There are 8 ways to get from Paris to Budapest by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Paris CDG  •  5h 32m

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

23 145 Ft - 69 205 Ft

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Fly from Paris Orly  •  7h 23m

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

17 530 Ft - 51 830 Ft

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Train to Brussels, fly  •  6h 41m

  1. Take the train from Paris Nord to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Budapest (BUD) BRU - BUD

43 521 Ft - 120 470 Ft

Train  •  13h 38m

  1. Take the train from Paris l'Est to Stuttgart Hbf Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Kelenfoeld Rjx

70 584 Ft - 108 667 Ft

Train via Mannheim  •  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

71 441 Ft - 106 622 Ft

Bus  •  21h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Paris, Gallieni to Budapest 355

22 152 Ft - 30 622 Ft

Bus via Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld  •  21h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld N91

23 511 Ft - 28 053 Ft

Drive  •  13h 19m

  1. Drive from Paris Gallieni to Budapest 1483.8 km

60 000 Ft - 90 000 Ft

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Paris to Budapest is to bus via Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld 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 65€ - 210€ and takes 5h 32m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Paris to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Paris, Gallieni and arriving at Nagyvárad tér M via Népliget M. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21h 25m.

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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 Kelenfoeld via Stuttgart Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 38m.

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The distance between Paris and Budapest is 1244 km. The road distance is 1483.8 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Budapest without a car is to train which takes 13h 38m and costs 200€ - 320€.

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It takes approximately 5h 32m to get from Paris to Budapest, including transfers.

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Paris to Budapest bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Paris, Gallieni 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 32m and costs 65€ - 210€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 200€ - 320€ and takes 13h 38m, you could also bus, which costs 60€ - 90€ and takes 21h 25m.

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  • Distance: 1244 km
  • Duration: 5h 32m

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

Air France, easyJet and seven other airlines fly from Paris to Budapest hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Paris to Budapest via Stuttgart Hbf in around 13h 38m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60 000 Ft - 130 000 Ft
Flights from Paris CDG to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60 000 Ft - 130 000 Ft
Flights from Paris Orly to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55 000 Ft - 140 000 Ft
Flights from Brussels to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55 000 Ft - 120 000 Ft
Flights from Brussels to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55 000 Ft - 120 000 Ft
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Budapest via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
20 000 Ft - 80 000 Ft
Flights from Brussels to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
36 000 Ft - 130 000 Ft
Flights from Brussels to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55 000 Ft - 120 000 Ft
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
26 000 Ft - 200 000 Ft
Flights from Paris Orly to Budapest via Clermont-Ferrand, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
31 000 Ft - 120 000 Ft
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Budapest via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80 000 Ft - 170 000 Ft
Flights from Brussels to Budapest via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65 000 Ft - 130 000 Ft
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
26 000 Ft - 75 000 Ft
Flights from Paris Orly to Budapest via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
41 000 Ft - 95 000 Ft
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Paris CDG to Budapest via Prague
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
21 000 Ft - 95 000 Ft
Flights from Brussels to Budapest via Prague
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
27 000 Ft - 80 000 Ft
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Budapest via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
65 000 Ft - 150 000 Ft
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Budapest via Nice
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
13 000 Ft - 85 000 Ft
Flights from Brussels to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
14 000 Ft - 80 000 Ft
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Brussels to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
10 000 Ft - 100 000 Ft
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
65 000 Ft - 150 000 Ft
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris Nord to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
27 000 Ft - 55 000 Ft
Website
Thalys
Standard
27 000 Ft - 37 000 Ft
Comfort
31 000 Ft - 40 000 Ft
Premium
39 000 Ft - 55 000 Ft
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 Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 34m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
32 000 Ft - 43 000 Ft
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
32 000 Ft - 37 000 Ft
1st Class
36 000 Ft - 43 000 Ft
Train from Paris l'Est to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
28 000 Ft - 37 000 Ft
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
28 000 Ft - 33 000 Ft
1st Class
31 000 Ft - 37 000 Ft
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 Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35 000 Ft - 49 000 Ft
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Paris l'Est to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
30 000 Ft - 42 000 Ft
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Stuttgart Hbf to Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
9h 4m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
38 000 Ft - 60 000 Ft
Website
Railjet
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
10h 7m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
43 000 Ft - 65 000 Ft
Website
Railjet
Bus operators
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Paris, Gallieni to Budapest
Ave. Duration
21h 20m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
21 000 Ft - 31 000 Ft
Website
Eurolines FR
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
21h 20m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
23 000 Ft - 28 000 Ft
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Paris CDG Airport to Budapest Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 10m.

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Paris to Budapest bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Budapest 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 1484 km. It takes approximately 13h 19m to drive from Paris to Budapest.

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easyJet, CSA, Brussels Airlines and four other airlines offer flights from Paris CDG Airport to Budapest Airport.

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There are 3917+ 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 10€.

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