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

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Fly  •  5 h 35 min

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

$56 - $281

4 alternative options

Bus, train  •  20 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest to Thessaloniki Simeonidis
  2. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens Θεσσαλονίκη - Αθήνα

$81 - $132

Bus Siamos Tours  •  20 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest to Athens Siamos Tours

$80 - $130

Bus Eurolines HU  •  23 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest to Athens 597

$86 - $141

Drive  •  15 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Athens 925.6 miles

$220 - $330

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The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Athens is to bus which costs 24 000 Ft - 40 000 Ft and takes 23 h 39 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 35 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Budapest and arriving at Athens. Services depart once a week. The journey takes approximately 20 h 48 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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The best way to get from Budapest to Athens without a car is to bus and train which takes 20 h 19 min and costs 22 000 Ft - 38 000 Ft.

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It takes approximately 5 h 35 min to get from Budapest to Athens, including transfers.

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Budapest to Athens bus services, operated by Siamos Tours, depart from Budapest station.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Athens is to fly which takes 5 h 35 min and costs 15 000 Ft - 80 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 22 000 Ft - 34 000 Ft and takes 20 h 48 min.

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The quickest flight from Budapest Airport to Athens Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h.

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Budapest to Athens bus services, operated by Siamos Tours, arrive at Athens station.

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Athens.
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  • Distance: 702.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 35 min

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

Wizz Air, Ryanair and four other airlines fly from Budapest to Athens 5 times a day. Alternatively, Siamos Tours operates a bus from Budapest to Athens once a week. Tickets cost $80 - $130 and the journey takes 20 h 48 min.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Budapest to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Budapest to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $260
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Budapest to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Budapest to Athens via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
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Second Class
$27 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
Bus operators
Simeonidis Tours
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
$80 - $130
Schedules at
siamostours.gr
Eurolines HU
Phone
+36 (1) 382-0888
Email
info@volanbusz.hu
Website
eurolines.hu
Bus from Budapest to Athens
Ave. Duration
22 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Schedules at
nemzetkozi.volanbusz.hu
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

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Athens is 1 h ahead of Budapest. It is currently 2:46 AM in Budapest and 3:46 AM in Athens.

Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Athens is 1481 km. It takes approximately 15 h 1 min to drive from Budapest to Athens.

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Wizz Air, Ryanair, Aegean Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from Budapest Airport to Athens Airport.

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There are 3857+ hotels available in Athens. Prices start at $48 USD per night.

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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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