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There are 10 ways to get from Lille to Budapest by train, plane, bus, night train or car

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Train to Brussels, fly to Budapest  •  6h 31m

  1. Take the train from Lille Europe to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Budapest (BUD) BRU - BUD

29 028 Ft - 206 970 Ft

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Train to Charleroi, fly to Budapest  •  7h 4m

  1. Take the train from Lille Europe to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  2. Fly from Charleroi (CRL) to Budapest (BUD) CRL - BUD

16 828 Ft - 154 570 Ft

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Train to Paris CDG, fly to Budapest  •  6h 22m

  1. Take the train from Lille Europe to Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy
  2. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Budapest (BUD) CDG - BUD

34 538 Ft - 128 292 Ft

Train, train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Budapest  •  8h 25m

  1. Take the train from Lille Europe to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Schiphol Airport
  3. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Budapest (BUD) AMS - BUD

48 128 Ft - 247 570 Ft

Train to Brussels, fly to Vienna, train  •  8h 58m

  1. Take the train from Lille Europe to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Vienna (VIE) BRU - VIE
  3. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Kelenfoeld

47 678 Ft - 283 120 Ft

Train  •  15h 51m

  1. Take the train from Lille Europe to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Kelenfoeld Rjx

80 778 Ft - 219 220 Ft

Bus  •  21h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Lille to Budapest, Budapest Népliget 1920

23 000 Ft - 29 000 Ft

Train, bus  •  27h 4m

  1. Take the train from Lille Europe to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Duisburg Hbf
  3. Take the bus from Duisburg Mercatorstrasse to Budapest Nepliget

59 128 Ft - 203 570 Ft

Train, night train  •  21h 26m

  1. Take the train from Lille Europe to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Tgv / ...
  2. Take the night train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Wien Hbf Nj
  3. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Gyoer Re / ...
  4. Take the train from Gyoer to Budapest-Deli Re

52 078 Ft - 172 920 Ft

Drive  •  13h 4m

  1. Drive from Lille to Budapest 1464.7 km

60 000 Ft - 90 000 Ft

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The cheapest way to get from Lille to Budapest is to bus which costs 65€ - 80€ and takes 21h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Lille to Budapest is to train and fly which costs 95€ - 370€ and takes 6h 22m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lille to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Lille and arriving at Budapest Ritz Carlton via Budapest Nepliget. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21h 18m.

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No, there is no direct train from Lille to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Lille Europe and arriving at Kelenfoeld via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 51m.

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The distance between Lille and Budapest is 1213 km. The road distance is 1464.7 km.

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The best way to get from Lille to Budapest without a car is to train which takes 15h 51m and costs 220€ - 650€.

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It takes approximately 6h 31m to get from Lille to Budapest, including transfers.

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Lille to Budapest bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Lille station.

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Lille to Budapest train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Lille Europe station.

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The best way to get from Lille to Budapest is to train which takes 15h 51m and costs 220€ - 650€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 65€ - 80€ and takes 21h 18m.

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  • Distance: 1212.6 km
  • Duration: 6h 31m

