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Frankfurt - Budapest Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 45 intercity buses per day from Frankfurt to Budapest. Traveling by bus from Frankfurt to Budapest usually takes around 17 hours and 52 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus bus can make the trip in 12 hours and 50 minutes.

Distance504 mi (811 km)
Shortest duration12h 50m
Cheapest price$37.49
Trips per day3
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Bus lines3

What bus companies travel from Frankfurt to Budapest?

There are 3 bus lines from Frankfurt to Budapest available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 43 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
FlixBus4317h 53m$82.33
Karat-S117h 5m$115.72
RegioJet218h 20m$58.48
  • 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 43 trips from Frankfurt am Main to Budapest, and usually makes the trip in about 17 hours and 53 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 Frankfurt am Main to Budapest from $100. Typically there is one Karat-S schedule per day from Frankfurt to Budapest and you can expect on average to pay for a Karat-S ticket to Budapest. In Frankfurt am Main, Karat-S departs to Budapest from Mannheimer St Area B . In Budapest, Karat-S arrives at Üllői út 131 .

    An average trip on Karat-S from Frankfurt am Main to Budapest takes 17 hours and 5 minutes , while the fastest available Karat-S trip will get you to Budapest in 12 hours and 50 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 Frankfurt am Main to Budapest from $51. There are 2 trips per day offered by RegioJet from Frankfurt to Budapest and you can expect on average to pay for a RegioJet ticket to Budapest. In Frankfurt am Main, RegioJet departs to Budapest from Central Bus Station and one other station. In Budapest, RegioJet arrives at Üllői út 131 .

    An average trip on RegioJet from Frankfurt am Main to Budapest takes 18 hours and 20 minutes , while the fastest available RegioJet trip will get you to Budapest in 12 hours and 50 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 17 hours and 52 minutes to cover the 504 miles from Frankfurt to Budapest. However, the fastest bus only takes 12 hours and 50 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, 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.

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

There are 45 scheduled buses that travel from Frankfurt to Budapest every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 3 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 Frankfurt to Budapest; ticket prices start at $48.64.

City Information

Frankfurt

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Frankfurt is Germany's financial hub, home to the European Central Bank. This riverside city offers a variety of cultural and historical attractions scattered between its financial institutions and shops.

Your first stop should be Old Town, along the river Main. Once the center of the city, the Old Town district is now the site of the Römer, or city hall, along a row of picturesque timber houses. Stop in Kleinmarkthalle, a bustling indoor market, to grab a sausage for a snack before wandering through some of Old Town's museums: Saalgasse, Dommuseum, and Museum für Moderne Kunst (Museum MMK) will get you started. Two of Frankfurt's most prominent churches, St. Bartholomew Cathedral and St. Nicholas Church, are also in the area.

Food is always delightful in Frankfurt. Several Michelin-star restaurants will entice you, including Restaurant Lafleur, Restaurant Gustav, Restaurant Villa Merton, and Carmelo Greco. If you prefer more affordable dining and lively nightlife, head to the Bahnhofsviertel neighborhood near the city's train station.

The train station in Bahnhofsviertel serves national and international rail lines for Deutsche Bahn, DB Intercity, FlixTrain, vlexx, and Railjet. You can also reach Frankfurt easily on bus carriers like FlixBus and Sindbad. Plus, flying in and out of Frankfurt is a breeze, as the airport is one of the largest in Germany and the main hub for the Lufthansa airline.

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 Frankfurt?

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Main departure station: Central Bus Station

Frankfurt Central Bus Station, locally known as Busterminal Frankfurt, is the city's main bus terminal and is located directly next to Frankfurt HBF (the central train station). The terminal is a hub for bus services throughout Europe, like Flixbus, Sindbad, BlaBlaCar Bus, and Arda Tur. Nearby you will find a coffee shop, ATMs, toilets, and luggage storage. In the immediate vicinity, there is a Tokyo Inn and Ibis hotel, numerous restaurants, and a five-minute walk from the city center.

All bus stations in Frankfurt:

  • Central Bus Station

  • Frankfurt Main Airport P36

  • Mannheimer St Area B

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

  • Etele tér

  • Airport Terminal 2A

  • Mexikói út

  • Üllői út 131

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