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

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Fly from Brussels  •  5 h 5 min

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

$52 - $243

Cheapest option

Fly from Charleroi  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Charleroi (CRL) to Budapest (BUD) CRL - BUD

$35 - $112

6 alternative options

Train, train to Eindhoven, fly  •  7 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Noord to Breda
  2. Take the train from Breda to Eindhoven
  3. Fly from Eindhoven (EIN) to Budapest (BUD) EIN - BUD

$62 - $203

Train  •  14 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Brusel Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice
  2. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Kelenföld Rj

$293 - $428

Bus FlixBus  •  20 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Liège N84 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Liège to Budapest, Budapest Népliget 1920

$77 - $131

Bus Turancar  •  24 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Bruxelles Gare du Nord to Bratislava
  2. Take the bus from Bratislava, Autobusová stanica Nivy to Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop RegioJet

$93 - $137

Drive, train  •  13 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Brussels to Köln Hbf
  2. Take the train from Köln Hbf to München Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf M / ...
  4. Drive from Salzburg Hbf to Budapest

$228 - $355

Drive  •  12 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Brussels to Budapest 846.7 miles

$170 - $260

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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Budapest is to fly which costs 30€ - 100€ and takes 5 h 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Budapest is to fly which costs 45€ - 220€ and takes 5 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brussels station to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Brussels, Brussels-North station and arriving at Deák Ferenc tér M via Liège and Népliget M. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 28 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Brusel Nord and arriving at Kelenföld via Köln Hbf and Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 26 min.

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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 14 h 26 min and costs 250€ - 380€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 5 min to get from Brussels to Budapest, including transfers.

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

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Brussels to Budapest train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Brusel Nord station.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Budapest is to fly which takes 5 h 5 min and costs 45€ - 220€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 250€ - 380€ and takes 14 h 26 min, you could also bus, which costs 65€ - 120€ and takes 20 h 28 min.

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Budapest.
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  • Distance: 705.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 5 min

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

Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa and four other airlines fly from Brussels to Budapest hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Brussels to Budapest via Köln Hauptbahnhof, Köln Hbf, and Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf in around 14 h 26 min.

Airlines
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Flights from Brussels to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Charleroi to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $170
Flights from Eindhoven to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Brussels to Budapest via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Brussels to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Charleroi to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $220
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Budapest via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Brussels to Budapest via Prague
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Train operators
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 Brussel-Noord to Breda
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Website
ns.nl
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eurail.com
Train from Breda to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord to Breda
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$12 - $18
1st Class
$18 - $27
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Brusel Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
10 h 23 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$210 - $300
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
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 Brussels, Brussels-North station to Liège
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Liège to Budapest, Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
17 h 50 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Turancar
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Bratislava, Autobusová stanica Nivy to Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
regiojet.com

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

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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 Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Kelenföld station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Budapest is 1355 km. It takes approximately 12 h 14 min to drive from Brussels to Budapest.

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KLM, CSA, Austrian Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from Brussels Airport to Budapest Airport.

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There are 4407+ hotels available in Budapest. Prices start at $40 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs 4€ - 18€.

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