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from Madrid to Budapest

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

Our recommendation

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

11:55AMMadrid Barajas Airport10h20 10:15PMBudapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport
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$4851One-way
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11:55AMMadrid Barajas Airport10h20 10:15PMBudapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport
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$4851One-way
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07:15AMMadrid Barajas Airport5h30 12:45PMBudapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport
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$5651One-way
08:30AMMadrid Barajas Airport5h25 01:55PMBudapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport
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$5721One-way
12:50PMMadrid Barajas Airport10h00 10:50PMBudapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport
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$5321One-way

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Mon
Sep 27
$45ryanair sun
Tue
Sep 28
$387Air France
Wed
Sep 29
$60ryanair sun
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Sep 30
$134ryanair sun
Fri
Oct 1
$57Wizz Air
Sat
Oct 2
$175Iberia
Sun
Oct 3
$70Ryanair
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Oct 4
$23ryanair sun
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Oct 5
$209Air France
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Oct 6
$54ryanair sun
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Oct 7
$60ryanair sun
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Oct 8
$181ryanair sun
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Oct 9
$234Lufthansa
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Oct 10
$54Ryanair
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Oct 11
$40ryanair sun
Tue
Oct 12
$136Air France
Wed
Oct 13
$22ryanair sun
Thu
Oct 14
$40ryanair sun
Fri
Oct 15
$25Wizz Air
Sat
Oct 16
$83Iberia
Sun
Oct 17
$40Ryanair

Travel Information to Budapest from Madrid

distanceDistance1224 miles (1974 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or bus
priceTicket price range$101 - $125
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $101 (€80) • 2 h 50 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $101 (€80) • 2 h 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesRyanair or Flixbus

Travel 1224 miles (1974 km) by flight or bus between Madrid and Budapest. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 50 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as $101 (€80). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Ryanair or Flixbus among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Madrid to Budapest.

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FAQs
Am I allowed to travel from Madrid, Spain to Budapest, Hungary?

International travel from Madrid, Spain to Budapest, Hungary is: Partially open.

Can I enter Hungary if coming from Spain?

Entry into Hungary is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain.

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing

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 between Madrid and Budapest.

Are there COVID-19 restrictions on returning to Madrid, Spain from Budapest, Hungary?

The current restriction level for returning to Madrid, Spain from Hungary is: Fully open.

Am I allowed to reenter Madrid, Spain from Budapest, Hungary?

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

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

  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required

Which rules do I need to follow in Madrid, Spain regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Spain 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: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 9/25/21. 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 Madrid from Budapest here.

How do I reach Budapest from Madrid?

There are 2 ways to get from Madrid to Budapest: flight or bus.

What is the cheapest way from Madrid to Budapest?

The cheapest way to travel from Madrid to Budapest is by taking a flight with an average price of $101 (€80).

This is compared to other travel options to Budapest:

A flight is $25 (€20) less than a bus for this route with tickets for a bus from Madrid to Budapest costing on average $125 (€100).

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

The quickest way to travel between Madrid and Budapest is by flight, which takes on average 2 h 50 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

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

What is the distance from Madrid to Budapest?

The distance from Madrid to Budapest is approximately 1224 miles (1974 km).

When traveling from Madrid to Budapest, where do I depart from Madrid and where do I arrive in Budapest?

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

  • Most travelers board their plane from Madrid Barajas Airport and arrive in Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport.
  • Most travelers who book a bus ticket from Madrid to Budapest depart from Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 to Budapest, Thököly út (Budapest-Keleti).
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Madrid to Budapest?

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

  • You can go to Budapest from Madrid by plane with Ryanair. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $101 (€80) with Ryanair from Madrid to Budapest on Omio.
  • You can travel from Madrid to Budapest by bus with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $125 (€100) with Flixbus from Madrid to Budapest.
What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Madrid to Budapest?
Your trip from Madrid to Budapest doesn't have to end in Budapest. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Vienna, Prague or Bratislava. If you’d like to add Vienna, Prague or Bratislava to your Madrid to Budapest tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Budapest today!
How early should I buy tickets between Madrid and Budapest online for the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets are costing $101 (€80) one way on average.
  • Bus tickets cost on average $125 (€100) one way.

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

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Madrid
Budapest
Madrid America
Amenities
Madrid Est. Sur
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Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines 6<br>Bus lines 8, 102, 113, 148, 152, 156, N11<br>Suburban train lines C1, C5, C7, C10
Madrid Chamartín
Amenities
Refreshments

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