There are 9 ways to get from Budapest to Greece by plane, bus, train or car

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Recommended option

Fly Budapest to Athens  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Athens (ATH) BUD - ATH

$57 - $282

8 alternative options

Fly Budapest to Thessaloniki  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Thessaloniki (SKG) BUD - SKG

$86 - $401

Fly Budapest to Irakleion  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Irakleion (HER) BUD - HER

$102 - $353

Bus to Vienna, fly to Thessaloniki  •  7 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Vienna Airport
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Thessaloniki (SKG) VIE - SKG

$140 - $341

Train, bus  •  18 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Nyugati to Szeged Intercity
  2. Take the bus from Horgoš to Athens Korona Travel

$120 - $124

Bus Siamos Tours  •  22 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest to Athens

$88 - $100

Bus FP Travel  •  24 h

  1. Take the bus from Budapest to Athens Korona Travel / ...

$95 - $130

Train  •  29 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Beograd
  2. Take the train from Beograd to Thessaloniki AVE
  3. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens 601

$75 - $139

Drive  •  15 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Athens 925.6 miles

$220 - $330

What companies run services between Budapest, Hungary and Greece?

Aegean Airlines, Ryanair and three other airlines fly from Budapest to Athens 3 times a day. Alternatively, Siamos Tours operates a bus from Budapest to Athens once a week. Tickets cost $85 - $100 and the journey takes 22 h.

Airlines
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Budapest to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Flights from Budapest to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $550
Flights from Budapest to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Flights from Vienna to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Budapest to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Budapest to Irakleion via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Budapest to Irakleion via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,100
Flights from Vienna to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Budapest to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $260
Flights from Budapest to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $220
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Budapest to Athens via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Vienna to Thessaloniki via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $750
Train operators
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Nyugati to Szeged
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Beograd
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$29 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Vienna Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines HU
Phone
+36 (1) 382-0888
Email
info@volanbusz.hu
Website
eurolines.hu
Bus from Budapest to Vienna Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$36
Schedules at
nemzetkozi.volanbusz.hu
Leo Express s.r.o.
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Bus from Budapest Népliget aut.áll. to Wien Flughafen Schwechat
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$9 - $12
Korona Travel
Phone
210.92.33.33
Email
info@koronatravel.gr
Website
koronatravel.gr
Bus from Horgoš to Athens
Ave. Duration
13 h 27 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$109
Schedules at
koronatravel.gr
Bus from Budapest to Athens
Ave. Duration
15 h 40 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$111
Schedules at
koronatravel.gr
Siamos Tours
Phone
0030 2108219900
Email
vsiamos@otenet.gr
Website
siamostours.gr
Bus from Budapest to Athens
Ave. Duration
22 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$85 - $100
Schedules at
siamostours.gr
FP Travel
Website
fptravel.gr
Bus from Budapest to Athens
Ave. Duration
24 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$99
Schedules at
fptravel.gr

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Budapest to Greece?

The distance between Budapest and Greece is 975 km. The road distance is 1481 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Budapest to Greece?

The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Greece is to bus which costs 22 000 Ft - 26 000 Ft and takes 22 h 13 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Budapest to Greece?

The quickest way to get from Budapest to Greece is to fly which takes 4 h 25 min and costs 21 000 Ft - 110 000 Ft.

Is there a direct train between Budapest and Greece?

No, there is no direct train from Budapest to Greece. However, there are services departing from Budapest-Keleti and arriving at Athens via Beograd and Thessaloniki. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29 h 24 min.

Is there a direct bus between Budapest and Greece?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Budapest and arriving at Athens. Services depart five times a week, and operate Thursday. The journey takes approximately 24 h.

How long does it take to get from Budapest to Greece?

It takes approximately 5 h 30 min to get from Budapest to Greece, including transfers.