Croatia + Hungary

From Croatia to Hungary trip

Croatia and Hungary have the common border, which length is 356 km.

Distance from Croatian capital Zagreb city to the Hungarian capital Budapest city  – 344 km

Croatia Hungary Budapest photo

Photo Budapest Hungary (photo by

Distance between Zagreb in Croatia and the famous resort – Balaton lake in Hungary – 175 km (south-eastern extremity)

Croatia Hungary Balaton Lake photo

Photo Balaton Lake Hungary

You can get from Zagreb to Budapest by car, since those two capitals are connected by speedy toll highway M7.

Besides car, you can arrive there by bus, plane or train.

About Hungary

Hungary is an European country with population about 10 014 000. Hungary is an East Central European state.
Hungary is a part of Schengen since 2004.

For the trip from Croatia to Hungary you should have Hungarian visa, or multiple-entry visa Schengen.
Official name of Hungary – the Hungarian Republic (on Hungarian “magyar Köztársaság”).
The area of Hungary is 93 030

In the North Hungary borders with Slovakia, in the South – with Croatia and Yugoslavia; in the West it borders with Austria, in the North-East – with Ukraine, in the South-East – with Romania, and, finally, in the South-West – with Slovenia.

The capital of Hungary is Budapest city. The population of Budapest in 2011 exceeded 10 million people.

Hungary on Europe map

One of the main tourist attractions in Hungary is a Balaton lake.

Balaton lake is widely famous as the thermal health-improving resort, and, as well, one of the most favorite beach resort of all locals and guests.

Heviz resort Balaton Lake Hungary

Photo Heviz resort Balaton Lake Hungary (photo from

Croatia – Hungary How to get to?

Croatia – Hungary by car

The distance between Zagreb city Croatia and Budapest city Hungary 344 km.

Highway M7, that is connected Croatian and Hungarian capitals, is toll, but qualitative, and with a speed limitation 130 km/h.

The distance between Zagreb city Croatia and Balaton Lake Hungary 215 km.

Croatia Hungary trip

Arrive from Zagreb to Budapest is possible on your own car, as well as on the car rented in Croatia.

You can rent a car in Croatia or Hungary in all airports, big cities and resorts.

We offer you to take a look at car rent prices, check the availability and the possibility of renting different cars.
You can see the car rental rates at the European car rental database:

The database includes seasonal discounts and special offers from rent-a-car firms, and the leading rent-a-car companies.

The standard requirements for the drivers wishing to rent a car:
– being over 21 years of age;
– having a driving license;

Croatia Hungary by bus

In between the Hungary and Croatia there is a regular bus service.
Flixbus – the main European bus passenger company.

The voyage in comfortable FlixBus shuttle from Croatian capital Zagreb to the Hungarian capital Budapest will take 5 hours.

The bus ticket for the passage Zagreb, Croatia – Hungary, Budapest price starts from 22,90 euro.

Croatia Hungary by train

You can get from Zagreb city in Croatia to the Budapest city in Hungary by train.

Zagreb and Budapest are included into the pan-European railway network.

Map of Europe railway lines

Train from Zagreb city to Budapest city of Euronight (EN):

EN “Venice”: Venice – Zagreb – Budapest – Venice;

Train from Zagreb city to Budapest city of Intercity (IC):

IC “Kvarner”: Zagreb – Budapest – Zagreb;
IC “Drava”: Budapest – Osijek – Sarajevo – Budapest

Seasonal trains Croatia – Hungary:

Budapest – Zagreb – Split – Budapest (night train)

You can buy European East train Pass Europerail online!

  • with unlimited train travel in European East country
  • children under 4 years travel for free

The address Main Railway station in Zagreb: 10000 Zagreb, Trg kralja Tomislava, 12

Croatia Hungary train

Photo Main Railway station in Zagreb

Offical Web of railways Croatia

Croatia Hungary by plane

Search flights to Hungary online:

Ruins of Boldogko Castle in Boldogkovaralja Hungary author: Szvitek Peter
Photo Boldogko Castle in Boldogkovaralja Hungary, author photo: Szvitek Peter

Have a nice trip from Croatia to Hungary!