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There are 13 ways to get from Budapest to London by plane, train, bus, night train, car, car train or car ferry

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Fly Budapest to London Heathrow

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

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Fly Budapest to London Stansted

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

Fly Budapest to London Gatwick, train

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

Fly Budapest to London City

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

Fly Budapest to London Luton, train

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

Fly Budapest to Birmingham, train

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

Train to Vienna, fly to London Heathrow

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to London Heathrow (LHR)

Train

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt to Bruxelles Midi
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to London St Pancras Intl

Bus via Prague

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop to Prague, ÚAN Florenc
  2. Take the bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to London, Victoria Green Line Station

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Budapest Kelenföld bus station to Vienna Erdberg
  2. Take the bus from Vienna Central Bus Station VIB to London Victoria Green Line Station

Train, night train

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
  2. Take the night train from Wien Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to London St Pancras Intl

Drive, Eurotunnel

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

Drive, car ferry

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

Budapest to London by train

2 Weekly Trains
17h 39m Average Duration
£251 Cheapest Price
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Hungary → United Kingdom
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International entry into United Kingdom from Hungary

  • Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Hungary
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Conditions of entry into United Kingdom from Hungary

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, entry into United Kingdom is currently allowed from Hungary.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • Nationwide control measures in place
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in London is 111.

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

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 111.

No, returning to Hungary from United Kingdom is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 18 May 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Budapest to London is to fly which costs 13 000 Ft - 55 000 Ft and takes 6h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to London is to fly which costs 27 000 Ft - 90 000 Ft and takes 5h 32m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Budapest to London station. However, there are services departing from Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop and arriving at London, Victoria Green Line Station via Prague, ÚAN Florenc. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Budapest to London. However, there are services departing from Budapest-Keleti and arriving at London St Pancras Intl via Frankfurt and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 39m.

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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 39m and costs 110 000 Ft - 250 000 Ft.

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

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Budapest to London bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop station.

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Budapest to London train services, operated by Railjet, depart from Budapest-Keleti station.

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The best way to get from Budapest to London is to fly which takes 5h 32m and costs 27 000 Ft - 90 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 110 000 Ft - 250 000 Ft and takes 17h 39m, you could also bus via Prague, which costs 19 000 Ft - 33 000 Ft and takes 25h 20m.

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

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

British Airways, Lufthansa and seven other airlines fly from Budapest to London Paddington hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Budapest to London King's Cross via Frankfurt, Bruxelles Midi, and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi in around 17h 39m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Budapest to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£21 - £130
Flights from Budapest to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£7 - £130
Flights from Budapest to London Stansted via Prague
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£7 - £130
Flights from Budapest to London Stansted via Bologna
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£7 - £130
Flights from Budapest to London Stansted via Billund
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
£7 - £130
Flights from Budapest to London Stansted via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
£7 - £130
Flights from Budapest to London Stansted via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
£7 - £130
Flights from Budapest to London Stansted via Pisa
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£7 - £130
Flights from Budapest to London Stansted via Marseille
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£7 - £130
Flights from Budapest to London Stansted via Warsaw Modlin
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£7 - £130
Flights from Budapest to London Stansted via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
£7 - £130
Flights from Budapest to London Luton via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£24 - £180
Flights from Budapest to Birmingham via Turin
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£29 - £460
Flights from Budapest to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£29 - £460
Flights from Budapest to Birmingham via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
£29 - £460
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Budapest to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £220
Flights from Budapest to London Gatwick via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£50 - £220
Flights from Budapest to London Gatwick via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£50 - £220
Flights from Budapest to London Stansted via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£120 - £140
Flights from Budapest to London Luton via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£85 - £220
Flights from Budapest to London Luton via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
£85 - £220
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to London Heathrow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£120 - £300
Flights from Budapest to London Heathrow via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£120 - £300
Flights from Budapest to London City via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£140 - £460
Flights from Budapest to London City via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£140 - £460
Flights from Budapest to Birmingham via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£110 - £330
Flights from Budapest to Birmingham via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 52m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£110 - £330
Flights from Vienna to London Heathrow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
£85 - £360
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Budapest to London Heathrow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£120 - £430
Flights from Budapest to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£140 - £410
Flights from Budapest to Birmingham via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£95 - £390
Flights from Vienna to London Heathrow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£120 - £340
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Budapest to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £600
Flights from Vienna to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £300
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Budapest to London Heathrow via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£140 - £440
Flights from Budapest to London City via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£140 - £550
Flights from Budapest to Birmingham via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
£120 - £700
Flights from Vienna to London Heathrow via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£100 - £420
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to London Heathrow via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£140 - £360
Flights from Vienna to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£70 - £330
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Budapest to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £120
Flights from Budapest to London Luton
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £150
Flights from Budapest to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
£26 - £850
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Budapest to London Heathrow via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£140 - £480
Flights from Vienna to London Heathrow via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£100 - £390
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Budapest to London Gatwick via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£75 - £390
Flights from Budapest to London Gatwick via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£50 - £320
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Budapest to Birmingham via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £550
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Vienna to London Heathrow via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£75 - £320
Flights from Vienna to London Heathrow via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£75 - £320
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Budapest to London City via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
£130 - £900
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Budapest to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
£50 - £160
Train operators
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£14 - £17
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£14 - £17
East Midlands Railways
London Midland
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Train from Birmingham International to London Euston
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£39 - £44
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
£7 - £11
Anytime Day Single
£39 - £44
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£28 - £45
Website
Railjet
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
10h 42m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
£110 - £170
Website
Railjet
Romanian Railways (CFR)
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 to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£55 - £85
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Wien Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
13h 41m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
£80 - £110
Website
Nightjet
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop to Prague, ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£13 - £19
Website
RegioJet
Bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to London, Victoria Green Line Station
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£30 - £45
Website
RegioJet
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 Kelenföld bus station to Prague
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£22 - £27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Budapest Kelenföld bus station to Vienna Erdberg
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£11 - £14
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.
For more information, please visit this page
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Vienna Central Bus Station VIB to London Victoria Green Line Station
Ave. Duration
32h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£35 - £55
Website
Union Ivkoni
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
£80 - £140
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
£84
Standard Car - Premium
£134

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

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Budapest to London bus services, operated by RegioJet, arrive at London, Victoria Green Line Station.

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London is 1h behind Budapest. It is currently 2:19 PM in Budapest and 1:19 PM in London.

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

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Swiss, Brussels Airlines, Austrian Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from Budapest Airport to London Heathrow Airport.

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