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There are 6 ways to get from Bratislava to Budapest by bus, train, rideshare, car or plane

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Bus FlixBus  •  2 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Bratislava to Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld 904 / ...

$11 - $19

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Train  •  2 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Bratislava hl.st. to Budapest-Nyugati Ec / ...

$30 - $45

Bus RegioJet  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Bratislava, Autobusová stanica Nivy to Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop RegioJet

$12 - $15

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

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bratislava to Budapest is to bus which costs 10€ - 13€ and takes 5 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bratislava to Budapest is to drive which costs 22€ - 35€ and takes 1 h 58 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bratislava and arriving at Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bratislava hl.st. and arriving at Budapest-Nyugati. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 26 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 20 min and costs 9€ - 16€.

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The bus from Bratislava to Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld takes 2 h 20 min including transfers and departs five times a day.

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

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Bratislava to Budapest train services, operated by Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK), depart from Bratislava hl.st. station.

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The best way to get from Bratislava to Budapest is to bus which takes 2 h 20 min and costs 9€ - 16€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 27€ - 40€ and takes 2 h 26 min.

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Map of how to get from Bratislava to Budapest.
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  • Distance: 100.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 20 min

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Bratislava to Budapest 5 times a day. Tickets cost $11 - $19 and the journey takes 2 h 20 min. Alternatively, Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK) operates a train from Bratislava to Budapest every 3 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 2 h 26 min.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Budapest
Ave. Duration
46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Train operators
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Website
zssk.sk
Train from Bratislava hl.st. to Budapest-Nyugati
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
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 Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bratislava, Bratislava Most SNP to Vienna Airport
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
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, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Bratislava, Most SNP to Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf.
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
regiojet.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
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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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 FlixBus, arrive at Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld station.

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Bratislava to Budapest train services, operated by Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK), arrive at Budapest-Nyugati 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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Book your Bratislava to Budapest bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 4418+ hotels available in Budapest. Prices start at $40 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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