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

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Fly from Bologna  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Budapest (BUD) BLQ - BUD

$48 - $255

6 alternative options

Train to Florence, fly  •  8 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Firenze S.Maria Novella
  2. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Budapest (BUD) FLR - BUD

$104 - $308

Train, train to Pisa, fly  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Firenze S.Maria Novella
  2. Take the train from Firenze Smn to Pisa C.Le
  3. Fly from Pisa (PSA) to Budapest (BUD) PSA - BUD

$64 - $279

Train  •  12 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Wien HBF En
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Kelenföld Rj / ...

$105 - $186

Bus  •  13 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Bologna Autostazione Piazza XX Settembre to Budapest Népliget N536

$51 - $83

Night train, train  •  13 h 25 min

  1. Take the night train from Bologna C.Le to Wien HBF En
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Kelenföld Rj / ...

$106 - $187

Drive  •  8 h

  1. Drive from Bologna to Budapest 528.5 miles

$120 - $190

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The cheapest way to get from Bologna to Budapest is to bus which costs 40€ - 75€ and takes 13 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bologna to Budapest is to fly which costs 40€ - 220€ and takes 4 h 26 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bologna to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Bologna Autostazione Piazza XX Settembre and arriving at Deák Ferenc tér M via Népliget M. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bologna to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Bologna C.Le and arriving at Kelenföld via Wien Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 59 min.

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The distance between Bologna and Budapest is 682 km. The road distance is 845.7 km.

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The best way to get from Bologna to Budapest without a car is to train which takes 12 h 59 min and costs 85€ - 160€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 26 min to get from Bologna to Budapest, including transfers.

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Bologna to Budapest bus services, operated by Eurolines IT, depart from Bologna Autostazione Piazza XX Settembre station.

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Bologna to Budapest train services, operated by Trenitalia, depart from Bologna C.Le station.

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The best way to get from Bologna to Budapest is to fly which takes 4 h 26 min and costs 40€ - 220€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 85€ - 160€ and takes 12 h 59 min, you could also bus, which costs 40€ - 75€ and takes 13 h 50 min.

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Map of how to get from Bologna to Budapest.
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  • Distance: 426.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 26 min

What companies run services between Bologna, Italy and Budapest, Hungary?

Wizz Air, Austrian Airlines and Ryanair fly from Bologna to Budapest once daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bologna to Budapest via Wien HBF and Wien Hbf in around 12 h 59 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Florence to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Florence to Budapest via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $430
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Florence to Budapest via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $450
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Bologna to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Florence to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bologna to Budapest via Naples
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$60 - $200
Flights from Pisa to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Florence to Budapest via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Florence to Budapest via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Pisa to Budapest via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Bologna to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $310
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Florence to Budapest via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $480
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Florence to Budapest via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $750
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna C.Le to Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Firenze Smn to Pisa C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$11 - $14
Train from Bologna C.Le to Wien HBF
Ave. Duration
9 h 49 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $120
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$95 - $120
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
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 Bologna, Bologna to Budapest, Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
12 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Bologna Airport to Budapest Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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Bologna to Budapest bus services, operated by Eurolines IT, arrive at Budapest Népliget station.

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Bologna to Budapest train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Kelenföld station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bologna to Budapest is 846 km. It takes approximately 8 h to drive from Bologna to Budapest.

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Wizz Air, Austrian Airlines and Ryanair offer flights from Bologna Airport to Budapest Airport.

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There are 4390+ hotels available in Budapest. Prices start at $49 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bologna to Bologna Airport is to line 40 bus which takes 13 min and costs 1€ - 3€.

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