How to travel from Rome to Budapest

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from Rome to Budapest

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

Our recommendation

To get from Rome to Budapest on Nov 27 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:20AMRome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport1h50 11:10AMBudapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport
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01:00PMRoma, Autostazione Tiburtina27h15 04:15PMBudapest
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04:55PMRome Ciampino Airport1h40 06:35PMBudapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport
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01:00PMRoma, Autostazione Tiburtina27h35 04:35PMBudapest, Népliget autóbusz-pályaudvar
1 transfer
08:25AMRome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport4h10 12:35PMBudapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport
1 transfer

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Travel Information between Rome and Budapest

distanceDistance502 miles (809 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$2 - $251
fastestFastest modeFlight • $251 (€230) • 1 h 35 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Wizz Air

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 502 miles (809 km) from Rome to Budapest. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus or Wizz Air among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or flight from Rome to Budapest.

How to get from Rome to Budapest

The Best Way According to our Users

When it comes to choosing a method of transportation from Rome to Budapest, 100,00% of our customers do not hesitate to choose the flight as their preferred way to travel. Nowadays, passengers who want to fly around Europe have more options than ever before. With dozens of budget airlines covering several routes which connect to virtually all European countries, taking a flight to reach your desired destination is easy and inexpensive. The low fares and the short flight time are, among others, some of the reasons why our users choose the airplane as the best way to get from Rome to Budapest, even if they have to face baggage limitations and long lines at check-in and security control. You can book your flights with Omio to make sure you are always taking the fastest route or getting the best deal. You can also add extra luggage and book securely with several methods of payment such as Apple Pay, PayPal and more.

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Travel Tips: Travel from Rome 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 Rome to Budapest.

Travel between Rome, Italy and Budapest, Hungary is: Unrestricted.

Can travelers from Italy enter Hungary?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Italy.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Budapest from Rome?

Conditions of entry into Hungary:

  • There are no current restrictions

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Budapest, Hungary?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Hungary has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 11/17/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey between Rome and Budapest.

The current restriction level for returning to Rome, Italy from Hungary is: Unrestricted.

Am I allowed to reenter Rome, Italy from Budapest, Hungary?

Reentering Italy 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 Rome from Budapest?

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Rome, Italy regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Italy 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: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 11/17/22. 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 Rome from Budapest here.

There are 4 travel options from Rome to Budapest: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from Rome to Budapest is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $2 (€2) compared to other travel options to Budapest:

Taking a train is about $120 (€109) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $122 (€111) for this journey.

A train is $249 (€228) less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Rome to Budapest costing on average $251 (€230).

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

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

In comparison, going by bus can take 18 h 25 min   on average.

In comparison, getting to Budapest by train can take on average 0 h 0 min.

The distance is approximately 502 miles (809 km) from Rome to Budapest.

The average frequency per day from Rome to Budapest is:

  • 1 bus a day.

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

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

  • Most travelers who purchase a bus ticket from Rome to Budapest depart from Rome, Termini to Budapest, Nyugati pályaudvar.
  • Most travelers take a flight from Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport to Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport.
  • Most travelers catch their train from Roma Termini and arrive in Budapest-Déli.

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

  • You can travel by bus between Rome and Budapest with Flixbus, and you can find Flixbus Rome to Budapest tickets for $122 (€111) on Omio.
  • You can take a flight from Rome to Budapest with Wizz Air. Cheap tickets can be found for $251 (€230) with Wizz Air from Rome to Budapest.

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

  • You can take a direct bus with.
  • You'll find direct flights with ryanair sun or Wizz Air.

Direct services to Budapest 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 journey.

Your trip from Rome 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 Rome to Budapest tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Budapest today!

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

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $122 (€111) one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average $251 (€230) one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average $2 (€2) one way.

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

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