There are 7 ways to get from Budapest to Geneva by plane, train, night train, bus or car

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Fly from Budapest  •  4h 47m

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

SFr 71 - SFr 199

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Bus  •  20h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Budapest to Geneva

SFr 66 - SFr 101

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Train to Vienna, fly  •  6h 56m

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

SFr 82 - SFr 259

Train  •  13h 35m

  1. Take the train from Kelenfoeld to Zuerich Hb Rj
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Genève 1 / ...

SFr 141 - SFr 215

Night train, bus  •  19h 53m

  1. Take the night train from Budapest-Keleti to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica En
  2. Take the bus from Bratislava to Genève

Night train, train  •  14h 50m

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

SFr 282 - SFr 410

Drive  •  12h 2m

  1. Drive from Budapest to Geneva 1254.5 km

SFr 150 - SFr 230

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Geneva is to bus which costs 21 000 Ft - 33 000 Ft and takes 20h 13m.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Geneva is to fly which costs 22 000 Ft - 65 000 Ft and takes 4h 47m.

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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 20h 13m.

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

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The distance between Budapest and Geneva is 990 km. The road distance is 1254.5 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Geneva without a car is to train which takes 13h 35m and costs 44 000 Ft - 70 000 Ft.

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It takes approximately 4h 47m 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 Hungarian Railways (MÁV), depart from Kelenfoeld station.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Geneva is to fly which takes 4h 47m and costs 22 000 Ft - 65 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 44 000 Ft - 70 000 Ft and takes 13h 35m, you could also bus, which costs 21 000 Ft - 33 000 Ft and takes 20h 13m.

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  • Distance: 989.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 47m

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

easyJet, Lufthansa and two other airlines fly from Budapest to Geneva hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Budapest to Geneva via Zuerich Hb and Zürich HB in around 13h 35m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Budapest to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 340
Flights from Vienna to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 330
Flights from Vienna to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 350
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 310
Flights from Budapest to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 310
Flights from Vienna to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 220 - SFr 430
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 330
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Budapest to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 190
Flights from Vienna to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 190
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Budapest to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 310
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Vienna to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 270
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Vienna to Geneva via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
SFr 800 - SFr 1400
Train operators
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 13 - SFr 16
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Kelenfoeld to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 70
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 65
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Night train from Budapest-Keleti to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
11h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 190 - SFr 260
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Romanian Railways (CFR)
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Genève
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 150
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Budapest to Geneva
Ave. Duration
19h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 100
Book at
eurolines.ch

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

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

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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 1255 km. It takes approximately 12h 2m to drive from Budapest to Geneva.

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easyJet, KLM, Lufthansa and Swiss offer flights from Budapest Airport to Geneva Airport.

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There are 420+ hotels available in Geneva. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Budapest Airport is to bus which takes 29 min and costs 350 Ft.

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