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Journey Information

There are 13 intercity buses per day from Zagreb to Budapest. Traveling by bus from Zagreb to Budapest usually takes around 5 hours and 19 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus bus can make the trip in 4 hours and 30 minutes.

Distance186 mi (299 km)
Shortest duration4h 30m
Cheapest price$18.90
Trips per day12
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Bus lines2

What bus companies travel from Zagreb to Budapest?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Zagreb to Budapest that you can search and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, FlixBus usually offers more choice, with 11 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus115h 22m$26.93
Nomago44h 58m$25.35
  • FlixBus

    FlixBus

    First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity bus companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 11 trips from Zagreb to Budapest, and usually makes the trip in about 5 hours and 22 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

  • Nomago

    Nomago

    Book Nomago from Zagreb to Budapest from $19. There are 4 Nomago schedules from Zagreb to Budapest and you can expect on average to pay for a Nomago ticket to Budapest. In Zagreb, Nomago departs to Budapest from Avenija Marina Držića 4 and no other station. In Budapest, Nomago arrives at Etele tér and 1 other station.

    An average trip on Nomago from Zagreb to Budapest takes 4 hours and 58 minutes , while the fastest available Nomago trip will get you to Budapest in 4 hours and 30 minutes .

    On weekends, Nomago offers 3 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Budapest.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Zagreb to Budapest during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride from Zagreb to Budapest?

The bus takes an average of 5 hours and 19 minutes to cover the 299 kilometers from Zagreb to Budapest. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 30 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Budapest. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Zagreb?

The first bus leaves at 6:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Zagreb to Budapest, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus trips to Budapest are there per day?

There are 13 scheduled buses that travel from Zagreb to Budapest every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 12 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

City Information

Zagreb

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Zagreb is the capital and largest city of Croatia. Although often overlooked as a travel destination, Zagreb is the center of Croatia's art, culture, academic, and sports scene, providing visitors with much to explore. Plus, it’s one of the cheapest capitals to visit in Central Europe!

Zagreb is divided into three areas: Gornji grad (upper town), which is over 1000 years old and hosts the Presidential palace as well as St Mark's Church; the Donji grad (lower town), home to 19th-century architecture, shops, theatres, cafes, and parks; and the Novi Zagreb (New Zagreb), which was developed post-World War II and is the main residential and business area of the city.

In what is known as the "city of museums," there is no shortage of fascinating places to shelter from the midday heat. The Museum of Broken Relationships is a unique but heartrending museum dedicated to lost love and the real stories of heartbreak. The Museum of Illusions offers a more lighthearted but equally compelling experience, with many deceiving and confusing exhibits on show.

Zagreb is well-connected to many other European cities and destinations throughout the continent. About 15 kilometers from the city center, Zagreb International Airport provides many national and international flight routes, and Zagreb Central Station is a major railway hub. Several bus companies depart Zagreb daily for cities like Dubrovnik, Split, Vienna, and Berlin.

Budapest

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As the commercial and cultural hub of Hungary, Budapest is a multi-faceted city that appeals to many different kinds of travelers. The city’s star attraction is the blue Danube, which runs through town, dividing it in two. To explore the river to its fullest, you should go on a boat cruise. This is also a good way to enjoy an unobstructed view of the surrounding architecture. After enjoying the sapphire-colored water of the Danube, take a stroll around the historic Castle Hill quarter, which features cobblestone streets and quaint old buildings. While here, don’t hesitate to visit the area’s iconic Buda Castle, which dates back to the 13th century. For those who do not want to pass up a good photo shoot, Fisherman’s Bastion offers amazing panoramic views.

If you are looking for some unique Hungarian dishes, Arany Kaviar Restaurant offers a great selection. For a more casual experience, Hoppacska is a great choice.

The three main rail stations in Budapest are Keleti, Nyugati, and Déii, which offer access to various other Hungarian and European cities. The main bus station is Népliget and it is located on the edge of Budapest’s popular People’s Park. The main airport in the city is the Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Zagreb?

Main departure station: Avenija Marina Držića 4

Zagreb has two bus stations with service to Budapest.

All bus stations in Zagreb:

  • Avenija Marina Držića 4

  • Dubrava At

Where does the bus arrive in Budapest?

Main arrival station: Etele tér

Buses arrive in Budapest at 5 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

Bus stations in Budapest:

  • Etele tér

  • Üllői út 131

  • Airport Terminal 2A

  • Üllői út 131

  • Mexikói út

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