How to travel from Munich to Budapest

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Travel Information from Munich to Budapest

distanceDistance348 miles (561 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, bus or flight
priceTicket price range$31 - $156
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $31 (€27) • 8 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $156 (€135) • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixBus, Lufthansa or Deutsche Bahn

Take a train, bus or flight to travel 348 miles (561 km) to Budapest from Munich. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are FlixBus, Lufthansa or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Munich to Budapest.

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from Munich to Budapest

How to get from Munich to Budapest by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation
bus

The best way to travel from Munich to Budapest is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

FlixBus
09:15AM9h05
Munich, Central Bus Station (ZOB)
06:20PMBudapest
$631One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
FlixBus
09:15AM9h05
Munich, Central Bus Station (ZOB)
06:20PMBudapest
$631One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
Lufthansa Cityline
11:25AM1h15
Munich Airport (MUC)
12:40PMBudapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (BUD)
$3701One-way
0 transfers
Other options
Deutsche Bahn
08:16AM7h03
Munich Hbf
03:19PMBudapest Keleti
$1021One-way
2 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
09:29AM6h50
Munich Hbf
04:19PMBudapest Keleti
$1251One-way
0 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
12:17PM7h02
Munich Hbf
07:19PMBudapest Keleti
$1481One-way
2 transfers
FlixBus
09:15AM9h25
Munich, Central Bus Station (ZOB)
06:40PMBudapest, Népliget autóbusz-pályaudvar
$631One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
12:20PM9h15
Munich, Central Bus Station (ZOB)
09:35PMBudapest, Népliget autóbusz-pályaudvar
$681One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
03:40PM8h10
Munich
11:50PMBudapest, Népliget autóbusz-pályaudvar
$681One-way
0 transfers
Lot Polish Airlines
07:00AM5h10
Munich Airport (MUC)
12:10PMBudapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (BUD)
$3311One-way
1 transfer
Lot Polish Airlines
07:00AM12h45
Munich Airport (MUC)
07:45PMBudapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (BUD)
$3311One-way
1 transfer
Lufthansa Cityline
03:30PM1h15
Munich Airport (MUC)
04:45PMBudapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (BUD)
$3701One-way
0 transfers

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Travel from Munich to Budapest: Journey Details

Reaching Budapest from Munich is easy, and you can be in the Hungarian capital in just over an hour. Travelers can choose to take an overnight bus, a great budget option for backpackers, or they can catch a Deutsche Bahn train. However, by far the quickest way to make the trip is by air. Regular flights take an hour to reach Budapest, putting it within easy reach for anyone in Munich.

Return trips from Budapest to Munich are also available.

How to get from Munich to Budapest

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Munich to Budapest, 82,33% 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 Munich to Budapest 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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Buses from Munich to Budapest

Buses from Munich to Budapest are a great way to make the journey, and travelers can choose between daily services from Infobus, Eurolines, Postbus and Flixbus. All direct buses leave just before 11:00 p.m. and travel overnight to Budapest, with a total journey time of around 9 hours 30 minutes, but there are daytime trips with one or more stops on offer as well.

Trains from Munich to Budapest

Deutsche Bahn offers regular trains from Munich to Budapest. All trains depart from Munich Hauptbahnhof and get into Budapest Keleti station, with the first train of the day leaving at 7:15 a.m. and regular departures until 8:00 p.m. The journey takes 7 hours without stops, but even services with 1 or 2 changes can still get you to Budapest in the same amount of time.

Flights from Munich to Budapest

Flights from Munich to Budapest are operated by LOT, Lufthansa, Austrian, KLM and Air France, with plenty of direct flights every day. Flights leave as early as 7:00 a.m., with late-night departures at 10:00 p.m., and all direct journeys take just over an hour. All flights take off from Munich's Flughafen and touch down at Budapest's Ferenc Liszt International Airport.

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Travel to Budapest from Munich on FlixBus, Austrian Airlines and Wizz Air travel with Omio. When comparing schedules and tickets, we will also show you other options with multiple connections or other travel modes if they’re available.

Deutsche Bahn is a German train company that operates trains throughout the country including trains to Budapest from Munich. It offers a wide range of services, including high-speed InterCity Express (ICE) trains, regional trains, and night trains. ICE trains are the fastest and most comfortable way to travel, with speeds of up to 300 km/h. Regional trains are slower but offer more frequent stops and are ideal for shorter trips. Night trains are a great way to save time and money, with comfortable sleeping compartments and couchettes. Deutsche Bahn offers a variety of ticket types, including single tickets, day tickets, and group tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and a variety of food and beverage options. The most popular routes for Deutsche Bahn are between major cities such as Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, and Frankfurt. Other popular routes include Cologne to Stuttgart, Berlin to Dresden, and Hamburg to Cologne.

    FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost travel companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance travel at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

      Austrian Airlines is Austria’s leading airline and you can choose between Economy Class or Business Class for your next travel from Munich to Budapest.

        FAQs: Travel from Munich to Budapest

        FAQs: 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 Munich to Budapest.
        FAQs

        There are 3 options to travel between Munich and Budapest including taking a train, bus or flight.

        The cheapest way to travel from Munich to Budapest is a bus with an average price of $31 (€27).

        This is compared to other travel options from Munich to Budapest:

        A bus is $125 (€108) less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Munich to Budapest costing on average $156 (€135).

        A bus is $13 (€11) less than a train with an average ticket price of $44 (€38) from Munich to Budapest.

        The quickest way to travel from Munich to Budapest is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 15 min   compared to other travel options that take longer:

        Bus takes 8 h 10 min on average.

        Train takes 6 h 49 min on average.

        The distance is approximately 348 miles (561 km) from Munich to Budapest.

        The average frequency per day from Munich to Budapest is:

        • 3 buses a day.
        • Around 3 trains per day.

        However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Munich and Budapest as scheduled services by train, bus or flight can vary by season or day of the week.

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

        • Buses from Munich to Budapest most often leave from Munich, Central Bus Station (ZOB) and arrive in Budapest, Liszt Ferenc Nemzetközi Repülőtér.
        • Flights mostly leave from Munich Airport and tend to arrive in Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport.
        • Trains mostly depart from Munich Hbf and arrive in Budapest-Kelenfoeld.

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

        • You can travel between Munich and Budapest by bus with FlixBus, STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Karat-S or BlaBlaCar Bus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $31 (€27) with FlixBus from Munich to Budapest.
        • You can take a flight from Munich to Budapest with Lufthansa, Lufthansa Cityline (2), Austrian Airlines, Air Dolomiti, Eurowings, CityJet, Air Baltic, Wizz Air, SWISS, TUIfly, Brussels Airlines or LOT Polish Airlines. Cheap tickets can be found for $156 (€135) with Eurowings from Munich to Budapest.
        • You can go to Budapest from Munich by train with Deutsche Bahn, Sylt Shuttle Plus, RegioJet a. S. ÖBB, ÖBB | Railjet, ÖBB | Euro City (EC) or Westbahn. You'll see cheap train tickets for $44 (€38) with Deutsche Bahn from Munich to Budapest on Omio.

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

        • Direct buses with FlixBus or Karat-S with 1 direct bus per day.

        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 from Munich to Budapest.

        Looking to extend your trip from Munich to Budapest? Many Omio customers who go from Munich to Budapest usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Vienna, Prague, Bratislava or Paris. If you're looking to explore Vienna, Prague, Bratislava or Paris from Budapest, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
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