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There are 8 ways to get from Brussels to Budapest by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly from Brussels  •  4h 57m

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

17 675 Ft - 66 874 Ft

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Bus via Prague  •  19h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Gare du Midi to Prague, ÚAN Florenc RegioJet
  2. Take the bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop RegioJet

15 032 Ft - 21 107 Ft

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Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly  •  6h 18m

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

38 684 Ft - 141 128 Ft

Train, train to Dusseldorf, fly  •  7h 20m

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nord to Koeln Hbf
  2. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
  3. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Budapest (BUD) DUS - BUD

40 259 Ft - 140 904 Ft

Train  •  14h 6m

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

71 021 Ft - 104 038 Ft

Bus  •  27h

  1. Take the bus from Brussels-North train station to Düsseldorf central bus station N1153
  2. Take the bus from Dusseldorf Bus Station to Budapest Nepliget Dortmund - Varna / ...

29 005 Ft - 40 099 Ft

Night train, train  •  17h 23m

  1. Take the night train from Bruxelles-Nord to Wien Hbf Nj
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Deli Ic

36 489 Ft - 52 254 Ft

Drive  •  11h 46m

  1. Drive from Brussels to Budapest 1356.7 km

50 000 Ft - 80 000 Ft

Brussels to Budapest by train

The train journey time between Brussels and Budapest is around 21h 32m and covers a distance of around 1502 km. The fastest train normally takes 21h 32m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express and Railjet, the Brussels to Budapest train service departs from Bruxelles-Nord and arrives in Budapest-Kelenfoeld. Typically only one train runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Budapest is to bus via Prague which costs 40€ - 60€ and takes 19h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Budapest is to fly which costs 45€ - 190€ and takes 4h 57m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brussels to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Brussels, Gare du Midi and arriving at Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop via Prague, ÚAN Florenc. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 40m.

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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 Budapest-Kelenfoeld via Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 6m.

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The distance between Brussels and Budapest is 1129 km. The road distance is 1356.7 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Budapest without a car is to train which takes 14h 6m and costs 190€ - 290€.

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It takes approximately 4h 57m to get from Brussels to Budapest, including transfers.

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Brussels to Budapest bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Brussels, Gare du Midi 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 57m and costs 45€ - 190€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 190€ - 290€ and takes 14h 6m, you could also bus via Prague, which costs 40€ - 60€ and takes 19h 40m.

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  • Distance: 1128.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 57m

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

Brussels Airlines, Austrian Airlines and three other airlines fly from Brussels to Budapest 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Brussels to Budapest via Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf in around 14h 6m.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Brussels to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
29 000 Ft - 130 000 Ft
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
50 000 Ft - 170 000 Ft
Flights from Dusseldorf to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
22 000 Ft - 80 000 Ft
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
50 000 Ft - 95 000 Ft
Flights from Brussels to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50 000 Ft - 95 000 Ft
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
60 000 Ft - 130 000 Ft
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
60 000 Ft - 130 000 Ft
Flights from Dusseldorf to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
65 000 Ft - 180 000 Ft
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Budapest via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
38 000 Ft - 100 000 Ft
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40 000 Ft - 140 000 Ft
Flights from Dusseldorf to Budapest via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
36 000 Ft - 120 000 Ft
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Brussels to Budapest via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
50 000 Ft - 170 000 Ft
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Budapest via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
50 000 Ft - 150 000 Ft
Flights from Dusseldorf to Budapest via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
65 000 Ft - 190 000 Ft
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
18 000 Ft - 60 000 Ft
Flights from Dusseldorf to Budapest via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
18 000 Ft - 60 000 Ft
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
17 000 Ft - 150 000 Ft
Flights from Brussels to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50 000 Ft - 95 000 Ft
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
17 000 Ft - 55 000 Ft
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Budapest via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
39 000 Ft - 110 000 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
4 times a day
Estimated price
22 000 Ft - 43 000 Ft
Website
Thalys
Standard
22 000 Ft - 30 000 Ft
Comfort
26 000 Ft - 34 000 Ft
Premium
31 000 Ft - 43 000 Ft
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
14 000 Ft - 26 000 Ft
Website
Thalys
Standard
14 000 Ft - 20 000 Ft
Comfort
18 000 Ft - 24 000 Ft
Premium
19 000 Ft - 26 000 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 Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
15 000 Ft - 22 000 Ft
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
6 000 Ft - 9 000 Ft
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bruxelles-Nord to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
25 000 Ft - 34 000 Ft
Website
Deutsche Bahn
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
4 000 Ft - 5 000 Ft
Website
National Express Rail
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
ABELLIO Rail
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ABELLIO Rail
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Köln Hbf to D-Flughafen Bf
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
13 000 Ft - 18 000 Ft
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Budapest-Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
10h 23m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
46 000 Ft - 70 000 Ft
Website
Railjet
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Bruxelles-Nord to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
13h 36m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
34 000 Ft - 44 000 Ft
Website
Nightjet
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Deli
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
2 500 Ft - 8 500 Ft
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
2 500 Ft - 3 600 Ft
1st Class
5 500 Ft - 8 500 Ft
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Brussels, Gare du Midi to Prague, ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
11h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
9 500 Ft - 14 000 Ft
Website
RegioJet
Bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
5 500 Ft - 8 000 Ft
Website
RegioJet
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-North train station to Düsseldorf central bus station
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
5 500 Ft - 7 000 Ft
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Dusseldorf Bus Station to Budapest Nepliget
Ave. Duration
21h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
23 000 Ft - 33 000 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 RegioJet, arrive at Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Budapest is 1357 km. It takes approximately 11h 46m to drive from Brussels to Budapest.

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Brussels Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Swiss and two other airlines offer flights from Brussels Airport to Budapest Airport.

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There are 2742+ 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 12 min and costs 8€ - 10€.

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