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There are 9 ways to get from Florence to Budapest by plane, bus, train, night train or car

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Fly Florence to Budapest  •  7h 40m

  1. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Budapest (BUD) FLR - BUD

27 880 Ft - 46 880 Ft

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Bus  •  14h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Florence, Florence to Ljubljana N997
  2. Take the bus from Ljubljana to Budapest, Budapest Népliget 977 / ...

16 993 Ft - 20 665 Ft

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Bus to Pisa, fly to Budapest  •  6h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Piazza Stazione to Pisa Airport
  2. Fly from Pisa (PSA) to Budapest (BUD) PSA - BUD

Train to Bologna, fly to Budapest  •  6h 4m

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
  2. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Budapest (BUD) BLQ - BUD

24 685 Ft - 105 511 Ft

Fly Florence to Vienna, train  •  7h 46m

  1. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Vienna (VIE) FLR - VIE
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Kelenfoeld

31 530 Ft - 132 030 Ft

Train  •  13h 52m

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Venezia Mestre Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Wien Hbf Rj
  3. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Kelenfoeld Rjx / ...

55 503 Ft - 94 134 Ft

Bus, train  •  18h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Florence to Zagreb
  2. Take the train from Zagreb Glavni Kol. to Budapest-Deli Ic

27 965 Ft - 41 030 Ft

Night train, train  •  15h 52m

  1. Take the night train from Firenze S.M.N. to Wiener Neustadt Hbf Nj
  2. Take the train from Sopron to Gyoer Re / ...
  3. Take the train from Gyoer to Budapest-Deli Re

28 371 Ft - 36 356 Ft

Drive  •  8h 56m

  1. Drive from Florence to Budapest 942.8 km

44 000 Ft - 65 000 Ft

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The cheapest way to get from Florence to Budapest is to bus which costs 45€ - 60€ and takes 14h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Florence to Budapest is to train and fly which costs 70€ - 300€ and takes 6h 4m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Florence to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Florence, Florence and arriving at Deák Ferenc tér M via Ljubljana and Népliget M. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 29m.

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No, there is no direct train from Florence to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Firenze S.M.N. and arriving at Kelenfoeld via Venezia Mestre and Wien Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 52m.

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The distance between Florence and Budapest is 733 km. The road distance is 942.8 km.

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The best way to get from Florence to Budapest without a car is to train which takes 13h 52m and costs 150€ - 270€.

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It takes approximately 7h 40m to get from Florence to Budapest, including transfers.

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Florence to Budapest bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Florence, Florence station.

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Florence to Budapest train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Firenze S.M.N. station.

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The best way to get from Florence to Budapest is to fly which takes 7h 40m and costs 75€ - 140€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 150€ - 270€ and takes 13h 52m, you could also bus, which costs 45€ - 60€ and takes 14h 29m.

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  • Distance: 733 km
  • Duration: 7h 40m

What companies run services between Florence, Italy and Budapest, Hungary?

