There are 7 ways to get from Brussels to Budapest by plane, train, bus 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.

Recommended option

Fly from Brussels  •  4 h 48 min

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

$66 - $243

Cheapest option

Train to Charleroi, fly  •  6 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles-Central to Charleroi Sud
  2. Fly from Charleroi (CRL) to Budapest (BUD) CRL - BUD

$30 - $107

5 alternative options

Train  •  14 h 6 min

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

$272 - $397

Bus Eurolines HU  •  21 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels to Budapest Népliget 792

$130

Bus FlixBus  •  25 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Bratislava, Bratislava Most SNP N136 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bratislava, Most SNP to Budapešť, Kelenföld vasútállomás M - Etele tér Rj

$86 - $137

Drive, train  •  13 h

  1. Drive from Brussels to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
  2. Take the train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to München Hbf Ice
  3. Drive from München Ost to Budapest

$224 - $332

Drive  •  12 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Brussels to Budapest 846.7 miles

$170 - $260

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

Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa and five 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 14 h 6 min.

Airlines
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Flights from Brussels to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Charleroi to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $220
Flights from Charleroi to Budapest via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$23 - $220
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Brussels to Budapest via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Charleroi to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $170
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Brussels to Budapest via Prague
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Brussels to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Brussels to Budapest via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Budapest via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Bruxelles-Central to Charleroi Sud
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $18
Train from Bruxelles-Nord to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
belgianrail.be
Purchase a
eurail.com
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
10 h 23 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$210 - $310
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
Eurolines HU
Phone
+36 (1) 382-0888
Email
info@volanbusz.hu
Website
eurolines.hu
Bus from Brussels to Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
21 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$129
Schedules at
nemzetkozi.volanbusz.hu
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Bratislava, Bratislava Most SNP
Ave. Duration
19 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Bratislava, Most SNP to Budapešť, Kelenföld vasútállomás M - Etele tér
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Schedules at
regiojet.sk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Brussels and Budapest is 1129 km. The road distance is 1355 km.

The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Budapest is to train and fly which costs 25€ - 95€ and takes 6 h 53 min.

The quickest way to get from Brussels to Budapest is to fly which takes 4 h 48 min and costs 55€ - 210€.

No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Bruxelles-Nord and arriving at Kelenföld via Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 6 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Brussels to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Brussels and arriving at Deák Ferenc tér M via Népliget M. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h 50 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 48 min to get from Brussels to Budapest, including transfers.