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There are 8 ways to get from Budapest to Grenoble by plane, train, bus, night 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 Budapest to Lyon, train

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

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Budapest Népliget bus station to Turin
  2. Take the bus from Turin to Grenoble

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Fly Budapest to Geneva, train

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

Train to Vienna, fly to Lyon, train

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

Train to Vienna, fly to Geneva, train

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

Train

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Zuerich Hb
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Genève
  3. Take the train from Geneve to Grenoble

Night train, train

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

Drive

  1. Drive from Budapest to Grenoble

Budapest to Grenoble by train

The train journey time between Budapest and Grenoble is around 26h 37m and covers a distance of around 1462 km. This includes an average layover time of around 11h 22m. The fastest train normally takes 26h 7m. Operated by Hungarian Railways (MÁV), Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) and SNCF, the Budapest to Grenoble train service departs from Budapest-Kelenfoeld and arrives in Grenoble. Typically six trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
15h 14m
Layover time:
11h 22m
Total time:
26h 37m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
26h 7m
Train distance:
1462 km
Trains per week:
6
Cheapest price:
€148
Carbon emissions:
77 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:55
Last train departs at:
06:55

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Budapest to Grenoble train schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Grenoble is to bus which costs 22 000 Ft - 31 000 Ft and takes 21h 21m.

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The fastest way to get from Budapest to Grenoble is to fly and train. Taking this option will cost 37 000 Ft - 95 000 Ft and takes 6h 34m.

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

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No, there is no direct train from Budapest to Grenoble. However, there are services departing from Budapest-Kelenfoeld and arriving at Grenoble via Zürich HB and Geneve. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 43m.

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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 43m and costs 50 000 Ft - 85 000 Ft.

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It takes approximately 6h 34m to get from Budapest to Grenoble, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Budapest to Grenoble is to train which takes 16h 43m and costs 50 000 Ft - 85 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 22 000 Ft - 31 000 Ft and takes 21h 21m.

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Grenoble.
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  • Distance: 1053.5 km
  • Duration: 6h 34m

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

You can take a train from Budapest to Grenoble via Zürich HB and Geneve in around 16h 43m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Budapest to Grenoble via Népliget M, Budapest Népliget bus station, and Turin in around 21h 21m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Lyon via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €480
Flights from Budapest to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €460
Flights from Budapest to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €460
Flights from Vienna to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €500
Flights from Vienna to Lyon via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €500
Flights from Vienna to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €310
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Budapest to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €410
Flights from Vienna to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €310
Flights from Vienna to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €350
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €600
Flights from Vienna to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €310
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Budapest to Lyon
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €410
Flights from Budapest to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Budapest to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €650
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Vienna to Lyon via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €440
Flights from Vienna to Geneva via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€110 - €310
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 3m
Frequency
Every 2 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
4 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)
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Geneve to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€21 - €45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€21 - €30
Rail 1st Class
€30 - €45
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€45 - €60
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Romanian Railways (CFR)
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€6 - €22
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
€6 - €10
1st Class
€14 - €22
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
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Bus operators
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Budapest Népliget bus station to Turin
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€50 - €65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Turin to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€13 - €17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
fr.ouibus.com
Bus from Torino - Bus station to Grenoble - Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€10 - €14
Website
Blablabus

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

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

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The best way to get from Budapest to Budapest Airport is to bus which takes 31 min and costs 900 Ft.

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