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

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Fly from Bologna  •  4 h 22 min

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

$48 - $255

Cheapest option

Bus  •  13 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Bologna, Bologna to Venice, Venice Mestre 536 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Venice, Venice Mestre to Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld 977

$45 - $96

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Train, train to Pisa, fly  •  6 h 21 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 - $281

Train  •  13 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Venezia Mestre Rv / ...
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Wien Hbf Rj
  3. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Kelenföld Rj / ...

$126 - $219

Night train, train  •  14 h 30 min

  1. Take the night train from Bologna Centrale Station to Wiener Neustadt
  2. Take the train from Sopron to Györ R / ...
  3. Take the train from Györ to Budapest-Déli R / ...

$84 - $116

Drive  •  8 h

  1. Drive from Bologna to Budapest 528.5 miles

$120 - $190

Train, shuttle  •  9 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Venezia Mestre Rv / ...
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Venezia to Budapest Eurobusways

$93 - $206

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The cheapest way to get from Bologna to Budapest is to bus which costs 35€ - 85€ and takes 13 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bologna to Budapest is to fly which costs 40€ - 230€ and takes 4 h 22 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bologna to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Bologna, Bologna and arriving at Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld via Venice, Venice Mestre. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 5 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 Venezia Mestre and Wien Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 30 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 bus which takes 13 h 5 min and costs 35€ - 85€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 22 min to get from Bologna to Budapest, including transfers.

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Bologna to Budapest bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Bologna, Bologna 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 22 min and costs 40€ - 230€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 35€ - 85€ and takes 13 h 5 min, you could also train, which costs 110€ - 190€ and takes 13 h 30 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 22 min

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

Wizz Air and Austrian Airlines fly from Bologna to Budapest once daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bologna to Budapest via Venice, Venice Mestre in around 13 h 5 min.

Airlines
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Bologna to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $310
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Bologna to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Pisa to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Pisa to Budapest via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
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
$15 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
italotreno.it
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
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$11 - $14
Train from Bologna C.Le to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$20 - $24
Train from Venezia Mestre to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
7 h 28 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Raileurope.com
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Bologna Centrale Station to Wiener Neustadt
Ave. Duration
9 h 31 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Schedules at
nightjet.com
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Sopron to Györ
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Györ to Budapest-Déli
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
mavcsoport.hu
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 Bologna, Bologna to Venice, Venice Mestre
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Venice, Venice Mestre to Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
flixbus.it
Bus from Bologna - Terminal Bus 200 Mt. Da Stazione Fs to VENEZIA MESTRE - Viale stazione lato opposto civico 8/C
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Baltour
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Bologna, Autostaz.Piazza XX Settembre to Venice Mestre, St. di autobus
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
regiojet.com
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 20 9148100
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Venezia to Budapest
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$80 - $180
Schedules at
eurobusways.com

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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 FlixBus, arrive at Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld 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 and Austrian Airlines offer flights from Bologna Airport to Budapest Airport.

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Book your Bologna to Budapest train tickets online with Loco2, Loco2 and Loco2.

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Book your Bologna to Budapest bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 4523+ hotels available in Budapest. Prices start at $40 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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