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Berlin-Budapest Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

Berlin to Budapest bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$32.94
Shortest Duration10h 35m
Trips per day30
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Berlin to Budapest right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Does the bus take you directly from Berlin to Budapest?

Unfortunately there are currently no buses that go the entire distance from Berlin to Budapest. At some point, you will need to switch onto another vehicle to complete the journey, such as a local shuttle or even a train. More details are available as you peruse individual tickets.

How much is a bus ticket from Berlin to Budapest?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $39.10 was the low point for bus fares from Berlin to Budapest. Buses from Budapest to Berlin are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $39.10 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 15 hours and 7 minutes to cover the 428 miles (688 kilometers) from Berlin, BE to Budapest, BU. However, the fastest bus only takes 10 hours and 35 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

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

Because many passengers travel from Berlin to Budapest at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Berlin?

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Berlin to Budapest, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 30 scheduled buses that travel from Berlin to Budapest every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 7 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Berlin to Budapest; ticket prices start at $181.06.

What bus companies travel from Berlin to Budapest?

There is one bus company that operates from Berlin to Budapest. FlixBus is the only company that connects the two cities by bus. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day, so travelers still have a good amount of choice and flexibility.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus2915h 8m$39.49

Where does the bus leave from in Berlin?

Buses to Budapest leave from multiple locations in Berlin, Berlin. These are the 3 most popular bus stations:

  • Central Bus Station
  • Südkreuz
  • Zufahrt zum Flughafen Tegel
  • Alexanderplatz
  • Puschkinallee
  • Berlin Zoo
  • Berlin Wannsee

Where does the bus arrive in Budapest?

Buses arrive in Budapest at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Budapest, Budapest:

  • Üllői út 131
  • Etele tér
  • Mexikói út

Price trends for buses from Berlin to Budapest

Average prices by travel date

$45$30$15SepOct

Monthly average prices

$75$60$45$30$15ONDJFMAMJJAS

Prices as travel date approaches

$75$60$45$30$153020100

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