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There are 9 ways to get from Zwolle to Budapest by train, plane, car, car train, bus or night train

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Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly  •  5h 40m

  1. Take the train from Zwolle to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Budapest (BUD) AMS - BUD

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Train, train to Eindhoven, fly  •  7h 20m

  1. Take the train from Zwolle to Utrecht Centraal
  2. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Eindhoven Centraal
  3. Fly from Eindhoven (EIN) to Budapest (BUD) EIN - BUD

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Train, train to Dusseldorf, fly  •  7h 39m

  1. Take the train from Zwolle to Arnhem Centraal
  2. Take the train from Arnhem Centraal to Duesseldorf Flughafen
  3. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Budapest (BUD) DUS - BUD

Train  •  16h 9m

  1. Take the train from Zwolle to Arnhem Centraal
  2. Take the train from Arnhem Centraal to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Passau Hbf 91 / ...
  4. Take the train from Passau Hbf to Wien Hbf Ice / ...
  5. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld Ec / ...

Drive, car train  •  19h 51m

  1. Drive from Zwolle to Duesseldorf Hbf
  2. Take the car train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Villach Hbf/Bbf
  3. Drive from Villach Hbf/Bbf to Budapest

Bus  •  25h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Arnhem central train station to Essen Hbf 056
  2. Take the bus from Essen Hbf to Budapest Népliget bus station N161 / ...

Train, bus  •  27h 58m

  1. Take the train from Zwolle to Enschede
  2. Take the train from Enschede to Dortmund Hbf Re
  3. Take the bus from Dortmund Central Bus Station to Budapest Nepliget

Train, night train  •  18h 11m

  1. Take the train from Zwolle to Arnhem Centraal
  2. Take the night train from Arnhem Centraal to Wien Hbf Nj
  3. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld Ec / ...

Drive  •  11h 43m

  1. Drive from Zwolle to Budapest 1312.7 km

Zwolle to Budapest by train

The train journey time between Zwolle and Budapest is around 16h 9m and covers a distance of around 1390 km. This includes an average layover time of around 3h 35m. Operated by Dutch Railways (NS), Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Österreichische Bundesbahnen and others, the Zwolle to Budapest train service departs from Zwolle and arrives in Budapest-Kelenfoeld. Typically 56 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

56 Weekly Trains
16h 9m Average Duration
61 747 Ft Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Zwolle to Budapest is to bus which costs €75 - €110 and takes 25h 33m.

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The quickest way to get from Zwolle to Budapest is to train and fly which costs €75 - €240 and takes 5h 40m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zwolle to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Zwolle, Katwolderplein/Centrum and arriving at Deák Ferenc tér M via Apeldoorn, Station, Arnhem central train station, Essen Hbf and Népliget M. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25h 33m.

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No, there is no direct train from Zwolle to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Zwolle and arriving at Budapest-Kelenfoeld via Arnhem Centraal, Frankfurt(Main)Hbf, Passau Hbf and Wien Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 9m.

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The distance between Zwolle and Budapest is 1078 km. The road distance is 1312.7 km.

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The best way to get from Zwolle to Budapest without a car is to train which takes 16h 9m and costs €140 - €340.

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It takes approximately 5h 40m to get from Zwolle to Budapest, including transfers.

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Zwolle to Budapest bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Arnhem central train station.

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Zwolle to Budapest train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Zwolle station.

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The best way to get from Zwolle to Budapest is to train which takes 16h 9m and costs €140 - €340. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €75 - €110 and takes 25h 33m.

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Map of how to get from Zwolle to Budapest.
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  • Distance: 1077.9 km
  • Duration: 5h 40m

What companies run services between Zwolle, Netherlands and Budapest, Hungary?

