London to Hungary by bus
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Bus connections between London and Hungary
International coaches between London and Budapest are operated by Eurolines, or Volansbusz, its Hungarian associate. The coaches also stop in the Hungarian city of Györ. It’s an overnight service and crosses France, Belgium, Germany and Austria.
The duration of travel between London and Budapest is approximately 26 hours. Travel time between London and Györ is about 24 hours. Subtract 2 hours if you are going to travel from Dover.
Eurolines service to Hungary is a direct route, but on certain days and during the summer peak time, you need to change in Vienna.
There are up to 6 pairs of coaches during the week. The Eurolines services leave London at 8:00 and arrive in Budapest at 13:00 the next day. The coaches depart from Budapest at 14:15 and arrive in London at 18:30 the next day. The cheapest way to travel to Hungary is definitely the coach. If you are on a tight budget, then taking the coach can offer some fantastic cost savings.
While offering excellent fares some of these coach companies featured offering a very high-quality service - you can expect reclining seats, extra hold luggage, free wifi, sometimes they offer you free tea or coffee and you also have power sockets at each seat.
Additional information is available from Eurolines directly.
Hungary may seem like a small country, but despite its small area has much to offer. The diversity of the landscape, from flat plains and grasslands, through valleys and mountains. The natural, cultural and historical richness of Hungary is also reflected in the high concentration of World Heritage UNESCO. Budapest as the capital offers high-quality access to music and art. Budapest has an excellent opera and many museums, galleries and lively festivals held throughout the country in all seasons.
Lake Balaton is the largest lake in Central Europe and is ideal for sailing or sunbathing. It’s near the famous spa town of Heviz.
If you're a fan of active holidays, Hungary has numerous marked trails for hiking, cycling and horse riding.
This country is the cradle of world-famous inventors, scientists, researchers, creators and sports’ stars.
Useful guides: Lonely Planet Publications
Useful links to coach timetable & fares
How to buy tickets & some helpful information
- How to buy coach tickets from the UK to Hungary online?
- A special coach ticket for those living outside London
- How is the journey to from London to Hungary by Eurolines?
- Are you looking for a budget hotel or hostel in Europe?
- Get a travel insurance for the journey to Hungary
- Currency Exchange online
- Car rental in Hungary
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The Eurolines coach network is an inexpensive way to travel through Europe. Eurolines coaches have different categories, from Standard class to Business class and they go everywhere. You can reserve seats in advance on the internet.
Eurolines is a coalition of independent bus and coach companies that operate under one brand name. They serve the majority of European countries, reaching hundreds of destinations across Europe from Ireland to Russia and from Norway to Portugal. Some also serve Turkey and Morocco. Eurolines coaches are comfortable and upscale.
You can reserve a seat online, If your journey begins from the UK, you just go on the Eurolines UK web page. The Eurolines offices are usually located inside the long distance bus stations, but it can also be a travel agent in the city.
Eurolines & National Express in one booking
National Express has teamed up with Eurolines to bring Europe that little bit closer to you. And you can get there in one easy booking. Just enter the name of the place from which you start the journey, in the box defining the place of departure. London will automatically be treated as a transfer point. Book your international travel through the National Express website.
Trains & airlines from the UK to Hungary
If our information is insufficient for you to convince you to travel by coach, or simply you don’t like this transportation arrangement, then we encourage you to take advantage of rail or flight services. If you want to travel from the London to Hungary or vice versa by train, we suggest you visit the Voyages-sncf website, while good flights between Britain and Hungary are recommended on the Budget Air’s website
Rail services in Europe are fast, frequent and convenient. Tickets can be bought in advance easily via a train reservation service available at Voyages-sncf.com
Regular European air link services can be checked and booked at www.budgetair.co.uk. Flights connections are available to various destinations in Europe and worldwide.
