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

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Fly to Budapest  •  5h 1m

  1. Fly from Thessaloniki (SKG) to Budapest (BUD) SKG - BUD

$59 - $364

Cheapest option

Bus Korona Travel  •  17h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Budapest Népliget

$1

4 alternative options

Fly to Vienna, train  •  8h 6m

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

$158 - $348

Bus FP Travel  •  17h

  1. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Budapest Simeonidis / ...

$50 - $95

Train  •  24h 47m

  1. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Skopje 334
  2. Take the train from Skopje to Belgrade
  3. Take the train from Novi Beograd to Budapest-Keleti D

$98 - $235

Drive  •  10h 14m

  1. Drive from Thessaloniki to Budapest 626.4 miles

$150 - $220

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The cheapest way to get from Thessaloniki to Budapest is to bus which costs 1€ and takes 17h 13m.

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The quickest way to get from Thessaloniki to Budapest is to fly which costs 50€ - 320€ and takes 5h 1m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Thessaloniki and arriving at Budapest. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 17h.

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No, there is no direct train from Thessaloniki to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Thessaloniki and arriving at Budapest-Keleti via Skopje, Beograd centar and Novi Beograd. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24h 47m.

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The distance between Thessaloniki and Budapest is 823 km. The road distance is 1002.2 km.

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The best way to get from Thessaloniki to Budapest without a car is to bus which takes 17h and costs 45€ - 80€.

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It takes approximately 5h 1m to get from Thessaloniki to Budapest, including transfers.

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Thessaloniki to Budapest bus services, operated by FP Travel, depart from Thessaloniki station.

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Thessaloniki to Budapest train services, operated by Macedonian Railways (MZ), depart from Thessaloniki station.

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The best way to get from Thessaloniki to Budapest is to fly which takes 5h 1m and costs 50€ - 320€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 45€ - 80€ and takes 17h, you could also train, which costs 85€ - 210€ and takes 24h 47m.

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Map of how to get from Thessaloniki to Budapest.
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  • Distance: 514.3 miles
  • Duration: 5h 1m

What companies run services between Thessaloniki, Greece and Budapest, Hungary?

Wizz Air and Ryanair fly from Thessaloniki to Budapest 3 times a week. Alternatively, FP Travel operates a bus from Thessaloniki to Budapest 3 times a week. Tickets cost $80 - $95 and the journey takes 17h. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $550
Flights from Thessaloniki to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$29 - $160
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $220
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
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
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Macedonian Railways (MZ)
Phone
+389 (2) 3 164 255
Website
mzt.mk
Train from Thessaloniki to Skopje
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $55
mzt.mk
mzt.mk
Train from Skopje to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
9h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $100
mzt.mk
mzt.mk
Bus operators
FP Travel
Website
fptravel.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Budapest
Ave. Duration
17h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $95
Schedules at
fptravel.gr
Simeonidis Tours
Siamos Tours
Phone
0030 2108219900
Email
vsiamos@otenet.gr
Website
siamostours.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Budapest
Ave. Duration
14h 23m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$55 - $65
Schedules at
siamostours.gr
Korona Travel
Phone
210.92.33.33
Email
info@koronatravel.gr
Website
koronatravel.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
17h
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
koronatravel.gr

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

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Thessaloniki to Budapest bus services, operated by FP Travel, arrive at Budapest station.

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Budapest is 1h behind Thessaloniki. It is currently 2:53 PM in Thessaloniki and 1:53 PM in Budapest.

Thessaloniki to Budapest train services, operated by Serbian Railways (ŽS), arrive at Budapest-Keleti station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Thessaloniki to Budapest is 1002 km. It takes approximately 10h 14m to drive from Thessaloniki to Budapest.

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Wizz Air and Ryanair offer flights from Thessaloniki Airport to Budapest Airport.

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There are 4659+ hotels available in Budapest. Prices start at $32 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Thessaloniki to Thessaloniki Airport is to shuttle which takes 42m and costs 2€.

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