There are 10 ways to get from London to Budapest by plane, train, bus, car, car train or car ferry

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

Recommended option

Fly from London City  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Budapest (BUD) LCY - BUD

$126 - $457

Cheapest option

Train to London Luton, fly  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Budapest (BUD) LTN - BUD

$64 - $225

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Fly from London Heathrow  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Budapest (BUD) LHR - BUD

$109 - $259

Fly from London Gatwick  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Budapest (BUD) LGW - BUD

$83 - $277

Fly from London Stansted  •  5 h 58 min

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

$67 - $197

Train to Southend, fly  •  6 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport
  2. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Budapest (BUD) SEN - BUD

$75 - $1,327

Train  •  17 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
  2. Take the train from Paris Est to Karlsruhe Hbf Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...
  4. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Kelenföld Rj

$395 - $705

Bus  •  28 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Station to Budapest Népliget 792

$172

Drive, Eurotunnel, train  •  18 h 1 min

  1. Drive from London to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  3. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Paris Nord Tgv
  4. Take the train from Paris Est to Stuttgart Hbf Tgv / ...
  5. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to München Hbf Ice / ...
  6. Drive from München Ost to Budapest

$521 - $677

Drive, car ferry  •  16 h 12 min

  1. Drive from London to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Budapest

$241 - $370

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London to Budapest is to fly which costs £50 - £160 and takes 5 h 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from London to Budapest is to fly which costs £80 - £200 and takes 5 h 32 min.

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The distance between London and Budapest is 906 miles.

It takes approximately 5 h 39 min to get from London to Budapest, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from London station to Budapest. However, there are services departing from London Victoria Station and arriving at Deák Ferenc tér M via Népliget M. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28 h 49 min.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Budapest. However, there are services departing from London St. Pancras International and arriving at Kelenföld via Paris Est, Karlsruhe Hbf and Mannheim Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 28 min.

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What companies run services between London, England and Budapest, Hungary?

LOT, KLM and two other airlines fly from London to Budapest every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from London to Budapest via Paris Nord Eurostar, Paris Est, Karlsruhe Hbf, and Mannheim Hbf in around 17 h 28 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Luton to Budapest via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $290
Flights from London Luton to Budapest via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $290
Flights from London Gatwick to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from London Gatwick to Budapest via Basel
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London City to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from London Heathrow to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from London Heathrow to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $260
Flights from London Stansted to Budapest via Pisa
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $260
Flights from London Stansted to Budapest via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $260
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Budapest via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from London Heathrow to Budapest via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $460
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from London Luton to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $280
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $550
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from London City to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Flights from London Heathrow to Budapest via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London City to Budapest via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Budapest via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Budapest via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Budapest via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Budapest via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $900
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southend to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $950
Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
Eurostar
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Paris Est to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $115
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $115
1st Class
$140 - $200
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$17 - $22
1st Class
$31 - $35
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$95 - $130
Train from Paris Est to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $230
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $95
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Paris Est to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$200 - $290
Website
bahn.de
Train from Paris Est to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
Eurolines HU
Phone
+36 (1) 382-0888
Email
info@volanbusz.hu
Website
eurolines.hu
Bus from London Victoria Station to Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
28 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$170
Schedules at
nemzetkozi.volanbusz.hu
Eurolines CZ
Email
info@eurolines.cz
Website
elines.cz
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
29 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Schedules at
elines.cz
Ferry operators

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