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There are 7 ways to get from Budapest to Paris by plane, train, bus, night bus or car

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Fly Budapest to Paris CDG  •  5h 42m

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Paris CDG (CDG) BUD - CDG

69€ - 253€

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Fly Budapest to Paris Orly  •  5h 23m

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Paris Orly (ORY) BUD - ORY

55€ - 236€

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Train to Vienna, fly to Paris CDG  •  7h 45m

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Paris CDG (CDG) VIE - CDG

81€ - 267€

Train  •  14h 20m

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Mannheim Hbf Rj
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Paris l'Est Ice / ...

132€ - 190€

Bus  •  22h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop to Vienna, Hbf RegioJet
  2. Take the bus from Vienna Erdberg to Paris 1923

66€ - 89€

Bus, night bus  •  25h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Budapest Nepliget to Karlsruhe Central Bus Station Varna - Dortmund / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Karlsruhe to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine Munich - Bus station > Stuttgart - Airport > Karlsruhe > Pont de l'Europe - Allemagne > Pont de l'Europe - France > Strasbourg > Metz > Reims > Marne-la-Vallée - Chessy > Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine

74€ - 103€

Drive  •  13h

  1. Drive from Budapest to Paris Gallieni 1483.9 km

160€ - 240€

Budapest to Paris by train

The train journey time between Budapest and Paris is around 21h 12m and covers a distance of around 1566 km. The fastest train normally takes 21h 11m. Operated by Hungarian Railways (MÁV), Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express and TGV inOui, the Budapest to Paris train service departs from Budapest-Keleti and arrives in Paris l'Est. Typically two trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Budapest to Paris train schedules

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Domestic travel is restricted

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Paris is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Paris is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Paris is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 130 000.

Yes, entry into Hungary from France is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 11 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Paris is to bus which costs 23 000 Ft - 32 000 Ft and takes 22h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Paris is to fly which costs 19 000 Ft - 85 000 Ft and takes 5h 23m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Budapest to Paris. However, there are services departing from Arany János utca M and arriving at Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine via Budapest Nepliget and Karlsruhe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25h 32m.

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No, there is no direct train from Budapest to Paris. However, there are services departing from Budapest-Keleti and arriving at Paris l'Est via Mannheim Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 20m.

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The distance between Budapest and Paris is 1244 km. The road distance is 1483.9 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Paris without a car is to train which takes 14h 20m and costs 47 000 Ft - 70 000 Ft.

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It takes approximately 5h 42m to get from Budapest to Paris, including transfers.

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Budapest to Paris bus services, operated by Karat-S, depart from Budapest Nepliget station.

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

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The best way to get from Budapest to Paris is to fly which takes 5h 42m and costs 24 000 Ft - 95 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 47 000 Ft - 70 000 Ft and takes 14h 20m, you could also bus, which costs 23 000 Ft - 32 000 Ft and takes 22h 7m.

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  • Distance: 1244 km
  • Duration: 5h 42m

What companies run services between Budapest, Hungary and Paris, France?

Air France, easyJet and three other airlines fly from Budapest to Paris 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Budapest to Paris via Mannheim Hbf in around 14h 20m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Budapest to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 280€
Flights from Vienna to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 340€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Paris CDG via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 320€
Flights from Vienna to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 430€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 320€
Flights from Budapest to Paris CDG via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
160€ - 320€
Flights from Vienna to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 430€
Flights from Vienna to Paris CDG via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
160€ - 430€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Budapest to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 320€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Vienna to Paris CDG via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 650€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Budapest to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 110€
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Vienna to Paris CDG via Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 340€
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Budapest to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Train operators
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
4 times a day
Estimated price
12€ - 14€
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
10h 7m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
50€ - 60€
Website
mavcsoport.hu
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
7€ - 22€
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
7€ - 10€
1st Class
14€ - 22€
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).

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Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Paris l'Est
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
85€ - 130€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Paris l'Est
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
80€ - 110€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
80€ - 95€
1st Class
90€ - 110€
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 Vienna, Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
7€ - 11€
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Vienna Erdberg to Paris
Ave. Duration
17h 45m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
55€ - 75€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Budapest Nepliget to Karlsruhe Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
15h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
Karat-S
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Night bus from Karlsruhe to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
18€ - 22€
Website
Blablabus

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The quickest flight from Budapest Airport to Paris CDG Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 20m.

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Budapest to Paris bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine station.

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Budapest to Paris train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Paris l'Est station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Paris is 1484 km. It takes approximately 13h to drive from Budapest to Paris.

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easyJet, Austrian Airlines, KLM and two other airlines offer flights from Budapest Airport to Paris CDG Airport.

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