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There are 7 ways to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Budapest Keleti Station by plane, train, bus, bus and ferry, night bus, night train, car, car train or car ferry

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Fly to Budapest  •  3h 7m

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Budapest (BUD) STN - BUD

6 290 Ft - 15 137 Ft

Cheapest option

Fly to Bratislava, train  •  6h 28m

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Bratislava (BTS) STN - BTS
  2. Take the train from Bratislava Hlavna Stanica to Budapest-Keleti

6 181 Ft - 45 714 Ft

5 alternative options

Bus  •  31h 10m

  1. Take the bus from London Stansted Airport Coach Station to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Prague, ÚAN Florenc
  3. Take the bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop 260 / ...

20 972 Ft - 34 533 Ft

Bus, bus and ferry, night bus  •  35h 12m

  1. Take the bus from London Stansted Airport Coach Station to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London to Wien
  3. Take the night bus from Vienna Erdberg to Budapest Kelenföld bus station

26 882 Ft - 38 483 Ft

Train, night train  •  22h 13m

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to Tottenham Hale
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Eil
  3. Take the night train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Wien Hbf Nj
  4. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Keleti Ec / ...

103 655 Ft - 231 542 Ft

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  15h 38m

  1. Drive from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Budapest Keleti Station

120 476 Ft - 153 000 Ft

Drive, car ferry  •  17h 9m

  1. Drive from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
  3. Drive from Dunkirk to Budapest Keleti Station

94 293 Ft - 154 090 Ft

London Stansted Airport (STN) to Budapest Keleti Station by train, subway, night train and walk

The journey time between London Stansted Airport (STN) and Budapest Keleti Station is around 25h 22m and covers a distance of around 1847 km. The fastest journey normally takes 25h 22m. Operated by Stansted Express, Greater Anglia, London Underground (Tube) and others, the London Stansted Airport (STN) to Budapest Keleti Station service departs from Stansted Airport and arrives in Budapest Keleti Station. Typically three services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
25h 22m
Fastest journey time:
25h 22m
Services per week:
3
Cheapest price:
94 962 Ft
Carbon emissions:
97 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
09:57
Last service departs at:
09:57

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

London Stansted Airport (STN) to Budapest Keleti Station train, subway, night train and walk schedules

United Kingdom → Hungary
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  • Face masks are mandatory
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Budapest Keleti Station is 0036 6 80 277 455.

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

The social distance requirement in Budapest Keleti Station 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.

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Last updated: 14 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Budapest Keleti Station is to fly which costs £15 - £40 and takes 3h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Budapest Keleti Station is to fly which costs £15 - £40 and takes 3h 7m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Stansted Airport (STN) station to Budapest Keleti Station. However, there are services departing from London Stansted Airport Coach Station and arriving at Keleti pályaudvar M via London, Victoria Green Line Station, Prague, ÚAN Florenc and Kelenföld vasútállomás M. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Budapest Keleti Station. However, there are services departing from Stansted Airport and arriving at Budapest-Keleti via Tottenham Hale station, London St Pancras Eurostar, Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and Wien Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22h 13m.

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The distance between London Stansted Airport (STN) and Budapest Keleti Station is 1434 km.

The best way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Budapest Keleti Station without a car is to bus which takes 31h 10m and costs £50 - £85.

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It takes approximately 3h 7m to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Budapest Keleti Station, including transfers.

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London Stansted Airport (STN) to Budapest Keleti Station bus services, operated by Airport Bus Express, depart from London Stansted Airport Coach Station.

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London Stansted Airport (STN) to Budapest Keleti Station train services, operated by Stansted Express, depart from Stansted Airport station.

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The best way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Budapest Keleti Station is to fly which takes 3h 7m and costs £15 - £40. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £50 - £85 and takes 31h 10m.

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Map of how to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Budapest Keleti Station.
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  • Distance: 1434.2 km
  • Duration: 3h 7m

What companies run services between London Stansted Airport (STN), England and Budapest Keleti Station, Hungary?

Ryanair flies from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Budapest Keleti Station twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Budapest Keleti Station via London Victoria Coach Station, London, Victoria Green Line Station, Prague, ÚAN Florenc, Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop, Kelenföld vasútállomás M, and Keleti pályaudvar M in around 31h 10m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
4 700 Ft - 28 000 Ft
Flights from London Stansted to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
5 000 Ft - 27 000 Ft
Flights from London Stansted to Bratislava via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
5 000 Ft - 27 000 Ft
Flights from London Stansted to Bratislava via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
5 500 Ft - 28 000 Ft
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bratislava Hlavna Stanica to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
8 500 Ft - 13 000 Ft
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Bratislava Hlavna Stanica to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
3 600 Ft - 6 000 Ft
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
3 600 Ft - 4 400 Ft
Business
5 000 Ft - 6 000 Ft
1st Class
5 000 Ft - 6 000 Ft
Eurostar
Rome2rio's guide to Eurostar
Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
37 000 Ft - 130 000 Ft
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
110 000 Ft - 130 000 Ft
Standard
37 000 Ft - 45 000 Ft
Standard Premier
50 000 Ft - 70 000 Ft
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
13h 47m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
34 000 Ft - 44 000 Ft
Website
Nightjet
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 Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
16 000 Ft - 22 000 Ft
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
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 Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
12 000 Ft - 19 000 Ft
Website
Railjet
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
2 000 Ft - 6 500 Ft
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
2 000 Ft - 2 500 Ft
1st Class
5 500 Ft - 6 500 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-Keleti
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
26 000 Ft - 46 000 Ft
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
54 798 Ft
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
Airport Bus Express
Phone
0044 (0) 1279681984
Email
info@airportbusexpress.co.uk
Website
airportbusexpress.co.uk
Bus from London Stansted Airport Coach Station to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
3 300 Ft - 4 200 Ft
Website
Airport Bus Express
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Stansted Airport London to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
2 100 Ft - 2 700 Ft
Website
National Express
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Prague, ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
19h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
13 000 Ft - 18 000 Ft
Website
RegioJet
Bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
5 500 Ft - 8 000 Ft
Website
RegioJet
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 Prague to Budapest Kelenföld bus station
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
9 500 Ft - 12 000 Ft
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Vienna Erdberg to Budapest Kelenföld bus station
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
5 500 Ft - 7 000 Ft
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from London to Wien
Ave. Duration
27h 7m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
19 000 Ft - 27 000 Ft
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
28 000 Ft - 55 000 Ft
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
28 000 Ft - 55 000 Ft
Standard Car - Flexi
49 000 Ft - 60 000 Ft

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The quickest flight from London Stansted Airport to Budapest Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 20m.

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London Stansted Airport (STN) to Budapest Keleti Station bus services, operated by RegioJet, arrive at Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop station.

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Budapest Keleti Station is 1h ahead of London Stansted Airport (STN). It is currently 4:56 AM in London Stansted Airport (STN) and 5:56 AM in Budapest Keleti Station.

London Stansted Airport (STN) to Budapest Keleti Station train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Budapest-Keleti station.

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Ryanair offers flights from London Stansted Airport to Budapest Airport.

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There are 619+ hotels available in Budapest Keleti Station. Prices start at 27 500 Ft per night.

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