There are 6 ways to get from Thessaloniki to Budapest by plane, 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 to Budapest  •  5 h 5 min

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

$59 - $364

Cheapest option

Bus Korona Travel  •  17 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Budapest Népliget

$2

4 alternative options

Fly to Vienna, train  •  8 h 6 min

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

$158 - $348

Bus FP Travel  •  16 h 15 min

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

$55 - $95

Night train, train  •  24 h 33 min

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

$88 - $209

Drive  •  10 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Thessaloniki to Budapest 626.4 miles

$150 - $220

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Thessaloniki to Budapest is to bus which costs 2€ and takes 17 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Thessaloniki to Budapest is to fly which costs 50€ - 310€ and takes 5 h 5 min.

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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 Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 16 h 15 min.

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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 and Beograd. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24 h 33 min.

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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 16 h 15 min and costs 45€ - 80€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 5 min 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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Map of how to get from Thessaloniki to Budapest.
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  • Distance: 514.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 5 min

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

Wizz Air, Olympic Air and Aegean Airlines fly from Thessaloniki to Budapest 4 times a week. Alternatively, FP Travel operates a bus from Thessaloniki to Budapest 3 times a week. Tickets cost $85 - $95 and the journey takes 16 h 15 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $550
Flights from Thessaloniki to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$29 - $160
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Budapest via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $650
Flights from Thessaloniki to Vienna via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Vienna via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
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
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Serbian Railways
Website
srbvoz.rs
Night train from Thessaloniki to Skopje
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $20
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$7 - $12
1st Class Ticket
$12 - $20
Macedonian Railways (MZ)
Phone
+389 (2) 3 164 255
Website
mzt.mk
Train from Skopje to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
9 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $110
mzt.mk
mzt.mk
Bus operators
FP Travel
Website
fptravel.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Budapest
Ave. Duration
16 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $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
14 h 23 min
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
17 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
koronatravel.gr

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