You can take a train from Zwolle to Budapest via Arnhem Centraal, Frankfurt(Main)Hbf, Passau Hbf, and Wien Hbf in around 16h 9m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zwolle to Budapest via Apeldoorn, Station, Arnhem, Centraal Station, Arnhem central train station, Essen Hbf, Budapest Népliget bus station, and Népliget M in around 25h 33m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50 000 Ft - 170 000 Ft
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
50 000 Ft - 170 000 Ft
Flights from Dusseldorf to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50 000 Ft - 130 000 Ft
Flights from Dusseldorf to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50 000 Ft - 130 000 Ft
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60 000 Ft - 190 000 Ft
Flights from Dusseldorf to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35 000 Ft - 130 000 Ft
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Budapest via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55 000 Ft - 200 000 Ft
Flights from Dusseldorf to Budapest via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60 000 Ft - 160 000 Ft
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Eindhoven to Budapest via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
16 000 Ft - 120 000 Ft
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
26 000 Ft - 130 000 Ft
Flights from Dusseldorf to Budapest via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
26 000 Ft - 130 000 Ft
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
55 000 Ft - 280 000 Ft
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Eindhoven to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
16 000 Ft - 110 000 Ft
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Budapest via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75 000 Ft - 260 000 Ft
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Budapest via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
60 000 Ft - 340 000 Ft
Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Zwolle to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
6 000 Ft - 14 000 Ft
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
6 000 Ft - 8 500 Ft
1st Class
10 000 Ft - 14 000 Ft
Train from Zwolle to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
4 900 Ft - 12 000 Ft
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
4 900 Ft - 7 000 Ft
1st Class
8 000 Ft - 12 000 Ft
Train from Zwolle to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
5 000 Ft - 12 000 Ft
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
5 000 Ft - 7 500 Ft
1st Class
8 500 Ft - 12 000 Ft
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Eindhoven Centraal
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
5 000 Ft - 12 000 Ft
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
5 000 Ft - 7 000 Ft
1st Class
8 000 Ft - 12 000 Ft
Train from Arnhem Centraal to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
12 000 Ft - 29 000 Ft
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
12 000 Ft - 18 000 Ft
1st Class
21 000 Ft - 29 000 Ft
Train from Enschede to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
5 500 Ft - 14 000 Ft
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
5 500 Ft - 8 500 Ft
1st Class
9 500 Ft - 14 000 Ft
VIAS Rail GmbH
Phone
069 450099650
Email
Kundenservice-Linie10@vias-online.de
Website
vias-online.de
Train from Arnhem Centraal to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
VIAS Rail GmbH
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Eindhoven Centraal
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
6 000 Ft - 7 500 Ft
Website
arriva.nl
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Arnhem Centraal to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
26 000 Ft - 36 000 Ft
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Passau Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
32 000 Ft - 45 000 Ft
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Österreichische Bundesbahnen
Website
delfi.de
Train from Passau Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Passau Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
10 000 Ft - 15 000 Ft
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
10 000 Ft - 15 000 Ft
1st Class
16 000 Ft - 23 000 Ft
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Passau Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
15 000 Ft - 22 000 Ft
Website
oebb.at
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
15 000 Ft - 22 000 Ft
Website
oebb.at
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
32 000 Ft - 60 000 Ft
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
14 000 Ft - 21 000 Ft
Website
Railjet
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
2 800 Ft - 9 500 Ft
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
2 800 Ft - 4 100 Ft
1st Class
6 000 Ft - 9 500 Ft
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
17 000 Ft - 24 000 Ft
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Car train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Villach Hbf/Bbf
Ave. Duration
12h 53m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
42 000 Ft - 50 000 Ft
Book at
Urlaubs-Express
Blauwnet
Phone
0900-9292
Website
blauwnet.nl
Train from Zwolle to Enschede
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
Blauwnet
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 311682904
Website
bahn.com
Train from Enschede to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
7 000 Ft - 11 000 Ft
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Arnhem Centraal to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
12h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
37 000 Ft - 49 000 Ft
Website
Nightjet
Bus operators
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Arnhem central train station to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
3 500 Ft - 4 300 Ft
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Essen Hbf to Budapest Népliget bus station
Ave. Duration
19h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
23 000 Ft - 29 000 Ft
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Essen Central Bus Station to Budapest Nepliget
Ave. Duration
22h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
27 000 Ft - 37 000 Ft
Website
Karat-S
Bus from Dortmund Central Bus Station to Budapest Nepliget
Ave. Duration
23h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
28 000 Ft - 39 000 Ft
Website
Karat-S

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Zwolle to Budapest train services, operated by ÖBB EuroCity, arrive at Budapest-Kelenfoeld station.

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