There are 9 ways to get from Budapest to Switzerland by plane, bus, train, 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Basel  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Basel (BSL) BUD - BSL

$64 - $246

Cheapest option

Fly to Milan Malpensa, bus  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) BUD - MXP
  2. Take the bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso

$44 - $148

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Fly to Zurich  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Zurich (ZRH) BUD - ZRH

$87 - $261

Fly to Geneva  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Geneva (GVA) BUD - GVA

$59 - $206

Train  •  10 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Kelenföld to Zürich HB Rj

$175 - $276

Bus  •  15 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Zurich N391 / ...

$64 - $111

Bus, train  •  16 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest to St. Gallen
  2. Take the train from St. Gallen to Rapperswil 2-Y / ...

Night train  •  12 h 49 min

  1. Take the night train from Kelenföld to Zürich HB En

$179 - $296

Drive  •  9 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Zürich 612.4 miles

$120 - $190

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Switzerland is to fly and bus which costs 12 000 Ft - 43 000 Ft and takes 6 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Switzerland is to fly which costs 18 000 Ft - 70 000 Ft and takes 4 h 30 min.

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The distance between Budapest and Switzerland is 820 km. The road distance is 979.8 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 30 min to get from Budapest to Switzerland, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from Budapest to Switzerland. However, there are services departing from Kelenföld and arriving at Zürich Stadelhofen via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 29 min.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Switzerland without a car is to train which takes 10 h 29 min and costs 49 000 Ft - 80 000 Ft.

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Switzerland.
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  • Distance: 512.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 30 min

What companies run services between Budapest, Hungary and Switzerland?

Wizz Air, easyJet and two other airlines fly from Budapest to Basel every 4 hours. Alternatively, Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Budapest to Zürich twice a week. Tickets cost $160 - $270 and the journey takes 10 h 25 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
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 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 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 Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Budapest to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Budapest to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Flights from Budapest to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Budapest to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Budapest to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $410
Flights from Budapest to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
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
Flights from Budapest to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$26 - $170
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 Budapest to Milan Malpensa via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Budapest to Basel via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Budapest to Geneva via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $400
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
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Kelenföld to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
10 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$160 - $270
Website
bahn.de
Südostbahn
Website
sob.ch
Train from St. Gallen to Rapperswil
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
sob.ch
Bus operators
Malpensa Express Bus
Phone
+41 91 858 23 23
Email
info@giosytours.ch
Website
malpensa-express.com
Bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $27
Schedules at
malpensa-express.com
FlixBus
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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 Zurich
Ave. Duration
14 h 10 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Budapest to Zürich
Ave. Duration
14 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $100
Book at
eurolines.ch
Bus from Budapest to St. Gallen
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Book at
eurolines.ch
Eurolines HU
Phone
+36 (1) 382-0888
Email
info@volanbusz.hu
Website
eurolines.hu
Bus from Budapest Népliget to Zürich Carparkplatz Sihlquai
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
nemzetkozi.volanbusz.hu

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