There are 10 ways to get from Brussels to Budapest by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly from Brussels  •  4h 59m

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Budapest (BUD) BRU - BUD

16 442 Ft - 66 926 Ft

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Fly from Charleroi, train  •  5h 34m

  1. Fly from Charleroi (CRL) to Budapest (BUD) CRL - BUD
  2. Take the train from Ferihegy to Budapest-Nyugati

5 720 Ft - 43 644 Ft

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Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly  •  6h 12m

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Budapest (BUD) AMS - BUD

38 834 Ft - 96 449 Ft

Train to Dusseldorf, fly  •  6h 58m

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Duesseldorf Flughafen Terminal
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Budapest (BUD) DUS - BUD

41 662 Ft - 134 726 Ft

Train, train to Eindhoven, fly  •  7h 25m

  1. Take the train from Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord to Breda
  2. Take the train from Breda to Eindhoven Centraal
  3. Fly from Eindhoven (EIN) to Budapest (BUD) EIN - BUD

15 120 Ft - 48 268 Ft

Train  •  14h 5m

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nord to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Kelenfoeld Rjx

68 959 Ft - 102 593 Ft

Bus  •  20h 43m

  1. Take the bus from Bruxelles, Nord to Liège 366 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Liège to Budapest, Budapest Népliget 1920

22 041 Ft - 31 270 Ft

Bus via Duisburg  •  27h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Bruxelles, Nord to Duisburg 153
  2. Take the bus from Duisburg Mercatorstrasse to Budapest Nepliget Dortmund - Varna / ...

30 613 Ft - 42 432 Ft

Night train, train  •  17h 49m

  1. Take the night train from Bruxelles-Nord to Wien Hbf Nj
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Keleti Ec / ...

44 681 Ft - 63 070 Ft

Drive  •  12h 5m

  1. Drive from Brussels to Budapest 1354.7 km

50 000 Ft - 80 000 Ft

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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Budapest is to fly and train which costs 16€ - 130€ and takes 5h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Budapest is to fly which costs 45€ - 200€ and takes 4h 59m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brussels to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Bruxelles, Nord and arriving at Deák Ferenc tér M via Liège and Népliget M. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 43m.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Bruxelles-Nord and arriving at Kelenfoeld via Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 5m.

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The distance between Brussels and Budapest is 1129 km. The road distance is 1354.7 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Budapest without a car is to train which takes 14h 5m and costs 200€ - 300€.

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It takes approximately 4h 59m to get from Brussels to Budapest, including transfers.

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Brussels to Budapest bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Bruxelles, Nord station.

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Brussels to Budapest train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Bruxelles-Nord station.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Budapest is to fly which takes 4h 59m and costs 45€ - 200€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 200€ - 300€ and takes 14h 5m, you could also bus, which costs 60€ - 95€ and takes 20h 43m.

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  • Distance: 1128.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 59m

What companies run services between Brussels, Belgium and Budapest, Hungary?

Brussels Airlines, LOT and seven other airlines fly from Brussels to Budapest hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Brussels to Budapest via Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf in around 14h 5m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55 000 Ft - 120 000 Ft
Flights from Brussels to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55 000 Ft - 120 000 Ft
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55 000 Ft - 130 000 Ft
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55 000 Ft - 130 000 Ft
Flights from Dusseldorf to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
19 000 Ft - 110 000 Ft
Flights from Dusseldorf to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55 000 Ft - 240 000 Ft
Flights from Dusseldorf to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55 000 Ft - 240 000 Ft
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Charleroi to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
6 000 Ft - 55 000 Ft
Flights from Charleroi to Budapest via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
6 000 Ft - 55 000 Ft
Flights from Eindhoven to Budapest via Pisa
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
17 000 Ft - 75 000 Ft
Flights from Eindhoven to Budapest via Venice Treviso
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
17 000 Ft - 75 000 Ft
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
36 000 Ft - 130 000 Ft
Flights from Brussels to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55 000 Ft - 120 000 Ft
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Brussels to Budapest via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65 000 Ft - 130 000 Ft
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Budapest via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65 000 Ft - 170 000 Ft
Flights from Dusseldorf to Budapest via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65 000 Ft - 270 000 Ft
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Brussels to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
14 000 Ft - 80 000 Ft
Flights from Charleroi to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
3 300 Ft - 45 000 Ft
Flights from Eindhoven to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
6 500 Ft - 49 000 Ft
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
41 000 Ft - 120 000 Ft
Flights from Dusseldorf to Budapest via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55 000 Ft - 150 000 Ft
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Budapest via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
30 000 Ft - 95 000 Ft
Flights from Dusseldorf to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
19 000 Ft - 110 000 Ft
Flights from Dusseldorf to Budapest via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
19 000 Ft - 110 000 Ft
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Brussels to Budapest via Prague
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
27 000 Ft - 80 000 Ft
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Budapest via Prague
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
26 000 Ft - 75 000 Ft
Flights from Dusseldorf to Budapest via Prague
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
30 000 Ft - 140 000 Ft
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60 000 Ft - 150 000 Ft
Flights from Dusseldorf to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50 000 Ft - 270 000 Ft
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Brussels to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
10 000 Ft - 100 000 Ft
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
24 000 Ft - 85 000 Ft
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
21 000 Ft - 41 000 Ft
Website
Thalys
Standard
21 000 Ft - 29 000 Ft
Comfort
25 000 Ft - 33 000 Ft
Premium
30 000 Ft - 41 000 Ft
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Duesseldorf Flughafen Terminal
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
25 000 Ft - 49 000 Ft
Website
Thalys
Standard
25 000 Ft - 34 000 Ft
Comfort
29 000 Ft - 38 000 Ft
Premium
36 000 Ft - 49 000 Ft
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord to Breda
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
3 600 Ft - 5 500 Ft
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
3 600 Ft - 5 500 Ft
1st Class
5 500 Ft - 8 000 Ft
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Breda to Eindhoven Centraal
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
3 600 Ft - 8 500 Ft
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
3 600 Ft - 5 000 Ft
1st Class
6 000 Ft - 8 500 Ft
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bruxelles-Nord to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
24 000 Ft - 33 000 Ft
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
10h 23m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
45 000 Ft - 70 000 Ft
Website
Railjet
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
12 000 Ft - 18 000 Ft
Website
Railjet
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Bruxelles-Nord to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
14h 11m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
32 000 Ft - 43 000 Ft
Website
Nightjet
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
15 000 Ft - 21 000 Ft
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
1 900 Ft - 6 500 Ft
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
1 900 Ft - 2 400 Ft
1st Class
5 500 Ft - 6 500 Ft
Bus operators
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Bruxelles, Nord to Liège
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
4 900 Ft - 7 000 Ft
Website
Eurolines FR
Bus from Bruxelles, Nord to Duisburg
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
7 000 Ft - 11 000 Ft
Website
Eurolines FR
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Liège
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
2 600 Ft - 3 300 Ft
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Liège to Budapest, Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
17h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
19 000 Ft - 24 000 Ft
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Duisburg Mercatorstrasse to Budapest Nepliget
Ave. Duration
21h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
23 000 Ft - 32 000 Ft
Website
Karat-S

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Budapest Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 55m.

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

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Brussels to Budapest train services, operated by Railjet, arrive at Kelenfoeld station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Budapest is 1355 km. It takes approximately 12h 5m to drive from Brussels to Budapest.

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Wizz Air, LOT, CSA and three other airlines offer flights from Brussels Airport to Budapest Airport.

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There are 3917+ hotels available in Budapest. Prices start at 27 500 Ft per night.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 20 min and costs 16€ - 18€.

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