There are 9 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  •  5 h 47 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 8 min

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

$151 - $381

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

$127 - $366

Train to Vienna, fly to Geneva, train  •  7 h 51 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

$128 - $334

Train  •  13 h 2 min

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

$243 - $400

Bus  •  19 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest to Lausanne

$91 - $121

Bus, train  •  20 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Basel, Basel central station
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Biel/Bienne 51
  3. Take the train from Biel/Bienne to Lausanne 5

$120 - $221

Night train, train  •  15 h 22 min

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

$251 - $421

Drive  •  11 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Lausanne 748.8 miles

$150 - $230

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Lausanne is to bus which costs 25 000 Ft - 34 000 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 22 000 Ft - 70 000 Ft and takes 5 h 47 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 2 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 2 min and costs 65 000 Ft - 110 000 Ft.

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It takes approximately 5 h 47 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 2 min and costs 65 000 Ft - 110 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 25 000 Ft - 34 000 Ft and takes 19 h 13 min.

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Lausanne.
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  • Distance: 591.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 47 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 2 min. Alternatively, Eurolines CH operates a bus from Budapest to Lausanne 4 times a week. Tickets cost $90 - $120 and the journey takes 18 h.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Budapest to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 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 Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Flights from Budapest to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $480
Flights from Budapest to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 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 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Vienna to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Budapest to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Budapest to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Flights from Vienna to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Vienna to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Vienna to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
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 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $410
Flights from Vienna to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Budapest to Geneva via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Flights from Vienna to Geneva via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $450
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Budapest to Geneva via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Budapest to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Budapest to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $460
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
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
46 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
$75 - $140
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Bern
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $70
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
$28 - $50
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
$70 - $130
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Biel/Bienne
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $55
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Biel/Bienne to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
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
$170 - $270
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
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 - $120
Book at
eurolines.ch
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 Népliget to Basel, Basel central station
Ave. Duration
15 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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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, Brussels Airlines, KLM and three other airlines offer flights from Budapest Airport to Geneva Airport.

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There are 395+ hotels available in Lausanne. Prices start at $92 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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