There are 8 ways to get from Budapest to Greece by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Budapest to Athens  •  5 h 30 min

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

$56 - $281

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Fly Budapest to Irakleion  •  6 h 33 min

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

$102 - $353

Fly Budapest to Thessaloniki  •  5 h 16 min

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

$59 - $364

Train to Vienna, fly to Thessaloniki  •  7 h 45 min

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

$159 - $345

Bus Siamos Tours  •  20 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest to Athens Siamos Tours

$80 - $130

Bus Eurolines HU  •  23 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest to Athens 597

$86 - $141

Train  •  30 h 6 min

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

$71 - $136

Drive  •  15 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Athens 925.6 miles

$220 - $330

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Budapest and arriving at Athens. Services depart once a week. The journey takes approximately 20 h 48 min.

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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 30 h 6 min.

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The distance between Budapest and Greece is 975 km. The road distance is 1480.9 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Greece without a car is to bus which takes 20 h 48 min and costs .

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

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Budapest to Greece bus services, operated by Siamos Tours, depart from Budapest station.

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Budapest to Greece train services, operated by Hungarian Railways (MÁV), depart from Budapest-Keleti station.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Greece is to fly which takes 5 h 30 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 20 h 48 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 30 h 6 min.

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

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Budapest to Greece bus services, operated by Siamos Tours, arrive at Athens station.

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Greece.
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  • Distance: 609.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 30 min

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 $80 - $130 and the journey takes 20 h 48 min.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Budapest to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Budapest to Irakleion via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Irakleion via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Budapest to Irakleion via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Flights from Vienna to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Vienna to Thessaloniki via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
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
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $550
Flights from Vienna to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Budapest to Irakleion via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,100
Flights from Vienna to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Budapest to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $260
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Budapest to Athens via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Budapest to Irakleion via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Budapest to Irakleion via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Vienna to Thessaloniki via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$280 - $750
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
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$27 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
Bus operators
Siamos Tours
Phone
0030 2108219900
Email
vsiamos@otenet.gr
Website
siamostours.gr
Bus from Budapest to Athens
Ave. Duration
20 h 48 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$80 - $130
Schedules at
siamostours.gr
Eurolines HU
Phone
+36 (1) 382-0888
Email
info@volanbusz.hu
Website
eurolines.hu
Bus from Budapest to Athens
Ave. Duration
22 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Schedules at
nemzetkozi.volanbusz.hu
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Budapest Népliget to Athens
Ave. Duration
23 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr

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Greece is 1 h ahead of Budapest. It is currently 9:44 AM in Budapest and 10:44 AM in Greece.

Budapest to Greece train services, operated by Greek Railways (OSE), arrive at Athens station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Greece is 1481 km. It takes approximately 15 h 1 min to drive from Budapest to Greece.

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Ryanair, Wizz Air, Aegean Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Budapest Airport to Athens Airport.

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There are 57+ hotels available in Greece. Prices start at $46 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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