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from Budapest to Athens

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

Our recommendation

To get from Budapest to Athens on 7 Dec we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:40Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport5h45 16:25Athens International Airport
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£2531One-way
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13:25Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport10h05 00:30Athens International Airport
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£2271One-way
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06:25Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport4h40 12:05Athens International Airport
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£2641One-way
14:45Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport6h20 22:05Athens International Airport
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£2561One-way
06:15Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport6h15 13:30Athens International Airport
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£2701One-way

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Travel Information to Athens from Budapest

distanceDistance697 miles (1124 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or coach
priceTicket price range£85 - £117
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £85 • 24 h
fastestFastest modeFlight • £117 • 1 h 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesTurkish Airlines or Infobus

Take a flight or coach to travel 697 miles (1124 km) between Budapest and Athens. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 55 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £85. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Turkish Airlines or Infobus among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight from Budapest to Athens.

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Travel from Budapest to Athens
Travel to Athens 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 Budapest to Athens.
FAQs
Is international travel between Budapest, Hungary and Athens, Greece allowed?

Travel from Budapest, Hungary to Athens, Greece is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Athens from Budapest restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Hungary.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Athens, Greece from Budapest?

Entry Requirements:

  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be asked to self-quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Athens, Greece?

The government of Greece has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The above information was last verified on 29/11/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip to Athens from Budapest closer to your planned date of departure here.

What travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, should I be aware of for my journey back to Budapest, Hungary from Athens, Greece?

The current restriction level for returning to Budapest, Hungary from Greece is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Budapest, Hungary from Athens, Greece?

Reentering Hungary is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Greece

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

  • 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

Which rules do I need to follow in Budapest, Hungary regarding COVID-19?

All travellers returning to Hungary 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 29/11/2021. 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 Budapest from Athens here.

What are my Budapest to Athens travel options?

There are 2 ways that you can travel to Athens from Budapest. You can take a flight or coach.

How do I get from Budapest to Athens the cheapest way?

The cheapest way from Budapest to Athens is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £85 compared to other travel options to Athens:

A coach journey is usually £32 less than a journey to Athens by plane, which costs on average £117 for the same trip.

What is the quickest way from Budapest to Athens?

The fastest way to get to Athens from Budapest is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 55 min.

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

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 24 h   of travel time.

What is the distance from Budapest to Athens?

You should expect to travel around 697 miles (1124 km) from Budapest to Athens.

How many services a day are there from Budapest to Athens?

The average frequency per day from Budapest to Athens is:

  • 1 coach per day.

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

Where do I depart from Budapest? Where do I arrive in Athens?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Budapest to Athens:

  • Flights from Budapest to Athens most often leave from Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport and arrive in Athens International Airport.
  • Coaches most often depart from Budapest at Budapest, Thököly út (Budapest-Keleti) and arrive in Athens at Athens, Lenorman - F. P. Travel Holidays (Αθήνα, Λένορμαν).
Which travel operators can get me from Budapest to Athens?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Budapest to Athens, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Turkish Airlines can get you to Athens by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Turkish Airlines from Budapest to Athens for £117 on Omio.
  • Infobus can get you to Athens by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with Infobus from Budapest to Athens for £85 on Omio.
Is it possible to travel directly to Athens from Budapest?

Yes, there are direct services available from Budapest to Athens with the following travel operators:

  • You can book a direct flight with.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Athens as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Athens from Budapest.

Where else should I travel to after my journey from Budapest to Athens ends?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Budapest to Athens often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like Rome, Paris or Berlin. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Budapest and Athens itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Athens and any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I buy my Budapest to Athens ticket online to get the best deals?

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

  • The price of a plane ticket is £117 one way on average for this journey.
  • The price of a coach ticket for this route is on average £85 one way.

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