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from Budapest to Geneva

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

Our recommendation

To get from Budapest to Geneva on 26 Jan we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:40Budapest Keleti13h38 21:18Geneva
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£1141One-way
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07:40Budapest Keleti13h38 21:18Geneva
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£1141One-way
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09:40Budapest Keleti14h04 23:44Geneva
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£1141One-way
05:40Budapest Keleti14h07 19:47Geneva
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£1141One-way
10:40Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport3h35 14:15Geneva International Airport
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£2211One-way

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Wed
26 Jan
£114Deutsche Bahn
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£148Air France
Thu
27 Jan
£59Deutsche Bahn
£41Flixbus
£147Swiss
Fri
28 Jan
£79Deutsche Bahn
£41Flixbus
£46easyJet
Sat
29 Jan
£88Deutsche Bahn
£44Flixbus
£147Swiss
Sun
30 Jan
£88Deutsche Bahn
£46Flixbus
£87easyJet
Mon
31 Jan
£88Deutsche Bahn
£59Flixbus
£52easyJet
Tue
1 Feb
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£147Swiss
Wed
2 Feb
£59Deutsche Bahn
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Thu
3 Feb
£59Deutsche Bahn
£51STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
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Fri
4 Feb
£59Deutsche Bahn
£46Flixbus
£46easyJet
Sat
5 Feb
£59Deutsche Bahn
£41Flixbus
£98Air France
Mon
7 Feb
£70Deutsche Bahn
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£26easyJet
Tue
8 Feb
£59Deutsche Bahn
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£99Air France
Wed
9 Feb
£59Deutsche Bahn
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£99Air France
Thu
10 Feb
£59Deutsche Bahn
£41Flixbus
£34easyJet
Fri
11 Feb
£59Deutsche Bahn
£41Flixbus
£47easyJet
Sat
12 Feb
£88Deutsche Bahn
£41Flixbus
£97Swiss
Sun
13 Feb
£59Deutsche Bahn
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Mon
14 Feb
£59Deutsche Bahn
£59Flixbus
£54easyJet

Travel Information between Budapest and Geneva

distanceDistance613 miles (989 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, coach or train
priceTicket price range£50 - £90
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £50 • 21 h 32 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £90 • 1 h 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSwiss, Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 613 miles (989 km) by flight, coach or train to Geneva from Budapest. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 50 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £50. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Swiss, Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight or coach from Budapest to Geneva.

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Travel Tips: Travel from Budapest to Geneva

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FAQs

What are the COVID-19 travel restrictions for Geneva, Switzerland if I’m coming from Budapest, Hungary?

Travel from Budapest, Hungary to Geneva, Switzerland is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Geneva 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 Geneva, Switzerland from Budapest?

Entry Requirements:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • COVID-19 test required after arrival, between day 4 and day 7
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Geneva, Switzerland?

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

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

The above information was last verified on 20/01/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip to Geneva from Budapest closer to your planned date of departure here.

Are there COVID-19 restrictions on returning to Budapest, Hungary from Geneva, Switzerland?

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

Am I allowed to reenter Budapest, Hungary from Geneva, Switzerland?

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

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

  • 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
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)

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 24/01/2022. 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 Geneva here.

What are my travel options from Budapest to Geneva?

There are 3 ways that you can travel between Budapest and Geneva. You can take a flight, coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to go to Geneva from Budapest?

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Budapest to Geneva. Tickets for a coach cost on average £50.

This is compared to other travel options to Geneva:

A coach is £40 less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Budapest to Geneva costing on average £90.

A coach is about £11 less than a train, which costs on average £61 for this journey.

What is the fastest way from Budapest to Geneva?

The fastest way to get to Geneva from Budapest is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 50 min.

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

In comparison, going by coach can take 21 h 32 min   on average.

In comparison, getting to Geneva by train can take on average 13 h 38 min.

How far is Geneva from Budapest?

The Budapest to Geneva distance is approximately 613 miles (989 km).

When going from Budapest to Geneva, where do I depart from Budapest and where do I arrive in Geneva?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Budapest to Geneva:

  • Most travellers take a flight from Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport to Geneva International Airport.
  • Most travellers catch their coach from Budapest, Thököly út (Budapest-Keleti) and arrive in Geneva, Eaux-Vives.
  • Most travellers take a train from Budapest-Déli to Genève.

Which travel companies can get me from Budapest to Geneva?

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

  • You can travel between Budapest and Geneva by flight with Swiss. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £90 with Swiss from Budapest to Geneva.
  • You can take a coach from Budapest to Geneva with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for £50 with Flixbus from Budapest to Geneva.
  • You can take a train from Budapest to Geneva with Deutsche Bahn. Cheap tickets can be found for £61 with Deutsche Bahn from Budapest to Geneva.

Can I travel directly from Budapest to Geneva?

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

  • You can check for a direct flight to Geneva with easyJet.
  • You can find a direct coach to Geneva with.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Geneva tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy tickets for this route.

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

Your journey from Budapest to Geneva doesn't have to end in Geneva. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Milan or Lyon. If you’d like to add Paris, Milan or Lyon to your Budapest to Geneva trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Geneva today!

How far in advance should I book tickets from Budapest to Geneva online to get the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets are costing £90 one way on average.
  • Coach tickets cost on average £50 one way.
  • Train tickets cost £61 one way on average.

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

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