There are 5 ways to get from Budapest to Athens by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Athens (ATH) BUD - ATH

$56 - $281

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Bus FP Travel  •  24 h

  1. Take the bus from Budapest to Athens Korona Travel / ...

$90 - $120

Bus Crazy Holidays  •  24 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest Népliget to Athens 597

$56 - $81

Train  •  30 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Beograd D
  2. Take the train from Beograd to Thessaloniki AVE
  3. Take the train from Θεσσαλονίκη to Αθήνα

$109 - $185

Drive  •  15 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Athens 925.6 miles

$220 - $330

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Athens is to bus which costs 15 000 Ft - 23 000 Ft and takes 24 h 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Athens is to fly which costs 15 000 Ft - 80 000 Ft and takes 5 h 30 min.

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The distance between Budapest and Athens is 1125 km. The road distance is 1480.9 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 30 min to get from Budapest to Athens, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Budapest and arriving at Athens. Services depart five times a week, and operate Thursday. The journey takes approximately 24 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Budapest to Athens. However, there are services departing from Budapest-Keleti and arriving at Αθήνα via Beograd and Θεσσαλονίκη. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30 h 6 min.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Budapest Airport is to bus which takes 33 min and costs 350 Ft.

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Athens.
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  • Distance: 702.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 30 min

What companies run services between Budapest, Hungary and Athens, Greece?

Aegean Airlines, Ryanair and three other airlines fly from Budapest to Athens 3 times a day. Alternatively, FP Travel operates a bus from Budapest to Athens 3 times a week. Tickets cost $92 and the journey takes 24 h. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Budapest to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Budapest to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $260
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Budapest to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Budapest to Athens via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Beograd
Ave. Duration
8 h 29 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Θεσσαλονίκη to Αθήνα
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$27 - $40
First Class
$30 - $50
Bus operators
FP Travel
Website
fptravel.gr
Bus from Budapest to Athens
Ave. Duration
24 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$92
Schedules at
fptravel.gr
Korona Travel
Phone
210.92.33.33
Email
info@koronatravel.gr
Website
koronatravel.gr
Bus from Budapest to Athens
Ave. Duration
15 h 40 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$104
Schedules at
koronatravel.gr
Siamos Tours
Phone
0030 2108219900
Email
vsiamos@otenet.gr
Website
siamostours.gr
Bus from Budapest to Athens
Ave. Duration
20 h 48 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$90 - $120
Schedules at
siamostours.gr
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Budapest Népliget to Athens
Ave. Duration
23 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Eurolines HU
Phone
+36 (1) 382-0888
Email
info@volanbusz.hu
Website
eurolines.hu
Bus from Budapest to Athens
Ave. Duration
23 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Schedules at
nemzetkozi.volanbusz.hu

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