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There are 7 ways to get from Leiden to Budapest by plane, train, bus, night bus, night train or car

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Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Budapest (BUD)

Train, train to Eindhoven, fly

  1. Take the train from Leiden Lammenschans to Utrecht Centraal
  2. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Eindhoven Centraal
  3. Fly from Eindhoven (EIN) to Budapest (BUD)

Train

  1. Take the train from Leiden Lammenschans to Utrecht Centraal
  2. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Vienna Erdberg
  2. Take the bus from Vienna Erdberg to Budapest Kelenföld bus station

Train, Bus, night bus

  1. Take the train from Leiden Centraal to Eindhoven Centraal
  2. Take the Bus from Eindhoven to Wien
  3. Take the night bus from Vienna Erdberg to Budapest Kelenföld bus station

Train, night train

  1. Take the train from Leiden Centraal to Utrecht Centraal
  2. Take the night train from Utrecht Centraal to Wien Hbf
  3. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld

Drive

  1. Drive from Leiden to Budapest
Netherlands → Hungary
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International entry into Hungary from Netherlands

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Bahrain, Croatia, Cyprus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, North Macedonia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine and Uzbekistan

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Conditions of entry into Hungary from Netherlands

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from Netherlands
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Bahrain, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, North Macedonia, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine and Uzbekistan

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Rules to follow in Hungary

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Considerations leaving from Netherlands

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Hungary from Netherlands.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Budapest is 0036 6 80 277 455.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Budapest is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Budapest is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0036 6 80 277 455.

No, returning to Netherlands from Hungary is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 19 Sep 2021
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The most affordable way to get from Leiden to Budapest is to bus, which costs €75 - €100 and takes 22h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Leiden to Budapest is to fly which costs €50 - €220 and takes 5h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Leiden to Budapest station. However, there are services departing from Leiden, Groenoord and arriving at Budapest Kelenföld bus station via Schiphol, Schiphol Airport/Plaza, Amsterdam Sloterdijk and Vienna Erdberg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22h 44m.

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No, there is no direct train from Leiden to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Leiden Lammenschans and arriving at Budapest-Kelenfoeld via Utrecht Centraal and Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 8m.

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The distance between Leiden and Budapest is 1162 km. The road distance is 1407.1 km.

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The best way to get from Leiden to Budapest without a car is to train which takes 16h 8m and costs €170 - €320.

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It takes approximately 5h to get from Leiden to Budapest, including transfers.

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Leiden to Budapest bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Amsterdam Sloterdijk station.

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Leiden to Budapest train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Leiden Lammenschans station.

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The best way to get from Leiden to Budapest is to fly which takes 5h and costs €50 - €220. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €170 - €320 and takes 16h 8m, you could also bus, which costs €75 - €100 and takes 22h 44m.

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  • Distance: 1162.2 km
  • Duration: 5h

What companies run services between Leiden, Netherlands and Budapest, Hungary?

KLM, easyJet and three other airlines fly from Leiden to Budapest every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Leiden to Budapest via Utrecht Centraal and Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf in around 16h 8m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40 000 Ft - 150 000 Ft
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
16 000 Ft - 100 000 Ft
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Budapest via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
16 000 Ft - 100 000 Ft
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Budapest via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
41 000 Ft - 140 000 Ft
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
46 000 Ft - 130 000 Ft
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
46 000 Ft - 130 000 Ft
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Eindhoven to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
19 000 Ft - 70 000 Ft
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Eindhoven to Budapest via Bologna
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
12 000 Ft - 65 000 Ft
Flights from Eindhoven to Budapest via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
12 000 Ft - 65 000 Ft
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Budapest via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
41 000 Ft - 130 000 Ft
Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Leiden Lammenschans to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
3 500 Ft - 8 000 Ft
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
3 500 Ft - 4 900 Ft
1st Class
5 500 Ft - 8 000 Ft
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Eindhoven Centraal
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
4 300 Ft - 10 000 Ft
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
4 300 Ft - 6 000 Ft
1st Class
7 000 Ft - 10 000 Ft
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
12 000 Ft - 28 000 Ft
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
12 000 Ft - 17 000 Ft
1st Class
19 000 Ft - 28 000 Ft
Train from Leiden Centraal to Eindhoven Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
6 000 Ft - 14 000 Ft
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
6 000 Ft - 8 500 Ft
1st Class
10 000 Ft - 14 000 Ft
Train from Leiden Centraal to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
3 600 Ft - 8 500 Ft
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
3 600 Ft - 5 000 Ft
1st Class
6 000 Ft - 8 500 Ft
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Eindhoven Centraal
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
8 000 Ft - 11 000 Ft
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
24 000 Ft - 34 000 Ft
Website
Deutsche Bahn
DB Fernverkehr AG
Website
delfi.de
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
6 times a week
Schedules at
delfi.de
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 Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
10h 23m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
46 000 Ft - 70 000 Ft
Website
Railjet
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
12 000 Ft - 18 000 Ft
Website
Railjet
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Utrecht Centraal to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
13h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
34 000 Ft - 44 000 Ft
Website
Nightjet
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
13 000 Ft - 19 000 Ft
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
2 400 Ft - 8 000 Ft
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
2 400 Ft - 3 500 Ft
1st Class
5 000 Ft - 8 000 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 Budapest-Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
25 000 Ft - 45 000 Ft
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
1 800 Ft - 6 000 Ft
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
1 800 Ft - 2 300 Ft
1st Class
5 000 Ft - 6 000 Ft
Bus operators
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.xom
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Vienna Erdberg
Ave. Duration
16h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
19 000 Ft - 24 000 Ft
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Vienna Erdberg to Budapest Kelenföld bus station
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
4 900 Ft - 6 000 Ft
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Vienna Erdberg
Ave. Duration
16h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Bus from Vienna Erdberg to Budapest Kelenföld bus station
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Eindhoven to Wien
Ave. Duration
18h 42m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
13 000 Ft - 19 000 Ft
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Budapest Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 55m.

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

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Leiden to Budapest train services, operated by Railjet, arrive at Budapest-Kelenfoeld station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Leiden to Budapest is 1407 km. It takes approximately 12h 20m to drive from Leiden to Budapest.

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LOT, easyJet, KLM and two other airlines offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Budapest Airport.

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The best way to get from Leiden to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is to train which takes 21 min and costs €7 - €16.

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