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

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Fly from Budapest  •  5h 32m

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Barcelona (BCN) BUD - BCN

€43 - €132

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Train to Vienna, fly  •  7h 48m

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Barcelona (BCN) VIE - BCN

€46 - €160

Train  •  22h 51m

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Zuerich Hb Rj
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Genève Ic1 / ...
  3. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu Ter / ...
  4. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Barcelona-Sants Ave

€277 - €433

Bus  •  34h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Budapest Népliget bus station to Barcelona 1922

€91 - €121

Bus via Arad  •  36h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Budapest to Arad
  2. Take the bus from Arad to Barcelona

€113 - €145

Drive  •  17h 56m

  1. Drive from Budapest to Barcelona 1924.1 km

€190 - €280

Budapest to Barcelona by train

The train journey time between Budapest and Barcelona is around 36h 53m and covers a distance of around 2128 km. The fastest train normally takes 36h 53m. Operated by Railjet, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), TGV inOui and others, the Budapest to Barcelona train service departs from Budapest-Keleti and arrives in Barcelona-Sants. Typically six trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
36h 53m
Fastest train time:
36h 53m
Train distance:
2128 km
Trains per week:
6
Cheapest price:
€297
Carbon emissions:
112 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:40
Last train departs at:
06:40

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Budapest to Barcelona train schedules

Hungary → Spain
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International entry into Spain from Hungary

  • Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Hungary
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: Brazil, India and South Africa

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Conditions of entry into Spain from Hungary

  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from Hungary
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This doesn't apply to arrivals from the EU Schengen Area with the exception of Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal and Sweden. This also doesn't apply to arrivals from Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Ukraine and United States
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 7 in quarantine
This applies to arrivals from India
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of EU Schengen Area, Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, China, Cyprus, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Ukraine and United States
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area

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Rules to follow in Spain

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Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Hungary

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, entry into Spain is currently allowed from Hungary.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Barcelona is 112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Barcelona is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Barcelona is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 112.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Hungary from Spain.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 29 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Barcelona is to fly which costs 15 000 Ft - 48 000 Ft and takes 5h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Barcelona is to fly which costs 15 000 Ft - 48 000 Ft and takes 5h 32m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Budapest to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Arany János utca M and arriving at Barcelona via Budapest Népliget bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 34h 31m.

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No, there is no direct train from Budapest to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Budapest-Keleti and arriving at Barcelona-Sants via Zürich HB, Geneve and Lyon Part Dieu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22h 51m.

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The distance between Budapest and Barcelona is 1497 km. The road distance is 1924.1 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 22h 51m and costs 95 000 Ft - 160 000 Ft.

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It takes approximately 5h 32m to get from Budapest to Barcelona, including transfers.

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Budapest to Barcelona bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Budapest Népliget bus station.

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Budapest to Barcelona train services, operated by Railjet, depart from Budapest-Keleti station.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Barcelona is to fly which takes 5h 32m and costs 15 000 Ft - 48 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 95 000 Ft - 160 000 Ft and takes 22h 51m, you could also bus, which costs 32 000 Ft - 44 000 Ft and takes 34h 31m.

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 1497.4 km
  • Duration: 5h 32m

What companies run services between Budapest, Hungary and Barcelona, Spain?

Ryanair, Wizz Air and four other airlines fly from Budapest to Barcelona every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Budapest to Barcelona via Zürich HB, Geneve, and Lyon Part Dieu in around 22h 51m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Budapest to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€25 - €120
Flights from Budapest to Barcelona via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€25 - €120
Flights from Budapest to Barcelona via Beauvais
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€25 - €120
Flights from Budapest to Barcelona via Prague
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€25 - €120
Flights from Budapest to Barcelona via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€25 - €120
Flights from Budapest to Barcelona via Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€25 - €120
Flights from Vienna to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€22 - €170
Flights from Vienna to Barcelona via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€22 - €170
Flights from Vienna to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€22 - €170
Flights from Vienna to Barcelona via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€22 - €170
Flights from Vienna to Barcelona via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€22 - €170
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €300
Flights from Budapest to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €300
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Budapest to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €280
Flights from Vienna to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €450
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Budapest to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €120
Flights from Vienna to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€30 - €300
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Budapest to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €360
Flights from Vienna to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €410
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €390
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Vienna to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €300
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Vienna to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Vienna to Barcelona via Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€70 - €250
Train operators
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
Railjet
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€120 - €180
Website
Railjet
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€7 - €22
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
€7 - €10
1st Class
€14 - €22
Romanian Railways (CFR)
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 Zürich HB to Genève
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€75 - €140
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €75
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€20 - €30
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€20 - €23
1st Class
€25 - €30
Renfe SNCF
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Budapest Népliget bus station to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
33h 15m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€90 - €120
Website
flixbus.co.uk
SC Latino Expres S.R.L.
Phone
0040263701919
Email
latinoexpres@yahoo.com
Website
latinoexpres.ro
Bus from Budapest to Arad
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Schedules at
latinoexpres.ro
Tabita Tour
Phone
+4-0263-21.55.00
Website
tabitatour.ro
Bus from Arad to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
31h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€65 - €80
Schedules at
tabitatour.autogari.ro

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The quickest flight from Budapest Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 35m.

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Budapest to Barcelona bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Barcelona station.

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Budapest to Barcelona train services, operated by Renfe SNCF, arrive at Barcelona-Sants station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Barcelona is 1924 km. It takes approximately 17h 56m to drive from Budapest to Barcelona.

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Wizz Air, KLM, Swiss and two other airlines offer flights from Budapest Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Budapest Airport is to bus which takes 31 min and costs 3 576 Ft.

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