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There are 6 ways to get from Budapest to Vilnius by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Budapest to Vilnius  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Vilnius (VNO) BUD - VNO

$87 - $223

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Train  •  19 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Nyugati to Warszawa Wschodnia Ic
  2. Take the train from Warszawa Wschodnia to Bialystok Ic / ...
  3. Take the train from Białystok to Kaunas
  4. Take the train from Kaunas to Vilnius

$71 - $99

4 alternative options

Train to Vienna, fly to Vilnius  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Kelenföld to Wien Hbf
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Vilnius (VNO) VIE - VNO

$122 - $244

Fly Budapest to Kaunas, bus  •  8 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Kaunas (KUN) BUD - KUN
  2. Take the bus from Kaunas Airport to Vilnius, Seinų str

$92 - $203

Bus  •  28 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest Népliget to Vilnius

$76 - $121

Drive  •  14 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Vilnius 826.1 miles

$140 - $220

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The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Vilnius is to train which costs 20 000 Ft - 28 000 Ft and takes 19 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Vilnius is to fly which costs 24 000 Ft - 65 000 Ft and takes 6 h 28 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Budapest to Vilnius. However, there are services departing from Budapest-Nyugati and arriving at Vilnius via Warszawa Wschodnia, Białystok and Kaunas. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 28 min.

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The distance between Budapest and Vilnius is 910 km. The road distance is 1321.8 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Vilnius without a car is to train which takes 19 h 28 min and costs 20 000 Ft - 28 000 Ft.

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It takes approximately 6 h 28 min to get from Budapest to Vilnius, including transfers.

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Budapest to Vilnius train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Budapest-Nyugati station.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Vilnius is to fly which takes 6 h 28 min and costs 24 000 Ft - 65 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 20 000 Ft - 28 000 Ft and takes 19 h 28 min, you could also bus, which costs 21 000 Ft - 34 000 Ft and takes 28 h 29 min.

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There is no direct flight from Budapest Airport to Vilnius Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 55 min and has one stopover.

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Vilnius is 1 h ahead of Budapest. It is currently 2:36 PM in Budapest and 3:36 PM in Vilnius.

Map of how to get from Budapest to Vilnius.
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  • Distance: 568.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 28 min

What companies run services between Budapest, Hungary and Vilnius, Lithuania?

LOT, Ukraine International Airlines and 12 other airlines fly from Budapest to Vilnius hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Budapest to Vilnius via Warszawa Wschodnia, Bialystok, Białystok, and Kaunas in around 19 h 28 min.

Airlines
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Budapest to Vilnius via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $330
Flights from Vienna to Vilnius via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $390
Flights from Budapest to Kaunas via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Budapest to Vilnius via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Budapest to Vilnius via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Vilnius via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $600
Flights from Vienna to Vilnius via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Budapest to Vilnius via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $200
Flights from Vienna to Vilnius via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $310
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Budapest to Vilnius via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $210
Flights from Budapest to Vilnius via London Luton
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $240
Flights from Budapest to Kaunas via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $300
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Budapest to Vilnius via Riga
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $470
Flights from Vienna to Vilnius
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $420
Flights from Vienna to Vilnius via Riga
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $290
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Budapest to Vilnius via Venice Treviso
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Flights from Budapest to Kaunas via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Flights from Budapest to Kaunas via London Luton
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Vilnius via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Flights from Vienna to Vilnius
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $420
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Budapest to Vilnius via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $480
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Budapest to Vilnius via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Belavia Belarusian Airlines
Website
belavia.by
Flights from Budapest to Vilnius via Minsk
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$160 - $380
Train operators
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 Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Budapest-Nyugati to Warszawa Wschodnia
Ave. Duration
10 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Polish Railways (PKP)

The rail network in Poland is conveniently organised, with many connections between cities, making it an effective method of travelling around the country. Tickets for regional and express trains are affordable, with children, students, pensioners, people with disability, and large families being entitled to discounts. Polish Railways offer a pre-booking service for travellers living outside of Poland - tickets and reservations can be booked in advance for trips inside Poland (up to 30 days in advance for domestic trains), and to/from other countries in the region (up to 60 days in advance).

Contact Details
Phone
703 200 200
Website
intercity.pl
Train from Warszawa Wschodnia to Bialystok
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
Intercity.pl
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Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$10 - $15
Traukinio
Website
traukiniobilietas.lt
Train from Białystok to Kaunas
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
traukiniobilietas.lt
Lithuanian Railways (LG)
Phone
(+370) 700 55111
Email
nuomone@litrail.lt
Website
litrail.lt
Train from Kaunas to Vilnius
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
traukiniobilietas.lt
2nd Class Ticket
$4 - $7
1st Class Ticket
$5 - $8
Bus operators
Ollex
Phone
+370 5 210 4304
Email
info@ollex.lt
Website
ollex.lt
Bus from Kaunas Airport to Vilnius, Seinų str
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $12
Schedules at
ollex.lt
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Budapest Népliget to Vilnius
Ave. Duration
27 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Schedules at
ecolines.net

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Budapest to Vilnius train services, operated by Lithuanian Railways (LG), arrive at Vilnius station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Vilnius is 1322 km. It takes approximately 14 h 27 min to drive from Budapest to Vilnius.

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Ukraine International Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Belavia Belarusian Airlines and eight other airlines offer flights from Budapest Airport to Vilnius Airport.

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There are 943+ hotels available in Vilnius. Prices start at $40 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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