How to travel from Budapest to Zurich

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from Budapest to Zurich

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

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To get from Budapest to Zurich on Jun 30 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:40AMBudapest Keleti11h11 08:51PMZürich HB
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07:40AMBudapest Keleti11h11 06:51PMZürich HB
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05:40AMBudapest Keleti10h47 04:27PMZürich HB
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03:40PMBudapest Keleti17h15 08:55AMZürich HB
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Travel Information to Zurich from Budapest

distanceDistance489 miles (788 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeFlight • $316 (€283) • 1 h 35 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSTUDENT AGENCY k. S. KLM Cityhopper or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 489 miles (788 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train from Budapest to Zurich. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are STUDENT AGENCY k. S. KLM Cityhopper or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Budapest to Zurich.

Travel Tips: Travel from Budapest to Zurich

Travel to Zurich 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 Zurich.
FAQs

Travel from Budapest, Hungary to Zurich, Switzerland is: Fully open.

Is international entry into Zurich 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 Zurich, Switzerland from Budapest?

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Zurich, Switzerland?

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

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

The above information was last verified on 6/25/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip from Budapest to Zurich closer to your planned date of departure here.

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

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Hungary from Switzerland?

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

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Hungary from Switzerland?

Requirements for reentering Hungary:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Hungary?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Hungary to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

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

The above information about your return travel to Budapest, Hungary was last verified on 6/27/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Budapest from Zurich.

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

The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Zurich is by taking a ferry. You can find average ticket prices around $1 (€1) compared to other travel options to Zurich:

Taking a ferry is about $78 (€70) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $78 (€70) for this journey.

A ferry is $316 (€283) less than a flight for this journey with tickets for a flight from Budapest to Zurich costing on average $316 (€283).

A ferry is generally $145 (€130) less than a train for the same trip. Taking a train costs on average $145 (€130) from Budapest to Zurich.

The fastest way from Budapest to Zurich is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 35 min.

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

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 17 h 37 min.

In comparison, traveling by ferry can take you on average 0 h 0 min.

In comparison, going by train can take 10 h 47 min   on average.

The distance is approximately 489 miles (788 km) from Budapest to Zurich.

The average frequency per day from Budapest to Zurich is:

  • 1 bus per day.
  • 3 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Zurich from Budapest as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry 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 Zurich:

  • Most travelers who purchase a bus ticket from Budapest to Zurich depart from Budapest, Nyugati pályaudvar to Zürich, Sihlquai Bus Terminal (Carparkplatz Sihlquai).
  • Most travelers board their plane from Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport and arrive in Zurich Airport.
  • Most travelers take a train from Budapest-Déli to Zürich HB.

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

  • Travel with STUDENT AGENCY k. S. For buses to Zurich. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Budapest to Zurich tickets on Omio for $78 (€70).
  • Travel with KLM Cityhopper to go to Zurich by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find KLM Cityhopper Budapest to Zurich tickets on Omio for $316 (€283).
  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn to go to Zurich by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Deutsche Bahn Budapest to Zurich tickets on Omio for $145 (€130).

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

  • You'll find 1 direct train a day to Zurich with.

Direct services to Zurich 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.

Omio customers who travel from Budapest to Zurich often also extend their vacation to go to Paris, Milan or Munich. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Zurich and these popular destinations at a great price.

When planning your trip from Budapest to Zurich, 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 $78 (€70) one way.
  • Plane tickets cost $316 (€283) one way on average.
  • Ferry tickets are costing $1 (€1) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average $145 (€130) one way.

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

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