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

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Fly from Basel  •  4 h 36 min

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

$65 - $246

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Train to Zurich, fly  •  5 h 52 min

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

$120 - $320

Train, EuroNight  •  13 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 36 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Wien Hbf Rj
  3. Take the EuroNight from Wien Hauptbahnhof to Budapest-Kelenföld

$152 - $273

Bus FlixBus  •  15 h 44 min

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

$65 - $105

Bus Eurolines CH  •  18 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel to Bratislava
  2. Take the bus from Bratislava, Autobusová stanica Nivy to Budapest, Kelenföld vasútállomás M - Etele tér RegioJet

$76 - $91

Drive  •  10 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Basel to Budapest 662.7 miles

$130 - $200

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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 Budapest-Kelenföld via Zürich HB and Wien Hauptbahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 22 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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The best way to get from Basel to Budapest without a car is to train and EuroNight which takes 13 h 22 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 36 min 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 4 h 36 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 15 h 44 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Basel to Budapest.
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  • Distance: 537.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 36 min

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

easyJet, Wizz Air and two other airlines fly from Basel to Budapest every 4 hours. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Basel to Budapest 5 times a week. Tickets cost $60 - $110 and the journey takes 15 h 25 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 Basel to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Zurich to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $410
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)

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
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $200
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Night train from Wien Hauptbahnhof to Budapest-Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
cd.cz
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.

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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
5 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
14 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Book at
eurolines.ch
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Bratislava, Autobusová stanica Nivy to Budapest, Kelenföld vasútállomás M - Etele tér
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
regiojet.sk

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Basel to Budapest train services, operated by Czech Railways (ČD), arrive at Budapest-Kelenföld station.

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

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

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The best way to get from Basel to Basel Airport is to line 50 bus which takes 8 min and costs .

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