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There are 7 ways to get from Budapest to Basel by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly to Basel  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Basel (BSL) BUD - BSL

$64 - $245

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Bus  •  15 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld to Basel, Basel central station N391

$60 - $110

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Fly to Zurich, train  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Zurich (ZRH) BUD - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB

$116 - $320

Train  •  11 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Kelenföld to Zürich HB Rj
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB 37 / ...

$198 - $323

Bus, train  •  18 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest to Zürich
  2. Take the train from Zürich Altstetten to Basel SBB 36 / ...

$108 - $165

Night train, train  •  13 h 57 min

  1. Take the night train from Kelenföld to Zürich HB En
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB 37 / ...

$201 - $341

Drive  •  10 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Basel 662.5 miles

$130 - $200

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The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Basel is to bus which costs 17 000 Ft - 29 000 Ft and takes 15 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Basel is to fly which costs 18 000 Ft - 70 000 Ft and takes 4 h 26 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld and arriving at Basel, Basel central station station. Services depart once daily, and operate Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 15 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Budapest to Basel. However, there are services departing from Kelenföld and arriving at Basel SBB via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 37 min.

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The distance between Budapest and Basel is 860 km. The road distance is 1059.9 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Basel without a car is to train which takes 11 h 37 min and costs 55 000 Ft - 95 000 Ft.

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It takes approximately 4 h 26 min to get from Budapest to Basel, including transfers.

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

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Budapest to Basel train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Kelenföld station.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Basel is to fly which takes 4 h 26 min and costs 18 000 Ft - 70 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 55 000 Ft - 95 000 Ft and takes 11 h 37 min, you could also bus, which costs 17 000 Ft - 29 000 Ft and takes 15 h 15 min.

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Basel.
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  • Distance: 537.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 26 min

What companies run services between Budapest, Hungary and Basel, Switzerland?

Wizz Air, easyJet and two other airlines fly from Budapest to Basel every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Budapest to Basel via Zürich HB in around 11 h 37 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Budapest to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Budapest to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $480
Flights from Budapest to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $480
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Budapest to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $410
Flights from Budapest to Basel via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $410
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Budapest to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Budapest to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $170
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Budapest to Basel via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Budapest to Zurich via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich Altstetten to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
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 Kelenföld to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
10 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$160 - $270
Website
bahn.de
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld to Basel, Basel central station
Ave. Duration
15 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Budapest to Zürich
Ave. Duration
14 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $100
Book at
eurolines.ch

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The quickest flight from Budapest Airport to Basel Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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Budapest to Basel bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Basel, Basel central station.

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Budapest to Basel train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Basel SBB station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Basel is 1060 km. It takes approximately 10 h 8 min to drive from Budapest to Basel.

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Wizz Air, Brussels Airlines, easyJet and Lufthansa offer flights from Budapest Airport to Basel Airport.

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Book your Budapest to Basel train tickets online with Loco2 and Loco2.

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Book your Budapest to Basel bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 506+ hotels available in Basel. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Budapest Airport is to bus which takes 33 min and costs 350 Ft.

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