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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to Athens  •  5 h 30 min

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

$56 - $281

6 alternative options

Fly to Irakleion  •  5 h 6 min

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

$102 - $353

Fly to Thessaloniki  •  5 h 16 min

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

$59 - $364

Bus Siamos Tours  •  22 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest to Athens

$83 - $95

Bus FP Travel  •  24 h

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

$90 - $130

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 Θεσσαλονίκη to Αθήνα

$111 - $192

Drive  •  15 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Athens 925.6 miles

$220 - $330

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Greece is to bus which costs 23 000 Ft - 27 000 Ft and takes 22 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Greece is to fly which costs 28 000 Ft - 100 000 Ft and takes 5 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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It takes approximately 5 h 30 min to get from Budapest to Greece, including transfers.

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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.

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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 Αθήνα via Beograd and Θεσσαλονίκη. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30 h 6 min.

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What companies run services between Budapest, Hungary and Greece?

Aegean Airlines, Ryanair and three other airlines fly from Budapest to Athens 4 times a day. Alternatively, Siamos Tours operates a bus from Budapest to Athens once a week. Tickets cost $80 - $95 and the journey takes 22 h.

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
4 h 55 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $450
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 Irakleion
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Flights from Budapest to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $550
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Budapest to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $260
Flights from Budapest to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $220
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
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
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Budapest to Irakleion via Prague
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Travel Service
Website
travelservice.aero
Flights from Budapest to Irakleion via Prague
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Beograd
Ave. Duration
8 h 29 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Θεσσαλονίκη to Αθήνα
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.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
22 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$80 - $95
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
$94
Schedules at
fptravel.gr
Korona Travel
Phone
210.92.33.33
Email
info@koronatravel.gr
Website
koronatravel.gr
Bus from Budapest to Athens
Ave. Duration
15 h 40 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$105
Schedules at
koronatravel.gr

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