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There are 10 ways to get from Budapest to Ghent by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Budapest to Brussels, train  •  6 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Brussels (BRU) BUD - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters

$68 - $245

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Fly Budapest to Charleroi, train  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Charleroi (CRL) BUD - CRL
  2. Take the train from Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters

$41 - $122

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Fly Budapest to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  7 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) BUD - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Antwerpen-Centraal
  3. Take the train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Gand-Dampoort / Gent-Dampoort

$114 - $288

Train to Vienna, fly to Brussels, train  •  8 h 22 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 Airport-Zaventem to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters

$138 - $306

Fly Budapest to Eindhoven, train  •  8 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Eindhoven (EIN) BUD - EIN
  2. Take the train from Eindhoven to Breda
  3. Take the train from Breda to Antwerpen-Berchem
  4. Take the train from Anvers-Berchem / Antwerpen-Berchem to Gand-Dampoort / Gent-Dampoort

$67 - $205

Train  •  15 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Kelenföld to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Rj
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brussels Midi-Zuid Ice
  4. Take the train from Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters Ic / ...

$297 - $438

Bus FlixBus  •  24 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Lille 1920
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Ghent N814 / ...

$90 - $148

Bus Eurolines CZ  •  25 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest Népliget to Brno ÚAN Zvonařka 300 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brno Zvonarka to Ghent

$77 - $136

Drive, train  •  14 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Salzburg Hbf
  2. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to München Hbf M / ...
  3. Take the train from München Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 Ice
  4. Drive from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Ghent

$238 - $356

Drive  •  12 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Ghent 881.9 miles

$180 - $270

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The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Ghent is to fly and train which costs 11 000 Ft - 35 000 Ft and takes 6 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Ghent is to fly and train which costs 19 000 Ft - 70 000 Ft and takes 6 h 19 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Budapest to Ghent. However, there are services departing from Deák Ferenc tér M and arriving at Ghent via Budapest, Budapest Népliget and Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24 h 13 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Budapest to Ghent. However, there are services departing from Kelenföld and arriving at Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters via Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf, Köln Hauptbahnhof and Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 18 min.

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The distance between Budapest and Ghent is 1177 km. The road distance is 1411 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Ghent without a car is to train which takes 15 h 18 min and costs 80 000 Ft - 130 000 Ft.

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It takes approximately 6 h 19 min to get from Budapest to Ghent, including transfers.

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Budapest to Ghent bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Budapest, Budapest Népliget station.

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

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The best way to get from Budapest to Ghent is to train which takes 15 h 18 min and costs 80 000 Ft - 130 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 25 000 Ft - 42 000 Ft and takes 24 h 13 min.

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  • Distance: 735.7 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 19 min

What companies run services between Budapest, Hungary and Ghent, Belgium?

You can take a train from Budapest to Ghent via Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf, Köln Hauptbahnhof, and Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid in around 15 h 18 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Budapest to Ghent via Népliget M, Budapest, Budapest Népliget, and Lille in around 24 h 13 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
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Budapest to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Budapest to Amsterdam Schiphol via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Vienna to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Vienna to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Budapest to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Flights from Budapest to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Vienna to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Budapest to Brussels via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $260
Flights from Budapest to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $490
Flights from Budapest to Amsterdam Schiphol via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $490
Flights from Budapest to Amsterdam Schiphol via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $490
Flights from Vienna to Brussels via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $230
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 Amsterdam Schiphol via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Budapest to Brussels via Venice Treviso
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Flights from Budapest to Charleroi
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $220
Flights from Budapest to Eindhoven via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$90 - $270
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Budapest to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Budapest to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $450
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
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Budapest to Brussels via Prague
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Budapest to Amsterdam Schiphol via Prague
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Budapest to Amsterdam Schiphol via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Vienna to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $350
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Vienna to Brussels via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $24
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$22 - $24
1st Class
$30 - $34
Train from Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$11 - $17
Train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Gand-Dampoort / Gent-Dampoort
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $18
Train from Anvers-Berchem / Antwerpen-Berchem to Gand-Dampoort / Gent-Dampoort
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $18
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$40 - $65
1st Class
$65 - $90
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 Kelenföld to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
10 h 28 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$210 - $300
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brussels Midi-Zuid
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $160
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 Breda
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Breda to Antwerpen-Berchem
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $18
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 Salzburg Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.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 - $140
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lille to Ghent
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines HU
Phone
+36 (1) 382-0888
Email
info@volanbusz.hu
Website
eurolines.hu
Bus from Budapest Népliget to Brno ÚAN Zvonařka
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $45
Schedules at
nemzetkozi.volanbusz.hu
LEO Express
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Bus from Budapest Népliget aut.áll. to Brno ÚAN Zvonařka
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$12 - $16
Eurolines CZ
Email
info@eurolines.cz
Website
elines.cz
Bus from Brno Zvonarka to Ghent
Ave. Duration
18 h 30 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
elines.cz

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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 Ghent bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Ghent station.

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Budapest to Ghent train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), arrive at Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Ghent is 1411 km. It takes approximately 12 h 48 min to drive from Budapest to Ghent.

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CSA, Ryanair, KLM and four other airlines offer flights from Budapest Airport to Brussels Airport.

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Book your Budapest to Ghent train tickets online with Loco2, Loco2 and two other operators.

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There are 428+ hotels available in Ghent. Prices start at $84 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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