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There are 11 ways to get from Budapest to Lausanne 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 Geneva, train  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Geneva (GVA) BUD - GVA
  2. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Lausanne

$82 - $251

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Fly Budapest to Zurich, train  •  7 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Zurich (ZRH) BUD - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Lausanne

$146 - $371

Fly Budapest to Basel, train  •  7 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Basel (BSL) BUD - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern
  3. Take the train from Bern to Lausanne

$126 - $361

Train to Vienna, fly to Geneva, train  •  8 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Kelenföld to Wien Hbf
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Geneva (GVA) VIE - GVA
  3. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Lausanne

$127 - $332

Fly Budapest to Lyon, train  •  9 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Lyon (LYS) BUD - LYS
  2. Take the train from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to Gare de Genève
  3. Take the train from Genève to Lausanne

$135 - $378

Fly Budapest to Milan Malpensa, train  •  9 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) BUD - MXP
  2. Take the train from Gallarate to Lausanne

$103 - $257

Train  •  13 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Kelenföld to Zürich HB Rj
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Lausanne 5 / ...

$233 - $393

Bus, train  •  17 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld to Zurich N391
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Lausanne 5 / ...

$121 - $231

Bus  •  19 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest to Lausanne

$91 - $111

Night train, train  •  15 h 31 min

  1. Take the night train from Budapest-Keleti to Zürich HB En
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Lausanne 5 / ...

$246 - $421

Drive  •  11 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Lausanne 748.8 miles

$150 - $230

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The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Lausanne is to bus which costs 25 000 Ft - 32 000 Ft and takes 19 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Lausanne is to fly and train which costs 23 000 Ft - 75 000 Ft and takes 6 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Budapest to Lausanne. However, there are services departing from Deák Ferenc tér M and arriving at Lausanne via Budapest. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 13 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Budapest to Lausanne. However, there are services departing from Kelenföld and arriving at Lausanne via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 3 min.

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The distance between Budapest and Lausanne is 946 km. The road distance is 1198.1 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Lausanne without a car is to train which takes 13 h 3 min and costs 65 000 Ft - 110 000 Ft.

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It takes approximately 6 h 5 min to get from Budapest to Lausanne, including transfers.

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Budapest to Lausanne bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, depart from Budapest station.

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Budapest to Lausanne train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Kelenföld station.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Lausanne is to train which takes 13 h 3 min and costs 65 000 Ft - 110 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 25 000 Ft - 32 000 Ft and takes 19 h 13 min.

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  • Distance: 591.3 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 5 min

What companies run services between Budapest, Hungary and Lausanne, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Budapest to Lausanne via Zürich HB in around 13 h 3 min. Alternatively, Eurolines CH operates a bus from Budapest to Lausanne 4 times a week. Tickets cost $90 - $110 and the journey takes 18 h.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Budapest to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Budapest to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $480
Flights from Budapest to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $480
Flights from Budapest to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Budapest to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Vienna to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Vienna to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Budapest to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Budapest to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Budapest to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Budapest to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Budapest to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Flights from Vienna to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Vienna to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Budapest to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Budapest to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Flights from Budapest to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $410
Flights from Vienna to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Flights from Budapest to Lyon
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Vienna to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Budapest to Geneva via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Flights from Budapest to Basel via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Budapest to Lyon via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $650
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Budapest to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $170
Flights from Budapest to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$26 - $170
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Budapest to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Budapest to Zurich via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Vienna to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $360
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Vienna to Geneva via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $3,700
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Budapest to Lyon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Train operators
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Bern
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lyon-Part-Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Kelenföld to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
10 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$160 - $270
Website
bahn.de
Night train from Budapest-Keleti to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
11 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$180 - $290
Website
bahn.de
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. 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 Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to Gare de Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Geneve to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Gallarate to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld to Zurich
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Budapest to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
18 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $110
Book at
eurolines.ch

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

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Budapest to Lausanne bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, arrive at Lausanne station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Lausanne is 1198 km. It takes approximately 11 h 30 min to drive from Budapest to Lausanne.

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easyJet, Air France, Brussels Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Budapest Airport to Geneva Airport.

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There are 419+ hotels available in Lausanne. Prices start at $85 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 350 Ft.

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