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There are 5 ways to get from Bratislava to Balaton Sound by train, bus or car

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Train Deutsche Bahn  •  5h 19m

  1. Take the train from Hegyeshalom to Kelenföld Rj / ...
  2. Take the train from Kelenföld to Zamardi D

$47 - $72

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Bus, train  •  7h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Bratislava, Autobusová stanica Nivy to Budapest, Vasút u.16. RegioJet
  2. Take the train from Kelenföld to Zamardi D

$16 - $23

3 alternative options

Train  •  5h 25m

  1. Take the train from Bratislava hl.st. to Budapest-Nyugati Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Budapest-Déli to Zamardi D

$37 - $53

Bus  •  5h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Bratislava to Budapest, Budapest Népliget 904 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Budapest Népliget Autóbusz Állomás to Zamárdi Vasúti Megállóhely 1177 / ...

$18 - $28

Drive  •  2h 36m

  1. Drive from Bratislava to Balaton Sound 137.3 miles

$27 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Bratislava to Balaton Sound is to bus and train which costs 14€ - 20€ and takes 7h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Bratislava to Balaton Sound is to drive which costs 24€ - 35€ and takes 2h 36m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bratislava to Balaton Sound. However, there are services departing from Bratislava and arriving at Zamárdi Vasúti Megállóhely via Budapest Népliget Autóbusz Állomás. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 57m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bratislava to Balaton Sound. However, there are services departing from Bratislava-Petrzalka and arriving at Zamardi via Hegyeshalom and Kelenföld. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 19m.

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The distance between Bratislava and Balaton Sound is 154 km. The road distance is 219.7 km.

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The best way to get from Bratislava to Balaton Sound without a car is to train which takes 5h 19m and costs 40€ - 65€.

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It takes approximately 5h 19m to get from Bratislava to Balaton Sound, including transfers.

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Bratislava to Balaton Sound bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Bratislava station.

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Bratislava to Balaton Sound train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Hegyeshalom station.

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The best way to get from Bratislava to Balaton Sound is to train which takes 5h 19m and costs 40€ - 65€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 15€ - 25€ and takes 5h 57m.

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Map of how to get from Bratislava to Balaton Sound.
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  • Distance: 96 miles
  • Duration: 5h 19m

What companies run services between Bratislava, Slovakia and Balaton Sound, Hungary?

You can take a train from Bratislava to Balaton Sound via Hegyeshalom, Kelenföld, and Zamardi in around 5h 19m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bratislava to Balaton Sound via Budapest Népliget Autóbusz Állomás and Zamárdi Vasúti Megállóhely in around 5h 57m.

Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hegyeshalom to Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Kelenföld to Zamardi
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Déli to Zamardi
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Website
zssk.sk
Train from Bratislava hl.st. to Budapest-Nyugati
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
slovakrail.sk
Bus operators
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 to Budapest, Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Bratislava, Autobusová stanica Nivy to Budapest, Vasút u.16.
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
regiojet.com

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Bratislava to Balaton Sound bus services, operated by Volanbusz, arrive at Zamárdi Vasúti Megállóhely station.

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Bratislava to Balaton Sound train services, operated by Hungarian Railways (MÁV), arrive at Zamardi station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bratislava to Balaton Sound is 220 km. It takes approximately 2h 36m to drive from Bratislava to Balaton Sound.

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There are 1851+ hotels available in Balaton Sound. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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