How to travel from Budapest to Basel

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from Budapest to Basel

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

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flight

To get from Budapest to Basel on May 18 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:05AMBudapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport1h45 07:50AMEuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg
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06:05AMBudapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport1h45 07:50AMEuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg
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08:40PMBudapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport1h40 10:20PMEuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg
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04:40PMBudapest Keleti16h07 08:47AMBasel SBB
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07:40AMBudapest Keleti13h07 08:47PMBasel SBB
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1001One-way

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Travel Information from Budapest to Basel

distanceDistance533 miles (860 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$63 - $95
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $63 (€57) • 11 h 48 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $81 (€72) • 1 h 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, easyJet or Deutsche Bahn with connection

Travel 533 miles (860 km) by bus, flight or train between Budapest and Basel. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 45 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $63 (€57). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus, easyJet or Deutsche Bahn with connection among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Budapest to Basel.

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FAQs

International travel from Budapest, Hungary to Basel, Switzerland is: Fully open.

Can I enter Switzerland if coming from Hungary?

Entry into Switzerland is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Hungary.

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

Conditions of entry:

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine required

What measures do I need to follow in Basel, Switzerland due to the pandemic?

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

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

The information above was last checked on 5/9/22; 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 between Budapest and Basel.

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

Am I allowed to reenter Budapest, Hungary from Basel, Switzerland?

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

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

  • 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 5/16/22. 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 Basel here.

There are 3 travel options from Budapest to Basel: bus, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Basel is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $63 (€57) compared to other travel options to Basel:

Taking a train is usually $31 (€28) less than taking a bus to Basel, which costs on average $95 (€85) for the same trip.

Taking a train is about $17 (€15) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $81 (€72) for this trip.

The fastest way to get to Basel from Budapest is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 45 min.

Other travel options to Basel can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Basel by bus can take on average 20 h 50 min.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 11 h 48 min   of travel time.

The distance is approximately 533 miles (860 km) from Budapest to Basel.

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

  • Buses mostly leave from Budapest, Népliget and tend to arrive in Basel, Bahnhof.
  • Flights mostly depart from Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport and arrive in EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg.
  • Trains mostly depart from Budapest-Déli and arrive in Basel SBB.

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

  • You can go to Basel from Budapest by bus with Flixbus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $95 (€85) with Flixbus from Budapest to Basel on Omio.
  • You can take a flight from Budapest to Basel with easyJet. Cheap tickets can be found for $81 (€72) with easyJet from Budapest to Basel.
  • You can go to Basel from Budapest by train with Deutsche Bahn with connection. You'll see cheap train tickets for $63 (€57) with Deutsche Bahn with connection from Budapest to Basel on Omio.

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

  • You can travel directly by bus with.
  • You can travel directly by plane with.
  • You can book a direct train with.

Direct services to Basel 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 route.

Many of our customers traveling from Budapest to Basel don't make Basel their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Basel are Zurich, Paris or Milan, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Basel to any of these top destinations today!

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

  • Bus tickets cost $95 (€85) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing $81 (€72) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost $63 (€57) one way on average.

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

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