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from Budapest to Salzburg

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

Our recommendation

To get from Budapest to Salzburg on Oct 26 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:40PMBudapest Keleti5h16 12:56AMSalzburg Hbf
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11:20PMBudapest-Deli Railway Station10h28 09:48AMSalzburg Hbf
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08:40PMBudapest Keleti5h30 02:10AMSalzburg Hbf
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02:10PMBudapest Keleti6h38 08:48PMSalzburg Hbf
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10:40AMBudapest Keleti5h12 03:52PMSalzburg Hbf
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Oct 25
$97ÖBB | Railjet
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Oct 26
$76ÖBB | Regionalzug
Oct 27
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Oct 28
Oct 29
$69ÖBB | Railjet
Oct 30
$49ÖBB | Nightjet
Oct 31
$52ÖBB | Railjet
Nov 2
$43ÖBB | Nightjet
Nov 3
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Nov 4
$43ÖBB | Nightjet
Nov 6
$43ÖBB | Nightjet
Nov 7
$49ÖBB | Nightjet
Nov 8
$37ÖBB | Nightjet
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Nov 10
$37ÖBB | Nightjet
Nov 11
$37ÖBB | Nightjet
Nov 13
$43ÖBB | Nightjet
Nov 14
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Travel Information to Salzburg from Budapest

distanceDistance279 miles (450 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$48 - $52
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $48 (€39) • 6 h 35 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $52 (€42) • 5 h 16 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or ÖBB | Euro City (EC)

Take a bus or train to travel 279 miles (450 km) between Budapest and Salzburg. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 5 h 16 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $48 (€39). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus or ÖBB | Euro City (EC) among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus from Budapest to Salzburg.

How to get from Budapest to Salzburg

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Budapest to Salzburg, 94,97% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Budapest to Salzburg and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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Travel Tips

Travel from Budapest to Salzburg
Travel to Salzburg 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 Budapest to Salzburg.
What are the COVID-19 travel restrictions for Salzburg, Austria if I’m coming from Budapest, Hungary?

International travel from Budapest, Hungary to Salzburg, Austria is: Partially open.

Can I enter Austria if coming from Hungary?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test

What measures do I need to follow in Salzburg, Austria due to the pandemic?

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

  • Social distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 10/24/21; 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 Salzburg.

Are there COVID-19 restrictions on returning to Budapest, Hungary from Salzburg, Austria?

Return travel to Budapest, Hungary from Austria is: Partially open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Hungary from Austria?

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

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Hungary from Austria?

Requirements for reentering Hungary:

  • 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 requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Hungary?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Hungary to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

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

The above information about your return travel to Budapest, Hungary was last verified on 10/24/21. 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 Salzburg.

How do I reach Salzburg from Budapest?

You can travel between Budapest and Salzburg 2 different ways: bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to go from Budapest to Salzburg?

The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Salzburg is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $48 (€39) compared to other travel options to Salzburg:

Taking a bus is usually $3 (€3) less than taking a train to Salzburg, which costs on average $52 (€42) for the same trip.

What is the fastest way from Budapest to Salzburg?

The fastest way from Budapest to Salzburg is by train with an average journey time of 5 h 16 min.

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

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 6 h 35 min.

How far is Salzburg from Budapest?

The distance from Budapest to Salzburg is approximately 279 miles (450 km).

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

The average frequency per day from Budapest to Salzburg is:

  • 12 trains per day.

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

When traveling to Salzburg from Budapest, what are the departure and arrival points in Budapest and Salzburg?

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

  • Most travelers who purchase a bus ticket from Budapest to Salzburg depart from Budapest, Thököly út (Budapest-Keleti) to Salzburg, Lastenstrasse.
  • Most travelers who book a train ticket from Budapest to Salzburg depart from Budapest-Déli to Salzburg Hbf.
Which travel companies can get me from Budapest to Salzburg?

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

  • Flixbus can take you to Salzburg by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Budapest to Salzburg for $48 (€39).
  • Travel with ÖBB | Euro City (EC) for trains to Salzburg. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for ÖBB | Euro City (EC) Budapest to Salzburg tickets on Omio for $52 (€42).
Is there a direct service to Salzburg from Budapest?

Yes, there are direct routes from Budapest to Salzburg with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find direct buses with.

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

Where else should I travel to after my journey from Budapest to Salzburg ends?
Looking to extend your trip from Budapest to Salzburg? Many Omio customers who go from Budapest to Salzburg usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Vienna, Munich or Prague. If you're looking to explore Vienna, Munich or Prague from Salzburg, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How early should I book tickets between Budapest and Salzburg online for the best deals?

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

  • A bus ticket costs $48 (€39) one way on average for this journey.
  • A train ticket for this trip costs on average $52 (€42) one way.

But we recommend booking Budapest to Salzburg 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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