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There are 7 ways to get from Basel to Budapest by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly from Basel  •  4h 32m

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

$65 - $246

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  15h 20m

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

$60 - $110

5 alternative options

Train to Zurich, fly  •  5h 48m

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

$120 - $320

Train  •  12h 34m

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 36 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Kelenföld Rj

$193 - $318

Bus Eurolines CH  •  20h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Basel to Bratislava
  2. Take the bus from Bratislava, Autobusová stanica Nivy to Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop RegioJet

$80 - $95

Train, night train  •  14h 15m

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 36 / ...
  2. Take the night train from Zürich HB to Budapest-Keleti En

$215 - $350

Drive  •  10h 10m

  1. Drive from Basel to Budapest 662.7 miles

$130 - $200

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The cheapest way to get from Basel to Budapest is to bus which costs SFr 75 - SFr 95 and takes 20h 27m.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Budapest is to fly which costs SFr 60 - SFr 250 and takes 4h 32m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Basel, Basel central station station and arriving at Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld. Services depart four times a week, and operate Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 15h 20m.

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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 12h 34m.

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

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The best way to get from Basel to Budapest without a car is to train which takes 12h 34m and costs SFr 190 - SFr 320.

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It takes approximately 4h 32m to get from Basel to Budapest, including transfers.

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Basel to Budapest bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Basel, Basel central station.

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Basel to Budapest train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Basel SBB station.

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The best way to get from Basel to Budapest is to fly which takes 4h 32m and costs SFr 60 - SFr 250. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 190 - SFr 320 and takes 12h 34m, you could also bus, which costs SFr 60 - SFr 110 and takes 15h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Basel to Budapest.
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  • Distance: 537.6 miles
  • Duration: 4h 32m

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

Wizz Air, easyJet 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 12h 34m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Basel to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Zurich to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $480
Flights from Zurich to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $480
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zurich to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $410
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Basel to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Train operators
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 Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
10h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$160 - $260
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Night train from Zürich HB to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
11h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$180 - $290
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
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 Basel, Basel central station to Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
15h 20m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Basel to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
14h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Book at
eurolines.ch
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Bratislava, Autobusová stanica Nivy to Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
regiojet.com

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The quickest flight from Basel Airport to Budapest Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 40m.

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Basel to Budapest bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld station.

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Basel to Budapest train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Kelenföld station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Basel to Budapest is 1060 km. It takes approximately 10h 10m to drive from Basel to Budapest.

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Wizz Air, easyJet and Lufthansa offer flights from Basel Airport to Budapest Airport.

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Book your Basel to Budapest bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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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 Basel to Basel Airport is to line 50 bus which takes 8m and costs SFr 2 - SFr 4.

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