How to travel from Budapest to Athens

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from Budapest to Athens

You can get from Budapest to Athens by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Budapest to Athens on Jun 26 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:30AMBudapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport2h00 09:30AMAthens International Airport
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11:00AMBudapest25h15 01:15PMAthens
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06:00AMBudapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport2h05 09:05AMAthens International Airport
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04:40PMBudapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport9h00 02:40AMAthens International Airport
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08:25PMBudapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport5h15 02:40AMAthens International Airport
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Travel Information to Athens from Budapest

distanceDistance697 miles (1124 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or bus
priceTicket price range$108 - $125
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $108 (€95) • 23 h
fastestFastest modeFlight • $125 (€110) • 1 h 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesairmax or Infobus

Travel 697 miles (1124 km) by flight or bus from Budapest to Athens. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 55 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $108 (€95). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are airmax or Infobus among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight from Budapest to Athens.

How to get from Budapest to Athens

The Best Way According to our Users

When it comes to choosing a method of transportation from Budapest to Athens, 92,25% of our customers do not hesitate to choose the flight as their preferred way to travel. Nowadays, passengers who want to fly around Europe have more options than ever before. With dozens of budget airlines covering several routes which connect to virtually all European countries, taking a flight to reach your desired destination is easy and inexpensive. The low fares and the short flight time are, among others, some of the reasons why our users choose the airplane as the best way to get from Budapest to Athens, even if they have to face baggage limitations and long lines at check-in and security control. You can book your flights with Omio to make sure you are always taking the fastest route or getting the best deal. You can also add extra luggage and book securely with several methods of payment such as Apple Pay, PayPal and more.

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Travel to Athens easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Budapest to Athens.

Travel from Budapest, Hungary to Athens, Greece is: Fully open.

Is international entry into Athens from Budapest restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Hungary.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Athens, Greece from Budapest?

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine required

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Athens, Greece?

The government of Greece has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distance requirement: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The above information was last verified on 6/17/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip from Budapest to Athens closer to your planned date of departure here.

The current restriction level for returning to Budapest, Hungary from Greece is: Fully open.

Am I allowed to reenter Budapest, Hungary from Athens, Greece?

Reentering Hungary is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Greece

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Budapest from Athens?

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Budapest, Hungary regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Hungary must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 6/3/22. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Budapest from Athens here.

There are 2 ways to get from Budapest to Athens: flight or bus.

The cheapest way to go to Athens from Budapest is by taking a bus, which costs on average $108 (€95).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Athens:

Taking a bus is about $17 (€15) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $125 (€110) for this journey.

The fastest way from Budapest to Athens is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 55 min.

There are alternative travel options to Athens that can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Athens by bus can take on average 23 h.

The Budapest to Athens distance is around 697 miles (1124 km).

The average frequency per day from Budapest to Athens is:

  • 1 bus per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Athens from Budapest as scheduled services by flight or bus can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Budapest to Athens:

  • Most travelers who purchase a plane ticket from Budapest to Athens depart from Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport to Athens International Airport.
  • Most travelers take a bus from Budapest, Nyugati pályaudvar to Athens, Sidirodromon (Αθήνα, Σιδηροδρόμων).

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Budapest to Athens:

  • You can go to Athens from Budapest by plane with airmax. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $125 (€110) with airmax from Budapest to Athens on Omio.
  • You can take a bus from Budapest to Athens with Infobus. Cheap tickets can be found for $108 (€95) with Infobus from Budapest to Athens.

Yes, there are direct routes from Budapest to Athens with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find direct flights with.

Direct services to Athens tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your trip.

Many of our customers who book a trip from Budapest to Athens often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Rome, Paris or Berlin. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Budapest and Athens itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Athens and any of these top destinations today!

Before traveling from Budapest to Athens, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A plane ticket costs $125 (€110) one way on average for this route.
  • A bus ticket is costing on average $108 (€95) one way for this trip.

But we recommend booking Budapest to Athens tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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