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

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Fly Budapest to Milan Malpensa, train  •  7h

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) BUD - MXP
  2. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T1 to Mendrisio
  3. Take the train from Mendrisio to Locarno

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Fly Budapest to Milan Bergamo, train  •  7h 41m

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) BUD - BGY
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Locarno

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Fly Budapest to Zurich, train  •  7h 4m

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Zurich (ZRH) BUD - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Bellinzona

Train to Vienna, fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  9h 10m

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) VIE - MXP
  3. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T1 to Mendrisio
  4. Take the train from Mendrisio to Locarno

Fly Budapest to Basel, train  •  9h 17m

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

Train  •  13h 3m

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Zuerich Hb Rjx
  2. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Bellinzona Ec / ...

Bus  •  18h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Budapest Népliget bus station to Milan 403 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milan to Bellinzona

Night train, bus  •  15h 17m

  1. Take the night train from Budapest-Keleti to Sargans En
  2. Take the bus from Chur, Postautostation to Bellinzona, Stazione 171

Drive  •  10h

  1. Drive from Budapest to Locarno 1062.2 km

Budapest to Locarno by train

9 Weekly Trains
13h 3m Average Duration
SFr 102 Cheapest Price
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Hungary → Switzerland
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International entry into Switzerland from Hungary

  • Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Hungary
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Switzerland from Hungary

  • There are no current restrictions
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Rules to follow in Switzerland

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Considerations leaving from Hungary

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Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, entry into Switzerland is currently allowed from Hungary.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Locarno is 0041 58 463 00 00.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Locarno is subject to regional advice.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0041 58 463 00 00.

No, returning to Hungary from Switzerland is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 24 Jan 2023
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Swiss Federal Office of Public Health.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Locarno is to bus which costs 30 000 Ft - 45 000 Ft and takes 18h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Locarno is to fly and train which costs 24 000 Ft - 85 000 Ft and takes 7h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Budapest to Locarno. However, there are services departing from Deák Ferenc tér M and arriving at Locarno, Debarcadero via Budapest Népliget bus station, Milan and Bellinzona, Viale Portone. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Budapest to Locarno. However, there are services departing from Budapest-Kelenfoeld and arriving at Locarno via Zuerich Hb and Bellinzona. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 3m.

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The distance between Budapest and Locarno is 792 km. The road distance is 1062.2 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Locarno without a car is to train which takes 13h 3m and costs 39 000 Ft - 60 000 Ft.

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It takes approximately 7h to get from Budapest to Locarno, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Budapest to Locarno is to train which takes 13h 3m and costs 39 000 Ft - 60 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30 000 Ft - 45 000 Ft and takes 18h 35m.

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Locarno.
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  • Distance: 792.3 km
  • Duration: 7h

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

You can take a train from Budapest to Locarno via Zuerich Hb and Bellinzona in around 13h 3m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Budapest to Locarno via Népliget M, Budapest Népliget bus station, Milan, Bellinzona, and Bellinzona, Viale Portone in around 18h 35m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Budapest to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 23 - SFr 190
Flights from Vienna to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 22 - SFr 260
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 300
Flights from Budapest to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 300
Flights from Budapest to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 650
Flights from Budapest to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 650
Flights from Vienna to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 330
Flights from Budapest to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 410
Flights from Budapest to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 410
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Budapest to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 340
Flights from Budapest to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 600
Flights from Vienna to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 320
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 600
Flights from Vienna to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 290
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Budapest to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 18 - SFr 170
Flights from Budapest to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 260
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Budapest to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 270
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T1 to Mendrisio
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Mendrisio to Locarno
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 22 - SFr 40
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zuerich Hb to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 90
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Milano Centrale to Locarno
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 70
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel SBB to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 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
SFr 11 - SFr 13
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 55
Website
mavcsoport.hu
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Budapest Népliget bus station to Milan
Ave. Duration
13h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 60
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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Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Milan to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 50
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl

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The quickest flight from Budapest Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 45m.

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Budapest to Locarno bus services, operated by Autokar Polska, arrive at Bellinzona station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Locarno is 1062 km. It takes approximately 10h to drive from Budapest to Locarno.

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Wizz Air, Swiss and Lufthansa offer flights from Budapest Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport.

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There are 207+ hotels available in Locarno. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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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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