There are 6 ways to get from Barcelona to Budapest by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  5 h 42 min

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

$59 - $199

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Train, bus  •  24 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Girona A / ...
  2. Take the bus from Gerona/Girona to Beziers
  3. Take the train from Beziers to Dijon Ville Tgv
  4. Take the train from Dijon Ville to Zürich HB Tgv
  5. Take the train from Zürich HB to Kelenföld Rj

$379 - $532

Train  •  26 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Girona A / ...
  2. Take the train from Girona to Port Bou Ir / ...
  3. Take the train from Cerbère to Montpellier Saint-Roch
  4. Take the train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Mulhouse Ville Tgv
  5. Take the train from Mulhouse Ville to Zürich HB 3-Y / ...
  6. Take the train from Zürich HB to Kelenföld Rj

$380 - $591

Bus FlixBus  •  33 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Budapest, Budapest Népliget 1922

$125 - $203

Bus Eurolines FR  •  33 h 30 min

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

$110 - $314

Drive  •  18 h 4 min

  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€ - 170€ and takes 5 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Budapest is to fly which costs 50€ - 170€ and takes 5 h 42 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Barcelona to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Barcelona and arriving at Deák Ferenc tér M via Népliget M. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33 h 15 min.

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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 Girona, Cerbère, Montpellier Saint-Roch, Mulhouse Ville and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26 h 18 min.

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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 and bus which takes 24 h 17 min and costs 320€ - 460€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 42 min to get from Barcelona to Budapest, including transfers.

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Barcelona to Budapest bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Barcelona station.

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Barcelona to Budapest train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), depart from Barcelona Sants station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Budapest is to fly which takes 5 h 42 min and costs 50€ - 170€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 320€ - 550€ and takes 26 h 18 min, you could also bus, which costs 100€ - 180€ and takes 33 h 15 min.

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Budapest Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 30 min.

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

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  • Distance: 935.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 42 min

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

Vueling Airlines, Ryanair and 10 other airlines fly from Barcelona to Budapest hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Barcelona to Budapest via Girona, Port Bou, Cerbère, Montpellier Saint-Roch, Mulhouse Ville, and Zürich HB in around 26 h 18 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Barcelona to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Flights from Barcelona to Budapest via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Barcelona to Budapest via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Budapest via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Budapest via Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $410
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Barcelona to Budapest via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Train operators
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 to Girona
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Website
renfe.com
Train from Girona to Port Bou
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $19
Website
renfe.com
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Beziers to Dijon Ville
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $220
Train from Dijon Ville to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$95 - $130
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $160
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$130 - $160
1st Class
$180 - $270
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$29 - $35
1st Class
$49 - $54
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 Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
10 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$170 - $270
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Cerbère to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$45 - $75
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 Gerona/Girona to Beziers
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Barcelona to Avignon
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
alsa.com
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 Barcelona to Budapest, Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
32 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $210
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Avignon Gare Routière to Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
25 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$75 - $260
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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