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There are 4 ways to get from Chicago to Budapest by plane, train or shuttle

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Budapest

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Budapest (BUD)

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Fly Chicago Midway to Budapest

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Budapest (BUD)

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Vienna, train

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Vienna (VIE)
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Zagreb, shuttle

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Zagreb (ZAG)
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Zagreb Airport to Budapest

Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Budapest (BUD) flights

The flight time between Chicago O'Hare (ORD) and Budapest (BUD) is around 14h 10m and covers a distance of around 7769 km. This includes an average layover time of around 3h 50m. Services are operated by Lufthansa, British Airways, Austrian Airlines and others. Typically 206 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

206 Weekly Planes
14h 10m Average Duration
197 535 Ft Cheapest Price
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United States → Hungary
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International entry into Hungary from United States

  • Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of United States
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Conditions of entry into Hungary from United States

  • There are no current restrictions
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Rules to follow in Hungary

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The official advice is to delay international travel until fully vaccinated

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, entry into Hungary is currently allowed from United States.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • There are no current restrictions

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Budapest is 0036 6 80 277 455.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Budapest is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Budapest is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0036 6 80 277 455.

No, but conditions apply when returning to United States from Hungary.

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Last updated: 3 Oct 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Budapest is to fly which costs $230 - $1,400 and takes 14h 19m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Budapest is to fly which costs $230 - $1,400 and takes 14h 19m.

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The distance between Chicago and Budapest is 7744 km.

It takes approximately 14h 19m to get from Chicago to Budapest, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Budapest Airport. The quickest flight takes 11h and has one stopover.

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Budapest is 7h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 10:52 AM in Chicago and 5:52 PM in Budapest.

United Airlines, Austrian Airlines, KLM and six other airlines offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Budapest Airport.

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There are 512+ hotels available in Budapest. Prices start at 40 000 Ft per night.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago O'Hare Airport is to subway which takes 42 min and costs $1 - $5.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Budapest.
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  • Distance: 7744.1 km
  • Duration: 14h 19m

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Budapest, Hungary?

