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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.

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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 - $149

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Fly to Zurich  •  4 h 43 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

$176 - $278

Bus FlixBus  •  14 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld to Zurich N391

$66 - $110

Bus Eurolines CH  •  16 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest to Zürich

$78 - $104

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 - 42 000 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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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 distance between Budapest and Switzerland is 820 km. The road distance is 979.8 km.

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

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Budapest to Switzerland train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Kelenföld station.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Switzerland is to fly which takes 4 h 30 min and costs 18 000 Ft - 70 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 49 000 Ft - 80 000 Ft and takes 10 h 29 min, you could also bus, which costs 18 000 Ft - 31 000 Ft and takes 14 h 11 min.

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The quickest flight from Budapest Airport to Basel Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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Budapest to Switzerland train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Zürich HB station.

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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 once daily. 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 31 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 Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $480
Flights from Budapest to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Budapest to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Budapest to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Budapest to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Budapest to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Flights from Budapest to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Budapest to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Budapest to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $410
Flights from Budapest to Basel via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $410
Flights from Budapest to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Budapest to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, 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
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Budapest to Basel via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Budapest to Geneva via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Budapest to Zurich via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Budapest to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Kelenföld to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
10 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$160 - $270
Website
bahn.de
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 - $28
Schedules at
malpensa-express.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld to Zurich
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
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

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Switzerland is 980 km. It takes approximately 9 h 22 min to drive from Budapest to Switzerland.

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Wizz Air, Brussels Airlines, easyJet and Lufthansa offer flights from Budapest Airport to Basel Airport.

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There are 634+ hotels available in Switzerland. Prices start at $82 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Budapest Airport is to bus which takes 33 min and costs 350 Ft.

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