There are 10 ways to get from Switzerland to Hungary by plane, tram, train, bus, night train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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

  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

Cheapest option

Fly Milan Malpensa to Budapest  •  5 h 41 min

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

$50 - $154

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Fly Basel to Budapest  •  4 h 53 min

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

$66 - $247

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

  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, bus to Milan Bergamo, fly to Budapest  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Monza
  2. Take the bus from Monza to Cologno Nord
  3. Fly from Milan Bergamo (BGY) to Budapest (BUD) BGY - BUD

$60 - $219

Fly Basel to Debrecen  •  4 h 15 min

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

$69 - $322

Train, EuroNight  •  12 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Wien Hbf Rj
  2. Take the EuroNight from Wien Hauptbahnhof to Budapest-Kelenföld Dacia

$128 - $231

Bus  •  15 h 47 min

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

$65 - $117

Train, bus  •  17 h 2 min

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

Drive  •  9 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Budapest 612.3 miles

$120 - $190

Questions & Answers

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 and EuroNight which takes 12 h 37 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 54 min 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 4 h 53 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 15 h 47 min.

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

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

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

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There are 44+ hotels available in Hungary. Prices start at $40 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Switzerland to Zurich Airport is to line 16 train which takes 18 min and costs .

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

What companies run services between Switzerland and Hungary?

easyJet, Wizz Air and two other airlines fly from Basel to Budapest XI. kerület every 4 hours. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Zürich to Budapest 5 times a week. Tickets cost $55 - $100 and the journey takes 14 h 10 min. Eurolines CH also services this route 4 times a week.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $480
Flights from Zurich to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $480
Flights from Basel to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Basel to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Geneva to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Geneva to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zurich to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Basel to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Geneva to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Flights from Geneva to Budapest via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Budapest via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $240
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Budapest via Prague
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $240
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Basel to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$26 - $170
Flights from Basel to Debrecen
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $310
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $410
Flights from Geneva to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Geneva to Budapest via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Geneva to Budapest via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Geneva to Budapest via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Budapest via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $340
Train operators
BKK
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 Monza
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $200
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 Monza
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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
Südostbahn
Website
sob.ch
Train from Rapperswil to St. Gallen
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
sob.ch
Bus operators
Autoguidovie S.p.A. - Monza Brianca
Phone
025803971
Email
aticremona@pec.it
Website
monzabrianza.autoguidovie.it
Bus from Monza to Cologno Nord
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
monzabrianza.autoguidovie.it
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
14 h 10 min
Frequency
5 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
14 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Book at
eurolines.ch
Bus from St. Gallen to Budapest
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Book at
eurolines.ch

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