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

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Fly from Paris CDG  •  5 h 26 min

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

$79 - $234

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Fly from Paris Orly  •  5 h 13 min

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

$72 - $302

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Train, EuroNight  •  14 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Paris Est to Stuttgart Hbf Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to München Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf M / ...
  4. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Wien Hbf (Bahnsteige 1-2) Wb
  5. Take the EuroNight from Wien Hauptbahnhof to Budapest-Kelenföld

$212 - $369

Bus FlixBus  •  20 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld N91

$85 - $150

Bus Eurolines HU  •  23 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Paris Gallieni to Budapest Népliget 795

$74 - $144

Drive  •  13 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Paris to Budapest 928.8 miles

$190 - $290

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Paris, Paris and arriving at Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 20 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Paris to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Paris Est and arriving at Budapest-Kelenföld via Stuttgart Hbf, München Hbf, Salzburg Hbf and Wien Hauptbahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 9 min.

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The distance between Paris and Budapest is 1244 km. The road distance is 1486 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Budapest without a car is to train and EuroNight which takes 14 h 9 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 26 min to get from Paris to Budapest, including transfers.

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

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Paris to Budapest train services, operated by inOui TGV, depart from Paris Est station.

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The best way to get from Paris to Budapest is to fly which takes 5 h 26 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 20 h 35 min.

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The quickest flight from Paris CDG Airport to Budapest Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 5 min.

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Paris to Budapest bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld station.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Budapest.
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  • Distance: 777.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 26 min

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

Air France, easyJet and eight other airlines fly from Paris to Budapest hourly. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Paris to Budapest once daily. Tickets cost $85 - $150 and the journey takes 20 h 35 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Paris CDG to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Budapest via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Budapest via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,600
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Paris CDG to Budapest via Prague
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Budapest via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $480
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $460
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Est to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $220
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $95
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Paris Est to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
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 Salzburg Hbf to Wien Hbf (Bahnsteige 1-2)
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Salzburg, Salzburg to Vienna, Vienna
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $24
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Leo Express s.r.o.
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Wien Hauptbahnhof Bstg 1-2
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $35
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$7 - $9
Business
$16 - $18
Premium
$26 - $35
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
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris, Paris to Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
20 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines HU
Phone
+36 (1) 382-0888
Email
info@volanbusz.hu
Website
eurolines.hu
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
21 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$70 - $140
Schedules at
nemzetkozi.volanbusz.hu

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Paris to Budapest train services, operated by Czech Railways (ČD), arrive at Budapest-Kelenföld station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Budapest is 1486 km. It takes approximately 13 h 16 min to drive from Paris to Budapest.

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

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Book your Paris to Budapest bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 4266+ hotels available in Budapest. Prices start at $47 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Paris to Paris CDG Airport is to train which takes 33 min and costs .

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