There are 11 ways to get from Budapest to Italy 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 to Rome  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Rome (FCO) BUD - FCO

$57 - $188

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Fly to Milan Malpensa  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) BUD - MXP

$36 - $137

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Fly to Milan Bergamo  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) BUD - BGY

$37 - $185

Fly to Rome Ciampino  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Rome Ciampino (CIA) BUD - CIA

$37 - $176

Fly to Bari  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Bari (BRI) BUD - BRI

$57 - $207

Fly to Naples  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Naples (NAP) BUD - NAP

$52 - $233

Train  •  14 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Kelenföld to Wien Hbf D / ...
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Venezia Mestre Rj / ...
  3. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Roma Termini Fr / ...

$155 - $287

Bus  •  20 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld to Vienna, Vienna Erdberg 902
  2. Take the bus from Vienna Erdberg to Rome 000002

$81 - $134

Night train, bus  •  23 h 31 min

  1. Take the night train from Budapest-Keleti to Bratislava hlavná stanica Metropol
  2. Take the bus from Bratislava to Rome

$105 - $111

Train, night train  •  18 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Kelenföld to Wien Hbf D / ...
  2. Take the night train from Wien Hbf to Roma Termini Nj

$161 - $276

Drive  •  11 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Rome 761.7 miles

$180 - $270

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No, there is no direct bus from Budapest to Italy. However, there are services departing from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld and arriving at Via Di Porta Maggiore via Vienna Erdberg and Termini. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Budapest to Italy. However, there are services departing from Kelenföld and arriving at Roma Termini via Wien Hbf and Venezia Mestre. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 49 min.

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The distance between Budapest and Italy is 736 km. The road distance is 1218.8 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Italy without a car is to train which takes 14 h 49 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 2 min to get from Budapest to Italy, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Budapest to Italy is to fly which takes 5 h 2 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 14 h 49 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 20 h 30 min.

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The quickest flight from Budapest Airport to Rome Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 45 min.

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Budapest to Italy bus services, operated by Tour Bus, arrive at Rome station.

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Italy.
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  • Distance: 459.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 2 min

What companies run services between Budapest, Hungary and Italy?

Alitalia, Wizz Air and two other airlines fly from Budapest to Rome every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Budapest to Rome via Wien Hbf and Venezia Mestre in around 14 h 49 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Rome via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Budapest to Rome via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Budapest to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Budapest to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Budapest to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $240
Flights from Budapest to Milan Bergamo via Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $240
Flights from Budapest to Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Flights from Budapest to Naples
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $210
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Budapest to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $240
Flights from Budapest to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$26 - $170
Flights from Budapest to Bari
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $300
Flights from Budapest to Naples
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $220
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Budapest to Rome via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Budapest to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Milan Malpensa via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Budapest to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Budapest to Milan Malpensa via Prague
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
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 23 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
7 h 28 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Raileurope.com
Night train from Wien Hbf to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
13 h 59 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $200
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Wien HBF to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
7 h 28 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia Frecce

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia Mestre to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Venezia Mestre Station to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
italotreno.it
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Night train from Budapest-Keleti to Bratislava hlavná stanica
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
cd.cz
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
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 Vienna, Vienna Erdberg
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Tour Bus
Website
tourbus.cz
Bus from Vienna Erdberg to Rome
Ave. Duration
16 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Schedules at
tourbus.cz
Slovak Lines
Phone
+421 2 55422734
Email
info@slovaklines.sk
Website
slovaklines.sk
Bus from Bratislava to Rome
Ave. Duration
18 h 5 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$94
Schedules at
slovaklines.sk

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Budapest to Italy train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Roma Termini station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Italy is 1219 km. It takes approximately 11 h 27 min to drive from Budapest to Italy.

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Alitalia, Wizz Air, Swiss and Lufthansa offer flights from Budapest Airport to Rome Airport.

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There are 564+ hotels available in Italy. Prices start at $52 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 .

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