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There are 12 ways to get from London to Hungary by train, plane, bus, shuttle, night train, car, car train or car ferry

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Train to London Luton, fly to Debrecen  •  5h 43m

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

26 016 Ft - 94 625 Ft

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Fly London Stansted to Budapest  •  6h 48m

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

13 366 Ft - 76 189 Ft

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Fly London City to Budapest  •  6h 27m

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

24 172 Ft - 122 544 Ft

Fly London Heathrow to Budapest  •  6h 21m

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

21 778 Ft - 153 192 Ft

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Budapest  •  6h 39m

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

14 230 Ft - 64 462 Ft

Train to London Luton, fly to Budapest  •  7h 1m

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

15 696 Ft - 69 735 Ft

Train  •  17h 39m

  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 Kelenfoeld Rjx

108 001 Ft - 224 782 Ft

Bus  •  28h 38m

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

28 000 Ft - 35 000 Ft

Bus, shuttle  •  32h 15m

  1. Take the bus from London Green Line Coach Station to Ružomberok 807818
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Ruzomberok to Budapest Eurobusways

43 969 Ft - 62 150 Ft

Train, night train  •  21h 6m

  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 Kelenfoeld Ec / ...

82 001 Ft - 184 782 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

121 211 Ft - 153 219 Ft

Drive, car ferry  •  17h 3m

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

77 360 Ft - 113 742 Ft

Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Hungary

There is widespread community transmission globally.
Some travel restrictions are being lifted in Hungary. For the latest travel status, please check the official page for Hungary.

For travel planning advice, please refer to our Rome2rio Coronavirus information page .
For the latest travel status, we recommend checking the official page for Hungary.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Advice

Some international borders began to reopen in Hungary from June 2.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Hungary

Some lockdown measures have been lifted in Hungary, starting May 16.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Hungary

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Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Hungary

Last updated: July 8 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London to Hungary is to bus which costs £70 - £90 and takes 28h 38m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Hungary is to train and fly which costs £65 - £240 and takes 5h 43m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London to Hungary. However, there are services departing from London and arriving at Budapest Ritz Carlton via Budapest Nepliget. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28h 38m.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Hungary. However, there are services departing from London St Pancras Eurostar and arriving at Clark Ádám tér via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf and Kelenföld vasútállomás M. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 39m.

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The distance between London and Hungary is 1496 km.

The best way to get from London to Hungary without a car is to train which takes 17h 39m and costs £270 - £600.

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It takes approximately 5h 43m to get from London to Hungary, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from London to Hungary is to fly which takes 6h 27m and costs £60 - £320. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £270 - £600 and takes 17h 39m, you could also bus, which costs £70 - £90 and takes 28h 38m.

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Map of how to get from London to Hungary.
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  • Distance: 1496 km
  • Duration: 5h 43m

What companies run services between London, England and Hungary?

LOT, KLM and two other airlines fly from London Bank DLR to Budapest XI. kerület every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from London King's Cross to Budapest via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf, Kelenfoeld, and Kelenföld vasútállomás M in around 17h 39m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Budapest via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
18 000 Ft - 80 000 Ft
Flights from London Stansted to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
6 500 Ft - 65 000 Ft
Flights from London Stansted to Budapest via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
6 500 Ft - 65 000 Ft
Flights from London Stansted to Budapest via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
6 500 Ft - 65 000 Ft
Flights from London Luton to Budapest via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
17 000 Ft - 80 000 Ft
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London City to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
50 000 Ft - 150 000 Ft
Flights from London Heathrow to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50 000 Ft - 310 000 Ft
Flights from London Heathrow to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50 000 Ft - 310 000 Ft
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from London Luton to Debrecen
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
16 000 Ft - 80 000 Ft
Flights from London Gatwick to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
12 000 Ft - 65 000 Ft
Flights from London Luton to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
12 000 Ft - 65 000 Ft
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
18 000 Ft - 85 000 Ft
Flights from London Gatwick to Budapest via Basel
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
19 000 Ft - 85 000 Ft
Flights from London Luton to Budapest via Basel
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
19 000 Ft - 85 000 Ft
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Budapest via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50 000 Ft - 160 000 Ft
Flights from London Heathrow to Budapest via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50 000 Ft - 210 000 Ft
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
17 000 Ft - 90 000 Ft
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from London City to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
24 000 Ft - 130 000 Ft
Flights from London Heathrow to Budapest via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
48 000 Ft - 140 000 Ft
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London City to Budapest via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50 000 Ft - 170 000 Ft
Flights from London Heathrow to Budapest via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55 000 Ft - 190 000 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
32 000 Ft - 130 000 Ft
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Budapest via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
27 000 Ft - 150 000 Ft
Train operators
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
5 500 Ft - 7 000 Ft
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
5 500 Ft - 7 000 Ft
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
4 500 Ft - 6 500 Ft
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
2 100 Ft - 3 000 Ft
Off-Peak Single
4 100 Ft - 6 500 Ft
Anytime Day Single
4 500 Ft - 6 500 Ft
Anytime Single
6 000 Ft - 9 000 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
1h 56m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
36 000 Ft - 130 000 Ft
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
100 000 Ft - 130 000 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 53m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
24 000 Ft - 34 000 Ft
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
10h 23m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
47 000 Ft - 70 000 Ft
Website
Railjet
Train from Wien Hbf to Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
12 000 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 23m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
33 000 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 Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
15 000 Ft - 20 000 Ft
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Wien Hbf to Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
1 800 Ft - 6 500 Ft
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
1 800 Ft - 2 400 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 Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
25 000 Ft - 45 000 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
51 693 Ft
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
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 London to Budapest, Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
28h 10m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
28 000 Ft - 35 000 Ft
Website
flixbus.co.uk
SAD Presov, A.S
Phone
+421 900 211 153
Email
sadpo@sad-po.sk
Website
sad-po.sk
Bus from London Green Line Coach Station to Ružomberok
Ave. Duration
26h 53m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
29 000 Ft - 35 000 Ft
Schedules at
sad-po.sk
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 70 282 1827
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Ruzomberok to Budapest
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
14 000 Ft - 27 000 Ft
Schedules at
eurobusways.com
Ferry operators

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The quickest flight from London Luton Airport to Debrecen Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 40m.

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

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Hungary is 1h ahead of London. It is currently 5:25 AM in London and 6:25 AM in Hungary.

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

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Wizz Air offers flights from London Luton Airport to Debrecen Airport.

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There are 49+ hotels available in Hungary. Prices start at 30 000 Ft 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 £1 - £5.

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