There are 12 ways to get from Budapest to London by plane, train, bus, shuttle, night train, car, car train or car ferry

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to London Heathrow  •  5h 32m

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to London Heathrow (LHR) BUD - LHR

£51 - £176

Cheapest option

Fly to London Stansted  •  5h 49m

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to London Stansted (STN) BUD - STN

£41 - £123

10 alternative options

Fly to London City  •  5h 41m

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to London City (LCY) BUD - LCY

£67 - £216

Fly to London Gatwick, train  •  5h 45m

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to London Gatwick (LGW) BUD - LGW
  2. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria

£45 - £164

Fly to London Luton, train  •  6h 14m

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to London Luton (LTN) BUD - LTN
  2. Take the train from Luton to London St Pancras International LL

£49 - £134

Fly to Birmingham, train  •  6h 44m

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Birmingham (BHX) BUD - BHX
  2. Take the train from Birmingham International to London Euston

£56 - £281

Train  •  17h 31m

  1. Take the train from Kelenfoeld to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Rj
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Ice
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil

£201 - £459

Bus  •  30h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Népliget to London 1920

£71 - £91

Shuttle, bus  •  31h 53m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Budapest to Ruzomberok Eurobusways
  2. Take the bus from Ružomberok to London Green Line Coach Station 807818

£111 - £157

Train, night train  •  21h 9m

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Wien Hbf Rj / ...
  2. Take the night train from Wien Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Nj
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil

£187 - £433

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  15h 51m

  1. Drive from Budapest to Calais-Fréthun
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
  3. Drive from Folkestone to London

£314 - £397

Drive, car ferry  •  17h 19m

  1. Drive from Budapest to Dunkirk
  2. Take the car ferry from Dunkirk to Dover
  3. Drive from Dover to London

£186 - £313

Coronavirus (COVID-19) in United Kingdom

There is widespread community transmission globally.
Some travel restrictions may still be in place within United Kingdom. For the latest travel status, please check the official page for United Kingdom.

For travel planning advice, please refer to our Rome2rio Coronavirus information page .
For the latest travel status, we recommend checking the official page for United Kingdom.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Advice

There are currently lockdown measures within United Kingdom to control the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Domestic travel within United Kingdom may be affected.

Source Type: Media | Last updated: 4/16/2020

International flights leaving Hungary are suspended as part of the response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Restrictions may also be in place for other modes of transport.

Source Type: Government | Last updated: 3/25/2020

Currently, we are unable to provide international travel restriction information for United Kingdom relating to Coronavirus (COVID-19). For the latest travel status in United Kingdom, please check government recommendations.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for United Kingdom

Data sourced from: CDC, ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Budapest to London is to fly which costs 16 000 Ft - 49 000 Ft and takes 5h 49m.

More details

The quickest way to get from Budapest to London is to fly which costs 19 000 Ft - 70 000 Ft and takes 5h 32m.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Budapest to London. However, there are services departing from Deák Ferenc tér M and arriving at London via Budapest, Budapest Népliget. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30h 8m.

More details

No, there is no direct train from Budapest to London. However, there are services departing from Kelenfoeld and arriving at London St Pancras Eurostar via Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 31m.

More details

The distance between Budapest and London is 906 miles.

The best way to get from Budapest to London without a car is to train which takes 17h 31m and costs 75 000 Ft - 180 000 Ft.

More details

It takes approximately 5h 32m to get from Budapest to London, including transfers.

More details

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

More details

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

More details

The best way to get from Budapest to London is to fly which takes 5h 32m and costs 19 000 Ft - 70 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 75 000 Ft - 180 000 Ft and takes 17h 31m, you could also bus, which costs 27 000 Ft - 36 000 Ft and takes 30h 8m.

Mode details

Map of how to get from Budapest to London.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 905.7 miles
  • Duration: 5h 32m

What companies run services between Budapest, Hungary and London, England?

