There are 7 ways to get from Basel to Budapest by plane, train, bus, 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.

Recommended option

Fly from Basel  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Budapest (BUD) BSL - BUD

$65 - $246

6 alternative options

Train to Zurich, fly  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Budapest (BUD) ZRH - BUD

$113 - $319

Train  •  12 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 3 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Kelenföld Rj

$193 - $318

Bus  •  15 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel, Basel central station to Budapest, Budapest Népliget N391

$66 - $106

Train, bus  •  17 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to St. Gallen 37 / ...
  2. Take the bus from St. Gallen to Budapest

$130 - $204

Train, night train  •  13 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 3 / ...
  2. Take the night train from Zürich HB to Budapest-Keleti En

$203 - $338

Drive  •  10 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Basel to Budapest 662.7 miles

$130 - $200

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Basel to Budapest is to bus which costs SFr 65 - SFr 110 and takes 15 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Budapest is to fly which costs SFr 65 - SFr 250 and takes 4 h 36 min.

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The distance between Basel and Budapest is 860 km. The road distance is 1060.3 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 36 min to get from Basel to Budapest, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Basel station to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Basel, Basel central station and arriving at Deák Ferenc tér M via Népliget M. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 44 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Basel to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Basel SBB and arriving at Kelenföld via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 15 min.

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What companies run services between Basel, Switzerland and Budapest, Hungary?

easyJet, Wizz Air and Lufthansa fly from Basel to Budapest every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Basel to Budapest via Zürich HB in around 12 h 15 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Basel to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Zurich to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $480
Flights from Zurich to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $480
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zurich to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $410
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Basel to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
10 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$160 - $260
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to St. Gallen
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Night train from Zürich HB to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
11 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$170 - $280
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
FlixBus
Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Basel, Basel central station to Budapest, Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
15 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from St. Gallen to Budapest
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Book at
eurolines.ch

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