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There are 10 ways to get from London to Budapest by plane, train, bus and ferry, 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  •  5h 33m

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

36 436 Ft - 131 729 Ft

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Fly from London Stansted  •  5h 52m

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

17 198 Ft - 58 176 Ft

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Fly from London Heathrow  •  5h 26m

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

25 393 Ft - 75 703 Ft

Train to London Gatwick, fly  •  5h 38m

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

22 834 Ft - 80 322 Ft

Train to London Luton, fly  •  5h 43m

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

18 539 Ft - 69 844 Ft

Train  •  17h 20m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Bruxelles-Midi Eil
  2. Take the train from Bruxelles-Midi to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Kelenföld Rj / ...

95 998 Ft - 171 618 Ft

Bus and ferry, bus  •  26h 48m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Budapest, Budapest Népliget 1920

38 644 Ft - 61 803 Ft

Bus  •  29h 28m

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

25 000 Ft - 36 000 Ft

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  15h 45m

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

106 999 Ft - 138 803 Ft

Drive, car ferry  •  16h 3m

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

66 316 Ft - 101 456 Ft

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London to Budapest is to fly which costs £45 - £160 and takes 5h 52m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Budapest is to fly which costs £65 - £210 and takes 5h 26m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London to Budapest. However, there are services departing from London Victoria and arriving at Budapest Ritz Carlton via Lille and Budapest Nepliget. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26h 48m.

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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 Kelenföld via Bruxelles-Midi and Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 20m.

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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 which takes 17h 20m and costs £260 - £470.

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It takes approximately 5h 33m to get from London to Budapest, including transfers.

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London to Budapest bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from London Victoria 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 33m and costs £95 - £360. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £260 - £470 and takes 17h 20m, you could also bus, which costs £70 - £100 and takes 29h 28m.

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Map of how to get from London to Budapest.
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  • Distance: 905.7 miles
  • Duration: 5h 33m

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

LOT, KLM and two other airlines fly from London Bank DLR to Budapest every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from London King's Cross to Budapest via Bruxelles-Midi and Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf in around 17h 20m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Budapest via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
33 000 Ft - 65 000 Ft
Flights from London Stansted to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
13 000 Ft - 75 000 Ft
Flights from London Stansted to Budapest via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
13 000 Ft - 75 000 Ft
Flights from London Stansted to Budapest via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
13 000 Ft - 75 000 Ft
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London City to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
50 000 Ft - 240 000 Ft
Flights from London Heathrow to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50 000 Ft - 210 000 Ft
Flights from London Heathrow to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50 000 Ft - 210 000 Ft
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
23 000 Ft - 110 000 Ft
Flights from London Gatwick to Budapest via Basel
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
23 000 Ft - 110 000 Ft
Flights from London Luton to Budapest via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
34 000 Ft - 80 000 Ft
Flights from London Luton to Budapest via Basel
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
34 000 Ft - 80 000 Ft
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Budapest via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50 000 Ft - 200 000 Ft
Flights from London Heathrow to Budapest via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45 000 Ft - 130 000 Ft
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
13 000 Ft - 65 000 Ft
Flights from London Luton to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
15 000 Ft - 80 000 Ft
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
25 000 Ft - 150 000 Ft
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from London City to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35 000 Ft - 130 000 Ft
Flights from London City to Budapest via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
41 000 Ft - 150 000 Ft
Flights from London Heathrow to Budapest via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
32 000 Ft - 130 000 Ft
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London City to Budapest via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
28 000 Ft - 200 000 Ft
Flights from London Heathrow to Budapest via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55 000 Ft - 210 000 Ft
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Budapest via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
31 000 Ft - 160 000 Ft
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Budapest via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
30 000 Ft - 140 000 Ft
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Budapest via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
29 000 Ft - 130 000 Ft
Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton
Ave. Duration
33m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
4 200 Ft - 6 000 Ft
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
Ave. Duration
21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
4 100 Ft - 6 000 Ft
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
1 900 Ft - 2 800 Ft
Off-Peak Single
3 800 Ft - 6 000 Ft
Anytime Day Single
4 100 Ft - 6 000 Ft
Anytime Single
5 500 Ft - 8 000 Ft
Eurostar
Rome2rio's guide to Eurostar
Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
19 000 Ft - 55 000 Ft
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
19 000 Ft - 55 000 Ft
Premier
44 000 Ft - 65 000 Ft
Deutsche Bahn

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 Bruxelles-Midi to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
22 000 Ft - 32 000 Ft
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
10h 23m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
55 000 Ft - 85 000 Ft
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
47 940 Ft
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
Eurolines FR
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 Lille to Budapest, Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
20h 50m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
23 000 Ft - 40 000 Ft
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CZ
Email
info@eurolines.cz
Website
elines.cz
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
29h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
25 000 Ft - 36 000 Ft
Schedules at
elines.cz
Ferry operators

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

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

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Budapest is 1h ahead of London. It is currently 3:32 AM in London and 4:32 AM in Budapest.

London to Budapest train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at 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 1935+ hotels available in Budapest. Prices start at 13 124 Ft per night.

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The best way to get from London to London City Airport is to train which takes 21m and costs £3 - £4.

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