Lufthansa, British Airways and 12 other airlines fly from Chicago to Budapest hourly.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Budapest via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
11h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
220 000 Ft - 2200 000 Ft
Flights from Chicago Midway to Budapest via Detroit, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
15h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
190 000 Ft - 750 000 Ft
Flights from Chicago Midway to Budapest via Minneapolis, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
15h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
230 000 Ft - 1000 000 Ft
Flights from Chicago Midway to Budapest via Detroit, Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
16h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
290 000 Ft - 1500 000 Ft
Flights from Chicago Midway to Budapest via Atlanta, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
16h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
260 000 Ft - 1200 000 Ft
Flights from Chicago Midway to Budapest via Atlanta, Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
18h 12m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
300 000 Ft - 1500 000 Ft
Flights from Chicago Midway to Budapest via Boston, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
12h 50m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
300 000 Ft - 1500 000 Ft
Flights from Chicago Midway to Budapest via Minneapolis, Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
19h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
200 000 Ft - 800 000 Ft
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Zagreb via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
13h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160 000 Ft - 700 000 Ft
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Zagreb via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
16h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170 000 Ft - 700 000 Ft
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
11h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
200 000 Ft - 410 000 Ft
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
11h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
190 000 Ft - 320 000 Ft
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
13h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
200 000 Ft - 380 000 Ft
Flights from Chicago Midway to Budapest via Boston, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
190 000 Ft - 800 000 Ft
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Vienna
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Every day
Estimated price
390 000 Ft - 1600 000 Ft
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
390 000 Ft - 1700 000 Ft
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Vienna via Toronto
Ave. Duration
14h
When
Every day
Estimated price
500 000 Ft - 2100 000 Ft
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Zagreb via Zurich
Ave. Duration
10h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160 000 Ft - 700 000 Ft
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Zagreb via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
14h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160 000 Ft - 650 000 Ft
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Zagreb via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
11h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150 000 Ft - 550 000 Ft
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Zagreb via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
15h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
150 000 Ft - 550 000 Ft
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
11h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
200 000 Ft - 410 000 Ft
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
13h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
200 000 Ft - 380 000 Ft
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Budapest via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
13h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
200 000 Ft - 380 000 Ft
Flights from Chicago Midway to Budapest via Boston, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
190 000 Ft - 800 000 Ft
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
390 000 Ft - 1700 000 Ft
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
10h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
340 000 Ft - 1400 000 Ft
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
14h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160 000 Ft - 650 000 Ft
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Zagreb via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
14h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160 000 Ft - 650 000 Ft
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Zagreb via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
13h 55m
When
Friday
Estimated price
160 000 Ft - 650 000 Ft
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
200 000 Ft - 380 000 Ft
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
13h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
200 000 Ft - 380 000 Ft
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Budapest via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
13h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
200 000 Ft - 380 000 Ft
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
11h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
340 000 Ft - 1400 000 Ft
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Vienna via Toronto
Ave. Duration
14h
When
Every day
Estimated price
500 000 Ft - 2100 000 Ft
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
14h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160 000 Ft - 650 000 Ft
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Zagreb via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
14h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160 000 Ft - 650 000 Ft
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Zagreb via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
11h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150 000 Ft - 550 000 Ft
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Zagreb via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
13h 55m
When
Friday
Estimated price
160 000 Ft - 650 000 Ft
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Zagreb via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
15h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
150 000 Ft - 550 000 Ft
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Budapest via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
11h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
220 000 Ft - 2200 000 Ft
Flights from Chicago Midway to Budapest via Detroit, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
15h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
190 000 Ft - 750 000 Ft
Flights from Chicago Midway to Budapest via Minneapolis, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
14h 47m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
200 000 Ft - 800 000 Ft
Flights from Chicago Midway to Budapest via Atlanta, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
16h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
260 000 Ft - 1200 000 Ft
Flights from Chicago Midway to Budapest via Boston, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
12h 50m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
300 000 Ft - 1500 000 Ft
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Zagreb via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
13h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160 000 Ft - 700 000 Ft
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Zagreb via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
16h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170 000 Ft - 700 000 Ft
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Budapest via Detroit, Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
16h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
290 000 Ft - 1500 000 Ft
Flights from Chicago Midway to Budapest via Atlanta, Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
18h 12m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
300 000 Ft - 1500 000 Ft
Flights from Chicago Midway to Budapest via Minneapolis, Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
19h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
200 000 Ft - 800 000 Ft
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Zagreb via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
13h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160 000 Ft - 700 000 Ft
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Zagreb via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
16h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170 000 Ft - 700 000 Ft
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Budapest via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
12h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
210 000 Ft - 700 000 Ft
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Vienna via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
11h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
850 000 Ft - 3500 000 Ft
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Zagreb via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
14h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
160 000 Ft - 750 000 Ft
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Budapest via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
13h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
210 000 Ft - 700 000 Ft
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Budapest via Madrid
Ave. Duration
15h 20m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
210 000 Ft - 700 000 Ft
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Vienna via Madrid
Ave. Duration
12h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
800 000 Ft - 3500 000 Ft
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Zagreb via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
16h 6m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
150 000 Ft - 600 000 Ft
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Zagreb via Madrid
Ave. Duration
19h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
160 000 Ft - 700 000 Ft
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Budapest via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
14h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
220 000 Ft - 390 000 Ft
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Vienna via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
13h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
330 000 Ft - 1400 000 Ft
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Zagreb via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
14h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180 000 Ft - 650 000 Ft
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
11h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
190 000 Ft - 320 000 Ft
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Vienna
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Every day
Estimated price
390 000 Ft - 1600 000 Ft
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Vienna via Brussels
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
450 000 Ft - 1900 000 Ft
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
11h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160 000 Ft - 650 000 Ft
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Budapest via Zurich
Ave. Duration
11h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
200 000 Ft - 550 000 Ft
Flights from Chicago Midway to Budapest via Boston, Zurich
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
200 000 Ft - 800 000 Ft
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Zagreb via Zurich
Ave. Duration
10h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160 000 Ft - 700 000 Ft
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Budapest via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
12h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
220 000 Ft - 300 000 Ft
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Zagreb via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
12h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
180 000 Ft - 650 000 Ft
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Vienna via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
14h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
380 000 Ft - 1600 000 Ft
Train operators
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
15 000 Ft - 22 000 Ft
Website
oebb.at
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
14 000 Ft - 21 000 Ft
Website
Railjet
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
32 000 Ft - 60 000 Ft
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Bus operators
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 70 282 1827
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Zagreb Airport to Budapest
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
22 000 Ft - 37 000 Ft
Schedules at
eurobusways.com

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