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There are 9 ways to get from Milan to Budapest by plane, bus, train, night train, car or shuttle

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Fly from Milan Malpensa  •  5h 2m

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

27 595 Ft - 79 006 Ft

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Bus to Milan Bergamo, fly  •  5h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Milan Centrale to Bergamo Airport Bus Station
  2. Fly from Milan Bergamo (BGY) to Budapest (BUD) BGY - BUD

13 903 Ft - 117 121 Ft

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Fly from Milan Linate  •  7h 10m

  1. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Budapest (BUD) LIN - BUD

24 255 Ft - 114 335 Ft

Train, train to Zurich, fly  •  8h 14m

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Chiasso
  2. Take the train from Chiasso to Zuerich Hb
  3. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Budapest (BUD) ZRH - BUD

50 860 Ft - 131 867 Ft

Train  •  15h 8m

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Verona Porta Nuova Re6
  2. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Brennero Brenner Ecb / ...
  3. Take the train from Innsbruck Hbf to Wien Meidling Rjx / ...
  4. Take the train from Wien Meidling to Budapest-Deli Ic

61 958 Ft - 116 427 Ft

Bus  •  16h

  1. Take the bus from Milan to Budapest Népliget bus station 1922

17 016 Ft - 21 096 Ft

Night train, train  •  15h 21m

  1. Take the night train from Milano P.Garibaldi to Wiener Neustadt Hbf Nj
  2. Take the train from Sopron to Budapest-Deli Ic

29 244 Ft - 37 379 Ft

Drive  •  8h 51m

  1. Drive from Milan to Budapest 953.8 km

42 000 Ft - 65 000 Ft

Train, shuttle  •  11h 2m

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Verona Porta Nuova Re6
  2. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Venezia Mestre Re / ...
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Venezia to Budapest

40 758 Ft - 87 427 Ft

Milan to Budapest by train

The train journey time between Milan and Budapest is around 16h 7m and covers a distance of around 1165 km. The fastest train normally takes 13h 49m. Operated by Trenord, Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, Trenitalia and others, the Milan to Budapest train service departs from Milano Centrale and arrives in Budapest-Deli. Typically 13 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Milan to Budapest train schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
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Italy → Hungary
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Conditions of entry into Hungary from Italy

  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
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Frequently Asked Questions


No, entry into Hungary from Italy is currently restricted.

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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
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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 Italy from Hungary.

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Last updated: 9 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Milan to Budapest is to bus which costs 45€ - 60€ and takes 16h.

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The quickest way to get from Milan to Budapest is to fly which costs 75€ - 220€ and takes 5h 2m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Milan to Budapest. However, there are services departing from via orefici, 24 fronte via cantu' and arriving at Deák Ferenc tér M via Milan and Népliget M. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h.

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No, there is no direct train from Milan to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Milano Centrale and arriving at Budapest-Deli via Verona Porta Nuova, Brennero Brenner, Innsbruck Hbf and Wien Meidling. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 8m.

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It is 787 km from Milan to Budapest. It is approximately 953.8 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Milan to Budapest without a car is to train which takes 15h 8m and costs 170€ - 330€.

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It takes approximately 5h 2m to get from Milan to Budapest, including transfers.

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Milan to Budapest bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Milan station.

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Milan to Budapest train services, operated by Trenord, depart from Milano Centrale station.

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The best way to get from Milan to Budapest is to fly which takes 5h 2m and costs 75€ - 220€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 170€ - 330€ and takes 15h 8m, you could also bus, which costs 45€ - 60€ and takes 16h.

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  • Distance: 786.8 km
  • Duration: 5h 2m

What companies run services between Milan, Italy and Budapest, Hungary?

