There are 7 ways to get from Budapest to Basel by plane, train, bus, night train 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Basel  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Basel (BSL) BUD - BSL

$64 - $245

Cheapest option

Bus  •  16 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Basel, Basel central station N391

$61 - $111

5 alternative options

Fly to Zurich, train  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Zurich (ZRH) BUD - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB

$109 - $320

Train  •  12 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Kelenföld to München Hbf Rj
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Ulm Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Ulm Hbf to Basel Bad Bf Ire / ...

$220 - $320

Bus, train  •  18 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest to St. Gallen
  2. Take the train from St. Gallen to Basel SBB 37 / ...

$126 - $211

Night train, train  •  14 h 5 min

  1. Take the night train from Budapest-Keleti to Zürich HB En
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB 3 / ...

$211 - $351

Drive  •  10 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Basel 662.5 miles

$130 - $200

What companies run services between Budapest, Hungary and Basel, Switzerland?

easyJet, Wizz Air and Lufthansa fly from Budapest to Basel 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Budapest to Basel via München Hbf and Ulm Hbf in around 12 h 23 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Budapest to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Budapest to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $480
Flights from Budapest to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $480
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Budapest to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Budapest to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $410
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Budapest to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $170
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Budapest to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from St. Gallen to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
Train from München Hbf to Ulm Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$27 - $30
1st Class
$30 - $55
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Kelenföld to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 34 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $200
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Ulm Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Ulm Hbf to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
bahn.de
Night train from Budapest-Keleti to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
11 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$180 - $290
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Basel, Basel central station
Ave. Duration
14 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Budapest to St. Gallen
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Book at
eurolines.ch

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Budapest and Basel is 860 km. The road distance is 1060 km.

The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Basel is to bus which costs 16 000 Ft - 31 000 Ft and takes 16 h 8 min.

The quickest way to get from Budapest to Basel is to fly which takes 4 h 26 min and costs 17 000 Ft - 70 000 Ft.

No, there is no direct train from Budapest to Basel. However, there are services departing from Kelenföld and arriving at Basel Bad Bf via München Hbf and Ulm Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 23 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Budapest to Basel. However, there are services departing from Deák Ferenc tér M and arriving at Basel, Basel central station via Budapest, Budapest Népliget. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 8 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 26 min to get from Budapest to Basel, including transfers.