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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Prague, Prague Main station to Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld N260

$29 - $50

Cheapest option

Night bus  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Take the night bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Budapest, Kelenföld vasútállomás M - Etele tér RegioJet

$19 - $23

5 alternative options

Train, EuroNight  •  7 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Praha hl.n. to Wien Hbf Rj / ...
  2. Take the EuroNight from Wien Hauptbahnhof to Budapest-Kelenföld Dacia

$31 - $48

Night train  •  11 h 26 min

  1. Take the night train from Praha hlavní nádraží to Budapest-Keleti Metropol

$23 - $35

Drive  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Prague to Budapest 329.7 miles

$55 - $85

Subway to Prague, fly  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Take the subway from Staroměstská to Nádraží Veleslavín
  2. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Budapest (BUD) PRG - BUD

$79 - $234

Train to Vienna, fly  •  7 h

  1. Take the train from Praha hl.n. to Wien Hbf
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Budapest (BUD) VIE - BUD

$125 - $336

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Prague, Prague Main station station and arriving at Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 6 min.

More details

Yes, there is an overnight train departing from Praha hlavní nádraží and arriving at Budapest-Keleti. The journey takes approximately 11 h 26 min.

More details

The distance between Prague and Budapest is 444 km. The road distance is 527.5 km.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Prague to Budapest without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 6 min and costs .

More details

The bus from Prague, Prague Main station to Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld takes 6 h 6 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

More details

Prague to Budapest bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Prague, Prague Main station.

More details

Prague to Budapest train services, operated by Czech Railways (ČD), depart from Praha hl.n. station.

More details

The quickest flight from Prague Airport to Budapest Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

Search flights

Prague to Budapest bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld station.

More details

Prague to Budapest train services, operated by Czech Railways (ČD), arrive at Budapest-Kelenföld station.

More details

Map of how to get from Prague to Budapest.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 277.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 6 min

What companies run services between Prague, Czech Republic and Budapest, Hungary?

FlixBus operates a bus from Prague to Budapest twice daily. Tickets cost $29 - $50 and the journey takes 6 h 6 min.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Prague to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Vienna to Budapest
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Prague to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Prague to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Prague to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$20 - $150
Train operators
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Praha hl.n. to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
cd.cz
Night train from Wien Hauptbahnhof to Budapest-Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
cd.cz
Night train from Praha hlavní nádraží to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
11 h 26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
cd.cz
Prague Public Transit Co.
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Prague, Prague Main station to Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
6 h 6 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Night bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Budapest, Kelenföld vasútállomás M - Etele tér
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Schedules at
regiojet.sk

Want to know more about travelling around Hungary

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Prague to Budapest is 528 km. It takes approximately 4 h 57 min to drive from Prague to Budapest.

Get driving directions

Ryanair, Austrian Airlines, CSA and Lufthansa offer flights from Prague Airport to Budapest Airport.

Search flights

Book your Prague to Budapest bus tickets online with FlixBus.

Search and book

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

More details