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There are 11 ways to get from Switzerland to Hungary by plane, tram, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly Zurich to Budapest, line 49 tram  •  4h 54m

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Budapest (BUD) ZRH - BUD
  2. Take the line 49 tram from Kálvin tér M to Kosztolányi Dezső tér

$89 - $263

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Fly Milan Malpensa to Budapest  •  5h 41m

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Budapest (BUD) MXP - BUD

$50 - $169

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Fly Basel to Budapest  •  4h 53m

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Budapest (BUD) BSL - BUD

$66 - $247

Fly Geneva to Budapest, line 49 tram  •  5h 9m

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Budapest (BUD) GVA - BUD
  2. Take the line 49 tram from Kálvin tér M to Kosztolányi Dezső tér

$62 - $208

Train to Milan Bergamo, fly to Budapest  •  6h 59m

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
  2. Fly from Milan Bergamo (BGY) to Budapest (BUD) BGY - BUD

$59 - $225

Fly Basel to Debrecen  •  4h 15m

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Debrecen (DEB) BSL - DEB

$69 - $322

Train  •  11h 49m

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Kelenföld Rj

$169 - $276

Bus  •  16h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Budapest, Budapest Népliget N391

$65 - $117

Train, bus  •  16h 57m

  1. Take the train from Rapperswil to St. Gallen 1-Y / ...
  2. Take the bus from St. Gallen to Budapest

Night train  •  12h 54m

  1. Take the night train from Zürich HB to Kelenföld En

$189 - $306

Drive  •  9h 21m

  1. Drive from Zürich to Budapest 612.3 miles

$120 - $190

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The cheapest way to get from Switzerland to Hungary is to fly and line 49 tram which costs SFr 60 - SFr 210 and takes 5h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from Switzerland to Hungary is to fly which costs SFr 65 - SFr 330 and takes 4h 15m.

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The distance between Switzerland and Hungary is 855 km. The road distance is 979.7 km.

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The best way to get from Switzerland to Hungary without a car is to train which takes 11h 49m and costs SFr 160 - SFr 280.

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It takes approximately 4h 54m to get from Switzerland to Hungary, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Switzerland to Hungary is to fly which takes 4h 53m and costs SFr 65 - SFr 250. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 160 - SFr 280 and takes 11h 49m, you could also bus, which costs SFr 65 - SFr 120 and takes 16h 2m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Switzerland to Hungary is 980 km. It takes approximately 9h 21m to drive from Switzerland to Hungary.

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Austrian Airlines, Swiss and Lufthansa offer flights from Zurich Airport to Budapest Airport.

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There are 43+ hotels available in Hungary. Prices start at $39 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Switzerland to Hungary.
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  • Distance: 534.7 miles
  • Duration: 4h 54m

What companies run services between Switzerland and Hungary?

Wizz Air, easyJet and Lufthansa fly from Basel to Budapest XI. kerület every 4 hours. Alternatively, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Zürich to Budapest once daily. Tickets cost $160 - $260 and the journey takes 10h 22m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $480
Flights from Zurich to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $480
Flights from Basel to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Basel to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Geneva to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Geneva to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Flights from Geneva to Budapest via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Budapest via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zurich to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Geneva to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Basel to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$26 - $170
Flights from Basel to Debrecen
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $310
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $410
Flights from Geneva to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $240
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Geneva to Budapest via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Geneva to Budapest via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $400
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Budapest via Prague
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
10h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$160 - $260
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Südostbahn
Website
sob.ch
Train from Rapperswil to St. Gallen
Ave. Duration
52m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
sob.ch
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 Zurich to Budapest, Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
14h 25m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zürich to Budapest
Ave. Duration
14h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $100
Book at
eurolines.ch
Bus from St. Gallen to Budapest
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Book at
eurolines.ch

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The best way to get from Switzerland to Zurich Airport is to line 16 train which takes 18m and costs SFr 11 - SFr 20.

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