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There are 9 ways to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Budapest by plane, train, shuttle, bus or car

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Fly to Budapest  •  3h 59m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Budapest (BUD) MAD - BUD

7 100 Ft - 102 176 Ft

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Fly to Vienna, train  •  6h 21m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Vienna (VIE) MAD - VIE
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld

34 952 Ft - 116 411 Ft

Fly to Zagreb, shuttle  •  7h 8m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Zagreb (ZAG) MAD - ZAG
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Zagreb Airport to Budapest

25 460 Ft - 105 418 Ft

Fly to Bratislava, train  •  9h 13m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Bratislava (BTS) MAD - BTS
  2. Take the train from Bratislava Hlavna Stanica to Budapest-Nyugati

10 483 Ft - 42 322 Ft

Bus, train  •  25h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Barajas Airport to Bordeaux Saint-Jean 793
  2. Take the train from Bordeaux St Jean to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 Tgv
  3. Take the train from Paris l'Est to Muenchen Hbf Tgv
  4. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld Rjx

116 223 Ft - 159 455 Ft

Bus, train via Strasbourg  •  30h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Barajas Airport to Poitiers Futuroscope 793
  2. Take the train from Poitiers to Strasbourg Tgv
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Muenchen Hbf Tgv
  4. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld Rjx

111 740 Ft - 159 326 Ft

Bus  •  44h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Canillejas to Guadalajara
  2. Take the bus from Guadalajara to Arad
  3. Take the bus from Arad to Budapest

44 626 Ft - 60 572 Ft

Bus via Timișoara  •  2 days 5h

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Timişoara
  2. Take the bus from Timisoara Bus Station to Budapest Nepliget Timisoara - Budapest

44 090 Ft - 119 090 Ft

Drive  •  23h 22m

  1. Drive from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Budapest 2505.2 km

85 000 Ft - 130 000 Ft

Madrid Airport (MAD) to Budapest by bus, walk, train and subway

The journey time between Madrid Airport (MAD) and Budapest is around 40h 52m and covers a distance of around 2753 km. The fastest journey normally takes 40h 52m. Operated by FlixBus, TGV inOui, Paris Metro and others, the Madrid Airport (MAD) to Budapest service departs from Madrid Barajas Airport and arrives in Budapest-Kelenfoeld. Typically five services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
40h 52m
Fastest journey time:
40h 52m
Journey distance:
2753 km
Services per week:
5
Cheapest price:
116 223 Ft
Carbon emissions:
193 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
21:10
Last service departs at:
21:10

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Madrid Airport (MAD) to Budapest bus, walk, train and subway schedules

Spain → Hungary
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International entry into Hungary from Spain

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Austria, Bahrain, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Georgia, Hungary, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey and Ukraine

Restricted for: Foreign nationals

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Conditions of entry into Hungary from Spain

  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
This applies to arrivals from Spain
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area

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Rules to follow in Hungary

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Spain

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Hungary from Spain.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Budapest is 0036 6 80 277 455.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Budapest is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Budapest is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0036 6 80 277 455.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Spain from Hungary.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 18 Jul 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Budapest is to fly which costs €19 - €290 and takes 3h 59m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Budapest is to fly which costs €19 - €290 and takes 3h 59m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Av.Hispanidad-Aeropuerto T4 and arriving at Budapest via Canillejas, Guadalajara and Arad. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 44h 1m.

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The distance between Madrid Airport (MAD) and Budapest is 1962 km. The road distance is 2505.2 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Budapest without a car is to bus and train which takes 25h 33m and costs €320 - €450.

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It takes approximately 3h 59m to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Budapest, including transfers.

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Madrid Airport (MAD) to Budapest bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Canillejas station.

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The best way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Budapest is to fly which takes 3h 59m and costs €19 - €290. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €120 - €170 and takes 44h 1m.

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Budapest Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 5m.

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Madrid Airport (MAD) to Budapest bus services, operated by SC Latino Expres S.R.L., arrive at Budapest station.

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Map of how to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Budapest.
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  • Distance: 1961.9 km
  • Duration: 3h 59m

What companies run services between Madrid Airport (MAD), Spain and Budapest, Hungary?

