How to travel from Dresden to Budapest

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from Dresden to Budapest

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

Our recommendation
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To get from Dresden to Budapest on Dec 01 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:35PMDresden, Hauptbahnhof10h10 05:45AMBudapest
1 transfer
401One-way
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09:35PMDresden, Hauptbahnhof18h40 04:15PMBudapest
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301One-way
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07:35PMDresden, Hauptbahnhof10h30 06:05AMBudapest, Népliget autóbusz-pályaudvar
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401One-way
11:10AMDresden Hauptbahnhof9h10 08:20PMBudapest
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941One-way
09:10AMDresden Hauptbahnhof10h24 07:34PMBudapest
2 transfers
841One-way

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Travel Information to Budapest from Dresden

distanceDistance342 miles (551 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$51 - $882
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $51 (€49) • 8 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $882 (€842) • 2 h 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Lufthansa or Deutsche Bahn

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 342 miles (551 km) between Dresden and Budapest. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 50 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $51 (€49). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus, Lufthansa or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Dresden to Budapest.

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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 Dresden to Budapest.
FAQs

International travel from Dresden, Germany to Budapest, Hungary is: Unrestricted.

Can I enter Hungary if coming from Germany?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in Budapest, Hungary due to the pandemic?

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

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

The information above was last checked on 11/17/22; 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 Dresden and Budapest.

The current restriction level for returning to Dresden, Germany from Hungary is: Unrestricted.

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

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

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

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Dresden, Germany regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Germany 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 11/6/22. 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 Dresden from Budapest here.

There are 4 ways to travel between Dresden and Budapest including taking a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from Dresden to Budapest is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $51 (€49) compared to other travel options to Budapest:

Taking a bus is usually $830 (€793) less than taking a flight to Budapest, which costs on average $882 (€842) for the same trip.

Taking a bus is about $32 (€31) less than taking a train, which costs on average $84 (€80) for this route.

The fastest way to get to Budapest from Dresden is by flight with an average travel time of 2 h 50 min.

Other travel options to Budapest can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 8 h 5 min   on average.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 9 h 10 min   of travel time.

The Dresden to Budapest distance is around 342 miles (551 km).

The average frequency per day from Dresden to Budapest is:

  • Around 6 buses per day.

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

  • Buses most often depart from Dresden at Dresden, Flughafen Station and arrive in Budapest at Budapest, Nyugati pályaudvar.
  • Flights mostly leave from Dresden and tend to arrive in Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport.
  • Trains mostly leave from Dresden Hauptbahnhof and tend to arrive in Budapest-Déli.

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

  • You can travel to Budapest from Dresden by bus with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $51 (€49) with Flixbus from Dresden to Budapest.
  • You can go to Budapest from Dresden by plane with Lufthansa. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $882 (€842) with Lufthansa from Dresden to Budapest on Omio.
  • You can go to Budapest from Dresden by train with Deutsche Bahn. You'll see cheap train tickets for $84 (€80) with Deutsche Bahn from Dresden to Budapest on Omio.

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

  • You'll find 2 direct buses per day with Flixbus.

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 Dresden.

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

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

  • Bus tickets cost $51 (€49) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average $882 (€842) one way.
  • Train tickets cost $84 (€80) one way on average.

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

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