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from Madrid to Budapest

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

Our recommendation

To get from Madrid to Budapest on 22 Oct we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

20:20Madrid Barajas Airport3h05 23:25Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport
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£861One-way
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20:20Madrid Barajas Airport3h05 23:25Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport
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£861One-way
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06:00Madrid Barajas Airport5h30 11:30Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport
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£2541One-way
17:10Madrid Barajas Airport5h45 22:55Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport
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£2751One-way
06:00Madrid Barajas Airport7h20 13:20Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport
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£2751One-way

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Thu
21 Oct
£45Wizz Air
Fri
22 Oct
£66Wizz Air
Sat
23 Oct
£189Iberia
Sun
24 Oct
£73Ryanair
Mon
25 Oct
£45ryanair sun
Tue
26 Oct
£161Lufthansa
Wed
27 Oct
£95ryanair sun
Thu
28 Oct
£119ryanair sun
Fri
29 Oct
£206Wizz Air
Sat
30 Oct
£230KLM
Sun
31 Oct
£141Wizz Air
Mon
1 Nov
£87Wizz Air
Tue
2 Nov
£158Lufthansa
Wed
3 Nov
£73Ryanair
Thu
4 Nov
£115Iberia
Fri
5 Nov
£107Wizz Air
Sat
6 Nov
£106Iberia
Sun
7 Nov
£43Ryanair
Mon
8 Nov
£36Wizz Air
Tue
9 Nov
£107Brussels Airlines
Wed
10 Nov
£40Ryanair

Travel Information between Madrid and Budapest

distanceDistance1224 miles (1974 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or coach
priceTicket price range£71 - £89
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • £71 • 2 h 50 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £71 • 2 h 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesRyanair or Flixbus

Travel 1224 miles (1974 km) by flight or coach to Budapest from Madrid. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 50 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as £71. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Ryanair or Flixbus among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Madrid to Budapest.

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FAQs
What COVID-19 safety information and travel restrictions should I be aware of before I go to Budapest, Hungary from Madrid, Spain?

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

Can I enter Hungary if coming from Spain?

Entry into Hungary is currently allowed for: Entry is partially 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:

  • 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

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: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 17/10/2021; 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 from Madrid to Budapest.

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

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

Is my journey back to Madrid from Budapest restricted?

Entry into Spain is currently allowed for: Entry is partially 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:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • 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 (certificate needed)
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required

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 20/10/2021. 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.

How do you get from Madrid to Budapest?

You can travel from Madrid to Budapest 2 different ways: flight or coach.

What is the cheapest way from Madrid to Budapest?

The cheapest way from Madrid to Budapest is by taking a flight. You can find average ticket prices around £71 compared to other travel options to Budapest:

A flight is £17 less than a coach for this journey with tickets for a coach from Madrid to Budapest costing on average £89.

What is the fastest way to get to Budapest from Madrid?

The fastest way from Madrid to Budapest is by flight with an average journey time of 2 h 50 min.

Other travel options from Madrid to Budapest can usually take longer:

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

How many miles are between Madrid and Budapest

The Madrid to Budapest distance is approximately 1224 miles (1974 km).

What are the departure and arrival points in Madrid and in Budapest?

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

  • Flights mostly leave from Madrid Barajas Airport and tend to arrive in Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport.
  • Coaches mostly depart from Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 and arrive in Budapest, Thököly út (Budapest-Keleti).
Which travel companies can get me from Madrid to Budapest?

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

  • Ryanair can get you to Budapest by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Ryanair from Madrid to Budapest for £71 on Omio.
  • Flixbus can take you to Budapest by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Madrid to Budapest for £89.
Where should I go next after I travel to Budapest from Madrid?
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 should I book a ticket to Budapest from Madrid online to score the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets are costing £71 one way on average.
  • Coach tickets are costing on average £89 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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