London to Budapest, Gyor & Miskolc by bus
|Departing||Coach times valid until 31/10/2017||Returning|
|190/191||▼||Eurolines service number||▲||191/190|
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|8:00||Dep.||LONDON, Victoria Coach Station||Arr.||18:30|
|9:45||Dep.||DOVER, Eurolines, Check-In, Eastern Docks||Arr.||16:20|
|TRAIN||▼||CHANNEL CROSSING BY||▲
|-||▼||Transit via France, Belgium, Germany
|11:15||Arr.||GYOR, Hunyadi Bus Station, behind Rail Station
|13:15||Arr.||BUDAPEST, Volanbusz Coach Station, Nepliget
|15:45||Arr.||MISKOLC, Bus Station||Dep.||11:30|
M = Monday, T= Tuesday, W = Wednesday, Th = Thursday, Fr = Friday, Sa = Saturday, Su = Sunday
We observed that Eurolines adjusts its price policy to the current trend of so-called dynamic ticket purchases; the price fluctuates between £50 and 130 one-way because it depends on the number of available seats.
Amendable and refundable.
|London and Dover to:
|Single||Return||Single||Return||Single||Return||UK to Hungary
|BUDAPEST, MISKOLC AND GYOR
||£130||£260||£130||£260||£49||£69||Hungary to UK
Non-Amendable, Non-Refundable but Upgradable. Available up to 10 days before travel. Open Returns aren't available. Not available Fridays
|London and Dover to:
||All customer types||BOOK NOW|
|Single||Return||UK to Hungary|
|BUDAPEST, MISKOLC AND GYOR||£50||£95||Hungary to UK|
During peak times all passengers travelling to Hungary must pay a supplement on top of the normal ticket prices of £7 (single) or £10 (return).
Age categories: Children: 0-12 years, Youth: 13-25 years, Seniors: 60+ years.
To purchase tickets online you can do it using the journey planner provided. You can also do it on the Eurolines UK or National Express websites. Just fill out all fields in the journey planner and follow the instructions to buy a ticket. Early booking is highly recommended because the Eurolines route between London and Hungary is very popular and the coaches are fully booked on some days. Passengers with open date return tickets must confirm/reserve their return journey with a local Eurolines office at least four days before the date they wish to travel. Simply phone the Volanbusz - Eurolines office: (01) 382 0888
There are several simple ways:
- For most of the connections offered by Eurolines UK, you can make a purchase through our journey planner, located on the front page. Just fill in all fields and follow the instructions.
- To purchase tickets online, you can also do it directly on the Eurolines UK or National Express website. On the websites, you'll find all the names of larger and smaller towns, cities and airports. The Eurolines journey planner presented below doesn't show all available stations and stops.
Tickets for international services are available (delivered) in the three-way:
- e-ticket: a ticket you must print yourself at home,
- by collection: in one of the National Express office,
- by post: allow seven working days.
Note: In some cases, e-tickets may be not available for the journey, this happens when the connections are made with companies other than National Express. You can still buy a ticket online, but it will be delivered by post or it will be ready to collect in the offices of National Express.
National Express together with Eurolines offer nationwide connections to London for a simple add-on price of £15 single or return. Just enter the name of the place from which you start the journey, in the box defining the place of departure. London will automatically be treated as a transfer point. Unfortunately, this option is only available for individual Eurolines connections, so if you aren't able to purchase a ticket with this option, you'll have to buy two separate tickets. One ticket for access into London by National Express, the second ticket for the international Eurolines route from London. It's easy. Buy a ticket online now.
Transport from London to Hungary is carried out with traditional Eurolines’ vehicles. All Eurolines’ coaches have an on-board toilet and washroom facilities, reclining seats and air-conditioning as standard.
Sometimes the coach that picks you up from your departure point has only the final destination displayed on the front windscreen. This is because the majority of Eurolines routes include multiple stops and it would be impractical to show every stop on the front windscreen. Also, you may have booked a journey which requires a change of coach. In both examples, please ask the driver to confirm that his/her coach is going to the destination stated on your ticket.
