About traveling from Lake Bled to Budapest
The serene shores of Lake Bled are probably the most iconic sight in Slovenia, while Hungary’s Baroque capital of Budapest is an architectural and cultural delight.
Between Lake Bled and Budapest are some exceptional sights, including the charming Bory Castle, quaint town of Maribor, the Lasko Brewery (have a taste of the Slovenian countryside!), the exquisite Ljubljana, and the lovely towns of Skofja Loka and Kranj. However, the only way to experience these is to book a private car transfer with Daytrip.
How to get from Lake Bled to Budapest
If you’re travelling from Lake Bled to Budapest, you have several travel options. For travellers on a budget, the bus is the cheapest way to travel from Lake Bled to Budapest. The fastest way to travel from Lake Bled to Budapest is by car, and a car is of course the best way to travel from Lake Bled to Budapest since it’s so convenient. You have the option of taking the train, but it is the longest and most expensive option.
Lake Bled to Budapest by train
To travel from Lake Bled to Budapest by train, it’s important to know that there are no direct connections, and all trip will require at least 2 changes. You would need to start from Lesce-Bled station (10 minutes by bus from the town of Bled), and purchase a ticket to Villach Hauptbahnhof, transferring there to Vienna Hauptbahnhof, and then finally from there to Budapest Kelenfold station. While you can purchase tickets at the station, it’s best to buy them online in advance (where possible). The earliest train from Lesce-Bled is at 5:47 AM, and the last train is at 9:51 PM, with trains departing every 4 hours. The train from Lake Bled to Budapest is operated by Deutsche Bahn, Austrian, and Slovenian Railways, with train tickets from Lake Bled to Budapest costing €88-143 on average for the 10 hour trip. The distance from Lake Bled to Budapest is about 400 kilometers.
Trains have bathrooms on board, and usually offer a dining car.
|Lake Bled to Budapest by train|
|Time intervals||Every 4 hours|
|First/Last Departure||5:47 AM/9:51 PM|
|Avg. Price 2 persons||€176-286|
|Operating Companies||Deutsche Bahn, Austrian Railways, Slovenian Railways|
Lake Bled to Budapest by bus
To travel from Lake Bled to Budapest by bus, the only viable journey option is to transfer in Ljubljana. You must first get to Mlino Station in Bled and purchase a ticket to Avtobusna postaja Ljubljana. From there, you will be able to buy a ticket to Budapest Kelenfold. While you can buy your ticket at the station, it’s best to purchase them in advance where possible. The earliest bus is at 5:35 AM, and the last bus is at 9:20 PM, with 1 bus departing every hour. The bus from Lake Bled to Budapest is run by Flixbus and Arriva Slovenia, with bus tickets from Lake Bled to Budapest costing between €24-€46 for the 9 hour trip. The distance from Lake Bled to Budapest is about 400 kilometers.
|Lake Bled to Budapest by bus|
|Time intervals||Once per hour|
|First/Last Departure||5:35 AM/9:20 PM|
|Avg. Price 2 persons||€48-€92|
|Operating Companies||Flixbus, Arriva Slovenia|
Lake Bled to Budapest by Private Car Transfer
For speed and convenience, a private car transfer with Daytrip is the best way to travel from Lake Bled to Budapest. You will be picked up at your accommodation, and the driver will take care of your luggage. You’ll then be able to enjoy door-to-door service to your accommodation in Budapest, and can even add sightseeing stops on the way!
Going the other direction? Check our guide on How to get from Budapest to Lake Bled