British Airways, Lufthansa and nine other airlines fly from Budapest to London Paddington hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Budapest to London King's Cross via Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi in around 17h 31m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Budapest to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£25 - £130
Flights from Budapest to London Stansted via Prague
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£25 - £130
Flights from Budapest to London Stansted via Billund
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
£25 - £130
Flights from Budapest to London Stansted via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£25 - £130
Flights from Budapest to London Stansted via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£25 - £130
Flights from Budapest to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £180
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to London Heathrow via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£150 - £300
Flights from Budapest to London Heathrow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£150 - £300
Flights from Budapest to London City via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£170 - £550
Flights from Budapest to Birmingham via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£90 - £410
Flights from Budapest to Birmingham via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£90 - £410
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Budapest to London Heathrow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£120 - £330
Flights from Budapest to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£140 - £470
Flights from Budapest to Birmingham via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£90 - £310
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Budapest to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£60 - £120
Flights from Budapest to London Gatwick via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£60 - £120
Flights from Budapest to London Gatwick via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£60 - £120
Flights from Budapest to London Gatwick via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£60 - £120
Flights from Budapest to London Gatwick via Basel
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
£60 - £120
Flights from Budapest to London Luton via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£120 - £230
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Budapest to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £80
Flights from Budapest to London Luton
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £210
Flights from Budapest to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
£25 - £140
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Budapest to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £230
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Budapest to London Heathrow via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£160 - £440
Flights from Budapest to London City via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£170 - £550
Flights from Budapest to Birmingham via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£75 - £360
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Budapest to London Heathrow via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£70 - £290
Flights from Budapest to Birmingham via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£60 - £230
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Budapest to London City
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£90 - £370
Flights from Budapest to London City via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£90 - £370
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Budapest to London Gatwick via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£60 - £320
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Budapest to London Gatwick via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£90 - £380
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Budapest to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
£40 - £140
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Budapest to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£85 - £330
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Birmingham via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£75 - £460
Train operators
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£14 - £17
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£14 - £17
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Luton to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£11 - £16
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£5 - £8
Off-Peak Single
£10 - £17
Anytime Day Single
£11 - £16
Anytime Single
£15 - £22
London Northwestern Railway
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonmidland.com
Train from Birmingham International to London Euston
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £45
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single
£18 - £26
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £45
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Kelenfoeld to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
10h 28m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
£50 - £60
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£11 - £14
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£60 - £90
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Eurostar
Rome2rio's guide to Eurostar
Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to London St Pancras Eurostar
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£90 - £310
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
£270 - £310
Standard
£90 - £120
Standard Premier
£130 - £170
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-Keleti to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£40 - £55
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Wien Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
14h 17m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
£85 - £110
Website
Nightjet
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£131
Website
Eurotunnel
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Budapest, Budapest Népliget to London
Ave. Duration
28h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£70 - £90
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 70 282 1827
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Budapest to Ruzomberok
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£35 - £70
Schedules at
eurobusways.com
SAD Presov, A.S
Phone
+421 900 211 153
Email
sadpo@sad-po.sk
Website
sad-po.sk
Bus from Ružomberok to London Green Line Coach Station
Ave. Duration
26h 53m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
£75 - £90
Schedules at
sad-po.sk
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dunkirk to Dover
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£5 - £50
Website
dfds.co.uk
Reclining seat
£20 - £25
Reclining Seat
£24
Bed in a 4 berth inside shared cabin
£6
2-bed inside cabin
£35 - £50

Want to know more about travelling around United Kingdom

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

The quickest flight from Budapest Airport to London Heathrow Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 40m.

Search flights

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

More details

London is 1h behind Budapest. It is currently 3:32 AM in Budapest and 2:32 AM in London.

Budapest to London train services, operated by Eurostar, arrive at London St Pancras Eurostar station.

More details

Swiss, British Airways, KLM and two other airlines offer flights from Budapest Airport to London Heathrow Airport.

Search flights

There are 10488+ hotels available in London. Prices start at £75 per night.

More details

The best way to get from Budapest to Budapest Airport is to bus which takes 29 min and costs 350 Ft.

More details