There are 12 ways to get from Budapest to Calais by plane, train, bus, car 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 Budapest to Brussels, train  •  8 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Brussels (BRU) BUD - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brussels - Midi to Gare de Lille Europe
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun

$120 - $342

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Fly Budapest to Charleroi, train  •  9 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Charleroi (CRL) BUD - CRL
  2. Take the train from Brussels - Midi to Gare de Lille Europe
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun

$89 - $210

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Fly Budapest to Paris CDG, train  •  8 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Paris CDG (CDG) BUD - CDG
  2. Take the train from Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV to Lille Europe
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun

$130 - $315

Fly Budapest to Amsterdam, train  •  10 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Amsterdam (AMS) BUD - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Lille Europe
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun

$180 - $375

Fly Budapest to Rotterdam, train  •  10 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Rotterdam (RTM) BUD - RTM
  2. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Lille Europe
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun

$153 - $518

Train to Vienna, fly to Brussels, train  •  10 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Kelenföld to Wien Hbf
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Brussels (BRU) VIE - BRU
  3. Take the train from Brussels - Midi to Gare de Lille Europe
  4. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun

$191 - $405

Fly Budapest to Eindhoven, train  •  11 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Eindhoven (EIN) BUD - EIN
  2. Take the train from Eindhoven to Rotterdam Centraal
  3. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Lille Europe
  4. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun

$154 - $328

Train  •  17 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Kelenföld to Wien Hbf Rj / ...
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris Est Ice / ...
  4. Take the train from Paris Nord to Calais Ville Tgv

$346 - $513

Bus, train  •  24 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Lille 1920
  2. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Calais Ville

$107 - $181

Bus, Eurotunnel  •  28 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest Népliget to Folkestone Coach Interchange
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais

$276 - $326

Drive, train  •  15 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to München Ost
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf Ice
  3. Drive from Düsseldorf Hbf to Calais

$265 - $398

Drive  •  14 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Calais 969.4 miles

$200 - $300

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Calais is to fly and train which costs 24 000 Ft - 60 000 Ft and takes 9 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Calais is to fly and train which costs 36 000 Ft - 90 000 Ft and takes 8 h 37 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Budapest to Calais. However, there are services departing from Kelenföld and arriving at Calais Ville via Wien Hbf, Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and Paris Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 37 min.

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The distance between Budapest and Calais is 1302 km. The road distance is 1551.1 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Calais without a car is to train which takes 17 h 37 min and costs 95 000 Ft - 150 000 Ft.

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It takes approximately 8 h 52 min to get from Budapest to Calais, including transfers.

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

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

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Budapest to Calais train services, operated by TGV, arrive at Calais Ville station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Calais is 1551 km. It takes approximately 14 h 6 min to drive from Budapest to Calais.

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  • Distance: 813.8 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 52 min

What companies run services between Budapest, Hungary and Calais, France?

You can take a train from Budapest to Calais via Wien Hbf, Frankfurt(Main)Hbf, Paris Est, and Paris Nord in around 17 h 37 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Budapest to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Budapest to Paris CDG via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Budapest to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Budapest to Amsterdam via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Budapest to Amsterdam via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Vienna to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Vienna to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Budapest to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Flights from Budapest to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Budapest to Paris CDG via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,600
Flights from Vienna to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Brussels via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Flights from Vienna to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Budapest to Brussels via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Budapest to Paris CDG via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Budapest to Amsterdam via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Vienna to Brussels via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Budapest to Charleroi
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $220
Flights from Budapest to Charleroi via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$23 - $220
Flights from Budapest to Eindhoven via Pisa
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $270
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Budapest to Brussels via Prague
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Budapest to Paris CDG via Prague
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Budapest to Amsterdam via Prague
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Budapest to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Budapest to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from Budapest to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $490
Flights from Budapest to Amsterdam via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $490
Flights from Budapest to Amsterdam via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $490
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Budapest to Charleroi
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $170
Flights from Budapest to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Budapest to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $450
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Budapest to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $340
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Budapest to Brussels via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Vienna to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $350
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Brussels - Midi to Gare de Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $31
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$26 - $31
1st Class
$45 - $48
Train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $31
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $31
1st Class
$44 - $46
Train from Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $230
Train from Paris Nord to Calais Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $80
1st Class
$95 - $130
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $55
1st Class
$55 - $70
Train from Schiphol Airport to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$85 - $120
1st Class
$120 - $160
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$70 - $100
1st Class
$100 - $140
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $30
1st Class
$28 - $45
Train from Lille Flandres to Calais Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $30
1st Class
$28 - $45
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 Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
bahn.de
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Eindhoven to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$172
Website
eurotunnel.com
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Lille
Ave. Duration
21 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CZ
Email
info@eurolines.cz
Website
elines.cz
Bus from Budapest Népliget to Folkestone Coach Interchange
Ave. Duration
26 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
elines.cz

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