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

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Fly from Athens  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Budapest (BUD) ATH - BUD

$57 - $282

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Fly from Heraklion  •  7 h

  1. Fly from Heraklion (HER) to Budapest (BUD) HER - BUD

$103 - $353

Fly from Thessaloniki  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Thessaloniki (SKG) to Budapest (BUD) SKG - BUD

$59 - $364

Train, bus  •  20 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Athens to Thessaloniki Αθήνα - Θεσσαλονίκη
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Budapest Simeonidis

$77 - $131

Bus Siamos Tours  •  23 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Budapest

$79 - $99

Bus FP Travel  •  23 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Budapest Siamos Tours

$80 - $130

Drive  •  14 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Athens to Budapest 921.9 miles

$220 - $320

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The cheapest way to get from Greece to Budapest is to bus which costs 65€ - 90€ and takes 23 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Greece to Budapest is to fly which costs 50€ - 320€ and takes 5 h 5 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Athens and arriving at Budapest. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 23 h 30 min.

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The distance between Greece and Budapest is 975 km. The road distance is 1475 km.

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The best way to get from Greece to Budapest without a car is to train and bus which takes 20 h 22 min and costs 65€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 30 min to get from Greece to Budapest, including transfers.

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Greece to Budapest bus services, operated by Siamos Tours, depart from Athens station.

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The best way to get from Greece to Budapest is to fly which takes 5 h 30 min and costs 45€ - 250€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 65€ - 90€ and takes 23 h 25 min.

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The quickest flight from Athens Airport to Budapest Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h.

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Greece to Budapest bus services, operated by Siamos Tours, arrive at Budapest station.

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Map of how to get from Greece to Budapest.
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  • Distance: 609.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 30 min

What companies run services between Greece and Budapest, Hungary?

Aegean Airlines, Ryanair and three other airlines fly from Athens to Budapest 3 times a day. Alternatively, Siamos Tours operates a bus from Athens to Budapest once a week. Tickets cost $75 - $95 and the journey takes 22 h.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Athens to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Heraklion to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Flights from Heraklion to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Athens to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $190
Flights from Heraklion to Budapest via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$40 - $190
Flights from Thessaloniki to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $550
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Athens to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Heraklion to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,100
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Heraklion to Budapest via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Heraklion to Budapest via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Flights from Heraklion to Budapest via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Athens to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $260
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Heraklion to Budapest via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Heraklion to Budapest via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
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Second Class
$27 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
Bus operators
Simeonidis Tours
Siamos Tours
Phone
0030 2108219900
Email
vsiamos@otenet.gr
Website
siamostours.gr
Bus from Athens to Budapest
Ave. Duration
22 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$75 - $95
Schedules at
siamostours.gr
FP Travel
Website
fptravel.gr
Bus from Athens to Budapest
Ave. Duration
23 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$92
Schedules at
fptravel.gr

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Budapest is 1 h behind Greece. It is currently 7:26 AM in Greece and 6:26 AM in Budapest.

Yes, the driving distance between Greece to Budapest is 1475 km. It takes approximately 14 h 51 min to drive from Greece to Budapest.

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Aegean Airlines, Ryanair, Wizz Air and two other airlines offer flights from Athens Airport to Budapest Airport.

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There are 4418+ hotels available in Budapest. Prices start at $40 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Greece to Athens Airport is to subway which takes 42 min and costs 9€.

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