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There are 7 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  •  4 h 51 min

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

$67 - $220

6 alternative options

Train to Zurich, fly  •  7 h 23 min

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

$165 - $397

Train  •  14 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Zürich HB 1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Kelenföld Rj

$246 - $410

Bus Eurolines CH  •  19 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Budapest

$97 - $114

Bus FlixBus  •  22 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Geneva - Bus station to Basel City Center Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Basel, Basel central station to Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld N391

$74 - $130

Train, night train  •  15 h 30 min

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

$266 - $440

Drive  •  12 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Geneva to Budapest 783.9 miles

$160 - $240

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The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Budapest is to bus which costs SFr 95 - SFr 120 and takes 19 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Budapest is to fly which costs SFr 65 - SFr 220 and takes 4 h 51 min.

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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 19 h 18 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Geneva to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Genève and arriving at Kelenföld via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 8 min.

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The distance between Geneva and Budapest is 990 km. The road distance is 1254.2 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Budapest without a car is to train which takes 14 h 8 min and costs SFr 240 - SFr 410.

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It takes approximately 4 h 51 min 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 4 h 51 min and costs SFr 65 - SFr 220. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 240 - SFr 410 and takes 14 h 8 min, you could also bus, which costs SFr 95 - SFr 120 and takes 19 h 18 min.

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Budapest.
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  • Distance: 618.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 51 min

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

easyJet, Swiss and four other airlines fly from Geneva to Budapest every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Geneva to Budapest via Zürich HB in around 14 h 8 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Geneva to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $480
Flights from Zurich to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $480
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Budapest via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Geneva to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Geneva to Budapest via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Geneva to Budapest via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $160
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
10 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$160 - $260
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Night train from Zürich HB to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
11 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$180 - $290
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Geneva to Budapest
Ave. Duration
19 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $120
Book at
eurolines.ch
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Geneva - Bus station to Basel City Center
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Basel, Basel central station to Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
15 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Budapest Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 45 min.

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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 Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Kelenföld station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Geneva to Budapest is 1254 km. It takes approximately 12 h 2 min to drive from Geneva to Budapest.

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

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There are 4418+ hotels available in Budapest. Prices start at $40 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Geneva Airport is to line 1 train which takes 7 min and costs SFr 10 - SFr 18.

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