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There are 11 ways to get from London to Budapest by plane, train, bus, bus and ferry, night train, car, car train or car ferry

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Fly from London Heathrow  •  5h 34m

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

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Fly from London Stansted  •  5h 53m

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

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Train to London Gatwick, fly  •  5h 29m

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Budapest (BUD) LGW - BUD

Fly from London City  •  7h 10m

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

Train to London Luton, fly  •  5h 55m

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

Train  •  17h 10m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Eil
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld Rjx

Bus  •  27h 10m

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

Bus and ferry, bus  •  31h 27m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from London to Wien
  2. Take the bus from Vienna Erdberg to Budapest Kelenföld bus station 902 / ...

Train, night train  •  20h 46m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Eil
  2. Take the night train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Wien Hbf Nj
  3. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld Rjx / ...

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  15h 35m

  1. Drive from London to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Budapest

Drive, car ferry  •  16h 56m

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

London to Budapest by train

The train journey time between London and Budapest is around 27h 58m and covers a distance of around 1873 km. This includes an average layover time of around 12h 39m. The fastest train normally takes 27h 58m. Operated by Eurostar, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, DB Fernverkehr AG and others, the London to Budapest train service departs from London St Pancras Eurostar and arrives in Budapest-Kelenfoeld. Typically only one train runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
15h 19m
Layover time:
12h 39m
Total time:
27h 58m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
27h 58m
Train distance:
1873 km
Trains per week:
1
Cheapest price:
106 733 Ft
Carbon emissions:
98 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
11:04
Last train departs at:
11:04

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

London to Budapest train schedules

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The cheapest way to get from London to Budapest is to fly which costs £25 - £70 and takes 5h 53m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Budapest is to train and fly which costs £30 - £190 and takes 5h 29m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London station to Budapest. However, there are services departing from London, Victoria Green Line Station and arriving at Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop via Prague, ÚAN Florenc. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Budapest. However, there are services departing from London St Pancras Eurostar and arriving at Budapest-Kelenfoeld via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 10m.

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The distance between London and Budapest is 1449 km.

The best way to get from London to Budapest without a car is to train which takes 17h 10m and costs £250 - £550.

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It takes approximately 5h 34m to get from London to Budapest, including transfers.

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London to Budapest bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from London, Victoria Green Line Station.

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London to Budapest train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from London St Pancras Eurostar station.

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The best way to get from London to Budapest is to fly which takes 5h 34m and costs £50 - £150. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £250 - £550 and takes 17h 10m, you could also bus, which costs £40 - £65 and takes 27h 10m.

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Map of how to get from London to Budapest.
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  • Distance: 1449.2 km
  • Duration: 5h 34m

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

British Airways, Lufthansa and six other airlines fly from London Paddington to Budapest every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from London King's Cross to Budapest via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf in around 17h 10m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
3 000 Ft - 21 000 Ft
Flights from London Stansted to Budapest via Poznan
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
3 000 Ft - 21 000 Ft
Flights from London Stansted to Budapest via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
3 000 Ft - 21 000 Ft
Flights from London Stansted to Budapest via Prague
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
3 000 Ft - 21 000 Ft
Flights from London Stansted to Budapest via Riga
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
3 000 Ft - 21 000 Ft
Flights from London Luton to Budapest via Krakow
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday
Estimated price
8 000 Ft - 49 000 Ft
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
44 000 Ft - 150 000 Ft
Flights from London Heathrow to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
44 000 Ft - 150 000 Ft
Flights from London City to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
37 000 Ft - 170 000 Ft
Flights from London City to Budapest via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
37 000 Ft - 170 000 Ft
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Budapest via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
47 000 Ft - 220 000 Ft
Flights from London City to Budapest via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
49 000 Ft - 110 000 Ft
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
8 000 Ft - 65 000 Ft
Flights from London Luton to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
9 000 Ft - 70 000 Ft
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
23 000 Ft - 90 000 Ft
Flights from London Gatwick to Budapest via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
25 000 Ft - 95 000 Ft
Flights from London Gatwick to Budapest via Basel
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
24 000 Ft - 90 000 Ft
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
17 000 Ft - 46 000 Ft
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Budapest via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
50 000 Ft - 95 000 Ft
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Budapest via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
31 000 Ft - 100 000 Ft
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Budapest via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
49 000 Ft - 150 000 Ft
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Budapest via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
38 000 Ft - 310 000 Ft
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London City to Budapest via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
41 000 Ft - 160 000 Ft
Train operators
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
6 500 Ft - 10 000 Ft
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
3 000 Ft - 8 500 Ft
Off-Peak Single
5 000 Ft - 7 500 Ft
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
6 500 Ft - 10 000 Ft
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
5 500 Ft - 7 500 Ft
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
5 500 Ft - 7 500 Ft
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
36 000 Ft - 120 000 Ft
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
100 000 Ft - 120 000 Ft
Standard
36 000 Ft - 44 000 Ft
Standard Premier
50 000 Ft - 70 000 Ft
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
24 000 Ft - 34 000 Ft
Website
Deutsche Bahn
DB Fernverkehr AG
Website
delfi.de
Train from Bruxelles Midi to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
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 Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
10h 23m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
46 000 Ft - 70 000 Ft
Website
Railjet
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
11 000 Ft - 18 000 Ft
Website
Railjet
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
14h 18m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
33 000 Ft - 44 000 Ft
Website
Nightjet
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
13 000 Ft - 19 000 Ft
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
2 400 Ft - 8 000 Ft
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
2 400 Ft - 3 400 Ft
1st Class
5 000 Ft - 8 000 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-Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
24 000 Ft - 44 000 Ft
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
1 800 Ft - 6 000 Ft
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
1 800 Ft - 2 300 Ft
1st Class
5 000 Ft - 6 000 Ft
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
54 166 Ft
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
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
Once daily
Estimated price
12 000 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
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
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 Vienna Erdberg to Budapest Kelenföld bus station
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
4 800 Ft - 6 000 Ft
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Vienna Erdberg to Budapest Kelenföld bus station
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixbus.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
35 000 Ft - 460 000 Ft
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
35 000 Ft - 460 000 Ft
Standard Car - Flexi
55 000 Ft - 70 000 Ft

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Budapest Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 35m.

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London to Budapest bus services, operated by RegioJet, arrive at Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop station.

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Budapest is 1h ahead of London. It is currently 1:17 PM in London and 2:17 PM in Budapest.

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

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British Airways, Swiss, LOT and four other airlines offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Budapest Airport.

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There are 1585+ hotels available in Budapest. Prices start at 27 500 Ft per night.

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The best way to get from London to London Heathrow Airport is to train which takes 15 min and costs £4 - £35.

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