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Trip Zurich Budapest

Plan your trip by train, bus, carpooling, plane from Zurich to Budapest

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1 suggested route to go from Zurich to Budapest by flight, train, car, bus

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How to get from Zurich to Budapest?

We are suggesting 1 routes by train, bus, carpooling, plane to plan your trip Zurich Budapest. Routes displayed are sorted depending on a performance indicator (calculated from number of changes, expected duration, distance between an airport and the center of the city it serves...). You'll be able to:
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All modes of transport Zurich-Budapest

For your trip from Zurich (Switzerland) to Budapest (Hungary) with a distance of 491 mi you will be able to take 4 modes of transport, eventually by combining plane, carpooling, bus and/or train, and according to which the duration of the journey will be significantly different.
The train Zurich Budapest is a direct bound.
Trains Railjet (RJ) of MÁV or ÖBB to Budapest leave from Zurich HB railway station in Zurich. Arrival in Budapest will take place at Budapest-Keleti station (2.2 mi from the city centre).
The direct flight Zurich > Budapest will be the fastest way to get to your destination.
Leave Zurich and arrive early enough (at least 2 hours before the departure time) at Zurich ZRH airport, 5.7 mi away, to check in your luggage for the flight to Budapest (Ferihegy airport, IATA code: BUD) operated by Swiss International Airlines.
With Blablacar you will probably find drivers sharing a ride on the itinerary Zurich-Budapest.
No coach company allows you to get you directly to Budapest from Zurich without changing buses, you will have to take the coach lines Zurich-Vienna and Vienna-Budapest.
You will board a coach of Eurolines CH in Zurich. The bus will drop you off at (VIB) Vienna International Busterminal bus station (0.1 mi from Vienna, Austria). Please make sure to show up on time at Zurich bus station (1.2 mi from Zurich) at least 15 minutes before the time of departure for Vienna. Once arrived in Vienna, take another coach of FlixBus that will take you to Budapest bus station ( Hungary).

Which carriers to travel between Zurich and Budapest?

Railway companies
ÖBB provides a rail connection Zurich-Budapest with the train Railjet (RJ) from Zurich HB railway station (0.6 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Budapest-Keleti at arrival (2.2 mi from centre)
MÁV transports passengers on a rail line from Zurich to Budapest with the train which leaves Zurich HB station to arrive at Budapest-Keleti railway station ( Hungary)
Bus companies
The bus company FlixBus operates the intercity service from the bus station of Győr in Gyor and to the one of Budapest ( Hungary)
Eurolines CH is the bus carrier that allows to travel on the line between the city of Zurich (serving Zurich bus station at 1.2 mi from centre) and the city of Vienna where the coach will drop you off at (VIB) Vienna International Busterminal station situated at about 0.1 mi from Vienna city centre.
Depending on the requested date, Blablacar can display an offer to share a ride Zurich-Budapest (491.5 mi)
Swiss International Airlines carries out a flight from Zurich ZRH airport situated 5.7 mi away from the city centre of Zurich to Budapest (arrival at Ferihegy BUD airport)
Niki Airlines flies on the route from Zurich ZRH airport (located 5.7 mi from Zurich, Switzerland) to Vienna (serving Vienna-Schwechat International VIE airport)
Austrian Airlines schedules the flight from Zurich ZRH airport situated 5.7 mi away from the city centre of Zurich to Vienna (arrival at Vienna-Schwechat International VIE airport)

Stop cities from Zurich or cities to visit near Budapest

When travelling from Budapest to Zurich by plane, carpooling, bus, train, you might have to change at Vienna located at 134 mi from Budapest (Austria) Gyor 67 mi away from Budapest, Kelenfold situated at 2 mi from Budapest (Hungary). If you have some time on your way to Budapest or back to Zurich, this may be a really good opportunity to visit and have a short stay in those cities.
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