There are 5 ways to get from Barcelona to Budapest by plane, train, night train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Budapest (BUD) BCN - BUD

$59 - $199

4 alternative options

Train, EuroNight  •  22 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants Station to Paris Gare De Lyon Tgv
  2. Take the train from Paris Est to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Wien Hbf Ice
  4. Take the EuroNight from Wien Hauptbahnhof to Budapest-Kelenföld

$367 - $515

Bus FlixBus  •  33 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Budapest, Budapest Népliget 1922

$123 - $201

Bus Eurolines FR  •  33 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Avignon
  2. Take the bus from Avignon Gare Routière to Budapest Népliget

$109 - $304

Drive  •  18 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Budapest 1206.8 miles

$220 - $330

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Barcelona to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Barcelona and arriving at Deák Ferenc tér M via Népliget M. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33 h 14 min.

More details

No, there is no direct train from Barcelona station to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Barcelona Sants Station and arriving at Budapest-Kelenföld via Paris Lyon Banlieue, Paris Est, Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and Wien Hauptbahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 21 min.

More details

The distance between Barcelona and Budapest is 1497 km. The road distance is 1930.9 km.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Barcelona to Budapest without a car is to train and EuroNight which takes 22 h 21 min and costs .

More details

It takes approximately 5 h 42 min to get from Barcelona to Budapest, including transfers.

More details

Barcelona to Budapest bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Barcelona station.

More details

Barcelona to Budapest train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), arrive at Barcelona Sants Station.

More details

The best way to get from Barcelona to Budapest is to fly which takes 5 h 42 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 33 h 14 min.

Mode details

The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Budapest Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 30 min.

Search flights

Barcelona to Budapest bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Budapest, Budapest Népliget station.

More details

Map of how to get from Barcelona to Budapest.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 935.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 42 min

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and Budapest, Hungary?

Vueling Airlines, Wizz Air and 10 other airlines fly from Barcelona to Budapest hourly. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Barcelona to Budapest twice a week. Tickets cost $120 - $200 and the journey takes 32 h 55 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Barcelona to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Flights from Barcelona to Budapest via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Barcelona to Budapest via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Budapest via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Barcelona to Budapest via Prague
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Barcelona to Budapest via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Train operators
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants Station to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Website
renfe.com
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Paris Est to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
bahn.de
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris Est to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $220
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Night train from Wien Hauptbahnhof to Budapest-Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
cd.cz
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Barcelona to Budapest, Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
32 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$120 - $200
Website
flixbus.co.uk
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Barcelona to Avignon
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
alsa.com
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Avignon Gare Routière to Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
25 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$75 - $250
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

Want to know more about travelling around Hungary

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

Barcelona to Budapest train services, operated by Czech Railways (ČD), arrive at Budapest-Kelenföld station.

More details

Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Budapest is 1931 km. It takes approximately 18 h 4 min to drive from Barcelona to Budapest.

Get driving directions

Vueling Airlines, Wizz Air, Alitalia and five other airlines offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Budapest Airport.

Search flights

There are 4266+ hotels available in Budapest. Prices start at $47 USD per night.

More details

The best way to get from Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to train which takes 24 min and costs .

More details