There are 5 ways to get from Athens to Budapest by plane, bus, train, 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  •  5 h 30 min

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

$57 - $282

4 alternative options

Bus Crazy Holidays  •  23 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Budapest Népliget 597

$59 - $80

Bus FP Travel  •  24 h

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Budapest Korona Travel / ...

$90 - $130

Train, night train  •  30 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Αθήνα to Θεσσαλονίκη
  2. Take the night train from Thessaloniki to Gevgelija
  3. Take the train from Gevgelija to Beograd
  4. Take the train from Beograd to Budapest-Keleti Ec / ...

$106 - $189

Drive  •  14 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Athens to Budapest 921.9 miles

$220 - $320

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Athens to Budapest is to bus which costs 50€ - 70€ and takes 23 h 49 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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The distance between Athens and Budapest is 1125 km. The road distance is 1475 km.

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

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Athens and arriving at Budapest. Services depart five times a week, and operate Thursday. The journey takes approximately 24 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Athens to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Αθήνα and arriving at Budapest-Keleti via Thessaloniki, Gevgelija and Beograd. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30 h 51 min.

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

Aegean Airlines, Ryanair and five other airlines fly from Athens to Budapest 5 times a day. Alternatively, Crazy Holidays operates a bus from Athens to Budapest 3 times a week. Tickets cost $55 - $80 and the journey takes 23 h 30 min. Eurolines HU also services this route 3 times a week.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Athens to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Athens to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday, 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
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Athens to Budapest via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $380
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Athens to Budapest via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Athens to Budapest via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Αθήνα to Θεσσαλονίκη
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$27 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
Serbian Railways
Website
srbvoz.rs
Night train from Thessaloniki to Gevgelija
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$2 - $4
1st Class Ticket
$4 - $7
Macedonian Railways (MZ)
Phone
+389 (2) 3 164 255
Website
mzt.mk
Train from Gevgelija to Beograd
Ave. Duration
11 h 56 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $65
mzt.mk
mzt.mk
Bus operators
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
Eurolines HU
Phone
+36 (1) 382-0888
Email
info@volanbusz.hu
Website
eurolines.hu
Bus from Athens to Budapest
Ave. Duration
23 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Schedules at
nemzetkozi.volanbusz.hu
FP Travel
Website
fptravel.gr
Bus from Athens to Budapest
Ave. Duration
24 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$94
Schedules at
fptravel.gr
Korona Travel
Phone
210.92.33.33
Email
info@koronatravel.gr
Website
koronatravel.gr
Bus from Athens to Budapest
Ave. Duration
15 h 39 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$105
Schedules at
koronatravel.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
$90 - $130
Schedules at
siamostours.gr

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