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from Zagreb to Budapest

You can get from Zagreb to Budapest by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Zagreb to Budapest on 22 Oct we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

14:55Zagreb Franjo Tuđman Airport5h35 20:30Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport
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£1261One-way
Cheapest
14:55Zagreb Franjo Tuđman Airport5h35 20:30Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport
1 changes
£1261One-way
Other options
18:40Zagreb Franjo Tuđman Airport3h55 22:35Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport
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£4181One-way
09:10Zagreb Franjo Tuđman Airport4h45 13:55Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport
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£4431One-way
18:00Zagreb Franjo Tuđman Airport4h35 22:35Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport
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£4431One-way

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Thu
21 Oct
£18Flixbus
£365Lufthansa Cityline
Fri
22 Oct
£18Flixbus
£110Eurowings
Sat
23 Oct
£15Flixbus
£316Lufthansa Cityline
Sun
24 Oct
Find prices
£110Eurowings Europe
Mon
25 Oct
£18Flixbus
£110Eurowings
Tue
26 Oct
£15Flixbus
£338Croatia Airlines
Wed
27 Oct
£23Flixbus
£316Lufthansa Cityline
Thu
28 Oct
£15Flixbus
£330Croatia Airlines
Fri
29 Oct
£18Flixbus
£322Eurowings Europe
Sat
30 Oct
£18Flixbus
£605Croatia Airlines
Sun
31 Oct
£18Flixbus
£110Eurowings
Mon
1 Nov
£44Flixbus
£261Lufthansa
Tue
2 Nov
£44Flixbus
£145Eurowings
Wed
3 Nov
£15Flixbus
£145Eurowings
Thu
4 Nov
£15Flixbus
£153Lufthansa
Fri
5 Nov
£15Flixbus
£110Eurowings
Sat
6 Nov
£15Flixbus
£153Lufthansa
Sun
7 Nov
£15Flixbus
£153Lufthansa
Mon
8 Nov
Find prices
£132Lufthansa
Tue
9 Nov
Find prices
£110Eurowings
Wed
10 Nov
Find prices
£128Eurowings

Travel Information from Zagreb to Budapest

distanceDistance185 miles (299 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, coach or train
priceTicket price range£18 - £287
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £18 • 4 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £287 • 3 h 25 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSwiss, Flixbus or RegioJet a. S.

Take a flight, coach or train to travel 185 miles (299 km) from Zagreb to Budapest. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 25 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £18. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Swiss, Flixbus or RegioJet a. S. Among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight or coach from Zagreb to Budapest.

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Travel to Budapest easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Zagreb to Budapest.
FAQs
What are the COVID-19 travel restrictions for Budapest, Hungary if I’m coming from Zagreb, Croatia?

Travel from Zagreb, Croatia to Budapest, Hungary is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Budapest from Zagreb restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Croatia.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Budapest, Hungary from Zagreb?

Entry Requirements:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Budapest, Hungary?

The government of Hungary has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The above information was last verified on 17/10/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip to Budapest from Zagreb closer to your planned date of departure here.

Am I required to self-quarantine when I return to Zagreb, Croatia from Budapest, Hungary?

The current restriction level for returning to Zagreb, Croatia from Hungary is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Zagreb, Croatia from Budapest, Hungary?

Reentering Croatia is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Hungary

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Zagreb from Budapest?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test

Which rules do I need to follow in Zagreb, Croatia regarding COVID-19?

All travellers returning to Croatia must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 17/10/2021. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Zagreb from Budapest here.

How do I travel between Zagreb and Budapest?

There are 3 ways that you can travel from Zagreb to Budapest. You can take a flight, coach or train.

How do I get from Zagreb to Budapest the cheapest way?

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Zagreb to Budapest, which costs on average £18.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Budapest:

A coach is about £269 less than a flight, which costs on average £287 for this journey.

A coach is about £9 less than a train, which costs on average £26 for this route.

What is the fastest way from Zagreb to Budapest?

The quickest way to travel from Zagreb to Budapest is by flight, which takes on average 3 h 25 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 4 h 30 min   of travel time.

In comparison, going by train can take 4 h 42 min   on average.

How far is it from Zagreb to Budapest?

The Zagreb to Budapest distance is approximately 185 miles (299 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Zagreb to Budapest?

The average frequency per day from Zagreb to Budapest is:

  • 2 coaches per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Budapest from Zagreb as scheduled services by flight, coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do people depart from and arrive in when travelling from Zagreb to Budapest?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Zagreb to Budapest:

  • Most travellers board their plane from Zagreb Franjo Tuđman Airport and arrive in Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport.
  • Most travellers take a coach from Zagreb, Autobusni Kolodvor to Budapest, Thököly út (Budapest-Keleti).
Which travel operators can get me from Zagreb to Budapest?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Zagreb to Budapest, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Swiss for flights to Budapest. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Swiss Zagreb to Budapest tickets on Omio for £287.
  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Budapest by coach. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Zagreb to Budapest tickets on Omio for £18.
  • RegioJet a. S. Can get you to Budapest by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with RegioJet a. S. From Zagreb to Budapest for £26 on Omio.
Is it possible to travel directly to Budapest from Zagreb?

Yes, there are direct routes from Zagreb to Budapest with the following travel companies:

  • You can check for a direct flight to Budapest with with direct flights per day.
  • You can check for a direct coach to Budapest with Flixbus with 2 direct coaches per day.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Budapest tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy tickets for this trip.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Zagreb to Budapest?
Many of our customers travelling from Zagreb to Budapest don't make Budapest their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Vienna, Prague or Bratislava, either of which you could add to your Zagreb and Budapest trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Budapest to any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I book my Zagreb to Budapest ticket online to get the best deals?

Before travelling from Zagreb to Budapest, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a plane ticket for this route is on average £287 one way.
  • The price of a coach ticket for this trip is on average £18 one way.
  • The price of a train ticket for this route is on average £26 one way.

But we recommend booking Zagreb to Budapest tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.