Directions from Lausanne to Budapest

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Recommended option

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

$83 - $248

6 alternative options

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

$150 - $370

Train, train to Basel, fly  •  7 h 8 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

$128 - $359

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

$230 - $383

Bus  •  18 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Lausanne to Budapest 787

$93 - $110

Train, night train  •  15 h 9 min

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

$241 - $404

Drive  •  11 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Lausanne to Budapest 749.1 miles

$150 - $230

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 - $110 and the journey takes 18 h. Eurolines HU also services this route twice a week.

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
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Basel to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
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 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Basel to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
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
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
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $410
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
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
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lausanne to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $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
$70 - $130
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $50
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
Twice a week
Estimated price
$160 - $260
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
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 - $110
Book at
eurolines.ch
Eurolines HU
Phone
+36 (1) 382-0888
Email
info@volanbusz.hu
Website
eurolines.hu
Bus from Lausanne to Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
17 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$110 - $140
Schedules at
nemzetkozi.volanbusz.hu

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Lausanne and Budapest is 946 km. The road distance is 1199 km.

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

The quickest way to get from Lausanne to Budapest is to train and fly which takes 5 h 29 min and costs SFr 80 - SFr 250.

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.

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.

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