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

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Fly  •  5h 33m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Budapest (BUD) BCN - BUD

$59 - $199

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Train  •  21h 2m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Paris Gare de Lyon Tgv
  2. Take the train from Paris Est to Stuttgart Hbf Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Kelenföld Rj

$488 - $657

Bus Eurolines FR  •  33h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Avignon
  2. Take the bus from Avignon Gare Routière to Budapest Népliget

$108 - $302

Bus FlixBus  •  34h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona Bus Station North to Girona Costa Brava Airport 604
  2. Take the bus from Girona Airport to Budapest, Budapest Népliget 1922

$123 - $208

Drive  •  18h 4m

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Budapest 1206.8 miles

$220 - $330

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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Budapest is to fly which costs 50€ - 180€ and takes 5h 33m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Budapest is to fly which costs 50€ - 180€ and takes 5h 33m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Barcelona station to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Barcelona Bus Station North and arriving at Deák Ferenc tér M via Girona Airport and Népliget M. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 34h 4m.

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No, there is no direct train from Barcelona to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Barcelona Sants and arriving at Kelenföld via Paris Gare De Lyon, Paris Est and Stuttgart Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21h 2m.

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The distance between Barcelona and Budapest is 1497 km. The road distance is 1930.9 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Budapest without a car is to train which takes 21h 2m and costs 420€ - 600€.

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It takes approximately 5h 33m to get from Barcelona to Budapest, including transfers.

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Barcelona to Budapest bus services, operated by Sagales, arrive at Barcelona Bus Station North.

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Barcelona to Budapest train services, operated by inOui TGV, depart from Barcelona Sants station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Budapest is to fly which takes 5h 33m and costs 50€ - 180€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 420€ - 600€ and takes 21h 2m, you could also bus, which costs 90€ - 270€ and takes 33h 23m.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Budapest.
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  • Distance: 935.9 miles
  • Duration: 5h 33m

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

Vueling Airlines, Ryanair and nine other airlines fly from Barcelona to Budapest hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Barcelona to Budapest via Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare De Lyon, Paris Nord, Paris Est, and Stuttgart Hbf in around 21h 2m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Barcelona to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Flights from Barcelona to Budapest via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$100 - $800
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Flights from Barcelona to Budapest via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$100 - $800
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Flights from Barcelona to Budapest via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Barcelona to Budapest via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Budapest via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Barcelona to Budapest via Prague
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Barcelona to Budapest via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Barcelona Sants to Paris Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
6h 28m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$200 - $230
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$200 - $230
1st Class
$260 - $390
Train from Paris Est to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $220
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants Station to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
6h 28m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Website
renfe.com
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 Paris Est to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
9h 4m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$170 - $260
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
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 Barcelona to Avignon
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
alsa.com
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Avignon Gare Routière to Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
25h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$75 - $250
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Sagales
Phone
93 593 13 00
Email
info@sagales.com
Website
sagales.com
Bus from Barcelona Bus Station North to Girona Costa Brava Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $17
Website
Sagales
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 Girona Airport to Budapest, Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
31h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$110 - $190
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Budapest Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 25m.

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Barcelona to Budapest bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Budapest, Budapest Népliget station.

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Barcelona to Budapest train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Kelenföld station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Budapest is 1931 km. It takes approximately 18h 4m to drive from Barcelona to Budapest.

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Vueling Airlines, Wizz Air, Swiss and six other airlines offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Budapest Airport.

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There are 4563+ hotels available in Budapest. Prices start at $33 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to train which takes 24m and costs 1€ - 7€.

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