Hungary by bus

Traveling by bus in Hungary is definitely one of the safest and cheapest ways of traveling while ensuring at the same time that you don't miss out on the beautiful natural landscapes around the country. Thanks to the well connected bus network between Hungary cities it is easy to reach the majority of the most popular destinations within the country in a day.

Intercity buses in Hungary

In Hungary intercity buses are available on more than 1 travel combinations, while traveling with an average speed of 32 km/h. Of course, intercity bus routes via highway have a higher average speed. The majority of the Hungary intercity buses are comfortable long distance coaches, but older vehicles might be used on busier travel days.

The timetable for popular intercity bus routes like Budapest - Budapest (Airport) or Budapest (Airport) - Budapest can be found online, but for some shorter intercity bus routes you might have to go to the bus station. Tickets are sold both online and on the spot, but after the COVID-19 pandemic an increasing number of travellers prefer buying their tickets online.

Domestic routes

As mentioned above there are more than 1 domestic intercity bus travel combinations in Hungary. Below you will find some of the most popular Hungary travel routes with minimal or no stops along the way:

International routes

From Hungary there are international bus routes to neighboring countries such as Croatia, Serbia, and Slovenia, as well as to other countries such as Czech Republic, Germany, and Poland.

The majority of these international bus lines are daily departures, that are operated by various Hungary bus companies.

Most of the International bus departures drive from Budapest, Gyor, and Nyiregyhaza. Of course, there are also some international bus departures from other cities throughout the country. Below we have listed the most popular international bus routes:

Airport buses in Hungary

If you are flying to Hungary you will land in one of 3 airports located throughout the country. From the majority of Hungary airports you have a bus shuttle to the nearest largest city and in some cases even intercity buses to other cities in the region. Click on the airport name below and read more about getting to and from the airport.

International airports:

Bus companies in Hungary

There are over 11 bus companies operating in Hungary. 2 companies offer intercity bus lines, 1 companies drive airport shuttles, 1 companies operate regional and local lines, 6 bus companies offer bus rental and 1 companies offer bus tours. The bus companies are located in 6 cities throughout the country. The majority of companies can be found in Budapest and Debrecen.

2 intercity bus companies operating in Hungary are very different in size. The largest Hungary company miniBUD Ltd. connects more than 2 cities, whereas the smallest intercity bus company miniBUD Ltd. only has service to 2 cities. Below we have listed some of the most popular bus companies in Hungary. Full list of bus companies in Hungary can be found here.

Bus stations in Hungary

In most cities there is a dedicated bus station, in smaller cities the bus station might be a parking lot with a shelter or a section on the road marked for multiple buses. In some cities buses also stop at public road bus stops or at gas stations and hotel parking lots. In larger cities you will find bus stations with amenities like toilets, luggage storage, kiosks, fast food restaurants and other useful services for travellers. In Hungary there is a total of 64 bus stations, below we have listed 15 of the most popular bus stations, for a full list of bus stations in Hungary click here.

Hire a coach in Hungary

Hungary bus rental companies offer coaches for any kind of group trip, whether it’s a transfer from the airport to your hotel, or single and multi day excursions to the many sights in Hungary. Rest assured you will be able to find a suitable partner. If you are travelling during the high season, it is advisable to book your bus in advance to secure one of the best vehicles for your group. Here you can see a list of some companies offering bus rental in Hungary:

  • Volanbusz
  • Fitos-Bus Kft.
  • BUSZ-TOP Kft.
  • Cserbusz
  • Rentauto Hungary

Public transportation in Hungary

In the majority of larger Hungary cities, public transportation is available, in the cities like Budapest or Debrecen you have an extensive network of buses connecting all suburbs to the centre of the town.

Buying tickets for public transportation varies from city to city, sometimes they are bought at dedicated sales points and other times they are bought on the bus for example, so be sure to check which options are available for the city you are travelling in.

Here is a list of some Hungary companies operating both local and suburban bus lines.

  • Volanbusz
  • BKK Budapest
  • DKV Debrecen
  • MVK Zrt.
  • Tüke Busz

What to see in Hungary

As a visitor of Hungary, you have lots of great Hungary sights to visit. Some of the most popular sights are Buda castle (Budapest), Bükk National Park, and Festetics Palace (Keszthely). That said, there are a lot of other sights in Hungary worth visiting! Some of the sights do not have an entrance fee, whilst others charge for entrance. Below you will find a list of the most popular sights in Hungary:

Buda castle

Buda castle

monumental building
Bükk National Park

Bükk National Park

national park
Festetics Palace

Festetics Palace

monumental building
Lake Velence

Lake Velence

lake
Hungarian Parliament Building

Hungarian Parliament Building

monumental building
Fisherman's Bastion

Fisherman's Bastion

monumental building

FAQ about buses in Hungary

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COVID-19 restrictions when traveling in Hungary.
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You can pay your tickets using credit cards

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