There are 6 ways to get from Budapest to Geneva 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  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Geneva (GVA) BUD - GVA

$57 - $203

5 alternative options

Train  •  13 h 35 min

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

$255 - $426

Bus  •  20 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest to Geneva 787

$96 - $121

Bus via Bratislava  •  27 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapešť, Kelenföld vasútállomás M - Etele tér to Bratislava, Autobusová stanica Nivy Rj
  2. Take the bus from Bratislava to Geneva

$97 - $125

Night train, train  •  15 h 55 min

  1. Take the night train from Kelenföld to Zürich HB En
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Genève 1 / ...

$266 - $451

Drive  •  12 h

  1. Drive from Budapest to Geneva 783.7 miles

$160 - $240

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Geneva is to fly which costs 16 000 Ft - 60 000 Ft and takes 4 h 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Geneva is to fly which takes 4 h 41 min and costs 16 000 Ft - 60 000 Ft.

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The distance between Budapest and Geneva is 990 km. The road distance is 1254 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 41 min to get from Budapest to Geneva, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Budapest to Geneva. However, there are services departing from Deák Ferenc tér M and arriving at Geneva via Budapest. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 13 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Budapest to Geneva. However, there are services departing from Kelenföld and arriving at Genève via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 35 min.

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

easyJet, Swiss and four other airlines fly from Budapest to Geneva hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Budapest to Geneva via Zürich HB in around 13 h 35 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Budapest to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Budapest to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Budapest to Geneva via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Budapest to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
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 Geneva via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Kelenföld to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
10 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$170 - $270
Website
bahn.de
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Genève
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $160
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Budapest to Geneva
Ave. Duration
19 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $120
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eurolines.ch
Bus from Bratislava to Geneva
Ave. Duration
20 h 54 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$85 - $110
Book at
eurolines.ch
Eurolines HU
Phone
+36 (1) 382-0888
Email
info@volanbusz.hu
Website
eurolines.hu
Bus from Budapest Népliget to Genève Gare Routiere Place Dorcière
Ave. Duration
19 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Schedules at
nemzetkozi.volanbusz.hu
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Budapešť, Kelenföld vasútállomás M - Etele tér to Bratislava, Autobusová stanica Nivy
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Schedules at
regiojet.sk

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