There are 6 ways to get from Lisbon to Budapest by plane, bus, train, night train or car

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Fly  •  6h 35m

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Budapest (BUD) LIS - BUD

18 095 Ft - 73 166 Ft

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Bus, train  •  31h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Lisbon - Oriente to Merida 795
  2. Take the bus from Merida to Arad
  3. Take the train from Loekoeshaza to Budapest-Keleti Ic / ...

89 296 Ft - 127 257 Ft

Night train, train  •  33h 49m

  1. Take the night train from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia to Hendaye 310
  2. Take the train from Hendaye to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 Tgv
  3. Take the train from Paris l'Est to Muenchen Hbf Tgv
  4. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Kelenfoeld Rjx

134 847 Ft - 186 767 Ft

Bus  •  2 days 1h

  1. Take the bus from Lisbon - 7 Rios to Metz Lisbon - 7 Rios > Santarem > Torres Novas > Abrantes > Castelo Branco > Fundao > Covilha > Guarda > Vilar Formoso > Fuentes de Onoro - Portugal > Fuentes de Onoro - Espagne > Ciudad Rodrigo > Salamanca > Valladolid > Bilbao > Conex San Sebastian > San Sebastián > Biriatou - Spain > Biriatou - France > Bayonne > Bordeaux City Centre > Poitiers > Tours > Orléans > Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine > Reims > Metz > Thionville > Düdelingen - France > Düdelingen - Luxembourg > Luxembourg > Monpach - Luxembourg > Monpach - Allemagne > Mainz > Frankfurt - Main station
  2. Take the bus from Metz - Gare Routière to Budapest 355

75 343 Ft - 103 891 Ft

Bus, night train  •  2 days 2h

  1. Take the bus from Lisbon, Lisbon Sete Rios to Zurich N1156
  2. Take the night train from Zuerich Hb to Budapest-Keleti En

96 663 Ft - 129 663 Ft

Drive  •  28h 49m

  1. Drive from Lisbon to Budapest 3085.6 km

130 000 Ft - 200 000 Ft

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The cheapest way to get from Lisbon to Budapest is to fly which costs 50€ - 210€ and takes 6h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Lisbon to Budapest is to fly which costs 50€ - 210€ and takes 6h 35m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lisbon to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Lisbon - 7 Rios and arriving at Deák Ferenc tér M via Metz - Gare Routière and Népliget M. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 1h.

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No, there is no direct train from Lisbon to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia and arriving at Kelenfoeld via Hendaye, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, Paris l'Est and Muenchen Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33h 49m.

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The distance between Lisbon and Budapest is 2469 km. The road distance is 3085.6 km.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Budapest without a car is to bus and train which takes 31h 32m and costs 250€ - 370€.

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It takes approximately 6h 35m to get from Lisbon to Budapest, including transfers.

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Lisbon to Budapest bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Lisbon - 7 Rios station.

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Lisbon to Budapest train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, depart from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia station.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Budapest is to fly which takes 6h 35m and costs 50€ - 210€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 210€ - 300€ and takes 2 days 1h.

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  • Distance: 2469.3 km
  • Duration: 6h 35m

What companies run services between Lisbon, Portugal and Budapest, Hungary?

TAP Portugal, Wizz Air and 13 other airlines fly from Lisbon to Budapest hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lisbon to Budapest via Metz - Gare Routière, Budapest, and Népliget M in around 2 days 1h.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Lisbon to Budapest
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
43 000 Ft - 210 000 Ft
Flights from Lisbon to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80 000 Ft - 190 000 Ft
Flights from Lisbon to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80 000 Ft - 190 000 Ft
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Lisbon to Budapest
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
16 000 Ft - 70 000 Ft
Flights from Lisbon to Budapest via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
16 000 Ft - 70 000 Ft
Flights from Lisbon to Budapest via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
16 000 Ft - 70 000 Ft
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lisbon to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80 000 Ft - 190 000 Ft
Flights from Lisbon to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80 000 Ft - 190 000 Ft
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Lisbon to Budapest
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
20 000 Ft - 60 000 Ft
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Lisbon to Budapest via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
95 000 Ft - 220 000 Ft
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lisbon to Budapest via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45 000 Ft - 180 000 Ft
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Lisbon to Budapest via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
44 000 Ft - 130 000 Ft
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Lisbon to Budapest via Nantes
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
26 000 Ft - 130 000 Ft
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lisbon to Budapest via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
36 000 Ft - 100 000 Ft
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Lisbon to Budapest via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75 000 Ft - 280 000 Ft
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Lisbon to Budapest via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
48 000 Ft - 150 000 Ft
Train operators
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Loekoeshaza to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
1 600 Ft - 5 500 Ft
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
1 600 Ft - 2 100 Ft
1st Class
4 900 Ft - 5 500 Ft
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

Rome2rio's guide to Renfe Viajeros
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Night train from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
13h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
22 000 Ft - 28 000 Ft
Website
Renfe Viajeros
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 Hendaye to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2
Ave. Duration
4h 44m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
40 000 Ft - 55 000 Ft
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
40 000 Ft - 46 000 Ft
1st Class
46 000 Ft - 55 000 Ft
Train from Paris l'Est to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
43 000 Ft - 60 000 Ft
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
43 000 Ft - 50 000 Ft
1st Class
50 000 Ft - 60 000 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 Muenchen Hbf to Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
29 000 Ft - 44 000 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
Night train from Zuerich Hb to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
11h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
60 000 Ft - 85 000 Ft
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Bus operators
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Lisbon - Oriente to Merida
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
8 000 Ft - 11 000 Ft
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Merida to Arad
Ave. Duration
20h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
80 000 Ft - 110 000 Ft
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Lisbon - 7 Rios to Metz
Ave. Duration
31h 40m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
55 000 Ft - 80 000 Ft
Website
alsa.com
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lisbon, Lisbon to Mérida, Merida
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
5 000 Ft - 6 500 Ft
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lisbon, Lisbon Sete Rios to Zurich
Ave. Duration
36h 40m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
36 000 Ft - 44 000 Ft
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Metz - Gare Routière to Budapest
Ave. Duration
16h 50m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
18 000 Ft - 26 000 Ft
Website
Eurolines FR

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The quickest flight from Lisbon Airport to Budapest Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 35m.

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Lisbon to Budapest bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Budapest station.

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Budapest is 1h ahead of Lisbon. It is currently 10:55 AM in Lisbon and 11:55 AM in Budapest.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Lisbon to Budapest is 3086 km. It takes approximately 28h 49m to drive from Lisbon to Budapest.

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TAP Portugal, Wizz Air, Swiss and eight other airlines offer flights from Lisbon Airport to Budapest Airport.

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There are 4803+ hotels available in Budapest. Prices start at 30 000 Ft per night.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Lisbon Airport is to shuttle which takes 16 min and costs 4€ - 7€.

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