Swiss, Alitalia and 13 other airlines fly from Florence to Budapest hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Florence to Budapest via Venezia Mestre and Wien Hbf in around 13h 52m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Florence to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
38 000 Ft - 150 000 Ft
Flights from Bologna to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
41 000 Ft - 150 000 Ft
Flights from Florence to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55 000 Ft - 200 000 Ft
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Florence to Budapest via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
33 000 Ft - 60 000 Ft
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Florence to Budapest via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7h 17m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
29 000 Ft - 120 000 Ft
Flights from Florence to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
16 000 Ft - 70 000 Ft
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Florence to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
24 000 Ft - 110 000 Ft
Flights from Bologna to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
26 000 Ft - 120 000 Ft
Flights from Florence to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
31 000 Ft - 55 000 Ft
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Florence to Budapest via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
26 000 Ft - 130 000 Ft
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Florence to Budapest via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
22 000 Ft - 100 000 Ft
Flights from Pisa to Budapest via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
26 000 Ft - 120 000 Ft
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Florence to Budapest via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
28 000 Ft - 120 000 Ft
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Florence to Budapest via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
25 000 Ft - 110 000 Ft
Flights from Florence to Budapest via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
22 000 Ft - 90 000 Ft
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Pisa to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
8 500 Ft - 55 000 Ft
Flights from Pisa to Budapest via Prague
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
11 000 Ft - 60 000 Ft
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Florence to Budapest via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
24 000 Ft - 110 000 Ft
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Florence to Budapest via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
25 000 Ft - 90 000 Ft
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Bologna to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
5 000 Ft - 39 000 Ft
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
3 800 Ft - 16 000 Ft
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
3 800 Ft - 5 500 Ft
Base Standard
8 500 Ft - 12 000 Ft
Base Premium
11 000 Ft - 16 000 Ft
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
7 000 Ft - 25 000 Ft
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
7 000 Ft - 10 000 Ft
Base Standard
14 000 Ft - 19 000 Ft
Base Premium
17 000 Ft - 25 000 Ft
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
4 300 Ft - 13 000 Ft
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
5 000 Ft - 7 500 Ft
Smart Low Cost
4 300 Ft - 6 000 Ft
Smart Flex
9 000 Ft - 13 000 Ft
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
6 500 Ft - 19 000 Ft
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
7 000 Ft - 10 000 Ft
Smart Low Cost
6 500 Ft - 9 000 Ft
Smart Flex
13 000 Ft - 19 000 Ft
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
2 300 Ft - 4 700 Ft
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
4 300 Ft - 4 700 Ft
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
2 500 Ft - 3 500 Ft
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
2 500 Ft - 3 500 Ft
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 Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
12 000 Ft - 18 000 Ft
Website
Railjet
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
15 000 Ft - 20 000 Ft
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Venezia Mestre to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
7h 27m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
37 000 Ft - 50 000 Ft
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Wien Hbf to Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
1 800 Ft - 6 500 Ft
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
1 800 Ft - 2 400 Ft
1st Class
5 500 Ft - 6 500 Ft
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Firenze S.M.N. to Wiener Neustadt Hbf
Ave. Duration
10h 12m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
22 000 Ft - 30 000 Ft
Website
Nightjet
GySEV/Raaberbahn
Website
www2.gysev.hu
Train from Sopron to Gyoer
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
GySEV/Raaberbahn
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Sopron to Gyoer
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
1 500 Ft - 1 800 Ft
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Gyoer to Budapest-Deli
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
2 300 Ft - 2 700 Ft
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Bus operators
People Mover
Website
pisa-airport.com
Bus from Piazza Stazione to Pisa Airport
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
pisa-airport.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Florence, Florence to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
6h 49m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
8 500 Ft - 11 000 Ft
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Ljubljana to Budapest, Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
8 000 Ft - 10 000 Ft
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus from Florence to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
22 000 Ft - 31 000 Ft
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
Vincek Autobusi ltd.
Phone
0800 1992
Email
Gradski-bus@autobusi-vincek.com
Website
autobusi-vincek.com
Bus from Firenze to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
20 000 Ft - 24 000 Ft
Schedules at
autobusi-vincek.com

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There is no direct flight from Florence Airport to Budapest Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h and has one stopover.

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Florence to Budapest bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Budapest, Budapest Népliget station.

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Florence to Budapest train services, operated by Railjet, arrive at Kelenfoeld station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Florence to Budapest is 943 km. It takes approximately 8h 56m to drive from Florence to Budapest.

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Alitalia, Brussels Airlines, Austrian Airlines and seven other airlines offer flights from Florence Airport to Budapest Airport.

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There are 3417+ hotels available in Budapest. Prices start at 30 000 Ft per night.

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The best way to get from Florence to Florence Airport is to tram which takes 18 min and costs 2€.

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