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There are 7 ways to get from Vilnius to Budapest by plane, bus, train, night train or car

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Fly from Vilnius  •  6h 38m

  1. Fly from Vilnius (VNO) to Budapest (BUD) VNO - BUD

20 104 Ft - 61 425 Ft

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Bus to Kaunas, fly  •  8h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Vilnius Seiny to Kaunas International Airport
  2. Fly from Kaunas (KUN) to Budapest (BUD) KUN - BUD

34 233 Ft - 127 233 Ft

Train  •  20h 28m

  1. Take the train from Vilnius to Warsaw
  2. Take the train from Warszawa Centralna to Breclav Eic
  3. Take the train from Breclav to Budapest-Nyugati Ec

27 556 Ft - 41 751 Ft

Train, night train  •  22h 47m

  1. Take the train from Vilnius to Warsaw
  2. Take the train from Warszawa Centralna to Chalupki Ic / ...
  3. Take the night train from Chalupki to Budapest-Keleti Nj

30 216 Ft - 43 551 Ft

Bus  •  27h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Vilnius to Prague
  2. Take the bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop RegioJet

23 594 Ft - 32 533 Ft

Bus via Lviv  •  30h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Vilniaus autobusų stotis to Lvovo geležinkelio stotis 1631
  2. Take the bus from Lviv-1 to Budapest Népliget bus station N3300

Drive  •  13h 53m

  1. Drive from Vilnius to Budapest 1318.9 km

43 000 Ft - 65 000 Ft

Vilnius to Budapest by bus

The bus journey time between Vilnius and Budapest is around 32h 5m and covers a distance of around 1724 km. The fastest bus normally takes 32h 5m. Operated by Ecolines and RegioJet, the Vilnius to Budapest bus service departs from Vilnius and arrives in Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop. Typically only one bus runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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The social distance requirement in Budapest is 1.5 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from Vilnius to Budapest is to bus which costs $80 - $110 and takes 27h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Vilnius to Budapest is to fly which costs $65 - $210 and takes 6h 38m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Vilnius to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Vilnius and arriving at Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop via Prague, ÚAN Florenc. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from Vilnius to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Vilnius and arriving at Budapest-Nyugati via Warszawa Centralna and Breclav. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 28m.

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The distance between Vilnius and Budapest is 910 km. The road distance is 1318.9 km.

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The best way to get from Vilnius to Budapest without a car is to train which takes 20h 28m and costs $90 - $150.

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It takes approximately 6h 38m to get from Vilnius to Budapest, including transfers.

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Vilnius to Budapest bus services, operated by Ecolines, depart from Vilnius station.

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Vilnius to Budapest train services, operated by Lithuanian Railways (LG), depart from Vilnius station.

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The best way to get from Vilnius to Budapest is to fly which takes 6h 38m and costs $65 - $210. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $90 - $150 and takes 20h 28m, you could also bus, which costs $80 - $110 and takes 27h 10m.

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  • Distance: 909.8 km
  • Duration: 6h 38m

What companies run services between Vilnius, Lithuania and Budapest, Hungary?

LOT, Ryanair and six other airlines fly from Vilnius to Budapest 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Vilnius to Budapest via Warsaw, Warszawa Centralna, and Breclav in around 20h 28m.

Airlines
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Vilnius to Budapest via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
34 000 Ft - 80 000 Ft
Flights from Kaunas to Budapest via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
21 000 Ft - 70 000 Ft
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Vilnius to Budapest via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
10 000 Ft - 37 000 Ft
Flights from Vilnius to Budapest via Kharkiv
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
10 000 Ft - 37 000 Ft
Flights from Kaunas to Budapest via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
27 000 Ft - 120 000 Ft
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Vilnius to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
47 000 Ft - 200 000 Ft
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Vilnius to Budapest via Riga
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
22 000 Ft - 85 000 Ft
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Vilnius to Budapest via Larnaca
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
22 000 Ft - 90 000 Ft
Train operators
Lithuanian Railways (LG)
Phone
(+370) 700 55111
Email
nuomone@litrail.lt
Website
litrail.lt
Train from Vilnius to Warsaw
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
11 000 Ft - 17 000 Ft
Website
Lithuanian Railways (LG)
PKP Intercity

The rail network in Poland is conveniently organised, with many connections between cities, making it an effective method of travelling around the country. Tickets for regional and express trains are affordable, with children, students, pensioners, people with disability and large families entitled to discounts. Trains have standard 1st and 2nd class reserved seating, and many overnight trains also offer sleepers and couchettes.

Contact Details
Phone
703 200 200
Website
intercity.pl
Train from Warszawa Centralna to Breclav
Ave. Duration
6h 7m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
4 700 Ft - 9 000 Ft
Website
PKP Intercity
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Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
4 700 Ft - 6 000 Ft
1st Class
7 000 Ft - 9 000 Ft
Train from Warszawa Centralna to Chalupki
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
4 100 Ft - 7 500 Ft
Website
PKP Intercity
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Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
4 100 Ft - 4 900 Ft
1st Class
5 500 Ft - 7 500 Ft
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Breclav to Budapest-Nyugati
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
4 900 Ft - 8 500 Ft
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
4 900 Ft - 6 000 Ft
Business
6 500 Ft - 8 000 Ft
1st Class
6 500 Ft - 8 500 Ft
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Breclav to Budapest-Nyugati
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
11 000 Ft - 16 000 Ft
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Chalupki to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
7h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14 000 Ft - 19 000 Ft
Website
Nightjet
Bus operators
Ollex
Phone
+370 5 210 4304
Email
info@ollex.lt
Website
ollex.lt
Bus from Vilnius Seiny to Kaunas International Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
3 590 Ft - 3 640 Ft
Website
Ollex
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
5 500 Ft - 8 000 Ft
Website
RegioJet
Lietuvos transporto saugos administracija
Website
ltsa.lrv.lt
Bus from Vilniaus autobusų stotis to Lvovo geležinkelio stotis
Ave. Duration
14h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
visimarsrutai.lt
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lviv-1 to Budapest Népliget bus station
Ave. Duration
14h 5m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
10 000 Ft - 12 000 Ft
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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There is no direct flight from Vilnius Airport to Budapest Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 30m and has one stopover.

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Vilnius to Budapest bus services, operated by RegioJet, arrive at Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop station.

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Budapest is 1h behind Vilnius. It is currently 2:23 AM in Vilnius and 1:23 AM in Budapest.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Vilnius to Budapest is 1319 km. It takes approximately 13h 53m to drive from Vilnius to Budapest.

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Lufthansa, Air Baltic, Wizz Air and two other airlines offer flights from Vilnius Airport to Budapest Airport.

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There are 2742+ hotels available in Budapest. Prices start at 27 500 Ft per night.

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The best way to get from Vilnius to Vilnius Airport is to bus which takes 18 min and costs $28 - $45.

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