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

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Fly from Budapest  •  4 h 52 min

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

$66 - $219

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Train to Vienna, fly  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Kelenföld to Wien Hbf
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Geneva (GVA) VIE - GVA

$111 - $301

Train  •  14 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Kelenföld to Wien Hbf D / ...
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Feldkirch Rj
  3. Take the train from Feldkirch to Zürich HB Rj / ...
  4. Take the train from Zürich HB to Genève 1 / ...

$255 - $437

Bus  •  20 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest to Geneva

$96 - $121

Night train, bus  •  21 h 4 min

  1. Take the night train from Budapest-Keleti to Bratislava hlavná stanica Metropol
  2. Take the bus from Bratislava to Genève

$131 - $137

Drive  •  12 h

  1. Drive from Budapest to Geneva 783.7 miles

$160 - $240

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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 Wien Hbf, Feldkirch and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 33 min.

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The distance between Budapest and Geneva is 990 km. The road distance is 1253.9 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Geneva without a car is to train which takes 14 h 33 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 52 min to get from Budapest to Geneva, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Budapest to Geneva is to fly which takes 4 h 52 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 14 h 33 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 20 h 13 min.

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The quickest flight from Budapest Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 55 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Geneva.
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  • Distance: 618.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 52 min

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 Wien Hbf, Feldkirch, and Zürich HB in around 14 h 33 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Budapest to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Vienna to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Vienna to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 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
Flights from Vienna to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Vienna to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Budapest to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Flights from Vienna to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $350
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
Flights from Vienna to Geneva via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $450
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
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Vienna to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$120 - $360
Train operators
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 23 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
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 Feldkirch
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Feldkirch to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
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 Feldkirch to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.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
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Night train from Budapest-Keleti to Bratislava hlavná stanica
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
cd.cz
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
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
Book at
eurolines.ch
Slovak Lines
Phone
+421 2 55422734
Email
info@slovaklines.sk
Website
slovaklines.sk
Bus from Bratislava to Genève
Ave. Duration
16 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$122
Schedules at
slovaklines.sk

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Geneva is 1254 km. It takes approximately 12 h to drive from Budapest to Geneva.

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easyJet, Brussels Airlines, KLM and three other airlines offer flights from Budapest Airport to Geneva Airport.

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There are 393+ hotels available in Geneva. Prices start at $85 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 .

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