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Munich - Budapest Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 22 intercity buses per day from Munich to Budapest. Traveling by bus from Munich to Budapest usually takes around 10 hours and 30 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus bus can make the trip in 8 hours and 5 minutes.

Distance349 mi (561 km)
Shortest duration8h 5m
Cheapest price$24.59
Trips per day10
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Bus lines3

Price trends for buses from Munich to Budapest

Monthly avg. prices

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What bus companies travel from Munich to Budapest?

There are 3 bus lines from Munich to Budapest available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 20 daily trips, FlixBus usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus2010h 23m$57.33
Karat-S19h 51m$79.47
RegioJet214h 17m$59.60
  • 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 20 trips from Munich to Budapest, and usually makes the trip in about 10 hours and 23 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

  • Book Karat-S from Munich to Budapest from $68. Typically there is one Karat-S schedule per day from Munich to Budapest and you can expect on average to pay for a Karat-S ticket to Budapest. In Munich, Karat-S departs to Budapest from Central Bus Station . In Budapest, Karat-S arrives at Üllői út 131 .

    An average trip on Karat-S from Munich to Budapest takes 9 hours and 51 minutes , while the fastest available Karat-S trip will get you to Budapest in 8 hours and 5 minutes .

    On weekends, Karat-S offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Budapest.

  • Book RegioJet from Munich to Budapest from $44. There are 2 trips per day offered by RegioJet from Munich to Budapest and you can expect on average to pay for a RegioJet ticket to Budapest. In Munich, RegioJet departs to Budapest from Central Bus Station . In Budapest, RegioJet arrives at Üllői út 131 .

    An average trip on RegioJet from Munich to Budapest takes 14 hours and 17 minutes , while the fastest available RegioJet trip will get you to Budapest in 8 hours and 5 minutes .

    On weekends, RegioJet offers 2 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Budapest.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 10 hours and 30 minutes to cover the 349 miles from Munich to Budapest. However, the fastest bus only takes 8 hours and 5 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.

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, 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.

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

There are 22 scheduled buses that travel from Munich to Budapest every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 10 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 Munich to Budapest; ticket prices start at $59.52.

City Information

Munich

Boasting a quaint beauty that has withstood the test of time, Munich is a vibrant city where the old meets the new. One of the most noticeable events in the city is Oktoberfest. The festival is the largest beer festival in the world, and it is here that you can enjoy a huge variety of beers, as well as local specialties and themed entertainment. For those who want to learn more about the city’s architectural history, consider visiting the Church of Our Lady, which features two unique dome-topped towers, forming an eye-catching part of Munich’s skyline. If you simply wish to enjoy a stroll around town, the English Garden, with its signature Chinesischen Turm, will offer the reprieve you need.

Among the local favorites in the city are Spatenhaus and Haxnbauer, both of which serve authentic hearty Munich dishes. For a more affordable dinner, you could check out the beer gardens such as Seehaus Biergarten or Augustinerkeller.

München Hauptbahnhof, located at the center of Munich, is the principal train station in the city serving all Deutsche Bahn trains that pass through town. Munich’s Central Bus Station is located in the heart of the city, making it easy to catch a bus by FlixBus, BlaBlaCar Bus or Sindbad. The main airport is the Franz Josef Strauss International Airport, which lies 19 miles northeast of the city center.

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 Munich?

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Main departure station: Central Bus Station

Munich's Central Bus Station (or ZOB) is very close to the city's train station and within a short walk of Old Town. As the center of Munich's intercity bus travel services, this station welcomes bus lines like FlixBus and RegioJet. The station is expansive, with multiple stories of offices that overlook the train tracks outside. Passengers will find many fast-food options, as well as convenience stores, ATMs, and public restrooms inside the station.

All bus stations in Munich:

  • Central Bus Station

  • Willy-Brandt-Allee 11

  • Fröttmaning

Where does the bus arrive in Budapest?

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Main arrival station: Üllői út 131

The station at Üllői út 131 is Budapest's center of intercity bus transport, plus a hub for local bus and subway services that run through the Népliget station. The station itself is large and spacious, so you can expect to find public restrooms as well as a comfortable waiting area with seats. The station's location is slightly south of Budapest's inner city, but there are still many cafes and hotels in the area since the immense People's Park and the MVM Dome are on either side of the station. Many of Budapest's local buses stop here, along with intercity service on lines including FlixBus and Slovak Lines.

All bus stations in Budapest:

  • Üllői út 131

  • Airport Terminal 2A

  • Etele tér

  • Üllői út 131

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