How to travel from Budapest to Zagreb

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from Budapest to Zagreb

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

Our recommendation

To get from Budapest to Zagreb on Aug 17 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:00PMBudapest, Népliget autóbusz-pályaudvar5h05 11:05PMZagreb, Autobusni Kolodvor
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06:00PMBudapest, Népliget autóbusz-pályaudvar5h05 11:05PMZagreb, Autobusni Kolodvor
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06:10PMBudapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport4h10 10:20PMZagreb Franjo Tuđman Airport
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09:30AMBudapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport4h15 01:45PMZagreb Franjo Tuđman Airport
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06:00AMBudapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport4h00 10:00AMZagreb Franjo Tuđman Airport
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Travel Information from Budapest to Zagreb

distanceDistance185 miles (299 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$3 - $232
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $3 (€3) • 6 h 18 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $232 (€215) • 3 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Eurowings

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 185 miles (299 km) to Zagreb from Budapest. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 5 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $3 (€3). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus or Eurowings among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or flight from Budapest to Zagreb.

How to get from Budapest to Zagreb

The Best Way According to our Users

If you want to travel from Budapest to Zagreb there are several options available to you. For this route, however, 100,00% of our customers choose the bus as their preferred method of transportation. Nowadays, traveling by bus is a relaxing and entertaining experience. Most bus companies offer different on-board services; ranging from "welcome drinks" to free wi-fi or personal entertainment. For this reason, the bus is often chosen as the best way to get from Budapest to Zagreb. Bus companies normally offer comfortable journeys for reasonable prices, and if you choose to travel on a night bus you can even save the money of one night in a hotel. For that reason, the bus is most likely the cheapest way to get to your destination.

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Travel Tips: Travel from Budapest to Zagreb

Travel to Zagreb 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 Zagreb.

Travel from Budapest, Hungary to Zagreb, Croatia is: Fully open.

Is international entry into Zagreb from Budapest restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Hungary.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Zagreb, Croatia from Budapest?

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Zagreb, Croatia?

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

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

The above information was last verified on 7/28/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Budapest and Zagreb closer to your planned date of departure here.

The current restriction level for returning to Budapest, Hungary from Croatia is: Fully open.

Am I allowed to reenter Budapest, Hungary from Zagreb, Croatia?

Reentering Hungary is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Croatia

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

  • There are no current restrictions

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: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 7/28/22. 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 Zagreb here.

There are 4 ways that you can travel between Budapest and Zagreb. You can take a bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to travel between Budapest and Zagreb is by taking a train with an average price of $3 (€3).

This is compared to other travel options to Zagreb:

A train is generally $24 (€22) less than a bus for the same route. Taking a bus costs on average $27 (€25) from Budapest to Zagreb.

A train is $229 (€212) less than a flight for this trip with tickets for a flight from Budapest to Zagreb costing on average $232 (€215).

The fastest way to get to Zagreb from Budapest is by flight with an average travel time of 3 h 5 min.

Other travel options to Zagreb can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 4 h 30 min.

In comparison, getting to Zagreb by train can take on average 6 h 18 min.

Zagreb is approximately 185 miles (299 km) away from Budapest.

The average frequency per day from Budapest to Zagreb is:

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

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Zagreb from Budapest 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 Zagreb:

  • Most travelers board their bus from Budapest, Nyugati pályaudvar and arrive in Zagreb, Autobusni Kolodvor.
  • Most travelers take a flight from Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport to Zagreb Franjo Tuđman Airport.

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

  • Flixbus can get you to Zagreb by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Flixbus from Budapest to Zagreb for $27 (€25) on Omio.
  • Travel with Eurowings for flights to Zagreb. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Eurowings Budapest to Zagreb tickets on Omio for $232 (€215).

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

  • You can find 5 direct buses per day to Zagreb with Flixbus or Nomago.

Direct services to Zagreb 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.

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

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

  • Bus tickets cost $27 (€25) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost on average $232 (€215) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $3 (€3) one way.

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

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