There are 6 ways to get from Budapest to Athens by plane, train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Fly  •  5 h 30 min

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

$57 - $282

5 alternative options

Train, bus  •  18 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Nyugati to Szeged Intercity
  2. Take the bus from Horgoš to Athens Korona Travel

$119 - $123

Bus FP Travel  •  24 h

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

$95 - $130

Bus Crazy Holidays  •  24 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest Népliget to Athens 597

$61 - $86

Train  •  29 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Beograd
  2. Take the train from Beograd to Thessaloniki AVE
  3. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens 601

$75 - $138

Drive  •  15 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Athens 925.6 miles

$220 - $330

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 $98 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
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Budapest to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, 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, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Train operators
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Nyugati to Szeged
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Beograd
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$29 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
Bus operators
Korona Travel
Phone
210.92.33.33
Email
info@koronatravel.gr
Website
koronatravel.gr
Bus from Horgoš to Athens
Ave. Duration
13 h 27 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$108
Schedules at
koronatravel.gr
Bus from Budapest to Athens
Ave. Duration
15 h 40 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$110
Schedules at
koronatravel.gr
FP Travel
Website
fptravel.gr
Bus from Budapest to Athens
Ave. Duration
24 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$98
Schedules at
fptravel.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
$95 - $130
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
$60 - $85
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
$90 - $150
Schedules at
nemzetkozi.volanbusz.hu

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Budapest to Athens?

The distance between Budapest and Athens is 1125 km. The road distance is 1481 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Budapest to Athens?

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.

What is the fastest way to get from Budapest to Athens?

The quickest way to get from Budapest to Athens is to fly which takes 5 h 30 min and costs 14 000 Ft - 75 000 Ft.

Is there a direct train between Budapest and Athens?

No, there is no direct train from Budapest to Athens. However, there are services departing from Budapest-Keleti and arriving at Athens via Beograd and Thessaloniki. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29 h 24 min.

Is there a direct bus between Budapest and Athens?

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.

How long does it take to get from Budapest to Athens?

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