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There are 5 ways to get from Athens to Budapest by plane, bus, train, night train or car

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Fly  •  5 h 30 min

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

$57 - $282

4 alternative options

Bus FP Travel  •  23 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Budapest Siamos Tours

$80 - $130

Bus Crazy Holidays  •  23 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Budapest Népliget

$59 - $79

Train, night train  •  30 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Athens to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the night train from Thessaloniki to Skopje
  3. Take the train from Skopje to Belgrade 334
  4. Take the train from Beograd to Budapest-Keleti D

$114 - $235

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 Athens to Budapest is to bus which costs 50€ - 70€ and takes 23 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Budapest is to fly which costs 45€ - 250€ and takes 5 h 30 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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No, there is no direct train from Athens to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Athens and arriving at Budapest-Keleti via Thessaloniki, Skopje and Beograd. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30 h 56 min.

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The distance between Athens and Budapest is 1125 km. The road distance is 1475 km.

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The best way to get from Athens to Budapest without a car is to bus which takes 23 h 30 min and costs 65€ - 110€.

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

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Athens to Budapest bus services, operated by FP Travel, depart from Athens station.

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Athens to Budapest train services, operated by Greek Railways (OSE), depart from Athens station.

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The best way to get from Athens to Budapest is to fly which takes 5 h 30 min and costs 45€ - 250€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 65€ - 110€ and takes 23 h 30 min.

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Map of how to get from Athens to Budapest.
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  • Distance: 702.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 30 min

What companies run services between Athens, Greece and Budapest, Hungary?

Aegean Airlines, Ryanair and three other airlines fly from Athens to Budapest 3 times a day. Alternatively, FP Travel operates a bus from Athens to Budapest 3 times a week. Tickets cost $92 and the journey takes 23 h 30 min. Siamos Tours also services this route once a week.

Airlines
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
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
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
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
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Athens to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
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
Serbian Railways
Website
srbvoz.rs
Night train from Thessaloniki to Skopje
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $19
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$7 - $11
1st Class Ticket
$12 - $19
Macedonian Railways (MZ)
Phone
+389 (2) 3 164 255
Website
mzt.mk
Train from Skopje to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
9 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $100
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Bus operators
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
Siamos Tours
Phone
0030 2108219900
Email
vsiamos@otenet.gr
Website
siamostours.gr
Bus from Athens to Budapest
Ave. Duration
20 h 47 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$80 - $130
Schedules at
siamostours.gr
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Athens to Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
23 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr

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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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Athens to Budapest bus services, operated by FP Travel, arrive at Budapest station.

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Budapest is 1 h behind Athens. It is currently 9:48 PM in Athens and 8:48 PM in Budapest.

Athens to Budapest train services, operated by Serbian Railways (ŽS), arrive at Budapest-Keleti station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Athens to Budapest is 1475 km. It takes approximately 14 h 51 min to drive from Athens 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 4327+ hotels available in Budapest. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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

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