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Travel Information between Edinburgh and Budapest

distanceDistance1107 miles (1785 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight
fastestFastest modeFlight • $39 (€31) • 2 h 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesWizz Air

Take a flight to travel 1107 miles (1785 km) between Edinburgh and Budapest. Wizz Air is the main travel company operating this route. Travelers can even take a direct from Edinburgh to Budapest.

How to travel from Edinburgh to Budapest?

Making the journey of nearly 1,500 miles from Edinburgh to Budapest can be made by plane or bus. The fastest and most direct way to travel is by plane. The journey can also be made by bus, but this route involves a much longer journey time. Flight times, including connections, vary from four and a half hours to 12 hours or more, while making the journey by bus takes approximately 36 hours plus transfer times. There are at least two dozen flights a day from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Budapest Ferenc Liszt Airport (BUD). Bus passengers have to travel first to London from where there are one or two coaches a day to Budapest.

What is the cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Budapest?

The cheapest way to travel from Edinburgh to Budapest is by bus. The first part of the journey is operated by National Express Coach Services from Edinburgh Elder Street Bus Station to London Victoria Coach Station. There are two departures a day, once in the morning and once in the evening, with journey times of just under 11 hours. From London Victoria Coach Station, there are up to two departures a day of coaches to Budapest Nepliget Coach Station. This part of the route takes approximately 28 hours. FlixBus services operate on Fridays and Sundays and travel directly to Budapest, while RegioJet has a departure every morning. This service involves a connection in Prague. 

What is the fastest way to travel from Edinburgh to Budapest?

The fastest way to travel from Edinburgh to Budapest is by plane. There are at least two dozen daily departures from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (BUD). Most require one connection and have overall journey times of between four and a half and 12 or more hours, while direct flights take just under three hours. Time should also be allowed for travel to and from airports, baggage check-in, and security procedures. The majority of flights are operated by British Airways with connections at London Heathrow and London Gatwick airports. Other providers include KLM, AirFrance, and Lufthansa with connections at Amsterdam Schiphol, Paris Charles de Gaulle, and Frankfurt am Main airports.

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Travel from Edinburgh to Budapest by bus

The journey by bus from Edinburgh to Budapest is made in two parts. The journey from Edinburgh Elder Street Bus Station to London Victoria Coach Station is made on National Express coaches and takes just under 11 hours. There are two daily direct departures, one in the morning and one in the early evening. From London Victoria Coach Station, FlixBus coaches travel directly to Budapest Nepliget Coach Station twice a week, on Fridays and Sundays. This is an overnight coach that leaves late in the evening and takes approximately 28 hours. RegioJet offers a daily service, with a coach leaving every morning. This also takes around 28 hours and requires a connection in Prague. Budapest Nepliget Coach Station is located in the southeast of the city and is part of the city's transport network of Metro trains, buses, and trams.

 Travel from Edinburgh to Budapest by plane

Flights from Edinburgh to Budapest are operated by British Airways, Lufthansa, KLM, and AirFrance, among others. RyanAir offers a nonstop flight of just under three hours. There are at least a dozen other departures that involve a connection. Departures start in the early morning and continue until mid-evening with the fastest route taking just four and a half hours. Other flights can take up to 12 hours or more. Time should also be allowed for getting to and from the airports as well as checking in baggage and passing through security. Where connections are required these are made at airports such as London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Frankfurt am Main, Amsterdam Schiphol, and Paris Charles de Gaulle. All departures are from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) with arrivals at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (BUD). This is located approximately 10 miles southeast of the city center. The journey from the airport to the city can be made by road, local bus, or a combination of local bus and tram services.

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FAQs
Is international travel between Edinburgh, United Kingdom and Budapest, Hungary allowed?

International travel from Edinburgh, United Kingdom to Budapest, Hungary is: Restricted.

Can I enter Hungary if coming from United Kingdom?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine

What measures do I need to follow in Budapest, Hungary due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Hungary 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 9/19/21; 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 Edinburgh to Budapest.

What travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, should I be aware of for my journey back to Edinburgh, United Kingdom from Budapest, Hungary?

The current restriction level for returning to Edinburgh, United Kingdom from Hungary is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Edinburgh, United Kingdom from Budapest, Hungary?

Reentering United Kingdom is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Hungary

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

  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers can choose to pay for a private COVID-19 test. The earliest you can take the test while in quarantine is 5 full days after you left a place not on the travel corridor list
  • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

Which rules do I need to follow in Edinburgh, United Kingdom regarding COVID-19?

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

  • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face masks: Regional advice

The information above was last checked on 9/19/21. 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 Edinburgh from Budapest here.

How do I reach Budapest from Edinburgh?

Travel Edinburgh to Budapest by flight.

What is the distance between Edinburgh and Budapest?

The distance from Edinburgh to Budapest is approximately 1107 miles (1785 km).

Where do I depart from Edinburgh? Where do I arrive in Budapest?

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

  • Most travelers catch their flight from Edinburgh Airport and arrive in Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Edinburgh to Budapest?

Let Omio help you find the best company to travel with to Budapest from Edinburgh:

  • You can go to Budapest from Edinburgh by plane with Wizz Air. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $39 (€31) with Wizz Air from Edinburgh to Budapest on Omio.
Where else should I travel to after my journey from Edinburgh to Budapest ends?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Edinburgh to Budapest often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Vienna, Prague or Bratislava. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Edinburgh and Budapest itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Budapest and any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I purchase tickets to Budapest from Edinburgh online to get the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets cost on average $39 (€31) one way.

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.

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