There are 8 ways to get from Zürich 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.

Recommended option

Fly from Zurich  •  4 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Budapest (BUD) ZRH - BUD

$80 - $261

Cheapest option

Bus  •  14 h 30 min

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

$60 - $97

6 alternative options

Train to Basel, fly  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Budapest (BUD) BSL - BUD

$98 - $305

Train to Stuttgart, fly  •  7 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Böblingen
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Budapest (BUD) STR - BUD

$116 - $307

Train  •  10 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Kelenföld Rj

$160 - $270

Train, bus  •  16 h 55 min

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

Night train  •  11 h 52 min

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

$180 - $282

Drive  •  9 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Budapest 612.3 miles

$120 - $190

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Budapest is to bus which costs SFr 55 - SFr 100 and takes 14 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Budapest is to fly which costs SFr 80 - SFr 260 and takes 4 h 32 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Budapest is 789 km. The road distance is 979.7 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 32 min to get from Zürich to Budapest, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zürich to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Zurich and arriving at Deák Ferenc tér M via Népliget M. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Kelenföld. Services depart twice a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10 h 22 min.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Budapest is to fly which takes 4 h 32 min and costs SFr 80 - SFr 260. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 160 - SFr 260 and takes 10 h 22 min, You could also bus, which costs SFr 55 - SFr 100 and takes 14 h 30 min..

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Budapest.
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  • Distance: 492.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 32 min

What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Budapest, Hungary?

Swiss, Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa fly from Zürich to Budapest hourly. Alternatively, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Zürich to Budapest twice a week. Tickets cost $160 - $270 and the journey takes 10 h 22 min.

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 Stuttgart to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Stuttgart to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
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 Stuttgart to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Flights from Stuttgart to Budapest via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $340
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $410
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
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Böblingen
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
10 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$160 - $270
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $27
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $27
1st Class
$40 - $41
Südostbahn
Website
sob.ch
Train from Rapperswil to St. Gallen
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
sob.ch
Bus operators
FlixBus
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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 - $95
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 - $100
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
Eurolines HU
Phone
+36 (1) 382-0888
Email
info@volanbusz.hu
Website
eurolines.hu
Bus from Zürich Carparkplatz Sihlquai to Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
nemzetkozi.volanbusz.hu

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