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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly  •  6 h 38 min

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

$95 - $300

6 alternative options

Night bus, bus, train  •  32 h 8 min

  1. Take the night bus from Lisboa Oriente to Merida
  2. Take the bus from Merida to Arad
  3. Take the train from Lököshaza to Budapest-Keleti D / ...

$179 - $286

Night train, train  •  35 h 59 min

  1. Take the night train from Lisboa Santa Apolonia to Hendaye Hot
  2. Take the train from Hendaye to Bordeaux-St-Jean Tgv
  3. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Strasbourg Tgv
  4. Take the train from Strasbourg to München Hbf Tgv
  5. Take the train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf M / ...
  6. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Kelenföld Rj

$519 - $701

Bus, night train  •  2 days 3 h

  1. Take the bus from Lisboa Oriente to Zurich
  2. Take the night train from Zürich HB to Budapest-Keleti En

$304 - $474

Bus  •  2 days 5 h

  1. Take the bus from Lisbon, Lisbon to Montpellier K784
  2. Take the bus from Montpellier to Budapest, Budapest Népliget 1922

$198 - $333

Drive, train  •  30 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Lisbon to Landeck-Zams
  2. Take the train from Landeck-Zams to Salzburg Hbf Rj
  3. Drive from Salzburg Hbf to Budapest

$429 - $638

Drive  •  28 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Lisbon to Budapest 1929.6 miles

$430 - $650

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The cheapest way to get from Lisbon to Budapest is to fly which costs 80€ - 270€ and takes 6 h 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lisbon to Budapest is to fly which costs 80€ - 270€ and takes 6 h 38 min.

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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 Kelenföld via Hendaye, Bordeaux-St-Jean, Strasbourg, München Hbf and Salzburg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 35 h 59 min.

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The distance between Lisbon and Budapest is 2469 km. The road distance is 3087.4 km.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Budapest without a car is to night bus and bus and train which takes 32 h 8 min and costs 150€ - 250€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 38 min to get from Lisbon to Budapest, including transfers.

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Lisbon to Budapest train services, operated by Portuguese Railways (CP), depart from Lisboa Santa Apolonia station.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Budapest is to fly which takes 6 h 38 min and costs 80€ - 270€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 170€ - 290€ and takes 2 days 5 h.

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The quickest flight from Lisbon Airport to Budapest Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 30 min.

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Budapest is 1 h ahead of Lisbon. It is currently 8:38 PM in Lisbon and 9:38 PM in Budapest.

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  • Distance: 1543.3 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 38 min

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

TAP Portugal, Wizz Air and 14 other airlines fly from Lisbon to Budapest hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lisbon to Budapest via Estação Oriente, Lisbon, Lisbon, Montpellier, Budapest, Budapest Népliget, and Népliget in around 2 days 5 h.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Lisbon to Budapest
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Lisbon to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Lisbon to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Lisbon to Budapest via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$140 - $950
Flights from Lisbon to Budapest via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lisbon to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Lisbon to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Lisbon to Budapest via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Lisbon to Budapest
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $800
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Lisbon to Budapest via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lisbon to Budapest via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Lisbon to Budapest via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Lisbon to Budapest via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $900
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lisbon to Budapest via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Lisbon to Budapest via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $300
Train operators
Portuguese Railways (CP)

Comboios de Portugal (CP) is the national railway network of Portugal, and spans over 2700km, with trains being split into four main types: regional and intercity trains, international and domestic high-speed trains, and international night trains. Portugal's main stations are Santa Apolónia in Lisbon and Campanha in Porto - these train stations connect to trains in Portugal's main cities and international destinations. The Alfa Pendular, the fastest train in Portugal, is a popular travel choice, as it can run at a speed of up to 250 km/h.

Contact Details
Phone
+351 707 210 220
Website
cp.pt
Night train from Lisboa Santa Apolonia to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
13 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $160
Website
cp.pt
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Hendaye to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $80
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Hendaye to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $60
1st Class
$70 - $95
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$190 - $210
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$190 - $210
1st Class
$240 - $370
Train from Strasbourg to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$75 - $90
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$75 - $90
1st Class
$110 - $150
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Raileurope.com
Train from Landeck-Zams to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
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
Night train from Zürich HB to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
11 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$180 - $290
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with 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
Night bus from Lisboa Oriente to Merida
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Merida to Arad
Ave. Duration
20 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $220
Website
alsa.com
InterNorte
Phone
707 200 512
Website
internorte.pt
Bus from Lisboa Oriente to Zurich
Ave. Duration
36 h 38 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Schedules at
internorte.pt
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 Lisbon, Lisbon to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
23 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $160
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Montpellier to Budapest, Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
27 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Lisbon to Budapest train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Kelenföld station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lisbon to Budapest is 3087 km. It takes approximately 28 h 50 min to drive from Lisbon to Budapest.

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Wizz Air, Iberia, Vueling Airlines and eight other airlines offer flights from Lisbon Airport to Budapest Airport.

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There are 4418+ hotels available in Budapest. Prices start at $40 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Lisbon Airport is to bus which takes 20 min and costs 8€.

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