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

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Recommended option

Fly  •  6 h 10 min

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

$54 - $235

6 alternative options

Train via Paris Nord  •  24 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants Ave
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Paris Gare de Lyon Tgv
  3. Take the train from Paris Est to Stuttgart Hbf Tgv / ...
  4. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Kelenföld Rj

$558 - $767

Train  •  25 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants Ave
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Lyon Part Dieu Ave
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve Tgv / ...
  4. Take the train from Genève to Zürich HB 1 / ...
  5. Take the train from Zürich HB to Kelenföld Rj

$435 - $682

Bus ALSA  •  34 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Lvov
  2. Take the bus from Lviv to Budapest Népliget 425

$211 - $285

Train #2  •  35 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Marseille-St-Charles Ave
  2. Take the train from Marseille-St-Charles to Nice Ville Ec / ...
  3. Take the train from Nice Ville to Wien Hbf R / ...
  4. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Kelenföld Rj / ...

$366 - $504

Bus Amring  •  39 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid - Estacion Sur to Arad
  2. Take the bus from Arad to Budapest

$137 - $180

Drive  •  23 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Budapest 1574.2 miles

$290 - $430

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Budapest is to fly which costs 45€ - 210€ and takes 6 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Budapest is to fly which takes 6 h 10 min and costs 45€ - 210€.

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The distance between Madrid and Budapest is 1974 km. The road distance is 2519 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h 10 min to get from Madrid to Budapest, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Madrid Estacion Sur and arriving at Deák Ferenc tér M via Lviv and Népliget M. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 34 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arriving at Kelenföld via Barcelona Sants, Paris Gare De Lyon, Paris Est and Stuttgart Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24 h 33 min.

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What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Budapest, Hungary?

Iberia, Wizz Air and 13 other airlines fly from Madrid to Budapest hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Madrid to Budapest via Barcelona Sants, Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare De Lyon, Paris Nord, Paris Est, and Stuttgart Hbf in around 24 h 33 min.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Budapest
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Flights from Madrid to Budapest via Pisa
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Flights from Madrid to Budapest via Marseille
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Flights from Madrid to Budapest via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Madrid to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Madrid to Budapest via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Budapest via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Budapest
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Madrid to Budapest
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $370
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Budapest via Lyon
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Madrid to Budapest via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
8 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $200
Website
renfe.com
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Paris Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$200 - $230
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$200 - $230
1st Class
$260 - $400
Train from Paris Est to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $220
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
Train from Marseille-St-Charles to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$70 - $90
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Paris Est to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
9 h 4 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$170 - $260
Website
bahn.de
SNCF
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Marseille-St-Charles to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $50
1st Class
$50 - $75
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lyon-Part-Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
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
Twice a week
Estimated price
$160 - $260
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Russian Railways
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
Bus operators
Eurolines HU
Phone
+36 (1) 382-0888
Email
info@volanbusz.hu
Website
eurolines.hu
Bus from Lviv to Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
11 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$60
Schedules at
nemzetkozi.volanbusz.hu
Amring
Phone
+4-0269-238.788
Website
amring.autogari.ro
Bus from Madrid - Estacion Sur to Arad
Ave. Duration
34 h 15 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$80 - $110
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
4 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Schedules at
latinoexpres.ro

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