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There are 6 ways to get from Paris to Budapest by plane, train, bus, night bus or car

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Fly from Paris CDG  •  5h 43m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Budapest (BUD) CDG - BUD

27 708 Ft - 91 544 Ft

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Fly from Paris Orly  •  5h 24m

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Budapest (BUD) ORY - BUD

22 234 Ft - 87 606 Ft

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Train  •  14h 14m

  1. Take the train from Paris l'Est to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Budapest-Keleti Rjx

73 655 Ft - 113 399 Ft

Bus  •  21h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Paris to Vienna Erdberg 1923
  2. Take the bus from Vienna, Hbf to Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop RegioJet

24 963 Ft - 30 182 Ft

Night bus, bus  •  23h 55m

  1. Take the night bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Karlsruhe Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine > Marne-la-Vallée - Chessy > Reims > Metz > Strasbourg > Pont de l'Europe - France > Pont de l'Europe - Allemagne > Karlsruhe > Stuttgart - Airport > Munich - Bus station
  2. Take the bus from Karlsruhe Central Bus Station to Budapest Nepliget Dortmund - Varna / ...

26 824 Ft - 36 235 Ft

Drive  •  13h

  1. Drive from Paris Gallieni to Budapest 1482.3 km

55 000 Ft - 85 000 Ft

Paris to Budapest by train

The train journey time between Paris and Budapest is around 21h 13m and covers a distance of around 1566 km. The fastest train normally takes 21h 13m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, TGV inOui and Railjet, the Paris to Budapest train service departs from Paris l'Est and arrives in Budapest-Keleti. Typically three trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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International entry into Hungary from France

  • Entry is restricted for citizens and permanent residents of France
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Conditions of entry into Hungary from France

  • 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

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No, entry into Hungary from France 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
  • 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 France from Hungary.

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Last updated: 9 May 2021
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The cost-effective way to get from Paris to Budapest is to bus, which costs 65€ - 85€ and takes 21h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Budapest is to fly which costs 60€ - 250€ and takes 5h 24m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Paris to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine and arriving at Deák Ferenc tér M via Karlsruhe Central Bus Station and Népliget M. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from Paris to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Paris l'Est and arriving at Budapest-Keleti via Mannheim Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 14m.

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The distance between Paris and Budapest is 1244 km. The road distance is 1482.3 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Budapest without a car is to train which takes 14h 14m and costs 200€ - 320€.

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It takes approximately 5h 43m to get from Paris to Budapest, including transfers.

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Paris to Budapest bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine station.

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Paris to Budapest train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Paris l'Est station.

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The best way to get from Paris to Budapest is to fly which takes 5h 43m and costs 75€ - 260€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 200€ - 320€ and takes 14h 14m, you could also bus, which costs 65€ - 85€ and takes 21h 47m.

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  • Distance: 1244 km
  • Duration: 5h 43m

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

easyJet, Air France and five other airlines fly from Paris to Budapest every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Paris to Budapest via Mannheim Hbf in around 14h 14m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55 000 Ft - 120 000 Ft
Flights from Paris CDG to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
55 000 Ft - 120 000 Ft
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
50 000 Ft - 120 000 Ft
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Budapest via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
33 000 Ft - 120 000 Ft
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
17 000 Ft - 37 000 Ft
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
27 000 Ft - 100 000 Ft
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Budapest via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
50 000 Ft - 170 000 Ft
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Budapest via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
33 000 Ft - 75 000 Ft
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
16 000 Ft - 22 000 Ft
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Paris l'Est to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
31 000 Ft - 44 000 Ft
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Paris l'Est to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
29 000 Ft - 38 000 Ft
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
29 000 Ft - 34 000 Ft
1st Class
32 000 Ft - 38 000 Ft
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 Mannheim Hbf to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
10h 7m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
44 000 Ft - 70 000 Ft
Website
Railjet
Bus operators
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 Paris to Vienna Erdberg
Ave. Duration
17h 25m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
21 000 Ft - 26 000 Ft
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Vienna, Hbf to Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
2 800 Ft - 3 900 Ft
Website
RegioJet
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Night bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
6 000 Ft - 8 000 Ft
Website
Blablabus
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Karlsruhe Central Bus Station to Budapest Nepliget
Ave. Duration
14h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
20 000 Ft - 28 000 Ft
Website
Karat-S

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The quickest flight from Paris CDG Airport to Budapest Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 15m.

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Paris to Budapest bus services, operated by Karat-S, arrive at Budapest Nepliget station.

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Paris to Budapest train services, operated by Railjet, arrive at Budapest-Keleti station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Budapest is 1482 km. It takes approximately 13h to drive from Paris to Budapest.

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easyJet, Air France, Swiss and four other airlines offer flights from Paris CDG Airport to Budapest Airport.

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There are 619+ hotels available in Budapest. Prices start at 27 500 Ft per night.

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The best way to get from Paris to Paris CDG Airport is to train which takes 38 min and costs 5€ - 9€.

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