Around 4 buses per day.
  • 1 train a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Budapest from Berlin as scheduled services by bus, ferry, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Berlin to Budapest:

  • Most travelers take a bus from Berlin, Zentralen Omnibusbahnhof to Budapest, Nyugati pályaudvar.
  • Most travelers board their plane from Berlin Brandenburg Airport and arrive in Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport.
  • Most travelers take a train from Berlin Hbf to Budapest-Déli.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Berlin to Budapest, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with STUDENT AGENCY k. S. For buses to Budapest. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Berlin to Budapest tickets on Omio for $38 (€35).
  • Wizz Air can take you to Budapest by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Wizz Air from Berlin to Budapest for $108 (€99).
  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn for trains to Budapest. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Deutsche Bahn Berlin to Budapest tickets on Omio for $55 (€50).

Yes, there are direct services available from Berlin to Budapest with the following travel companies:

  • You can travel directly by bus with Flixbus with 4 direct buses per day.
  • You can travel directly by train with Deutsche Bahn with 1 direct train per day.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Budapest as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Budapest from Berlin.

Many of our customers traveling from Berlin to Budapest don't make Budapest their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Budapest are Vienna, Prague or Bratislava, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Budapest to any of these top destinations today!

Before traveling from Berlin to Budapest, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket costs $38 (€35) one way on average for this trip.
  • A plane ticket costs $108 (€99) one way on average for this route.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $55 (€50) one way for this journey.

But we recommend booking Berlin to Budapest tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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