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

You can take a train from Lille to Budapest via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf in around 15h 51m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Lille to Budapest, Budapest Népliget once daily. Tickets cost 23 000 Ft - 29 000 Ft and the journey takes 20h 50m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55 000 Ft - 240 000 Ft
Flights from Brussels to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55 000 Ft - 240 000 Ft
Flights from Paris CDG to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50 000 Ft - 330 000 Ft
Flights from Paris CDG to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50 000 Ft - 330 000 Ft
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
47 000 Ft - 130 000 Ft
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
47 000 Ft - 130 000 Ft
Flights from Brussels to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70 000 Ft - 230 000 Ft
Flights from Brussels to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70 000 Ft - 230 000 Ft
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
27 000 Ft - 130 000 Ft
Flights from Brussels to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55 000 Ft - 240 000 Ft
Flights from Paris CDG to Budapest via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
21 000 Ft - 100 000 Ft
Flights from Brussels to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30 000 Ft - 120 000 Ft
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Brussels to Budapest via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65 000 Ft - 320 000 Ft
Flights from Paris CDG to Budapest via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85 000 Ft - 310 000 Ft
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Budapest via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50 000 Ft - 130 000 Ft
Flights from Brussels to Vienna via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65 000 Ft - 200 000 Ft
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50 000 Ft - 110 000 Ft
Flights from Brussels to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30 000 Ft - 120 000 Ft
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Charleroi to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
6 000 Ft - 23 000 Ft
Flights from Charleroi to Budapest via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
6 000 Ft - 23 000 Ft
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
Flights from Brussels to Vienna via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
35 000 Ft - 140 000 Ft
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
27 000 Ft - 110 000 Ft
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Brussels to Budapest via Prague
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
33 000 Ft - 80 000 Ft
Flights from Paris CDG to Budapest via Prague
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
33 000 Ft - 95 000 Ft
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Budapest via Prague
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
33 000 Ft - 80 000 Ft
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
14 000 Ft - 65 000 Ft
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
22 000 Ft - 100 000 Ft
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Budapest via Basel
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
25 000 Ft - 110 000 Ft
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Brussels to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
26 000 Ft - 55 000 Ft
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Brussels to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
14 000 Ft - 80 000 Ft
Flights from Charleroi to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
20 000 Ft - 120 000 Ft
Train operators
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lille Europe to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
9 500 Ft - 14 000 Ft
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
11 000 Ft - 14 000 Ft
1st Class
9 500 Ft - 12 000 Ft
Train from Lille Europe to Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
15 000 Ft - 18 000 Ft
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
15 000 Ft - 18 000 Ft
1st Class
15 000 Ft - 18 000 Ft
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Lille Europe to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
21 000 Ft - 120 000 Ft
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
100 000 Ft - 120 000 Ft
Standard
21 000 Ft - 26 000 Ft
Standard Premier
36 000 Ft - 46 000 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 Lille-Europe to Aéroport Charles-de-Gaulle TGV
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
21 000 Ft - 39 000 Ft
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
21 000 Ft - 42 000 Ft
Website
Thalys
Standard
21 000 Ft - 30 000 Ft
Comfort
26 000 Ft - 34 000 Ft
Premium
31 000 Ft - 42 000 Ft
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
26 000 Ft - 55 000 Ft
Website
Thalys
Standard
26 000 Ft - 36 000 Ft
Comfort
31 000 Ft - 40 000 Ft
Premium
38 000 Ft - 55 000 Ft
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 Wien Hbf to Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
12 000 Ft - 18 000 Ft
Website
Railjet
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
10h 23m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
47 000 Ft - 70 000 Ft
Website
Railjet
Train from Wien Hbf to Gyoer
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
7 000 Ft - 11 000 Ft
Website
Railjet
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
15 000 Ft - 20 000 Ft
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Train from Wien Hbf to Gyoer
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
7 000 Ft - 10 000 Ft
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Wien Hbf to Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
1 800 Ft - 6 500 Ft
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
1 800 Ft - 2 400 Ft
1st Class
5 500 Ft - 6 500 Ft
Train from Wien Hbf to Gyoer
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
900 Ft - 3 400 Ft
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
900 Ft - 1 200 Ft
1st Class
3 000 Ft - 3 400 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 Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
24 000 Ft - 34 000 Ft
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
14h 23m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
33 000 Ft - 44 000 Ft
Website
Nightjet
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lille to Budapest, Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
20h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
23 000 Ft - 29 000 Ft
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Duisburg Mercatorstrasse to Budapest Nepliget
Ave. Duration
21h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
23 000 Ft - 33 000 Ft
Website
Karat-S

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

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Lille to Budapest bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Budapest, Budapest Népliget station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Lille to Budapest is 1465 km. It takes approximately 13h 4m to drive from Lille to Budapest.

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Wizz Air, LOT, CSA and three other airlines offer flights from Brussels Airport to Budapest Airport.

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There are 3417+ hotels available in Budapest. Prices start at 30 000 Ft per night.

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