There are 9 ways to get from Lugano to Budapest by plane, train, 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

Fly from Lugano  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Lugano (LUG) to Budapest (BUD) LUG - BUD

$102 - $569

Cheapest option

Fly from Milan Malpensa  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Budapest (BUD) MXP - BUD

$50 - $154

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Train, bus to Milan Bergamo, fly  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
  2. Take the bus from Milan Central Station to Milan Bergamo Airport
  3. Fly from Milan Bergamo (BGY) to Budapest (BUD) BGY - BUD

$58 - $218

Train to Zurich, fly  •  6 h 46 min

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

$140 - $367

Train  •  13 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Zürich HB 12-Y / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Kelenföld Rj

$220 - $365

Bus  •  16 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Lugano to Milan, Milan 421 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milan, Milan to Budapest, Budapest Népliget N403 / ...

$62 - $104

Train, bus  •  18 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Verona Porta Nuova Ec
  2. Take the bus from Verona Stazione Verona Porta Nuova to Budapest Népliget

$98 - $138

Train, night train  •  14 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Zürich HB 12-Y / ...
  2. Take the night train from Zürich HB to Budapest-Keleti En

$240 - $385

Drive  •  9 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Lugano to Budapest 644.9 miles

$130 - $200

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lugano to Budapest is to fly which costs SFr 45 - SFr 160 and takes 5 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lugano to Budapest is to fly which costs SFr 45 - SFr 160 and takes 5 h 28 min.

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The distance between Lugano and Budapest is 785 km. The road distance is 1031.8 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h 44 min to get from Lugano to Budapest, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lugano to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Lugano and arriving at Deák Ferenc tér M via Milan, Milan and Népliget M. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 39 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lugano to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Lugano and arriving at Kelenföld via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 31 min.

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

Swiss, Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines fly from Lugano to Budapest every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Lugano to Budapest via Zürich HB in around 13 h 31 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lugano to Budapest via Zurich, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Lugano to Budapest via Zurich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
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
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
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
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Lugano to Budapest via Zurich, Vienna
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Zurich to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Lugano to Budapest via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Budapest via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Zurich to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $240
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Budapest via Prague
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $240
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$26 - $170
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Budapest via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $340
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $110
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
Night train from Zürich HB to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
11 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$180 - $280
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Lugano to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Lugano to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
TerraVision IT
Email
customerservices@terravision.eu
Website
terravision.eu
Bus from Milan Central Station to Milan Bergamo Airport
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $6
Schedules at
terravision.eu
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lugano to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Milan, Milan to Budapest, Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
13 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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