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

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Fly to Budapest  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Budapest (BUD) NCE - BUD

$74 - $209

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Fly to Vienna, train  •  7 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Vienna (VIE) NCE - VIE
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Kelenföld

$118 - $343

Train  •  18 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Nice Ville to Milano Centrale Ec
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Verona Porta Nuova Fr / ...
  3. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Innsbruck Hbf Ec
  4. Take the train from Innsbruck Hbf to Wien Hbf Rj
  5. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Kelenföld Rj / ...

$197 - $327

Bus FlixBus  •  20 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Nice, Nice to Budapest, Budapest Népliget 1922

$84 - $139

Bus Eurolines FR  •  21 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Nice to Budapest

$135 - $187

Night train, train  •  23 h 6 min

  1. Take the night train from Nice Ville to Wien Hbf R / ...
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Keleti Rj / ...

$189 - $302

Drive  •  11 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Nice to Budapest 792.3 miles

$170 - $250

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The cheapest way to get from Nice to Budapest is to fly which costs 60€ - 190€ and takes 6 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Nice to Budapest is to fly which costs 60€ - 190€ and takes 6 h 56 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Nice to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Gare Thiers and arriving at Deák Ferenc tér M via Nice, Nice and Népliget M. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 58 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Nice to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Nice Ville and arriving at Kelenföld via Milano Centrale, Verona Porta Nuova, Innsbruck Hbf and Wien Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 38 min.

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The distance between Nice and Budapest is 1007 km. The road distance is 1267.7 km.

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The best way to get from Nice to Budapest without a car is to train which takes 18 h 38 min and costs 170€ - 290€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 56 min to get from Nice to Budapest, including transfers.

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

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Nice to Budapest train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, depart from Nice Ville station.

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The best way to get from Nice to Budapest is to fly which takes 6 h 56 min and costs 60€ - 190€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 170€ - 290€ and takes 18 h 38 min, you could also bus, which costs 70€ - 130€ and takes 20 h 58 min.

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Map of how to get from Nice to Budapest.
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  • Distance: 629.5 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 56 min

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

Lufthansa, easyJet and 15 other airlines fly from Nice to Budapest hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Nice to Budapest via Milano Centrale, Verona Porta Nuova, Innsbruck Hbf, and Wien Hbf in around 18 h 38 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Nice to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Nice to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Nice to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Nice to Budapest via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Nice to Vienna via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $850
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Nice to Budapest via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Nice to Budapest via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Nice to Budapest via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Nice to Budapest via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Nice to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Nice to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Nice to Budapest via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $410
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Nice to Budapest via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Nice to Budapest via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Nice to Budapest via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Nice to Budapest via Prague
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Nice to Budapest via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,200
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Nice to Budapest via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Nice to Budapest via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Nice to Budapest via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$350 - $950
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Nice to Budapest via Brussels
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $460
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Nice to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $480
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Nice to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$27 - $150
Train operators
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 Wien Hbf to Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
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 Nice Ville to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Milano Centrale to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Verona Porta Nuova Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
italotreno.it
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 Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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
Night train from Nice Ville to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
19 h 18 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$130 - $230
Website
en.oui.sncf
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 Nice, Nice to Budapest, Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
19 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $130
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Nice to Budapest
Ave. Duration
21 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $190
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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There is no direct flight from Nice Airport to Budapest Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 55 min and has one stopover.

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

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Nice to Budapest train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Kelenföld station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Nice to Budapest is 1268 km. It takes approximately 11 h 54 min to drive from Nice to Budapest.

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Swiss, CSA, Ukraine International Airlines and 11 other airlines offer flights from Nice Airport to Budapest Airport.

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Book your Nice to Budapest train tickets online with Loco2, Loco2 and three other operators.

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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 Nice to Nice Airport is to line 99 bus which takes 13 min and costs 6€.

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