There are 7 ways to get from Budapest to Zürich by plane, train, bus, 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.

What companies run services between Budapest, Hungary and Zürich, Switzerland?

Swiss, Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines fly from Budapest to Zürich every 3 hours. Alternatively, German Railways (DB) operates a train from Budapest to Zürich once daily. Tickets cost $170 - $280 and the journey takes 10 h 25 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Zurich via Munich
Avg. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $480
Flights from Budapest to Zurich via Frankfurt
Avg. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $480
Flights from Budapest to Basel via Munich
Avg. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Budapest to Basel via Frankfurt
Avg. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Budapest to Zurich
Avg. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Budapest to Basel
Avg. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $410
Flights from Budapest to Basel via Berlin Schoenefeld
Avg. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $410
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Zurich via Vienna
Avg. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Budapest to Basel
Avg. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$30 - $170
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Avg. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from St. Gallen to Zürich HB
Avg. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
German Railways (DB)
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Kelenföld to Zürich HB
Avg. Duration
10 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$170 - $280
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Zurich
Avg. Duration
13 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Budapest to Zürich
Avg. Duration
14 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Book at
eurolines.ch
Bus from Budapest to St. Gallen
Avg. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$75 - $110
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
Avg. Duration
15 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Schedules at
nemzetkozi.volanbusz.hu

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Budapest to Zürich?

The distance between Budapest and Zürich is 789 km. The road distance is 980 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Budapest to Zürich?

The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Zürich is to bus which costs 26 000 Ft and takes 14 h 53 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Budapest to Zürich?

The quickest way to get from Budapest to Zürich is to fly which takes 4 h 42 min and costs 34 000 Ft.

Is there a direct train between Budapest and Zürich?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Kelenföld and arriving at Zürich HB. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 10 h 25 min.

Is there a direct bus between Budapest and Zürich?

No, there is no direct bus from Budapest to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Deák Ferenc tér M and arriving at Zurich via Budapest, Budapest Népliget. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 53 min.

How long does it take to get from Budapest to Zürich?

It takes approximately 4 h 42 min to get from Budapest to Zürich, including transfers.