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Best way to get from Budapest to Zagreb

We need to get to Zagreb from Budapest in late September. Car rental has huge drop off fee. Hungarian Rail trains either leave at 5:45 am or doesnt get in until after 8:00 pm, meaning much of the trip in the dark. That defeats the purpose. Rail Europe doesn't have anything direct and is costing almost $300 each. Any other ideas?

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Rail Europe doesn't have anything direct and is costing almost $300 each. Any other ideas?

I was looking at the Hungarian Rail site for Sept 27. They are giving a price of 29 EUR per person for that 5:45 train to Zagreb. Need I say more about Rail Europe. You can buy in advance, but will have to collect the tickets in Budapest.

https://www.mavcsoport.hu/en

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Check flixbus.com and orangeways.com for buses taking as little as 5 hours.

You can also check skyscanner.com for flights, though I didn't find any non-stops for the random late-September date I chose.

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If it were my trip, I would either take Silverwings above or i would fly to Belgrade and spend a day, then on to Zagreb. That route works with two non-stop tickets for about $250. I like Belgrade, but other options are Skopje and Bucharest depending on the days of the week.