There are 7 ways to get from Bratislava to Budapest by bus, train, night train, rideshare, car or plane

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Bus RegioJet  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Bratislava, Autobusová stanica Nivy to Budapest, Kelenföld vasútállomás M - Etele tér RegioJet

$7 - $9

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Bus Leo Express s.r.o.  •  3 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Bratislava NAS Mlynské Nivy to Budapest Népliget aut.áll. Leo Express / ...

$10 - $33

Train  •  4 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Hegyeshalom to Györ R
  2. Take the train from Györ to Budapest-Déli R / ...

$10 - $17

Night train  •  2 h 41 min

  1. Take the night train from Bratislava hlavná stanica to Budapest-Keleti Metropol

$8 - $14

Rideshare  •  2 h 39 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Bratislava to Budapest 125.6 miles

$14

Drive  •  1 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Bratislava to Budapest 125.3 miles

$25 - $40

Bus, fly  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Bratislava, Most SNP to Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf.
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Budapest (BUD) VIE - BUD

$100 - $298

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bratislava, Autobusová stanica Nivy and arriving at Budapest, Kelenföld vasútállomás M - Etele tér. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is an overnight train departing from Bratislava hlavná stanica and arriving at Budapest-Keleti. The journey takes approximately 2 h 41 min.

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The distance between Bratislava and Budapest is 161 km. The road distance is 200.4 km.

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The best way to get from Bratislava to Budapest without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 30 min and costs .

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The bus from Bratislava, Autobusová stanica Nivy to Budapest, Kelenföld vasútállomás M - Etele tér takes 2 h 30 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Bratislava to Budapest bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Bratislava, Autobusová stanica Nivy station.

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Bratislava to Budapest train services, operated by Hungarian Railways (MÁV), depart from Hegyeshalom station.

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The best way to get from Bratislava to Budapest is to bus which takes 2 h 30 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 4 h 16 min.

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The quickest flight from Vienna Airport to Budapest Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Bratislava to Budapest bus services, operated by RegioJet, arrive at Budapest, Kelenföld vasútállomás M - Etele tér station.

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Map of how to get from Bratislava to Budapest.
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  • Distance: 100.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 30 min

What companies run services between Bratislava, Slovakia and Budapest, Hungary?

RegioJet operates a bus from Bratislava to Budapest hourly. Tickets cost $7 - $9 and the journey takes 2 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bratislava to Budapest via Hegyeshalom and Györ in around 4 h 16 min.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Budapest
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Train operators
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Hegyeshalom to Györ
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Györ to Budapest-Déli
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Night train from Bratislava hlavná stanica to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
cd.cz
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Bratislava, Autobusová stanica Nivy to Budapest, Kelenföld vasútállomás M - Etele tér
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
Bus from Bratislava, Most SNP to Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf.
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
Leo Express s.r.o.
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Bus from Bratislava NAS Mlynské Nivy to Budapest Népliget aut.áll.
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$8 - $11
Eurolines HU
Phone
+36 (1) 382-0888
Email
info@volanbusz.hu
Website
eurolines.hu
Bus from Bratislava to Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$32
Schedules at
nemzetkozi.volanbusz.hu
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Bratislava to Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
ecolines.net
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bratislava, Bratislava Most SNP to Vienna Airport
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Bratislava to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Bratislava to Budapest train services, operated by Hungarian Railways (MÁV), arrive at Budapest-Déli station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bratislava to Budapest is 200 km. It takes approximately 1 h 58 min to drive from Bratislava to Budapest.

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Austrian Airlines offers flights from Vienna Airport to Budapest Airport.

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There are 4266+ hotels available in Budapest. Prices start at $47 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Bratislava and Budapest. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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