Eurolines put the safety and comfort of passengers first, so the vehicles are equipped with a large number of safeguards. The operators are using modern vehicles with large panoramic windows and increased legroom.
Eurolines coach services to Hungary depart from Victoria Coach Station in London which is located close to Victoria Underground and bus stations. Eurolines coaches arrive at bus station Nepliget close to Budapest city center. Buy a ticket online now.
The carrier provides service to any person who has purchased a ticket. The number of tickets for the designated route is limited to the number of seats. Having valid ticket guarantees you use of the service (seat on the coach); however, it does not reserve any particular place.
Single and return tickets (with the indicated date and time) are for a specific journey, you cannot miss the departure because you will lose the ticket.
Best to buy tickets well in advance. Eurolines has many discounts for those who decide to purchase tickets in advance. Constant, although a slight discount is provided for youth, elderly and disabled people. Up to 50% discount is offered for children. Unless you get a good promotional fare (mostly the FunFare ticket), return tickets are much cheaper than two single fares each way.
Check-In at London Victoria Coach Station
You need to check-in at the Eurolines check-in office located adjacent to Gate 19. Check in commences one hour before departure and closes 15 minutes before, to enable all customers to board and to ensure a prompt departure. You should have your passports and other travel documents ready for inspection at check-in. A boarding card for each customer and luggage labels will be issued, and customers will be advised from which gate their coach will leave. Check in time at other UK departure points is 30 minutes before departure. If the office for check-in is already closed, check-in takes place directly on the coach. Buy a ticket online now.
Check-In in Hungary
Coaches to London depart from the long distance bus station Nepliget close to Budapest city centre. The best way to get to Nepliget from the centre is by metro line 3 (blue) to Nepliget station. A check-in system is in place at the international ticket office of the Népliget bus station in Budapest. Passengers have to be present at the international ticket office at least 15 and maximum 60 minutes before the time of departure. The check-in process is closed 10 minutes before the departure of the coach. Passengers arriving after the closure of the check-in process can go directly to the coach and can board the vehicle only after all other passengers who have passed through the check-in process have boarded, to take seats remaining at this point.From all other departure points you check-in with the driver of the coach.
Services returning to London arrive in Victoria Coach Station’s Arrivals terminal, customers making onward coach connections will need to cross the street to the Departures terminal
Carriage of luggage
Each passenger is entitled to transport two pieces of primary luggage (suitcase, travel bag or backpack) of total weight not exceeding 30 kg.
In addition to the main luggage, the passenger has the right to carry one piece of hand luggage weighing up to 5kg. Luggage exceeding the limit as mentioned earlier can be transported with the crew’s consent only if there is enough space in the luggage hold.
For each additional luggage (1 piece, up to 25kg) or for exceeding the permissible weight of the primary baggage, the carrier shall charge a fee.
Once you get to Dover (for the ferry) or Folkestone (for the train) you’ll have to go through passport control – the driver or coach attendant will explain exactly where and when to get off. On entry at the ferry port or Eurotunnel terminal, customers will be required to disembark from the vehicle and pass through both UK and French Border Control offices and show their passports. In Folkestone and on board the ferry you can find a restaurant, shops, bars, cafes, arcade games and loads of sitting spaces – so you can keep well entertained for the 1 hour 30-minute crossing.
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Will the international coach stop for a break?
Of course, on the majority of services. All international coach operators provide refreshment breaks on longer journeys, especially overnight services. The European law obliges the driver to take a break every four and a half hours.
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The best way to protect against unexpected accidents is to buy travel insurance. In my opinion, so that the journey is stress-free, you should never go without travel insurance. You can insure only for travel, it’s possible directly on the Eurolines website, during ticket purchase. You can also insure individually with another insurer. This will be the insurance that will apply during the journey and while in a foreign country. The insurance should cover a loss of cash and goods, cancellation of travel and medical treatment abroad. If you travel several times a year and want to save money, you may want to buy an annual insurance policy. Click here to buy insurance.
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