There are 10 ways to get from Hungary to France by plane, 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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Fly to Lyon  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Lyon (LYS) BUD - LYS

$87 - $293

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Bus Eurolines HU  •  23 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest Népliget to Paris Gallieni 795

$74 - $144

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Fly to Paris CDG  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Paris CDG (CDG) BUD - CDG

$80 - $235

Fly to Paris Orly  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Paris Orly (ORY) BUD - ORY

$76 - $307

Fly to Basel, train  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Basel (BSL) BUD - BSL
  2. Take the train from St-Louis (Haut-Rhin) to Strasbourg

$91 - $281

Fly to Stuttgart, train  •  7 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Stuttgart (STR) BUD - STR
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Strasbourg

$100 - $284

Fly to Zurich, train  •  7 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Zurich (ZRH) BUD - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg

$139 - $357

Train  •  16 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Kelenföld to Wien Hbf D / ...
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf Ic / ...
  4. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Paris Est Tgv / ...

$289 - $444

Bus FlixBus  •  22 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld to Paris, Paris N91

$89 - $154

Drive  •  13 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Paris 929.4 miles

$190 - $290

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Hungary to France. However, there are services departing from Clark Ádám tér and arriving at Chatelet via Deák Ferenc tér M, Budapest Népliget and Gallieni. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23 h 53 min.

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The distance between Hungary and France is 1337 km. The road distance is 1487.1 km.

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The best way to get from Hungary to France without a car is to train which takes 16 h 11 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 35 min to get from Hungary to France, including transfers.

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Hungary to France bus services, operated by Eurolines HU, depart from Budapest Népliget station.

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The best way to get from Hungary to France is to fly which takes 5 h 35 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 16 h 11 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 22 h 34 min.

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

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Hungary to France bus services, operated by Eurolines HU, arrive at Paris Gallieni station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Hungary to France is 1487 km. It takes approximately 13 h 20 min to drive from Hungary to France.

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

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Map of how to get from Hungary to France.
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  • Distance: 835.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 35 min

What companies run services between Hungary and France?

easyJet, Lufthansa and two other airlines fly from Budapest XI. kerület to Lyon every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Budapest to Paris via Kelenföld vasútállomás M, Kelenföld, Wien Hbf, Nürnberg Hbf, Stuttgart Hbf, Paris Est, and Gare de l'Est in around 16 h 11 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Lyon via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Budapest to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Budapest to Paris CDG via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Budapest to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Budapest to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Budapest to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Budapest to Stuttgart via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Budapest to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Budapest to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $480
Flights from Budapest to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Flights from Budapest to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $480
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Budapest to Lyon
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Budapest to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from Budapest to Paris CDG via Southend
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from Budapest to Paris Orly via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Flights from Budapest to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $410
Flights from Budapest to Basel via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $410
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Budapest to Paris CDG via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Budapest to Stuttgart via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Budapest to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Paris CDG via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Budapest to Stuttgart via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Flights from Budapest to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Budapest to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Budapest to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Flights from Budapest to Stuttgart via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Flights from Budapest to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Budapest to Lyon via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $650
Flights from Budapest to Basel via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Budapest to Lyon via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Budapest to Paris CDG via Prague
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Budapest to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Budapest to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $170
Train operators
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
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Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from St-Louis (Haut-Rhin) to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $55
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $65
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $220
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Kelenföld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Nürnberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
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 Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $130
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bus operators
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 Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
20 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines HU
Phone
+36 (1) 382-0888
Email
info@volanbusz.hu
Website
eurolines.hu
Bus from Budapest Népliget to Paris Gallieni
Ave. Duration
21 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$70 - $140
Schedules at
nemzetkozi.volanbusz.hu

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