How to get from Madrid to Budapest

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from Madrid to Budapest

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

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To get from Madrid to Budapest on 13 Aug we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information to Budapest from Madrid

distanceDistance1224 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£2 - £243
fastestFastest modeFlight • £243 • 3 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Brussels Airlines

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 1224 miles to Budapest from Madrid. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Flixbus or Brussels Airlines among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight from Madrid to Budapest.

Travel Tips: Travel from Madrid to Budapest

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 Madrid to Budapest.

International travel from Madrid, Spain to Budapest, Hungary is: Fully open.

Can I enter Hungary if coming from Spain?

Entry into Hungary is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Budapest if travelling from Madrid?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in Budapest, Hungary due to the pandemic?

All travellers in Hungary must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 28/07/2022; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey between Madrid and Budapest.

The restriction level for your return to Madrid, Spain from Hungary is: Fully open.

Is my journey back to Madrid from Budapest restricted?

Entry into Spain is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Hungary.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Madrid from Budapest?

Conditions of reentry into Spain:

  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Madrid, Spain?

You should observe these safety measures in Spain as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to Spain was last checked on 28/07/2022. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Madrid from Budapest closer to your date of departure here.

You can travel from Madrid to Budapest 4 different ways: coach, flight, ferry or train.

Train services offer the cheapest way to get from Madrid to Budapest. Tickets for a train cost on average £2.

This is compared to other travel options to Budapest:

A train journey is usually £191 less than a journey to Budapest by coach, which costs on average £193 for the same trip.

A train is about £241 less than a flight, which costs on average £243 for this journey.

The fastest way to get to Budapest from Madrid is by flight with an average travel time of 3 h 5 min.

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

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 39 h 5 min.

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Budapest is approximately 1224 miles away from Madrid.

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

  • Most travellers board their coach from Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 and arrive in Budapest, Nyugati pályaudvar.
  • Most travellers who buy a plane ticket from Madrid to Budapest depart from Madrid Barajas Airport to Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport.
  • Most travellers catch their train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Budapest-Déli.

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

  • You can travel by coach to Budapest from Madrid with Flixbus, and you can find Flixbus Madrid to Budapest tickets for £193 on Omio.
  • You can take a flight from Madrid to Budapest with Brussels Airlines. Cheap tickets can be found for £243 with Brussels Airlines from Madrid to Budapest.

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

  • You can check for a direct flight to Budapest with Wizz Air.

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

Looking to extend your trip from Madrid to Budapest? Many Omio customers who go from Madrid to Budapest usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like Vienna, Prague or Bratislava. If you're looking to explore Vienna, Prague or Bratislava from Budapest, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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

  • Coach tickets are costing £193 one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost on average £243 one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average £2 one way.

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

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