There are 11 ways to get from London to Budapest by plane, train, night 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.

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Fly from London City  •  5 h 39 min

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

$126 - $457

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Train to London Luton, fly  •  5 h 56 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

$65 - $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 39 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, EuroNight  •  17 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
  2. Take the train from Paris Est to Stuttgart Hbf Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to München Hbf Ice / ...
  4. Take the train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf M / ...
  5. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Wien Hbf (Bahnsteige 1-2) Wb
  6. Take the EuroNight from Wien Hauptbahnhof to Budapest-Kelenföld

$285 - $618

Bus FlixBus  •  28 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from London to Budapest, Budapest Népliget 1920

$106 - $172

Bus Eurolines CZ  •  30 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Bratislava
  2. Take the bus from Bratislava, Autobusová stanica Nivy to Budapest, Kelenföld vasútállomás M - Etele tér RegioJet

$90 - $123

Drive, Eurotunnel, train  •  18 h 51 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. Take the train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf M / ...
  7. Drive from Salzburg Hbf to Budapest

$518 - $679

Drive, carferry  •  21 h 20 min

  1. Drive from London to Harwich
  2. Take the carferry from Harwich to Hook of Holland
  3. Drive from Hook of Holland to Budapest

$280 - $398

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No, there is no direct bus from London to Budapest. However, there are services departing from London and arriving at Deák Ferenc tér M via Népliget M. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28 h 29 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 Budapest-Kelenföld via Paris Est, Stuttgart Hbf, München Hbf, Salzburg Hbf and Wien Hauptbahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 36 min.

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The distance between London and Budapest is 906 miles.

The best way to get from London to Budapest without a car is to train and EuroNight which takes 17 h 36 min and costs .

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

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London to Budapest bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from London station.

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

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The best way to get from London to Budapest is to fly which takes 5 h 39 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 28 h 29 min.

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The quickest flight from London City Airport to Budapest Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 30 min.

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London to Budapest bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Budapest, Budapest Népliget station.

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Map of how to get from London to Budapest.
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  • Distance: 905.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 39 min

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, FlixBus operates a bus from London to Budapest twice a week. Tickets cost $100 - $170 and the journey takes 28 h 10 min. Eurolines CZ also services this route twice a week.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Luton to Budapest via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
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 Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from London Gatwick to Budapest via Basel
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from London Gatwick to Budapest via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Southend to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $460
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
Flights from Southend to Budapest via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$85 - $370
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
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Budapest via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 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
43 min
Frequency
Every 20 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
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
Eurostar
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
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 - $220
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
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
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 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
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
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 Wien Hbf (Bahnsteige 1-2)
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Salzburg, Salzburg to Vienna, Vienna
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $24
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Leo Express s.r.o.
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Wien Hauptbahnhof Bstg 1-2
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $35
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$7 - $9
Business
$16 - $18
Premium
$26 - $35
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Night train from Wien Hauptbahnhof to Budapest-Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
cd.cz
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
$173
Website
eurotunnel.com
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London to Budapest, Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
28 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
$90 - $130
Schedules at
elines.cz
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
26 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
elines.cz
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Bratislava, Autobusová stanica Nivy to Budapest, Kelenföld vasútállomás M - Etele tér
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Harwich to Hook of Holland
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$53
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$53
Small Car
$53

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Budapest is 1 h ahead of London. It is currently 12:16 AM in London and 1:16 AM in Budapest.

London to Budapest train services, operated by Czech Railways (ČD), arrive at Budapest-Kelenföld station.

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LOT, Lufthansa, Swiss and KLM offer flights from London City Airport to Budapest Airport.

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There are 4266+ hotels available in Budapest. Prices start at $47 USD per night.

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The best way to get from London to London City Airport is to train which takes 21 min and costs .

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