You can get from Budapest to Istanbul by train, bus or flight.
To get from Budapest to Istanbul on Aug 08 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
Find all the dates and times for this journey by train, bus, and flight, .
|Distance||662 miles (1067 km)|
|Available travel modes||Bus, flight, ferry or train|
|Ticket price range||$9 - $161|
|Cheapest mode||Train • $9 (€8) • 45 h 28 min|
|Fastest mode||Flight • $161 (€149) • 2 h|
|Popular travel companies||Flixbus or pegasus|
Travel 662 miles (1067 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train from Budapest to Istanbul. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 2 h; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $9 (€8). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus or pegasus among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or flight from Budapest to Istanbul.
Travel between Budapest, Hungary and Istanbul, Turkey is: Fully open.
International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Hungary.
Conditions of entry into Turkey:
To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Turkey has imposed the following measures:
This information was last checked on 8/3/22. 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 Istanbul from Budapest.
Return travel to Budapest, Hungary from Turkey is: Fully open.
Entry into Hungary is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Turkey.
Requirements for reentering Hungary:
All travelers must abide by the following measures in Hungary to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:
The above information about your return travel to Budapest, Hungary was last verified on 7/28/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations closer to your planned date of travel to Budapest from Istanbul.
There are 4 ways to travel to Istanbul from Budapest including taking a bus, flight, ferry or train.
The cheapest way to go to Istanbul from Budapest is by taking a train, which costs on average $9 (€8).
This is compared to other ways of getting to Istanbul:
Taking a train is about $83 (€77) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $92 (€85) for this journey.
A train is $152 (€141) less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Budapest to Istanbul costing on average $161 (€149).
The quickest way to travel between Budapest and Istanbul is by flight, which takes on average 2 h compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:
In comparison, getting to Istanbul by bus can take on average 31 h 35 min.
In comparison, getting to Istanbul by train can take on average 45 h 28 min.
The Budapest to Istanbul distance is around 662 miles (1067 km).
The average frequency per day from Budapest to Istanbul is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Budapest and Istanbul as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Budapest to Istanbul:
If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Budapest to Istanbul, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:
Yes, there are direct services available from Budapest to Istanbul with the following travel companies:
Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Istanbul as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Istanbul from Budapest.
Before traveling from Budapest to Istanbul, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:
But we recommend booking Budapest to Istanbul 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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