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Journey Information

There are 9 intercity buses per day from Budapest to Zagreb. Traveling by bus from Budapest to Zagreb usually takes around 5 hours and 17 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$15.56
Trips per day7
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Bus lines2

How much is a bus ticket from Budapest to Zagreb?

The average price for a bus ticket to Zagreb is $15.75, This is a superb deal on a bus trip, one of the best that we have seen. Wanderu ensures that you find great deals on bus tickets everytime, we search all of the best bus options to present you the lowest prices available from our partner carriers.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 23 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $14.13 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Budapest to Zagreb?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Budapest to Zagreb that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, FlixBus usually offers more choice, with 8 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus85h 17m$20.65
Nomago34h 58m$18.45
  • 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 8 trips from Budapest to Zagreb, and usually makes the trip in about 5 hours and 17 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 Budapest to Zagreb from $16. There are 3 trips per day offered by Nomago from Budapest to Zagreb and you can expect on average to pay for a Nomago ticket to Zagreb. In Budapest, Nomago departs to Zagreb from Üllői út 131 and one other station. In Zagreb, Nomago arrives at Avenija Marina Držića 4 .

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

    On weekends, Nomago offers 4 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Zagreb.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Budapest to Zagreb 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

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 Budapest to Zagreb?

The bus takes an average of 5 hours and 17 minutes to cover the 186 miles from Budapest to Zagreb. 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?

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Zagreb at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, 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 Budapest?

The first bus leaves at 4:00am and the last bus leaves at 6:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Budapest to Zagreb, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus departures serve Zagreb each day?

There are 9 scheduled buses that travel from Budapest to Zagreb 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.

City Information

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.

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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Budapest?

Main departure station: Etele tér

Buses to Zagreb leave from 4 stations in Budapest.

All bus stations in Budapest:

  • Etele tér

  • Üllői út 131

  • Airport Terminal 2A

  • Üllői út 131

Where does the bus arrive in Zagreb?

Main arrival station: Avenija Marina Držića 4

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

All bus stations in Zagreb:

  • Avenija Marina Držića 4

  • Dubrava At

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