There are 8 ways to get from Geneva to Budapest 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.

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Fly from Geneva  •  4h 50m

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Budapest (BUD) GVA - BUD

24 011 Ft - 66 481 Ft

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Bus  •  19h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Budapest

21 950 Ft - 32 807 Ft

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Train to Lyon, fly  •  7h 21m

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Budapest (BUD) LYS - BUD

48 162 Ft - 81 390 Ft

Train to Zurich, fly  •  7h 19m

  1. Take the train from Genève to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Budapest (BUD) ZRH - BUD

54 322 Ft - 170 936 Ft

Train  •  14h 51m

  1. Take the train from Genève to Zürich HB 5 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Wien Hbf Rjx
  3. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Kelenfoeld Ec / ...

108 021 Ft - 197 372 Ft

Bus via Zagreb  •  23h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Zagreb N953
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb to Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld 976 / ...

24 432 Ft - 29 492 Ft

Train, night train  •  15h 20m

  1. Take the train from Genève to Zürich HB 5 / ...
  2. Take the night train from Zuerich Hb to Budapest-Keleti En

87 021 Ft - 132 372 Ft

Drive  •  12h 3m

  1. Drive from Geneva to Budapest 1254.3 km

50 000 Ft - 75 000 Ft

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Budapest is to bus via Zagreb which costs SFr 75 - SFr 95 and takes 23h 27m.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Budapest is to fly which costs SFr 70 - SFr 210 and takes 4h 50m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Geneva to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Geneva and arriving at Deák Ferenc tér M via Népliget M. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 23m.

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No, there is no direct train from Geneva to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Genève and arriving at Kelenfoeld via Zuerich Hb and Wien Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 51m.

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The distance between Geneva and Budapest is 990 km. The road distance is 1254.3 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Budapest without a car is to train which takes 14h 51m and costs SFr 330 - SFr 650.

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It takes approximately 4h 50m to get from Geneva to Budapest, including transfers.

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Geneva to Budapest bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, depart from Geneva station.

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Geneva to Budapest train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Genève station.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Budapest is to fly which takes 4h 50m and costs SFr 70 - SFr 210. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 330 - SFr 650 and takes 14h 51m, you could also bus, which costs SFr 65 - SFr 110 and takes 19h 23m.

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Budapest.
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  • Distance: 989.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 50m

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

easyJet, Lufthansa and four other airlines fly from Geneva to Budapest hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Geneva to Budapest via Zuerich Hb and Wien Hbf in around 14h 51m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
49 000 Ft - 100 000 Ft
Flights from Geneva to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
49 000 Ft - 100 000 Ft
Flights from Lyon to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50 000 Ft - 110 000 Ft
Flights from Lyon to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
50 000 Ft - 110 000 Ft
Flights from Zurich to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55 000 Ft - 160 000 Ft
Flights from Zurich to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55 000 Ft - 160 000 Ft
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Budapest via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50 000 Ft - 110 000 Ft
Flights from Zurich to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
34 000 Ft - 120 000 Ft
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Geneva to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
47 000 Ft - 110 000 Ft
Flights from Zurich to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50 000 Ft - 170 000 Ft
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
31 000 Ft - 65 000 Ft
Flights from Lyon to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
17 000 Ft - 70 000 Ft
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Geneva to Budapest via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
47 000 Ft - 110 000 Ft
Flights from Lyon to Budapest via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
29 000 Ft - 130 000 Ft
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Geneva to Budapest via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
33 000 Ft - 70 000 Ft
Flights from Zurich to Budapest via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
38 000 Ft - 130 000 Ft
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Lyon to Budapest via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
37 000 Ft - 120 000 Ft
Train operators
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 Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
17 000 Ft - 31 000 Ft
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
28 000 Ft - 50 000 Ft
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
27 000 Ft - 48 000 Ft
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zuerich Hb to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
70 000 Ft - 130 000 Ft
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
12 000 Ft - 16 000 Ft
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
13 000 Ft - 16 000 Ft
1st Class
12 000 Ft - 15 000 Ft
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
5 times a day
Estimated price
14 000 Ft - 20 000 Ft
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Night train from Zuerich Hb to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
11h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
60 000 Ft - 85 000 Ft
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
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 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
11 000 Ft - 18 000 Ft
Website
Railjet
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 - 6 000 Ft
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
1 800 Ft - 2 300 Ft
1st Class
5 000 Ft - 6 000 Ft
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Geneva to Budapest
Ave. Duration
19h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
21 000 Ft - 33 000 Ft
Book at
eurolines.ch
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Geneva to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
18 000 Ft - 22 000 Ft
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zagreb to Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
6 000 Ft - 7 500 Ft
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Budapest Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 50m.

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Geneva to Budapest bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, arrive at Budapest station.

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Geneva to Budapest train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Kelenfoeld station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Geneva to Budapest is 1254 km. It takes approximately 12h 3m to drive from Geneva to Budapest.

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easyJet, Air France, Brussels Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from Geneva Airport to Budapest Airport.

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There are 4099+ hotels available in Budapest. Prices start at 30 000 Ft per night.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Geneva Airport is to train which takes 7 min and costs SFr 10 - SFr 18.

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