There are 7 ways to get from Grenoble to Budapest by train, plane, night train, bus 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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Train to Lyon, fly  •  5 h 57 min

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

$99 - $304

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Bus Arriva d.o.o.  •  19 h 49 min

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

$69 - $138

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Train to Geneva, fly  •  7 h 10 min

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

$101 - $270

Train, EuroNight  •  17 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Grenoble to Genève
  2. Take the train from Genève to Zürich HB 1 / ...
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Wien Hbf Rj
  4. Take the EuroNight from Wien Hauptbahnhof to Budapest-Kelenföld

$238 - $415

Bus Eurolines IT  •  23 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Grenoble - Bus station to Torino - Bus station Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Torino Autostazione Corso Vittorio Emanuele II to Budapest Népliget

$81 - $114

Train, night train  •  23 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Grenoble to Milano Garibaldi
  2. Take the night train from Milano Centrale to Wiener Neustadt Hbf Nj
  3. Take the train from Sopron to Györ R / ...
  4. Take the train from Györ to Budapest-Déli R / ...

$167 - $259

Drive  •  12 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Grenoble to Budapest 830 miles

$170 - $260

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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 19 h 49 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Grenoble to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Grenoble and arriving at Budapest-Kelenföld via Genève, Zürich HB and Wien Hauptbahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 32 min.

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The distance between Grenoble and Budapest is 1053 km. The road distance is 1328 km.

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The best way to get from Grenoble to Budapest without a car is to train and EuroNight which takes 17 h 32 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 57 min to get from Grenoble to Budapest, including transfers.

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Grenoble to Budapest bus services, operated by Arriva d.o.o., 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 quickest flight from Lyon Airport to Budapest Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 5 min.

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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 Czech Railways (ČD), arrive at Budapest-Kelenföld station.

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Map of how to get from Grenoble to Budapest.
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  • Distance: 658.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 57 min

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

You can take a bus from Grenoble to Budapest via Zagreb in around 19 h 49 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lyon to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Lyon to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Geneva to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Geneva to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lyon to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Lyon to Budapest via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Geneva to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Lyon to Budapest via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Budapest via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Geneva to Budapest via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Geneva to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Geneva to Budapest via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Geneva to Budapest via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Grenoble to Lyon-St Exupery(TGV)
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $33
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$27 - $33
1st Class
$46 - $50
Train from Grenoble to Milano Garibaldi
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $85
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$75 - $85
1st Class
$100 - $150
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. 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 Genève
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
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 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 Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $200
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Night train from Wien Hauptbahnhof to Budapest-Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
cd.cz
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
Night train from Milano Centrale to Wiener Neustadt Hbf
Ave. Duration
11 h 21 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $140
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Sopron to Györ
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Györ to Budapest-Déli
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Bus operators
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Grenoble to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
14 h 29 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$50 - $110
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
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 Zagreb to Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Grenoble - Bus station to Torino - Bus station
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
Ouibus

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Yes, the driving distance between Grenoble to Budapest is 1328 km. It takes approximately 12 h 35 min to drive from Grenoble to Budapest.

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

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