There are 8 ways to get from Budapest Airport (BUD) to Lugano 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.

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Fly to Lugano  •  4h 5m

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Lugano (LUG) BUD - LUG

SFr 98 - SFr 516

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Bus  •  19h

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Milan, Milan N403 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Busto Arsizio to Lugano 470 / ...

SFr 46 - SFr 118

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Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  3h 47m

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) BUD - MXP
  2. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T1 to Mendrisio

SFr 61 - SFr 181

Fly to Zurich, train  •  4h 27m

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Zurich (ZRH) BUD - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Lugano

SFr 132 - SFr 367

Fly to Milan Bergamo, bus, train  •  4h 19m

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) BUD - BGY
  2. Take the bus from Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport, Bergamo to Milan, Milan
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano

SFr 64 - SFr 228

Train  •  14h 51m

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Deli to Zuerich Hb Rj
  2. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Lugano Ec / ...

SFr 187 - SFr 312

Bus, train  •  18h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Budapest Népliget Bus Station to Verona Viole Girolamo Cardinale
  2. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Lugano Ec

SFr 89 - SFr 212

Drive  •  9h 59m

  1. Drive from Budapest Airport (BUD) to Lugano 1057.1 km

SFr 130 - SFr 200

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The cheapest way to get from Budapest Airport (BUD) to Lugano is to bus which costs 14 000 Ft - 36 000 Ft and takes 19h.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest Airport (BUD) to Lugano is to fly and train which costs 18 000 Ft - 55 000 Ft and takes 3h 47m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Budapest Airport (BUD) to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Budapest Airport and arriving at Lugano via Budapest, Budapest Népliget, Milan, Milan and Busto Arsizio. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h.

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The distance between Budapest Airport (BUD) and Lugano is 800 km. The road distance is 1057.1 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest Airport (BUD) to Lugano without a car is to train which takes 14h 51m and costs 55 000 Ft - 95 000 Ft.

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It takes approximately 4h 5m to get from Budapest Airport (BUD) to Lugano, including transfers.

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Budapest Airport (BUD) to Lugano bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Budapest, Budapest Népliget station.

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The best way to get from Budapest Airport (BUD) to Lugano is to fly which takes 4h 5m and costs 29 000 Ft - 160 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 55 000 Ft - 95 000 Ft and takes 14h 51m, you could also bus, which costs 14 000 Ft - 36 000 Ft and takes 19h.

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There is no direct flight from Budapest Airport to Lugano Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 25m and has one stopover.

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Budapest Airport (BUD) to Lugano bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Lugano station.

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Map of how to get from Budapest Airport (BUD) to Lugano.
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  • Distance: 800.5 km
  • Duration: 4h 5m

What companies run services between Budapest Airport (BUD), Hungary and Lugano, Switzerland?

Swiss, Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines fly from Budapest Airport (BUD) to Lugano every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Budapest Airport (BUD) to Lugano via Astoria M, Astoria, Déli pályaudvar, Budapest-Deli, and Zuerich Hb in around 14h 51m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Lugano via Munich, Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 700
Flights from Budapest to Lugano via Frankfurt, Zurich
Ave. Duration
7h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 750
Flights from Budapest to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 800
Flights from Budapest to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 800
Flights from Budapest to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 470
Flights from Budapest to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 470
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Budapest to Lugano via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 500
Flights from Budapest to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 200 - SFr 800
Flights from Budapest to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 470
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Budapest to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 240
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Lugano via Vienna, Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 500
Flights from Budapest to Milan Malpensa via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 200 - SFr 800
Flights from Budapest to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 210 - SFr 800
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Budapest to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 25 - SFr 170
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Budapest to Zurich via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 600
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T1 to Mendrisio
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zuerich Hb to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 110
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Railjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Budapest-Deli to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
10h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 200
Website
Railjet
Trenitalia Eurocity

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 Verona Porta Nuova to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 140
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 55 - SFr 75
1st Class
SFr 100 - SFr 140
Bus operators
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 Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport, Bergamo to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 6 - SFr 8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Busto Arsizio to Lugano
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 7 - SFr 9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
TerraVision IT
Email
customerservices@terravision.eu
Website
terravision.eu
Bus from Bergamo Airport Bus Station to Milan Centrale Piazza Luigi di Savoia
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 6
Schedules at
terravision.eu
Eurobus SK
Phone
+421 55 680 73 06
Email
onlinepredaj@eurobus.sk
Website
eurobus.sk
Bus from Budapest Népliget Bus Station to Verona Viole Girolamo Cardinale
Ave. Duration
13h 6m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 35
Schedules at
eurobus.sk
Bus from Budapest Népliget Bus Station to Milano Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
15h 38m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 35
Schedules at
eurobus.sk

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest Airport (BUD) to Lugano is 1057 km. It takes approximately 9h 59m to drive from Budapest Airport (BUD) to Lugano.

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Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa and Swiss offer flights from Budapest Airport to Lugano Airport.

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Book your Budapest Airport (BUD) to Lugano bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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