How to travel from Budapest to London

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from Budapest to London

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

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

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Travel Information between Budapest and London

distanceDistance898 miles (1449 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$17 - $166
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $17 (€16) • 2 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $17 (€16) • 2 h 30 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Ryanair

Travel 898 miles (1449 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train to London from Budapest. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 30 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as $17 (€16). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus or Ryanair among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or flight from Budapest to London.

How to Travel from Budapest to London

The journey from Budapest to London is popular with travelers for both business and leisure. The trip between these two busy capital cities is convenient whether you choose to travel by bus or plane. Depending on the mode of transit and time of departure, journey times vary between 2 hours and 35 minutes and 28 hours and 15 minutes. Key departure points in Budapest include the Autóbuszállomás and Könyves Kálmán körút bus stations, as well as the airport. Buses and flights from Budapest to London are available 7 days a week.

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Budapest to London Travel Comparison

Average Price

Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

buses

€66

28:15 h

2 Months Ahead

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€75

2:35 h

2 Weeks Ahead



What is the best way to travel from Budapest to London?

Cheapest way to travel from Budapest to London


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Taking a bus is cheapest way to travel from Budapest to London. Buses traveling from Budapest to London depart from either Budapest's Autóbuszállomás or Könyves Kálmán körút bus stations. The journey is run by Eurolines France, FlixBus, and Student Agency. The trip takes at least 28 hours and 15 minutes, which is perfect for slow travelers that want see a lot of the countryside along the way.


Fastest way to travel from Budapest to London


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Flying is the fastest way to travel from Budapest to London. Flights that go from Budapest to London depart from Budapest's airport and arrive at one of London's 6 airports after an approximately 2 hour and thirty-five minute flight time. Over 30 direct flights travel from Budapest to London every day, with the first departing at 6:00 a.m. Airlines that travel directly from Budapest to London include Air Berlin, EasyJet, Lufthansa, and Air Europa.


Most popular way to travel from Budapest to London


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Flying is by far the most popular way to travel from Budapest to London. Flights are conveniently offered all around the clock, and it is significantly faster than traveling by bus. Traveling from Budapest to London by plane allows you to choose which airport in London you would like to arrive to.


How to get from Budapest to London

The Best Way According to our Users

When it comes to choosing a method of transportation from Budapest to London, 91,67% 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 London, 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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Attractions in Budapest

Routinely cited as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, Budapest receives over 4.4 million international visitors every year. Some of Budapest's main attractions include the banks of the Danube river, Heroes' Square, the Buda Castle and Andrassy Avenue.

Attractions in London

London receives the most international arrivals out of any city in the world. Some of London's main attractions include the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, St Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge, the London Eye, the British Museum, the Tate Modern and Wembley Stadium as well as Chelsea, Arsenal, and Tottenham Hotspur football clubs.

Travel Tips: Travel from Budapest to London

Travel Tips: Travel to London 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 London.
FAQs

Travel between Budapest, Hungary and London, United Kingdom is: Unrestricted.

Can travelers from Hungary enter United Kingdom?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Hungary.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to London from Budapest?

Conditions of entry into United Kingdom:

  • There are no current restrictions

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in London, United Kingdom?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of United Kingdom has imposed the following measures:

  • Physical distance requirement: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

This information was last checked on 11/6/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey to London from Budapest.

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

Is my journey back to Budapest from London restricted?

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

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

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 London closer to your date of departure here.

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

The cheapest way to get from Budapest to London is by taking a flight. You can find average ticket prices around $17 (€16) compared to other travel options to London:

Taking a flight is about $149 (€135) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $166 (€151) for this route.

Taking a flight is usually $43 (€39) less than taking a train to London, which costs on average $61 (€55) for the same trip.

The fastest way to get to London from Budapest is by flight with an average travel time of 2 h 30 min.

Other travel options to London can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 32 h   on average.

In comparison, going by train can take 25 h 17 min   on average.

London is approximately 898 miles (1449 km) away from Budapest.

The average frequency per day from Budapest to London is:

  • 1 train a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Budapest to London 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 when traveling from Budapest to London:

  • Most travelers board their plane from Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport and arrive in London Heathrow Airport.
  • Most travelers catch their train from Budapest-Déli and arrive in London Victoria.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Budapest to London, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Flixbus to go to London by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Budapest to London tickets on Omio for $166 (€151).
  • Travel with Ryanair for flights to London. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Ryanair Budapest to London tickets on Omio for $17 (€16).

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

  • You can take a direct bus with.
  • You'll find direct flights with Ryanair, British Airways, ryanair sun or Wizz Air.

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

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

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

  • Bus tickets cost on average $166 (€151) one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average $17 (€16) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing $61 (€55) one way on average.

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

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