There are 9 ways to get from Lucerne to Budapest by train, plane, bus, night train or car

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

Train to Zurich, fly  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Budapest (BUD) ZRH - BUD

$103 - $288

Cheapest option

Bus  •  16 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Lucerne to Zurich Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Zurich to Budapest, Budapest Népliget N391 / ...

$60 - $105

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Train to Basel, fly  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Budapest (BUD) BSL - BUD

$99 - $307

Train, train to Stuttgart, fly  •  9 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich HB
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Böblingen
  3. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Budapest (BUD) STR - BUD

$128 - $337

Train to Milan Malpensa, fly  •  8 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Lugano
  2. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Budapest (BUD) MXP - BUD

$104 - $254

Train  •  12 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich HB 70
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Kelenföld Rj

$184 - $301

Train, bus  •  17 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to St. Gallen 1-Y
  2. Take the bus from St. Gallen to Budapest

$73 - $99

Train, night train  •  13 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich HB 70
  2. Take the night train from Zürich HB to Kelenföld En

$195 - $322

Drive  •  9 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Lucerne to Budapest 643.9 miles

$130 - $200

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lucerne to Budapest is to train and bus which costs SFr 70 - SFr 100 and takes 17 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lucerne to Budapest is to train and fly which takes 5 h 26 min and costs SFr 100 - SFr 290.

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The distance between Lucerne and Budapest is 811 km. The road distance is 1030 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 26 min to get from Lucerne to Budapest, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lucerne to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Lucerne and arriving at Deák Ferenc tér M via Zurich and Népliget M. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lucerne to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Luzern and arriving at Kelenföld via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 8 min.

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What companies run services between Lucerne, Switzerland and Budapest, Hungary?

You can take a train from Lucerne to Budapest via Zürich HB in around 12 h 8 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lucerne to Budapest via Zurich, Budapest, Budapest Népliget, and Népliget M in around 16 h 35 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $480
Flights from Zurich to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $480
Flights from Basel to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Basel to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Stuttgart to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Stuttgart to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zurich to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Basel to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Stuttgart to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Flights from Stuttgart to Budapest via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Budapest via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Budapest via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $340
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $410
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Basel to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$26 - $170
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Luzern to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Luzern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Luzern to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Böblingen
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Luzern to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
10 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$160 - $260
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Luzern to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Luzern to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Südostbahn
Website
sob.ch
Train from Luzern to St. Gallen
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
sob.ch
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Lucerne to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Budapest, Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
14 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zürich to Budapest
Ave. Duration
14 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Book at
eurolines.ch
Bus from St. Gallen to Budapest
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Book at
eurolines.ch
Eurolines HU
Phone
+36 (1) 382-0888
Email
info@volanbusz.hu
Website
eurolines.hu
Bus from Zürich Carparkplatz Sihlquai to Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$95 - $130
Schedules at
nemzetkozi.volanbusz.hu

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