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There are 7 ways to get from Budapest to Geneva by plane, train, bus, night train 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.

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Fly from Budapest  •  4h 48m

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Geneva (GVA) BUD - GVA

$66 - $219

6 alternative options

Train to Vienna, fly  •  6h 30m

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

$111 - $300

Train  •  13h 37m

  1. Take the train from Kelenföld to Zürich HB Rj
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Genève 1 / ...

$253 - $413

Train, bus  •  19h 41m

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Nyugati to Bratislava hl.st. Ec / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bratislava to Genève

$152 - $165

Bus  •  20h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Budapest to Geneva

$96 - $121

Night train, train  •  16h 5m

  1. Take the night train from Budapest-Keleti to Zürich HB En
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Genève 1 / ...

$266 - $441

Drive  •  12h

  1. Drive from Budapest to Geneva 783.7 miles

$160 - $240

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Geneva is to bus which costs 27 000 Ft - 35 000 Ft and takes 20h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Geneva is to fly which costs 18 000 Ft - 65 000 Ft and takes 4h 48m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Budapest to Geneva. However, there are services departing from Deák Ferenc tér M and arriving at Geneva via Budapest. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 14m.

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No, there is no direct train from Budapest to Geneva. However, there are services departing from Kelenföld and arriving at Genève via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 37m.

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The distance between Budapest and Geneva is 990 km. The road distance is 1253.9 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Geneva without a car is to train which takes 13h 37m and costs 70 000 Ft - 120 000 Ft.

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It takes approximately 4h 48m to get from Budapest to Geneva, including transfers.

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Budapest to Geneva bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, depart from Budapest station.

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

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The best way to get from Budapest to Geneva is to fly which takes 4h 48m and costs 18 000 Ft - 65 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 70 000 Ft - 120 000 Ft and takes 13h 37m, you could also bus, which costs 27 000 Ft - 35 000 Ft and takes 20h 14m.

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Geneva.
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  • Distance: 618.7 miles
  • Duration: 4h 48m

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

easyJet, Swiss and three other airlines fly from Budapest to Geneva every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Budapest to Geneva via Zürich HB in around 13h 37m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Budapest to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Vienna to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Vienna to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Budapest to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Vienna to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Budapest to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Flights from Vienna to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Budapest to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Budapest to Geneva via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Vienna to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $360
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
2h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Kelenföld to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$160 - $270
Website
bahn.de
Train from Budapest-Nyugati to Bratislava hl.st.
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Night train from Budapest-Keleti to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
11h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$180 - $290
Website
bahn.de
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 Genève
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Slovak Lines
Phone
+421 2 55422734
Email
info@slovaklines.sk
Website
slovaklines.sk
Bus from Bratislava to Genève
Ave. Duration
16h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$121
Schedules at
slovaklines.sk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Budapest to Geneva
Ave. Duration
19h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $120
Book at
eurolines.ch

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The quickest flight from Budapest Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 55m.

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Budapest to Geneva bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, arrive at Geneva station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Geneva is 1254 km. It takes approximately 12h to drive from Budapest to Geneva.

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easyJet, Air France, Brussels Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Budapest Airport to Geneva Airport.

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There are 416+ hotels available in Geneva. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Budapest Airport is to bus which takes 29m and costs 350 Ft.

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