There are 6 ways to get from Lisbon to Budapest by plane, 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 17 min

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

$87 - $286

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Bus ALSA  •  32 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Lisboa to Badajoz 794 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Badajoz to Arad
  3. Take the bus from Arad to Budapest

$220 - $348

Train  •  34 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Lisboa Santa Apolonia to Hendaye Hot
  2. Take the train from Hendaye to Paris Montparnasse Tgv
  3. Take the train from Paris Est to München Hbf Tgv
  4. Take the train from München Hbf to Wien Hbf Rj
  5. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Kelenföld Rj / ...

$533 - $691

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 Kelenföld En

$309 - $466

Bus Eurolines IT  •  2 days 8 h

  1. Take the bus from Lisboa - Gare do Oriente to Torino - Autostazione Corso Vittorio Emanuele II
  2. Take the bus from Torino Autostazione Corso Vittorio Emanuele II to Budapest Népliget

$201 - $270

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 70€ - 250€ and takes 6 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lisbon to Budapest is to fly which costs 70€ - 250€ and takes 6 h 17 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lisbon to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Estação Sta. Apolónia and arriving at Budapest via Lisboa, Badajoz and Arad. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 32 h 49 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 bus which takes 32 h 49 min and costs 180€ - 300€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 17 min to get from Lisbon to Budapest, including transfers.

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Lisbon to Budapest bus services, operated by Avanza Grupo, depart from Lisboa station.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Budapest is to fly which takes 6 h 17 min and costs 70€ - 250€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 180€ - 300€ and takes 32 h 49 min, you could also train, which costs 450€ - 600€ and takes 34 h 23 min.

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The quickest flight from Lisbon Airport to Budapest Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 25 min.

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Lisbon to Budapest bus services, operated by SC Latino Expres S.R.L., arrive at Budapest station.

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Map of how to get from Lisbon to Budapest.
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  • Distance: 1543.3 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 17 min

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

Wizz Air, TAP Portugal and 12 other airlines fly from Lisbon to Budapest hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lisbon to Budapest via Estação Oriente, Lisboa, Badajoz, and Arad in around 32 h 49 min.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Lisbon to Budapest
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Lisbon to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Lisbon to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lisbon to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Lisbon to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Lisbon to Budapest via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Lisbon to Budapest via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $300
Flights from Lisbon to Budapest via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$100 - $300
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Lisbon to Budapest
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $800
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lisbon to Budapest via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Lisbon to Budapest via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Lisbon to Budapest via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $950
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lisbon to Budapest via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
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
Train from Lisboa Santa Apolonia to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
13 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
cp.pt
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Hendaye to Paris Montparnasse
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$150 - $170
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$150 - $170
1st Class
$190 - $290
Train from Paris Est to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
5 h 34 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$160 - $180
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$160 - $180
1st Class
$210 - $310
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 Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $110
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 Wien Hbf to Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
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 Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
11 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$180 - $290
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
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 Badajoz
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Dary Commerce
Phone
+3592917400
Email
info@darytravel.com
Website
dary.bg
Bus from Lisbon Gare do Oriente to Badajoz
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
dary.bg
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
Bus from Badajoz to Arad
Ave. Duration
22 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $240
Website
alsa.com
SC Latino Expres S.R.L.
Phone
0040263701919
Email
latinoexpres@yahoo.com
Website
latinoexpres.ro
Bus from Arad to Budapest
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
latinoexpres.ro
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
Eurolines IT
Phone
+39 0861 199 1900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
eurolines.it
Bus from Lisboa - Gare do Oriente to Torino - Autostazione Corso Vittorio Emanuele II
Ave. Duration
34 h 13 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Schedules at
eurolines.it
Bus from Torino Autostazione Corso Vittorio Emanuele II to Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
19 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Schedules at
eurolines.it

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