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There are 8 ways to get from Grenoble to Budapest by train, plane, bus, night train or car

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Train to Lyon, fly to Budapest  •  6h 29m

  1. Take the train from Grenoble to Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Budapest (BUD) LYS - BUD

35 619 Ft - 60 900 Ft

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Bus  •  21h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Grenoble to Zagreb 26
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb to Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld 976 / ...

21 632 Ft - 29 704 Ft

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Train to Geneva, fly to Budapest  •  7h 32m

  1. Take the train from Grenoble to Geneve
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Budapest (BUD) GVA - BUD

29 155 Ft - 141 902 Ft

Train to Lyon, fly to Vienna, train  •  8h 43m

  1. Take the train from Grenoble to Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Vienna (VIE) LYS - VIE
  3. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Kelenfoeld

51 269 Ft - 145 050 Ft

Train  •  16h 27m

  1. Take the train from Grenoble to Geneve Ter
  2. Take the train from Genève to Zürich HB 5 / ...
  3. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Kelenfoeld Rjx

129 505 Ft - 234 552 Ft

Train, bus  •  22h 31m

  1. Take the train from Grenoble to Geneve Ter
  2. Take the bus from Geneva to Budapest

29 855 Ft - 49 902 Ft

Train, night train  •  17h 44m

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

94 505 Ft - 149 552 Ft

Drive  •  12h 37m

  1. Drive from Grenoble to Budapest 1326 km

55 000 Ft - 85 000 Ft

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The cheapest way to get from Grenoble to Budapest is to bus which costs 60€ - 85€ and takes 21h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Grenoble to Budapest is to train and fly which costs 100€ - 180€ and takes 6h 29m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Grenoble to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Grenoble and arriving at Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld via Zagreb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Grenoble to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Grenoble and arriving at Kelenfoeld via Genève and Zuerich Hb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 27m.

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The distance between Grenoble and Budapest is 1054 km. The road distance is 1326 km.

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The best way to get from Grenoble to Budapest without a car is to train which takes 16h 27m and costs 360€ - 700€.

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It takes approximately 6h 29m to get from Grenoble to Budapest, including transfers.

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Grenoble to Budapest bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Grenoble station.

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Grenoble to Budapest train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Grenoble station.

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The best way to get from Grenoble to Budapest is to train which takes 16h 27m and costs 360€ - 700€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 60€ - 85€ and takes 21h 15m.

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  • Distance: 1053.5 km
  • Duration: 6h 29m

What companies run services between Grenoble, France and Budapest, Hungary?

You can take a train from Grenoble to Budapest via Genève and Zuerich Hb in around 16h 27m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Grenoble to Budapest via Zagreb in around 21h 15m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lyon to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70 000 Ft - 120 000 Ft
Flights from Lyon to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
70 000 Ft - 120 000 Ft
Flights from Geneva to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
46 000 Ft - 120 000 Ft
Flights from Geneva to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
46 000 Ft - 120 000 Ft
Flights from Lyon to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50 000 Ft - 120 000 Ft
Flights from Lyon to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
39 000 Ft - 140 000 Ft
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lyon to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
14 000 Ft - 65 000 Ft
Flights from Geneva to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
12 000 Ft - 55 000 Ft
Flights from Lyon to Vienna
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
14 000 Ft - 65 000 Ft
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Budapest via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
29 000 Ft - 65 000 Ft
Flights from Geneva to Budapest via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
24 000 Ft - 100 000 Ft
Flights from Lyon to Vienna via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
34 000 Ft - 160 000 Ft
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Budapest via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
22 000 Ft - 120 000 Ft
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Geneva to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
24 000 Ft - 110 000 Ft
Flights from Lyon to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
29 000 Ft - 130 000 Ft
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Lyon to Budapest via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35 000 Ft - 150 000 Ft
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Geneva to Budapest via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
21 000 Ft - 95 000 Ft
Train operators
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 Grenoble to Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
10 000 Ft - 14 000 Ft
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
11 000 Ft - 14 000 Ft
1st Class
10 000 Ft - 12 000 Ft
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Grenoble to Geneve
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
7 500 Ft - 16 000 Ft
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
7 500 Ft - 11 000 Ft
Rail 1st Class
11 000 Ft - 16 000 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
15 000 Ft - 20 000 Ft
Website
Austrian Railways
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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
12 000 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 - 6 500 Ft
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
1 800 Ft - 2 400 Ft
1st Class
5 500 Ft - 6 500 Ft
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 Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
25 000 Ft - 45 000 Ft
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
27 000 Ft - 49 000 Ft
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zuerich Hb to Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
10h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
95 000 Ft - 170 000 Ft
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Bus operators
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Grenoble to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
15 000 Ft - 22 000 Ft
Website
Eurolines FR
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 Zagreb to Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
6 000 Ft - 8 000 Ft
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
22 000 Ft - 34 000 Ft
Book at
eurolines.ch

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The quickest flight from Lyon Airport to Budapest Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 5m.

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Grenoble to Budapest bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld station.

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Grenoble to Budapest train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Kelenfoeld station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Grenoble to Budapest is 1326 km. It takes approximately 12h 37m to drive from Grenoble to Budapest.

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easyJet, KLM, Air France and Lufthansa offer flights from Lyon Airport to Budapest Airport.

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There are 4129+ hotels available in Budapest. Prices start at 30 000 Ft per night.

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