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There are 9 ways to get from Bern to Budapest by train, plane, 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.

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Train to Basel, fly  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Budapest (BUD) BSL - BUD

$101 - $311

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Bus  •  17 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Bern to Budapest

$86 - $102

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Train to Zurich, fly  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Budapest (BUD) ZRH - BUD

$121 - $319

Train to Geneva, fly  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Genève-Aéroport
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Budapest (BUD) GVA - BUD

$108 - $292

Train, bus to Milan Malpensa, fly  •  8 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Domodossola
  2. Take the bus from Domodossola, Stazione to Malpensa, aeroporto
  3. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Budapest (BUD) MXP - BUD

$103 - $249

Train  •  12 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Zürich HB 1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Kelenföld Rj

$201 - $332

Train, bus  •  16 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Zürich HB 1 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Zurich to Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld N391

$97 - $168

Train, night train  •  13 h 59 min

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

$223 - $364

Drive  •  10 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Bern to Budapest 686 miles

$140 - $210

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The cheapest way to get from Bern to Budapest is to bus which costs SFr 85 - SFr 110 and takes 17 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bern to Budapest is to train and fly which costs SFr 120 - SFr 320 and takes 5 h 33 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bern to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Bern and arriving at Deák Ferenc tér M via Népliget M. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bern to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Bern and arriving at Kelenföld via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 18 min.

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The distance between Bern and Budapest is 877 km. The road distance is 1097.6 km.

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The best way to get from Bern to Budapest without a car is to train which takes 12 h 18 min and costs SFr 200 - SFr 340.

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It takes approximately 5 h 40 min to get from Bern to Budapest, including transfers.

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Bern to Budapest bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, depart from Bern station.

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

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The best way to get from Bern to Budapest is to train which takes 12 h 18 min and costs SFr 200 - SFr 340. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 85 - SFr 110 and takes 17 h 5 min.

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Map of how to get from Bern to Budapest.
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  • Distance: 548 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 40 min

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

You can take a train from Bern to Budapest via Zürich HB in around 12 h 18 min. Alternatively, Eurolines CH operates a bus from Bern to Budapest 4 times a week. Tickets cost $80 - $100 and the journey takes 16 h 45 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Basel to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Zurich to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $480
Flights from Zurich to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $480
Flights from Geneva to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Geneva to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Basel to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Zurich to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Geneva to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Flights from Geneva to Budapest via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Budapest via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Basel to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$26 - $170
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $410
Flights from Geneva to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Geneva to Budapest via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Geneva to Budapest via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Budapest via Prague
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
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 Bern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
10 h 22 min
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
11 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$180 - $290
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Domodossola, Stazione to Malpensa, aeroporto
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Autoservizi Comazzi srl
Phone
0322 844 862
Email
comazzi@comazzibus.com
Website
comazzibus.com
Bus from Domodossola to Malpensa Airport T1
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Schedules at
comazzibus.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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
14 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Bern to Budapest
Ave. Duration
16 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $100
Book at
eurolines.ch

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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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Bern to Budapest bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, arrive at Budapest station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Bern to Budapest is 1098 km. It takes approximately 10 h 30 min to drive from Bern 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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There are 4418+ hotels available in Budapest. Prices start at $40 USD per night.

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