How to travel from Zurich to Budapest

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Travel Information between Zurich and Budapest

distanceDistance489 miles (788 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, train or flight
priceTicket price range$100 - $55
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $55 (€48) • 17 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $112 (€97) • 1 h 35 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSTUDENT AGENCY k. S. SWISS or Deutsche Bahn

Take a bus, train or flight to travel 489 miles (788 km) between Zurich and Budapest. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are STUDENT AGENCY k. S. SWISS or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, ferry, flight or train from Zurich to Budapest.

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from Zurich to Budapest

How to get from Zurich to Budapest by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation
bus

The best way to travel from Zurich to Budapest is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

FlixBus
11:50AM19h15
Zurich
07:05AMBudapest, Népliget autóbusz-pályaudvar
$791One-way
1 transfer
Cheapest
FlixBus
11:50AM19h15
Zurich
07:05AMBudapest, Népliget autóbusz-pályaudvar
$791One-way
1 transfer
Fastest
Swiss
05:40PM1h35
Zurich Airport (ZRH)
07:15PMBudapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (BUD)
$7351One-way
0 transfers
Other options
ÖBB
10:40AM10h39
Zürich Hbf
09:19PMBudapest Keleti
$1961One-way
0 transfers
ÖBB
08:40AM10h39
Zürich Hbf
07:19PMBudapest Keleti
$1961One-way
2 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
09:33AM10h46
Zürich Hbf
08:19PMBudapest Keleti
$2061One-way
1 transfer
FlixBus
11:50AM18h50
Zurich
06:40AMBudapest
$791One-way
1 transfer
FlixBus
11:50AM19h40
Zurich
07:30AMBudapest
$901One-way
1 transfer
FlixBus
11:50AM25h30
Zurich
01:20PMBudapest
$1021One-way
2 transfers
Air Serbia
09:30AM21h45
Zurich Airport (ZRH)
07:15AMBudapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (BUD)
$1231One-way
1 transfer
Eurowings
03:45PM3h45
Zurich Airport (ZRH)
07:30PMBudapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (BUD)
$1821One-way
1 transfer
Eurowings
03:55PM4h10
Zurich Airport (ZRH)
08:05PMBudapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (BUD)
$1821One-way
1 transfer

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Travel on ÖBB | Euro City (EC), EuroNight and ÖBB | Nightjet travel between Zurich and Budapest at great prices. Omio finds you travel times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies all in one place.

ÖBB Nightjet is an Austrian train company that offers overnight services across Europe. It has a range of train types, including the EuroNight, CityNightLine and Nightjet, which all offer comfortable sleeping compartments and couchettes. The EuroNight is the most luxurious option, with private compartments and a restaurant car. The CityNightLine is a more affordable option, with compartments and couchettes, while the Nightjet is the most basic option, with couchettes and reclining seats. Ticket types include Economy, Comfort and Business, with the latter offering the most luxurious experience. Onboard facilities include Wi-Fi, power sockets, a restaurant car and a bar. The most popular routes for ÖBB Nightjet are from Vienna to Munich, Berlin, Zurich, Amsterdam, Prague and Budapest.

    FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost travel companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance travel at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

        FAQs: Travel from Zurich to Budapest

        FAQs: 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 Zurich to Budapest.
        FAQs

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

        The cheapest way to go to Budapest from Zurich is by taking a bus, which costs on average $55 (€48).

        This is compared to other ways of getting from Zurich to Budapest:

        A bus is () less than a ferry with an average ticket price of () from Zurich to Budapest.

        A bus is $57 (€49) less than a flight with an average ticket price of $112 (€97) from Zurich to Budapest.

        Taking a bus costs $44 (€39) less than taking a train, which costs on average $100 (€86) for the same trip.

        The quickest way to travel between Zurich and Budapest is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 35 min   compared to other travel options that take longer:

        Getting to Budapest by bus takes 17 h 15 min on average.

        Train takes on average 10 h 39 min.

        You should expect to travel around 489 miles (788 km) between Zurich and Budapest.

        The average frequency per day from Zurich to Budapest is:

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

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

          • Flights most often depart from Zurich at Zurich Airport and arrive in Budapest at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport.
          • Trains mostly leave from Zürich Hbf and tend to arrive in Budapest-Kelenfoeld.

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

          • You can travel by bus between Zurich and Budapest with STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Or FlixBus, and you can find FlixBus Zurich to Budapest tickets for $55 (€48) on Omio.
          • You can take a flight from Zurich to Budapest with SWISS, LAER, Air Serbia, KLM, Air France, Air Baltic, Eurowings, Lufthansa, LOT Polish Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Wizz Air, Aegean Airlines, Edelweiss Air, Brussels Airlines, easyJet, KLM Cityhopper, Lufthansa Cityline (2) or TUIfly. Cheap tickets can be found for $112 (€97) with Air Serbia from Zurich to Budapest.
          • You can travel from Zurich to Budapest by train with Deutsche Bahn, EuroNight, ÖBB, ÖBB Nightjet or ÖBB | Euro City (EC). You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $100 (€86) with ÖBB from Zurich to Budapest.

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

          • Direct services by bus with.
          • Direct services by ferry with.
          • Direct services by plane with SWISS or Air Baltic.
          • Direct services by train with ÖBB.

          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 from Zurich to Budapest.

          Your trip from Zurich 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, Bratislava, Munich or Paris. If you’d like to add Vienna, Prague, Bratislava, Munich or Paris to your Zurich to Budapest tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Budapest today!
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