How to travel from Geneva to Budapest

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from Geneva to Budapest

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

Our recommendation

To get from Geneva to Budapest on Mar 28 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information between Geneva and Budapest

distanceDistance613 miles (989 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$1 - $136
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $1 (€1) • 14 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $2 (€2) • 10 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus

Travel 613 miles (989 km) by bus, flight or train between Geneva and Budapest. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 10 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $1 (€1). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Geneva to Budapest.

Travel Tips: Travel from Geneva to Budapest

Travel Tips: Travel to Budapest 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 Geneva to Budapest.

International travel from Geneva, Switzerland to Budapest, Hungary is: Unrestricted.

Can I enter Hungary if coming from Switzerland?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

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: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 3/8/23; 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 Geneva to Budapest.

The current restriction level for returning to Geneva, Switzerland from Hungary is: Unrestricted.

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

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

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

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Geneva, Switzerland regarding COVID-19?

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

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

The information above was last checked on 3/22/23. 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 Geneva from Budapest here.

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

The cheapest way to go to Budapest from Geneva is by taking a train, which costs on average $1 (€1).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Budapest:

Taking a train is about $134 (€119) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $136 (€120) for this journey.

Taking a train is usually $1 (€1) less than taking a flight to Budapest, which costs on average $2 (€2) for the same trip.

The fastest way to get to Budapest from Geneva is by flight with an average travel time of 10 h 10 min.

Other travel options to Budapest can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 24 h 10 min   of travel time.

In comparison, going by train can take 14 h 5 min   on average.

You should expect to travel around 613 miles (989 km) between Geneva and Budapest.

The average frequency per day from Geneva to Budapest is:

  • Around 1 bus per day.

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

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

  • Buses mostly depart from Geneva, Eaux-Vives and arrive in Budapest, Nyugati pályaudvar.
  • Flights mostly depart from Geneva International Airport and arrive in Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport.
  • Trains from Geneva to Budapest most often leave from Genève and arrive in Budapest-Déli.

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

  • You can go to Budapest from Geneva by bus with Flixbus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $136 (€120) with Flixbus from Geneva to Budapest on Omio.

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

  • You'll find direct buses with.
  • You can book a direct flight with.
  • You can travel directly by train with.

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

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

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

  • Bus tickets cost $136 (€120) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost on average $2 (€2) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $1 (€1) one way.

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

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