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.

Recommended option

Fly to Zurich  •  4 h 47 min

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

$87 - $261

Cheapest option

Bus  •  14 h 53 min

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

$56 - $101

5 alternative options

Fly to Basel, train  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Basel (BSL) BUD - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB

$94 - $306

Train  •  10 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Kelenföld to Zürich HB Rj

$160 - $270

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  •  11 h 40 min

  1. Take the night train from Budapest-Keleti to Zürich HB En

$180 - $290

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 Zürich is to bus which costs 15 000 Ft - 29 000 Ft and takes 14 h 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Zürich is to fly which takes 4 h 47 min and costs 24 000 Ft - 75 000 Ft.

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

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It takes approximately 4 h 47 min to get from Budapest to Zürich, including transfers.

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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.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Kelenföld and arriving at Zürich HB. Services depart twice a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10 h 25 min.

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

Swiss, Lufthansa and two other airlines fly from Budapest to Zürich every 2 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 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
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $480
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
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Budapest to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Budapest to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $410
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
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
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
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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
Night train from Budapest-Keleti to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
11 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$180 - $290
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
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Zurich
Ave. Duration
13 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a week
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
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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