There are 9 ways to get from Madrid to Hungary by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly to Budapest  •  6 h 23 min

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

$55 - $236

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Fly to Debrecen  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Debrecen (DEB) MAD - DEB

$93 - $361

Train, bus via Strasbourg  •  30 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants Ave / ...
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants Station to Montpellier St. Roch Station Tgv
  3. Take the train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Strasbourg Tgv
  4. Take the bus from Kehl to Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld N91

$334 - $450

Train, EuroNight  •  37 h

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants Ave / ...
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants Station to Gare de Valence TGV Tgv
  3. Take the train from Valence TGV to Nice Ville Tgv
  4. Take the train from Nice Ville to Wien Hbf R / ...
  5. Take the EuroNight from Wien Hauptbahnhof to Budapest-Kelenföld

$368 - $536

Train, bus  •  37 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants Ave / ...
  2. Take the bus from Barcelona to Budapest, Budapest Népliget 1922

$202 - $311

Bus Amring  •  39 h 32 min

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

$138 - $181

Bus Eurolines FR  •  43 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Avignon
  2. Take the bus from Avignon Gare Routière to Budapest Népliget

$151 - $358

Drive, train  •  25 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Landeck-Zams
  2. Take the train from Landeck-Zams to Salzburg Hbf Rj
  3. Drive from Salzburg Hbf to Budapest

$312 - $469

Drive  •  23 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Budapest 1574.2 miles

$290 - $430

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Hungary. However, there are services departing from Madrid - Estacion Sur and arriving at Budapest via Arad. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 39 h 32 min.

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The distance between Madrid and Hungary is 1999 km. The road distance is 2518.7 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Hungary without a car is to train and bus which takes 30 h 3 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 23 min to get from Madrid to Hungary, including transfers.

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Madrid to Hungary bus services, operated by Amring, depart from Madrid - Estacion Sur station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Hungary is to fly which takes 6 h 23 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 39 h 32 min.

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

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Madrid to Hungary bus services, operated by SC Latino Expres S.R.L., arrive at Budapest station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Hungary is 2519 km. It takes approximately 23 h 41 min to drive from Madrid to Hungary.

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Iberia, Wizz Air, Alitalia and five other airlines offer flights from Madrid Airport to Budapest Airport.

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  • Distance: 1249.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 23 min

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Hungary?

Iberia, Ryanair and 14 other airlines fly from Madrid to Budapest XI. kerület hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Madrid to Budapest via Arad in around 39 h 32 min.

Airlines
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Madrid to Budapest
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $370
Flights from Madrid to Debrecen via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Madrid to Debrecen via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $350
Flights from Madrid to Debrecen via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $400
Flights from Madrid to Debrecen via Basel
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Madrid to Debrecen via Malta
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $440
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
Flights from Madrid to Debrecen via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
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
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Budapest via Lyon
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Madrid to Budapest via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
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
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
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants Station to Montpellier St. Roch Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants Station to Gare de Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Website
renfe.com
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$150 - $180
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$150 - $180
1st Class
$200 - $300
Train from Valence TGV to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$85 - $100
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$85 - $100
1st Class
$120 - $170
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Nice Ville to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
19 h 18 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $230
Website
en.oui.sncf
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Night train from Wien Hauptbahnhof to Budapest-Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
cd.cz
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Landeck-Zams to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Kehl to Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Barcelona to Budapest, Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
32 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$120 - $200
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Avignon Gare Routière to Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
25 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$75 - $250
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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