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Budapest - Zagreb Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 14 intercity buses per day from Budapest to Zagreb. Traveling by bus from Budapest to Zagreb usually takes around 5 hours and 45 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus bus can make the trip in 4 hours and 5 minutes.

Distance186 mi (299 km)
Shortest duration4h 5m
Cheapest price$21.32
Trips per day11
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Bus lines1

How much is a bus ticket from Budapest to Zagreb?

Bus tickets for a trip from Budapest to Zagreb cost $35.20 on average. Opting to take a bus is a wallet-friendly way to make this trip. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Monthly average prices

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Bus tickets from Budapest to Zagreb are at their cheapest average price in February. This time of year usually offers the best deals on bus tickets for this route, with ticket prices around $25. On the other hand, traveling on this route during July might cost you a bit more than usual. Bus tickets for July trips cost $45, on average. But no need to stress — booking your bus ticket in advance can help you snag cheaper tickets.

What bus companies travel from Budapest to Zagreb?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Budapest to Zagreb. FlixBus connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus145h 46m$40.03
  • 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 14 trips from Budapest to Zagreb, and usually makes the trip in about 5 hours and 46 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 5 hours and 45 minutes to cover the 186 miles from Budapest to Zagreb. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 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.

Because many passengers travel from Budapest to Zagreb 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, 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 Budapest to Zagreb, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 14 scheduled buses that travel from Budapest to Zagreb every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 11 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?

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Main departure 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

Where does the bus arrive in Zagreb?

Main arrival station: Avenija Marina Držića 4

Autobusni Kolodvor Zagreb is the central bus station in Croatia's capital city. FlixBus and Arriva operate here and run routes outside the country and within Croatia, with regular routes to Split, Pula, and Rijeka. The bus station doubles as a shopping center, and the building is lined with shops, cafes, restaurants, and waiting areas inside. You can also find parking and car rental services within the station. The bus station is in central Zagreb in the district of Kanal, so you can find plenty of hotels, restaurants, and stores within walking distance.

All bus stations in Zagreb:

  • Avenija Marina Držića 4

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