Wizz Air, Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines fly from Milan to Budapest once daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Milan to Budapest via Verona Porta Nuova, Brennero Brenner, Innsbruck Hbf, and Wien Meidling in around 15h 8m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
50 000 Ft - 180 000 Ft
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Friday
Estimated price
50 000 Ft - 180 000 Ft
Flights from Milan Linate to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45 000 Ft - 160 000 Ft
Flights from Milan Linate to Budapest via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
45 000 Ft - 160 000 Ft
Flights from Zurich to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55 000 Ft - 150 000 Ft
Flights from Zurich to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
55 000 Ft - 150 000 Ft
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
46 000 Ft - 95 000 Ft
Flights from Zurich to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
60 000 Ft - 160 000 Ft
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
33 000 Ft - 110 000 Ft
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
21 000 Ft - 110 000 Ft
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Budapest via Naples
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
21 000 Ft - 110 000 Ft
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Budapest via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
34 000 Ft - 120 000 Ft
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Budapest via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
47 000 Ft - 550 000 Ft
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Budapest via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
42 000 Ft - 95 000 Ft
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Budapest via Dublin
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
24 000 Ft - 65 000 Ft
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
6 000 Ft - 46 000 Ft
Train operators
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 Milano Centrale to Chiasso
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
7 000 Ft - 13 000 Ft
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Chiasso to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
18 000 Ft - 33 000 Ft
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Wien Meidling
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
48 000 Ft - 85 000 Ft
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
12 000 Ft - 23 000 Ft
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Chiasso to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
13 000 Ft - 29 000 Ft
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
13 000 Ft - 18 000 Ft
1st Class
21 000 Ft - 29 000 Ft
Trenord

Trenord operates regional and suburban lines throughout Italy’s Lombardy region, including the Malapensa Express from Milan’s Malapensa Airport and local lines around Lake Como and the Italian Lakes. Trenord train tickets can be purchased from machines at any train station and don’t need to be booked in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Milano Centrale to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
3 700 Ft - 4 500 Ft
Website
Trenord
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 Verona Porta Nuova to Brennero Brenner
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
9 000 Ft - 13 000 Ft
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
5 500 Ft - 8 500 Ft
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Brennero Brenner
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
5 500 Ft - 12 000 Ft
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
10 000 Ft - 11 500 Ft
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
2 800 Ft - 6 000 Ft
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
5 100 Ft - 5 600 Ft
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Wien Meidling
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
31 000 Ft - 42 000 Ft
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Wien Meidling to Budapest-Deli
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
2 500 Ft - 8 500 Ft
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
2 500 Ft - 3 600 Ft
1st Class
5 000 Ft - 8 500 Ft
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Milano P.Garibaldi to Wiener Neustadt Hbf
Ave. Duration
10h 51m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
23 000 Ft - 31 000 Ft
Website
Nightjet
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
4 300 Ft - 17 000 Ft
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
4 300 Ft - 6 000 Ft
Base Standard
9 500 Ft - 13 000 Ft
Base Premium
12 000 Ft - 17 000 Ft
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
4 600 Ft - 14 000 Ft
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
5 500 Ft - 8 000 Ft
Smart Low Cost
4 600 Ft - 6 500 Ft
Smart Flex
10 000 Ft - 14 000 Ft
Bus operators
Autostradale
Phone
+39 02 3008 9000
Email
info@autostradale.it
Website
autostradale.it
Bus from Milan Centrale to Bergamo Airport Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
1 800 Ft - 3 600 Ft
Website
Autostradale
Website
Autostradale
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 Milan to Budapest Népliget bus station
Ave. Duration
14h 16m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
16 000 Ft - 20 000 Ft
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 70 282 1827
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Venezia to Budapest
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
25 000 Ft - 60 000 Ft
Schedules at
eurobusways.com

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The quickest flight from Milan Malpensa Airport to Budapest Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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Milan to Budapest bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Budapest Népliget bus station.

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Milan to Budapest train services, operated by RegioJet, arrive at Budapest-Deli station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Milan to Budapest is 954 km. It takes approximately 8h 51m to drive from Milan to Budapest.

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Austrian Airlines, Wizz Air and Lufthansa offer flights from Milan Malpensa Airport to Budapest Airport.

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There are 2742+ hotels available in Budapest. Prices start at 27 500 Ft per night.

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The best way to get from Milan to Milan Malpensa Airport is to train which takes 37 min and costs 11€ - 16€.

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