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There are 8 ways to get from Budapest to Madrid by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Budapest  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Madrid (MAD) BUD - MAD

$53 - $234

7 alternative options

Train to Vienna, fly  •  8 h 42 min

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

$138 - $455

Train  •  25 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Kelenföld to Zürich HB Rj
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB 37 / ...
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Avignon TGV Tgv
  4. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave

$438 - $643

Bus ALSA  •  26 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest to Timisoara
  2. Take the bus from Timisoara to Madrid Estacion Sur

$176 - $275

Bus, train  •  34 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest to Marseille 1922
  2. Take the train from Marseille-St-Charles to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave

$211 - $411

Bus Amring  •  39 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest to Arad
  2. Take the bus from Arad to Madrid - Estacion Sur

$136 - $187

Drive, train  •  25 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Salzburg Hbf
  2. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Landeck-Zams Rj
  3. Drive from Landeck-Zams to Madrid

$318 - $471

Drive  •  23 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Madrid 1575.3 miles

$290 - $430

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The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Madrid is to fly which costs 15 000 Ft - 70 000 Ft and takes 6 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Madrid is to fly which costs 15 000 Ft - 70 000 Ft and takes 6 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Budapest to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Budapest and arriving at Madrid Estacion Sur via Timisoara. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26 h 28 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Budapest to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Kelenföld and arriving at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha via Zürich HB, Basel SBB and Avignon TGV. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25 h 13 min.

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The distance between Budapest and Madrid is 1974 km. The road distance is 2520.5 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Madrid without a car is to train which takes 25 h 13 min and costs 120 000 Ft - 190 000 Ft.

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It takes approximately 6 h 30 min to get from Budapest to Madrid, including transfers.

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Budapest to Madrid bus services, operated by SC Latino Expres S.R.L., depart from Budapest station.

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

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The best way to get from Budapest to Madrid is to fly which takes 6 h 30 min and costs 15 000 Ft - 70 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 120 000 Ft - 190 000 Ft and takes 25 h 13 min, you could also bus, which costs 49 000 Ft - 80 000 Ft and takes 26 h 28 min.

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  • Distance: 1233.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 30 min

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

Iberia, Ryanair and 11 other airlines fly from Budapest to Madrid hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Budapest to Madrid via Zürich HB, Basel SBB, and Avignon TGV in around 25 h 13 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Budapest to Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Vienna to Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Vienna to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Budapest to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Vienna to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Vienna to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Budapest to Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Flights from Budapest to Madrid via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Flights from Budapest to Madrid via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Budapest to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Flights from Vienna to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Budapest to Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $370
Flights from Vienna to Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Budapest to Madrid via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Vienna to Madrid via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Vienna to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Budapest to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Budapest to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Budapest to Madrid via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Vienna to Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $750
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 Kelenföld to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
10 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$160 - $270
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 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
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
Train from Basel SBB to Avignon TGV
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $140
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$120 - $140
1st Class
$170 - $240
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Avignon TGV to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Marseille-St-Charles to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Ave. Duration
7 h 44 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $200
Website
en.oui.sncf
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 Salzburg Hbf to Landeck-Zams
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Raileurope.com
Bus operators
SC Latino Expres S.R.L.
Phone
0040263701919
Email
latinoexpres@yahoo.com
Website
latinoexpres.ro
Bus from Budapest to Timisoara
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Schedules at
latinoexpres.ro
Bus from Budapest to Arad
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Schedules at
latinoexpres.ro
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 Timisoara to Madrid Estacion Sur
Ave. Duration
20 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $200
Website
alsa.com
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Budapest to Marseille
Ave. Duration
24 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $210
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
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 Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Marseille, Marseille St. Charles
Ave. Duration
23 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Slovak Lines
Phone
+421 2 55422734
Email
info@slovaklines.sk
Website
slovaklines.sk
Bus from Budapest Népliget to Marseille Saint Charles
Ave. Duration
25 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$115
Schedules at
slovaklines.sk
Amring
Phone
+4-0269-238.788
Website
amring.autogari.ro
Bus from Arad to Madrid - Estacion Sur
Ave. Duration
34 h 15 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Schedules at
amring.autogari.ro

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The quickest flight from Budapest Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 15 min.

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Budapest to Madrid bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Madrid Estacion Sur station.

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Budapest to Madrid train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Madrid is 2520 km. It takes approximately 23 h 43 min to drive from Budapest to Madrid.

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Wizz Air, Iberia, Swiss and six other airlines offer flights from Budapest Airport to Madrid Airport.

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Book your Budapest to Madrid train tickets online with Loco2, Loco2 and two other operators.

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There are 3751+ hotels available in Madrid. Prices start at $53 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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