Ryanair, Iberia and six other airlines fly from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Budapest every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Budapest via Canillejas-Área Intermodal, Canillejas, Guadalajara, and Arad in around 44h 1m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50 000 Ft - 100 000 Ft
Flights from Madrid to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50 000 Ft - 100 000 Ft
Flights from Madrid to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
50 000 Ft - 130 000 Ft
Flights from Madrid to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50 000 Ft - 130 000 Ft
Flights from Madrid to Zagreb via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70 000 Ft - 210 000 Ft
Flights from Madrid to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
70 000 Ft - 210 000 Ft
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Budapest
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
6 000 Ft - 20 000 Ft
Flights from Madrid to Budapest via Bologna
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
6 000 Ft - 20 000 Ft
Flights from Madrid to Budapest via Prague
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
6 000 Ft - 20 000 Ft
Flights from Madrid to Vienna
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
6 500 Ft - 30 000 Ft
Flights from Madrid to Vienna via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
6 500 Ft - 30 000 Ft
Flights from Madrid to Vienna via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
6 500 Ft - 30 000 Ft
Flights from Madrid to Zagreb via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
9 500 Ft - 39 000 Ft
Flights from Madrid to Bratislava via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
6 500 Ft - 31 000 Ft
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Budapest
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
19 000 Ft - 90 000 Ft
Flights from Madrid to Vienna
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
19 000 Ft - 100 000 Ft
Flights from Madrid to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
18 000 Ft - 75 000 Ft
Flights from Madrid to Zagreb via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
19 000 Ft - 70 000 Ft
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Budapest via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
39 000 Ft - 190 000 Ft
Flights from Madrid to Vienna via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
44 000 Ft - 140 000 Ft
Flights from Madrid to Zagreb via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70 000 Ft - 250 000 Ft
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Budapest via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
35 000 Ft - 90 000 Ft
Flights from Madrid to Vienna via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
38 000 Ft - 120 000 Ft
Flights from Madrid to Zagreb via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
36 000 Ft - 90 000 Ft
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Vienna
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
19 000 Ft - 100 000 Ft
Flights from Madrid to Zagreb via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
19 000 Ft - 70 000 Ft
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Madrid to Budapest
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
11 000 Ft - 55 000 Ft
Flights from Madrid to Vienna
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
8 500 Ft - 55 000 Ft
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Madrid to Budapest via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
50 000 Ft - 100 000 Ft
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Madrid to Zagreb via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
27 000 Ft - 240 000 Ft
Train operators
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 Wien Hbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
12 000 Ft - 18 000 Ft
Website
Railjet
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
6h 33m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
30 000 Ft - 45 000 Ft
Website
Railjet
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
13 000 Ft - 19 000 Ft
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
2 500 Ft - 8 000 Ft
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
2 500 Ft - 3 500 Ft
1st Class
5 000 Ft - 8 000 Ft
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
1 900 Ft - 6 500 Ft
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
1 900 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 Budapest-Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
25 000 Ft - 44 000 Ft
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Poitiers to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
70 000 Ft - 130 000 Ft
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Bratislava Hlavna Stanica to Budapest-Nyugati
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
3 500 Ft - 6 000 Ft
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
3 500 Ft - 4 300 Ft
Business
4 900 Ft - 6 000 Ft
1st Class
5 000 Ft - 6 000 Ft
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bratislava Hlavna Stanica to Budapest-Nyugati
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
8 500 Ft - 12 000 Ft
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
PKP Intercity

The rail network in Poland is conveniently organised, with many connections between cities, making it an effective method of travelling around the country. Tickets for regional and express trains are affordable, with children, students, pensioners, people with disability and large families entitled to discounts. Trains have standard 1st and 2nd class reserved seating, and many overnight trains also offer sleepers and couchettes.

Contact Details
Phone
703 200 200
Website
intercity.pl
Train from Bratislava Hlavna Stanica to Budapest-Nyugati
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
3 500 Ft - 6 000 Ft
Website
PKP Intercity
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Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
3 500 Ft - 4 300 Ft
1st Class
4 800 Ft - 6 000 Ft
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Bordeaux St Jean to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30 000 Ft - 40 000 Ft
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
30 000 Ft - 36 000 Ft
1st Class
34 000 Ft - 40 000 Ft
Train from Paris l'Est to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
44 000 Ft - 60 000 Ft
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
44 000 Ft - 55 000 Ft
1st Class
50 000 Ft - 60 000 Ft
Train from Poitiers to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
41 000 Ft - 60 000 Ft
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
41 000 Ft - 48 000 Ft
1st Class
48 000 Ft - 60 000 Ft
Train from Strasbourg to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
24 000 Ft - 31 000 Ft
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
24 000 Ft - 29 000 Ft
1st Class
26 000 Ft - 31 000 Ft
Bus operators
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 70 282 1827
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Zagreb Airport to Budapest
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
14 000 Ft - 32 000 Ft
Schedules at
eurobusways.com
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Madrid Barajas Airport to Bordeaux Saint-Jean
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
11 000 Ft - 14 000 Ft
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Madrid Barajas Airport to Poitiers Futuroscope
Ave. Duration
11h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
15 000 Ft - 19 000 Ft
Website
flixbus.co.uk
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Canillejas to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
2 600 Ft - 3 600 Ft
Website
alsa.com
Amring
Phone
+4-0269-238.788
Website
amring.autogari.ro
Bus from Guadalajara to Arad
Ave. Duration
36h 17m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
25 000 Ft - 33 000 Ft
Schedules at
amring.autogari.ro
SC Latino Expres S.R.L.
Phone
0040263701919
Email
latinoexpres@yahoo.com
Website
latinoexpres.ro
Bus from Arad to Budapest
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
17 000 Ft - 24 000 Ft
Schedules at
latinoexpres.ro
Atlassib
Phone
(004) 0269 229.224
Email
informatii@atlassib.es
Website
atlassib.es
Bus from Madrid to Timişoara
Ave. Duration
46h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
28 740 Ft
Schedules at
atlassib.es
Christian Transfers
Phone
+44 7440 708355
Website
christiantransfers.eu
Bus from Timisoara Bus Station to Budapest Nepliget
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
15 000 Ft - 90 000 Ft
Website
Christian Transfers
Shuttle
15 000 Ft - 21 000 Ft
Private Shuttle
60 000 Ft - 90 000 Ft

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