There are 9 ways to get from Lausanne to Budapest by train, plane, bus, night train or car

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Train to Geneva, fly  •  5 h 29 min

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

$84 - $249

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Train to Zurich, fly  •  6 h 57 min

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

$153 - $374

Train, train to Basel, fly  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Bern
  2. Take the train from Bern to Basel SBB
  3. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Budapest (BUD) BSL - BUD

$131 - $366

Train, bus to Milan Malpensa, fly  •  8 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Domodossola
  2. Take the bus from Domodossola, Stazione to Malpensa, aeroporto
  3. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Budapest (BUD) MXP - BUD

$113 - $271

Train  •  13 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Zürich HB 5 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Kelenföld Rj

$233 - $387

Bus  •  18 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Lausanne to Budapest

$96 - $113

Train, bus  •  19 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Biel/Bienne 5
  2. Take the train from Biel/Bienne to Basel SBB 51
  3. Take the bus from Basel, Basel central station to Budapest, Budapest Népliget

$122 - $220

Train, night train  •  15 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Zürich HB 5 / ...
  2. Take the night train from Zürich HB to Kelenföld En

$244 - $408

Drive  •  11 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Lausanne to Budapest 749.1 miles

$150 - $230

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The cheapest way to get from Lausanne to Budapest is to bus which costs SFr 90 - SFr 110 and takes 18 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lausanne to Budapest is to train and fly which costs SFr 80 - SFr 240 and takes 5 h 29 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lausanne to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Lausanne and arriving at Deák Ferenc tér M via Népliget M. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lausanne to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Lausanne and arriving at Kelenföld via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 37 min.

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The distance between Lausanne and Budapest is 946 km. The road distance is 1198.6 km.

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The best way to get from Lausanne to Budapest without a car is to train which takes 13 h 37 min and costs SFr 220 - SFr 380.

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It takes approximately 5 h 29 min to get from Lausanne to Budapest, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Lausanne to Budapest is to train which takes 13 h 37 min and costs SFr 220 - SFr 380. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 90 - SFr 110 and takes 18 h 20 min.

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Map of how to get from Lausanne to Budapest.
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  • Distance: 591.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 29 min

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

You can take a train from Lausanne to Budapest via Zürich HB in around 13 h 37 min. Alternatively, Eurolines CH operates a bus from Lausanne to Budapest 4 times a week. Tickets cost $90 - $120 and the journey takes 18 h.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
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
Flights from Zurich to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $480
Flights from Zurich to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $480
Flights from Basel to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Basel to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
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
Flights from Zurich to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Basel to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Budapest via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Budapest via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Flights from Basel to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $410
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Basel to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$26 - $170
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
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
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Budapest via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $340
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 Lausanne to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lausanne to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lausanne to Bern
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$29 - $55
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lausanne to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lausanne to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $130
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
Train from Lausanne to Biel/Bienne
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Biel/Bienne to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity

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
Train from Lausanne to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Domodossola, Stazione to Malpensa, aeroporto
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Autoservizi Comazzi srl
Phone
0322 844 862
Email
comazzi@comazzibus.com
Website
comazzibus.com
Bus from Domodossola to Malpensa Airport T1
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Schedules at
comazzibus.com
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Lausanne to Budapest
Ave. Duration
18 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $120
Book at
eurolines.ch
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 Népliget
Ave. Duration
15 h 25 min
Frequency
5 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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Lausanne to Budapest bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, arrive at Budapest station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Lausanne to Budapest is 1199 km. It takes approximately 11 h 30 min to drive from Lausanne to Budapest.

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easyJet, Austrian Airlines, Alitalia and four other airlines offer flights from Geneva Airport to Budapest Airport.

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There are 4390+ hotels available in Budapest. Prices start at $49 USD per night.

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