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There are 7 ways to get from Lyon to Budapest by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly from Lyon  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Budapest (BUD) LYS - BUD

$83 - $289

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Train to Geneva, fly  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to Gare de Genève
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Budapest (BUD) GVA - BUD

$95 - $261

Train  •  16 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to Gare de Genève Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Genève to Zürich HB 1 / ...
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Kelenföld Rj

$273 - $451

Bus Eurolines CH  •  22 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon to Genève
  2. Take the bus from Geneva to Budapest

$117 - $146

Bus Eurolines FR  •  23 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon to Budapest

$157 - $218

Train, night train  •  18 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to Gare de Genève Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Genève to Zürich HB 1 / ...
  3. Take the night train from Zürich HB to Budapest-Keleti En

$295 - $483

Drive  •  13 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Lyon to Budapest 871.2 miles

$180 - $270

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The cheapest way to get from Lyon to Budapest is to fly which costs 70€ - 260€ and takes 5 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lyon to Budapest is to fly which costs 70€ - 260€ and takes 5 h 22 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lyon to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Lyon and arriving at Deák Ferenc tér M via Népliget M. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lyon to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu and arriving at Kelenföld via Genève and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 23 min.

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The distance between Lyon and Budapest is 1100 km. The road distance is 1393.9 km.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Budapest without a car is to train which takes 16 h 23 min and costs 230€ - 400€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 22 min to get from Lyon to Budapest, including transfers.

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Lyon to Budapest bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Lyon station.

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Lyon to Budapest train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu station.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Budapest is to fly which takes 5 h 22 min and costs 70€ - 260€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 230€ - 400€ and takes 16 h 23 min, you could also bus, which costs 100€ - 130€ and takes 22 h 43 min.

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Map of how to get from Lyon to Budapest.
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  • Distance: 687.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 22 min

What companies run services between Lyon, France and Budapest, Hungary?

easyJet, Lufthansa and three other airlines fly from Lyon to Budapest every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Lyon to Budapest via Gare de Genève, Genève, and Zürich HB in around 16 h 23 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lyon to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Lyon to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Geneva to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Geneva to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Lyon to Budapest via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $650
Flights from Geneva to Budapest via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Budapest via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lyon to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Geneva to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Budapest via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Lyon to Budapest via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Geneva to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Geneva to Budapest via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Train operators
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to Gare de Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lyon-Part-Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
10 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
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 - $290
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Lyon to Genève
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Book at
eurolines.ch
Bus from Geneva to Budapest
Ave. Duration
19 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $120
Book at
eurolines.ch
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Lyon to Budapest
Ave. Duration
22 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$150 - $220
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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The quickest flight from Lyon Airport to Budapest Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 5 min.

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Lyon to Budapest bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Budapest station.

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Lyon to Budapest train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Kelenföld station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lyon to Budapest is 1394 km. It takes approximately 13 h 15 min to drive from Lyon to Budapest.

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easyJet, Brussels Airlines, Air France and two other airlines offer flights from Lyon Airport to Budapest Airport.

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There are 4418+ hotels available in Budapest. Prices start at $40 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Lyon Airport is to Rhonexpress which takes 29 min and costs 9€ - 15€.

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