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Travel Information between Budapest and Frankfurt

distanceDistance503 miles (811 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$39 - $101
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $39 (€32) • 14 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $101 (€84) • 1 h 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Lufthansa or Deutsche Bahn

Take a bus, flight or train to travel 503 miles (811 km) to Frankfurt from Budapest. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 45 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $39 (€32). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus, Lufthansa or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Budapest to Frankfurt.

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FAQs

What are the COVID-19 travel restrictions for Frankfurt, Germany if I’m coming from Budapest, Hungary?

International travel from Budapest, Hungary to Frankfurt, Germany is: Partially open.

Can I enter Germany if coming from Hungary?

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

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Frankfurt if traveling from Budapest?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state

What measures do I need to follow in Frankfurt, Germany due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Germany must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 1/19/22; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip between Budapest and Frankfurt.

Are there COVID-19 restrictions on returning to Budapest, Hungary from Frankfurt, Germany?

The current restriction level for returning to Budapest, Hungary from Germany is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Budapest, Hungary from Frankfurt, Germany?

Reentering Hungary is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Budapest from Frankfurt?

  • 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

Which rules do I need to follow in Budapest, Hungary regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Hungary must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

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

The information above was last checked on 1/17/22. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Budapest from Frankfurt here.

How do I travel from Budapest to Frankfurt?

You can travel from Budapest to Frankfurt 3 different ways: bus, flight or train.

What is the cheapest way from Budapest to Frankfurt?

The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Frankfurt is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $39 (€32) compared to other travel options to Frankfurt:

A bus is $63 (€52) less than a flight for this trip with tickets for a flight from Budapest to Frankfurt costing on average $101 (€84).

Taking a bus is usually $18 (€15) less than taking a train to Frankfurt, which costs on average $56 (€47) for the same trip.

What is the quickest way from Budapest to Frankfurt?

The quickest way to travel between Budapest and Frankfurt is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 45 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Frankfurt by bus can take on average 14 h 45 min.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 14 h 27 min   of travel time.

How many miles from Budapest to Frankfurt would I travel?

The distance is approximately 503 miles (811 km) from Budapest to Frankfurt.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Budapest to Frankfurt?

The average frequency per day from Budapest to Frankfurt is:

  • 7 trains a day.

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

When traveling from Budapest to Frankfurt, where do I depart from Budapest and where do I arrive in Frankfurt?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Budapest to Frankfurt:

  • Buses mostly depart from Budapest, Thököly út (Budapest-Keleti) and arrive in Frankfurt, Stuttgarter Straße (Fermomnibusbahnhof).

Who can get me from Budapest to Frankfurt?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Budapest to Frankfurt:

  • You can travel between Budapest and Frankfurt by bus with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $39 (€32) with Flixbus from Budapest to Frankfurt.
  • You can travel from Budapest to Frankfurt by flight with Lufthansa. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $101 (€84) with Lufthansa from Budapest to Frankfurt.
  • You can travel by train between Budapest and Frankfurt with Deutsche Bahn, and you can find Deutsche Bahn Budapest to Frankfurt tickets for $56 (€47) on Omio.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Budapest to Frankfurt?

Omio customers who travel from Budapest to Frankfurt often also extend their vacation to go to Paris, Berlin or Kyiv. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Frankfurt and these popular destinations at a great price.

How far in advance should I book tickets between Budapest and Frankfurt online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip from Budapest to Frankfurt, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost on average $39 (€32) one way.
  • Plane tickets cost on average $101 (€84) one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average $56 (€47) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Budapest to Frankfurt online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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