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from Zurich to Budapest

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

Our recommendation

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

09:03Zürich HB11h16 20:19Budapest Keleti
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£881One-way
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09:03Zürich HB11h16 20:19Budapest Keleti
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£881One-way
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07:03Zürich HB11h16 18:19Budapest Keleti
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£881One-way
11:03Zürich HB11h16 22:19Budapest Keleti
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13:03Zürich HB11h06 00:09Budapest-Deli pu
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£881One-way

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Mon
25 Oct
£185Deutsche Bahn
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Tue
26 Oct
£88Deutsche Bahn
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£372Swiss
Wed
27 Oct
£79Deutsche Bahn
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£278Eurowings
Thu
28 Oct
£71Deutsche Bahn
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£137Eurowings
Fri
29 Oct
£88Deutsche Bahn
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£119Eurowings
Sat
30 Oct
£62Deutsche Bahn
£53STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
£284tab
Sun
31 Oct
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£53STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
£171Lot Polish Airlines
Mon
1 Nov
£62Deutsche Bahn
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£171Lot Polish Airlines
Tue
2 Nov
£53Deutsche Bahn
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£285Swiss
Wed
3 Nov
£41Deutsche Bahn
£44STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
£155Eurowings
Thu
4 Nov
£41Deutsche Bahn
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£119Eurowings
Fri
5 Nov
£44Deutsche Bahn
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£158Lot Polish Airlines
Sat
6 Nov
£44Deutsche Bahn
£44STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
£158Lot Polish Airlines
Sun
7 Nov
£44Deutsche Bahn
£41STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
£171Lot Polish Airlines
Mon
8 Nov
£41Deutsche Bahn
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£171Lot Polish Airlines
Tue
9 Nov
£41Deutsche Bahn
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£171Lot Polish Airlines
Wed
10 Nov
£41Deutsche Bahn
£41STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
£119Eurowings
Thu
11 Nov
£41Deutsche Bahn
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£102Eurowings
Fri
12 Nov
£41Deutsche Bahn
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£138Lot Polish Airlines
Sat
13 Nov
£41Deutsche Bahn with connection
£44STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
£138Lot Polish Airlines
Sun
14 Nov
£41Deutsche Bahn
£41STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
£171Lot Polish Airlines

Travel Information between Zurich and Budapest

distanceDistance489 miles (788 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, coach or train
priceTicket price range£44 - £193
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £44 • 19 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £193 • 1 h 35 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSwiss, STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 489 miles (788 km) by flight, coach or train from Zurich to Budapest. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 35 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £44. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Swiss, STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight, coach or train from Zurich to Budapest.

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FAQs
Is international travel between Zurich, Switzerland and Budapest, Hungary allowed?

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

Is international entry into Budapest from Zurich restricted?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Budapest, Hungary from Zurich?

Entry Requirements:

  • 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 are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Budapest, Hungary?

The government of Hungary 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 24/10/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Zurich and Budapest closer to your planned date of departure here.

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Switzerland from Budapest, Hungary?

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

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

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

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

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

Which rules do I need to follow in Zurich, Switzerland regarding COVID-19?

All travellers returning to Switzerland 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 23/10/2021. 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 Zurich from Budapest here.

What are my Zurich to Budapest travel options?

There are 3 ways to get from Zurich to Budapest: flight, coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Zurich to Budapest?

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Zurich to Budapest, which costs on average £44.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Budapest:

A coach is about £149 less than a flight, which costs on average £193 for this route.

A coach is £35 less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Zurich to Budapest costing on average £80.

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

The fastest way to get to Budapest from Zurich is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 35 min.

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

In comparison, going by coach can take 19 h 45 min   on average.

In comparison, getting to Budapest by train can take on average 11 h 16 min.

How many miles from Zurich to Budapest would I travel?

The distance from Zurich to Budapest is approximately 489 miles (788 km).

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

The average frequency per day from Zurich to Budapest is:

  • 1 train per day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points when travelling from Zurich to Budapest?

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

  • Flights from Zurich to Budapest most often leave from Zurich Airport and arrive in Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport.
  • Coaches from Zurich to Budapest most often leave from Zürich, Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai and arrive in Budapest, Thököly út (Budapest-Keleti).
  • Trains mostly depart from Zürich HB and arrive in Budapest-Déli.
Which travel operators can get me from Zurich to Budapest?

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

  • You can travel from Zurich to Budapest by flight with Swiss. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £193 with Swiss from Zurich to Budapest.
  • You can go to Budapest from Zurich by coach with STUDENT AGENCY k. S. You'll see cheap coach tickets for £44 with STUDENT AGENCY k. S. From Zurich to Budapest on Omio.
  • You can travel between Zurich and Budapest by train with Deutsche Bahn. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £80 with Deutsche Bahn from Zurich to Budapest.
Is it possible to travel directly to Budapest from Zurich?

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

  • You can find direct flights per day to Budapest with Swiss.
  • You can check for a direct coach to Budapest with with direct coaches per day.
  • You can find 1 direct train per day to Budapest with.

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 book tickets for this trip.

Where else should I travel to after my journey between Zurich and Budapest ends?
Many of our customers travelling from Zurich to Budapest don't make Budapest their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Vienna, Prague or Bratislava, either of which you could add to your Zurich and Budapest trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Budapest to any of these top destinations today!
How early should I book Zurich to Budapest tickets online to score the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets cost on average £193 one way.
  • Coach tickets are costing £44 one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost £80 one way on average.

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