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There are 9 ways to get from Budapest to Bern 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.

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Fly to Basel, train  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Basel (BSL) BUD - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern

$99 - $311

Cheapest option

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  8 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) BUD - MXP
  2. Take the train from Gallarate to Bern

$68 - $232

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Fly to Zurich, train  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Zurich (ZRH) BUD - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern

$116 - $321

Fly to Geneva, train  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Geneva (GVA) BUD - GVA
  2. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Bern

$106 - $291

Train  •  11 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Kelenföld to Zürich HB Rj
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Bern 1 / ...

$208 - $338

Bus, train  •  16 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld to Zurich N391
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Bern 1 / ...

$96 - $176

Bus  •  17 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest to Bern

$81 - $101

Night train, train  •  14 h 3 min

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

$221 - $366

Drive  •  10 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Bern 685.9 miles

$140 - $210

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The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Bern is to bus which costs 22 000 Ft - 29 000 Ft and takes 17 h 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Bern is to fly and train which costs 32 000 Ft - 90 000 Ft and takes 5 h 39 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Budapest to Bern. However, there are services departing from Deák Ferenc tér M and arriving at Bern via Budapest. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 58 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Budapest to Bern. However, there are services departing from Kelenföld and arriving at Bern via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 35 min.

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The distance between Budapest and Bern is 877 km. The road distance is 1097.4 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Bern without a car is to train which takes 11 h 35 min and costs 55 000 Ft - 95 000 Ft.

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It takes approximately 5 h 50 min to get from Budapest to Bern, including transfers.

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Budapest to Bern bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, depart from Budapest station.

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Budapest to Bern train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Kelenföld station.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Bern is to train which takes 11 h 35 min and costs 55 000 Ft - 95 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 22 000 Ft - 29 000 Ft and takes 17 h 58 min.

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Bern.
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  • Distance: 548 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 50 min

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

You can take a train from Budapest to Bern via Zürich HB in around 11 h 35 min. Alternatively, Eurolines CH operates a bus from Budapest to Bern 4 times a week. Tickets cost $80 - $100 and the journey takes 16 h 45 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
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 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $480
Flights from Budapest to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $480
Flights from Budapest to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Budapest to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Budapest to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Budapest to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Budapest to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Flights from Budapest to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Budapest to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
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
Flights from Budapest to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$26 - $170
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Budapest to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $410
Flights from Budapest to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Budapest to Basel via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Budapest to Geneva via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Budapest to Zurich via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Budapest to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Train operators
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Bern
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Bern
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Bern
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Gallarate to Bern
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $85
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$30 - $85
First
$80 - $140
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Kelenföld to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
10 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$160 - $270
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

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld to Zurich
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Budapest to Bern
Ave. Duration
16 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $100
Book at
eurolines.ch

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The quickest flight from Budapest Airport to Basel Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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Budapest to Bern bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, arrive at Bern station.

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Budapest to Bern train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Bern station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Bern is 1097 km. It takes approximately 10 h 30 min to drive from Budapest to Bern.

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Wizz Air, easyJet, Brussels Airlines and Lufthansa offer flights from Budapest Airport to Basel Airport.

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There are 159+ hotels available in Bern. Prices start at $90 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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