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There are 9 ways to get from Budapest to Grenoble by plane, train, shuttle, bus, night train or car

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Fly Budapest to Lyon, train  •  6h 47m

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Lyon (LYS) BUD - LYS
  2. Take the train from Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv to Grenoble

96€ - 222€

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Bus  •  21h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Turin, Turin 403
  2. Take the bus from Turin, Turin to Grenoble N740 / ...

64€ - 93€

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Fly Budapest to Geneva, train  •  8h 2m

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Geneva (GVA) BUD - GVA
  2. Take the train from Geneve to Grenoble

106€ - 244€

Train to Vienna, fly to Lyon, train  •  8h 51m

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Lyon (LYS) VIE - LYS
  3. Take the train from Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv to Grenoble

91€ - 469€

Train to Vienna, fly to Geneva, train  •  10h 2m

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

126€ - 281€

Train  •  16h 54m

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Zuerich Hb Rj / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Genève 1 / ...
  3. Take the train from Geneve to Grenoble Ter

174€ - 277€

Shuttle, bus  •  20h 1m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Budapest to Zagreb Eurobusways
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb to Grenoble 26

83€ - 159€

Night train, train  •  17h 54m

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

307€ - 459€

Drive  •  12h 24m

  1. Drive from Budapest to Grenoble 1320.2 km

150€ - 220€

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Grenoble is 800 130 000.

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The social distance requirement in Grenoble is 1 metre.

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The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Grenoble is to bus which costs 23 000 Ft - 35 000 Ft and takes 21h 24m.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Grenoble is to fly and train which costs 35 000 Ft - 85 000 Ft and takes 6h 47m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Budapest to Grenoble. However, there are services departing from Deák Ferenc tér M and arriving at Grenoble via Budapest, Budapest Népliget and Turin, Turin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21h 24m.

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No, there is no direct train from Budapest to Grenoble. However, there are services departing from Budapest-Keleti and arriving at Grenoble via Zürich HB and Geneve. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 54m.

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The distance between Budapest and Grenoble is 1054 km. The road distance is 1320.2 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Grenoble without a car is to train which takes 16h 54m and costs 60 000 Ft - 110 000 Ft.

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It takes approximately 6h 47m to get from Budapest to Grenoble, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Budapest to Grenoble is to train which takes 16h 54m and costs 60 000 Ft - 110 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 23 000 Ft - 35 000 Ft and takes 21h 24m.

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  • Distance: 1053.5 km
  • Duration: 6h 47m

What companies run services between Budapest, Hungary and Grenoble, France?

You can take a train from Budapest to Grenoble via Zuerich Hb, Zürich HB, and Geneve in around 16h 54m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Budapest to Grenoble via Népliget M, Budapest, Budapest Népliget, and Turin, Turin in around 21h 24m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Budapest to Lyon
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
28€ - 110€
Flights from Budapest to Lyon via Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
30€ - 130€
Flights from Budapest to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 130€
Flights from Vienna to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 160€
Flights from Vienna to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 160€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Budapest to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
150€ - 460€
Flights from Vienna to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 300€
Flights from Vienna to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 320€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 360€
Flights from Vienna to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 300€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Lyon via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
180€ - 1200€
Flights from Vienna to Lyon via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 600€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Budapest to Lyon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 430€
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Budapest to Geneva via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 230€
Train operators
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
29€ - 40€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
33€ - 39€
1st Class
29€ - 34€
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 Geneve to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
50€ - 95€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich HB to Genève
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
80€ - 140€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 14€
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45€ - 60€
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 Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
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
180€ - 240€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Bus operators
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 70 282 1827
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Budapest to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
40€ - 90€
Schedules at
eurobusways.com
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Zagreb to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
40€ - 65€
Website
Eurolines FR
Bus from Torino to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
19€ - 27€
Website
Eurolines FR
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Turin, Turin
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
50€ - 65€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Turin, Turin to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
13€ - 17€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Budapest Airport to Lyon Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 5m.

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Budapest to Grenoble bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Grenoble station.

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Budapest to Grenoble train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Grenoble station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Grenoble is 1320 km. It takes approximately 12h 24m to drive from Budapest to Grenoble.

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

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There are 310+ hotels available in Grenoble. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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