There are 7 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 37 min

  1. ZRH - BUD

$80 - $261

Cheapest option

Bus  •  14 h 29 min

  1. N391 / ...

$62 - $100

5 alternative options

Train to Basel, fly  •  5 h 46 min

  1. BSL - BUD

$98 - $305

Train  •  11 h 10 min

  1. Rj
  2. D / ...

$175 - $278

Train, bus  •  16 h 54 min

  1. 1-Y / ...

Night train  •  11 h 44 min

  1. En

$180 - $290

Drive  •  9 h 21 min

  1. 612.3 miles

$120 - $190

Questions & Answers

The distance between Zürich and Budapest is 789 km. The road distance is 980 km.

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Budapest is to bus which costs SFr 60 - SFr 100 and takes 14 h 29 min.

The quickest way to get from Zürich to Budapest is to fly which takes 4 h 37 min and costs SFr 80 - SFr 270.

Yes, there is an overnight train departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Budapest-Keleti. The journey takes approximately 11 h 44 min.

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 29 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 37 min to get from Zürich to Budapest, including transfers.

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

Swiss, Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa fly from Zürich to Budapest hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zürich to Budapest via Wien Hbf in around 11 h 10 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
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Basel to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zurich to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Basel to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
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
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $410
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 Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $210
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Night train from Zürich HB to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
11 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$180 - $290
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
Südostbahn
Website
sob.ch
Train from Rapperswil to St. Gallen
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
sob.ch
Bus operators
FlixBus
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
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $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 - $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
$95 - $130
Schedules at
nemzetkozi.volanbusz.hu

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