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

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Bus FlixBus  •  2 h 20 min

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

$11 - $19

Cheapest option

Night train  •  2 h 41 min

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

$8 - $13

5 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 26 min

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

$30 - $45

Bus RegioJet  •  5 h 6 min

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

$12 - $15

Rideshare  •  2 h 39 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Bratislava to Budapest 125.6 miles

$15

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 Vídeň, 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 night train which costs 7€ - 12€ and takes 2 h 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bratislava to Budapest is to drive which takes 1 h 58 min and costs 21€ - 35€.

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The distance between Bratislava and Budapest is 161 km. The road distance is 200 km.

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The bus from Bratislava to Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld takes 2 h 20 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bratislava and arriving at Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld. Services depart every four hours, 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 four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 26 min.

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Bratislava to Budapest every 4 hours. 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 4 times a day. 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
48 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
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
slovakrail.sk
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Night train from Bratislava hlavná stanica to Budapest-Nyugati
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
cd.cz
Bus operators
FlixBus
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
Every 4 hours
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.sk
Bus from Bratislava, Autobusová stanica Nivy to Budapešť, Kelenföld vasútállomás M - Etele tér
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
Bus from Bratislava, Most SNP to Vídeň, Schwechat Airport Bbf.
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Bratislava to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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