How to travel from Budapest to Barcelona

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from Budapest to Barcelona

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

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To get from Budapest to Barcelona on Nov 28 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

05:30PMBudapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport2h40 08:10PMBarcelona El Prat Airport
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05:30PMBudapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport2h40 08:10PMBarcelona El Prat Airport
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06:05AMBudapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport2h40 08:45AMBarcelona El Prat Airport
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05:05PMBudapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport2h35 07:40PMBarcelona El Prat Airport
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09:20AMBudapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport9h25 06:45PMBarcelona El Prat Airport
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Travel Information between Budapest and Barcelona

distanceDistance929 miles (1498 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$4 - $156
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $4 (€4) • 45 h 6 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $106 (€101) • 2 h 35 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Wizz Air

Travel 929 miles (1498 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train between Budapest and Barcelona. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 35 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $4 (€4). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus or Wizz Air among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or flight from Budapest to Barcelona.

How to get from Budapest to Barcelona

The Best Way According to our Users

When it comes to choosing a method of transportation from Budapest to Barcelona, 100,00% 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 Barcelona, 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 Tips: Travel from Budapest to Barcelona

Travel Tips: Travel to Barcelona 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 Barcelona.

International travel from Budapest, Hungary to Barcelona, Spain is: Unrestricted.

Can I enter Spain if coming from Hungary?

Entry into Spain is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Hungary.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Barcelona if traveling from Budapest?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in Barcelona, Spain due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Spain must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 11/17/22; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip from Budapest to Barcelona.

The restriction level for your return to Budapest, Hungary from Spain is: Unrestricted.

Is my journey back to Budapest from Barcelona restricted?

Entry into Hungary is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Spain.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Budapest from Barcelona?

Conditions of reentry into Hungary:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Budapest, Hungary?

You should observe these safety measures in Hungary as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to Hungary was last checked on 11/17/22. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Budapest from Barcelona closer to your date of departure here.

There are 4 ways to get from Budapest to Barcelona: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to go to Barcelona from Budapest is by taking a train, which costs on average $4 (€4).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Barcelona:

Taking a train is about $152 (€145) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $156 (€149) for this route.

A train is generally $102 (€97) less than a flight for the same route. Taking a flight costs on average $106 (€101) from Budapest to Barcelona.

The fastest way from Budapest to Barcelona is by flight with an average journey time of 2 h 35 min.

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

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 30 h 35 min   of travel time.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 45 h 6 min.

You should expect to travel around 929 miles (1498 km) between Budapest and Barcelona.

The average frequency per day from Budapest to Barcelona is:

  • Around 2 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Budapest and Barcelona as scheduled services by bus, ferry, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Budapest to Barcelona:

  • Buses most often depart from Budapest at Budapest, Nyugati pályaudvar and arrive in Barcelona at Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord.
  • Flights mostly depart from Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport and arrive in Barcelona El Prat Airport.
  • Trains mostly leave from Budapest-Déli and tend to arrive in Barcelona Sants.

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

  • You can take a bus from Budapest to Barcelona with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for $156 (€149) with Flixbus from Budapest to Barcelona.
  • You can travel by plane between Budapest and Barcelona with Wizz Air, and you can find Wizz Air Budapest to Barcelona tickets for $106 (€101) on Omio.

Yes, there are direct services available from Budapest to Barcelona with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find direct buses with.
  • You'll find direct flights with.

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

Your trip from Budapest to Barcelona doesn't have to end in Barcelona. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Madrid, Paris or Valencia. If you’d like to add Madrid, Paris or Valencia to your Budapest to Barcelona tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Barcelona today!

When planning your trip from Budapest to Barcelona, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $156 (€149) one way.
  • Plane tickets cost $106 (€101) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing $4 (€4) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Budapest to Barcelona online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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