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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 Jan 18 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

04:55PMMadrid Barajas Airport5h55 10:50PMBudapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport
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$4881One-way
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04:55PMMadrid Barajas Airport5h55 10:50PMBudapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport
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$4881One-way
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07:20AMMadrid Barajas Airport5h15 12:35PMBudapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport
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$5581One-way
06:10AMMadrid Barajas Airport7h40 01:50PMBudapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport
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$5651One-way
06:10AMMadrid Barajas Airport11h20 05:30PMBudapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport
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$5651One-way

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Tue
Jan 18
$189KLM
Wed
Jan 19
$62Ryanair
Thu
Jan 20
$110Iberia
Fri
Jan 21
$74Wizz Air
Sat
Jan 22
$81Iberia
Sun
Jan 23
$26Ryanair
Mon
Jan 24
$25Ryanair
Tue
Jan 25
$152KLM
Wed
Jan 26
$58Ryanair
Thu
Jan 27
$135Iberia
Fri
Jan 28
$61Wizz Air
Sat
Jan 29
$71Iberia
Sun
Jan 30
$12Wizz Air
Mon
Jan 31
$12Ryanair
Tue
Feb 1
$134Air France
Wed
Feb 2
$39Ryanair
Thu
Feb 3
$81Iberia
Fri
Feb 4
$61Wizz Air
Sat
Feb 5
$71Iberia
Sun
Feb 6
$16Ryanair

Travel Information from Madrid to Budapest

distanceDistance1224 miles (1974 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or bus
priceTicket price range$31 - $165
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $31 (€26) • 2 h 55 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $31 (€26) • 2 h 55 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 55 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as $31 (€26). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Ryanair or Flixbus among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight from Madrid to Budapest.

Travel Tips: Travel from Madrid to Budapest

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FAQs

What COVID-19 safety information and travel restrictions should I be aware of before I go to Budapest, Hungary from Madrid, Spain?

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 1/10/22; 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 to Budapest from Madrid.

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

The restriction level for your return to Madrid, Spain from Hungary is: Partially open.

Is my journey back to Madrid from Budapest restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry into Spain:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 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

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Madrid, Spain?

You should observe these safety measures in Spain as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

This information about your return travel to Spain was last checked on 1/16/22. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Madrid from Budapest closer to your date of departure here.

How do I reach Budapest from Madrid?

There are 2 ways to travel from Madrid to Budapest including taking a flight or bus.

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

The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Budapest is by taking a flight. You can find average ticket prices around $31 (€26) compared to other travel options to Budapest:

A flight is generally $134 (€112) less than a bus for the same journey. Taking a bus costs on average $165 (€137) from Madrid to Budapest.

What is the fastest way from Madrid to Budapest?

The fastest way to get to Budapest from Madrid is by flight with an average travel time of 2 h 55 min.

Other travel options to Budapest can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 0 h 0 min   of travel time.

What is the distance between Madrid and Budapest?

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

What are the departure and arrival points in Madrid and in Budapest?

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

  • Most travelers catch their flight from Madrid Barajas Airport and arrive in Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport.
  • Most travelers catch their bus from Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 and arrive in Budapest, Thököly út (Budapest-Keleti).

Which travel operators can get me to Budapest from Madrid?

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 $31 (€26) 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 $165 (€137) with Flixbus from Madrid to Budapest.

Is there a way to travel directly from Madrid to Budapest?

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

  • You can take a direct flight with Iberia.

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 to Budapest from Madrid.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Madrid to Budapest?

Many of our customers who book a trip from Madrid 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 Madrid and Budapest itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Budapest and any of these top destinations today!

When should I purchase a ticket from Madrid to Budapest online to score the best deals?

Before traveling from Madrid to Budapest, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A plane ticket for this route is costing $31 (€26) one way on average.
  • A bus ticket for this trip is costing $165 (€137) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Madrid to Budapest tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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