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Journey Information

There are 26 intercity buses per day from Sankt Pölten to Budapest. Traveling by bus from Sankt Pölten to Budapest usually takes around 5 hours, but the fastest FlixBus bus can make the trip in 4 hours and 2 minutes.

Distance165 mi (266 km)
Shortest duration4h 0m
Cheapest price$22.82
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Bus lines1

What bus companies travel from Sankt Pölten to Budapest?

There is one intercity bus company that operates from Sankt Pölten to Budapest. FlixBus is the only company that connects the two cities by bus. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus265h 8m$30.27

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Sankt Pölten 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?

The bus takes an average of 5 hours to cover the 165 miles from Sankt Pölten to Budapest. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 2 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?

The busiest and least busy days to travel on this route tend to change frequently from week to week. Weather, holidays, local events, and other factors can affect how crowded the bus is on any given day.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Sankt Pölten?

The first bus leaves at 7:00am and the last bus leaves at 9:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Sankt Pölten to Budapest, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 26 scheduled buses that travel from Sankt Pölten to Budapest every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which bus you take, you will have to transfer buses at least once during your journey.

City Information

Budapest

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 Sankt Pölten?

Departure stations

Most buses depart from the main station in Sankt Pölten.

Where does the bus arrive in Budapest?

Arrival stations

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Budapest.

Bus stations in Budapest:

  • Etele tér

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