There are 5 ways to get from Bratislava to Budapest by bus, train, rideshare, car or plane

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Bus  •  2h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Bratislava to Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld N910 / ...

2 300 Ft - 5 500 Ft

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Bus, train  •  3h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Bratislava to Györ, Győr N910 / ...
  2. Take the train from Gyoer to Kelenfoeld Re / ...

4 688 Ft - 9 337 Ft

Rideshare  •  2h 39m

  1. Take the rideshare from Bratislava to Budapest 201 km

4 181 Ft

Drive  •  1h 57m

  1. Drive from Bratislava to Budapest 200.4 km

7 500 Ft - 12 000 Ft

Bus, fly  •  3h 14m

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

15 775 Ft - 83 410 Ft

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bratislava to Budapest is to rideshare which costs 13€ and takes 2h 39m.

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The quickest way to get from Bratislava to Budapest is to drive which costs 22€ - 35€ and takes 1h 57m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bratislava and arriving at Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 40m.

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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 2h 40m and costs 6€ - 15€.

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The bus from Bratislava to Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld takes 2h 40m including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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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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Yes, the driving distance between Bratislava to Budapest is 200 km. It takes approximately 1h 57m to drive from Bratislava to Budapest.

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  • Distance: 161.4 km
  • Duration: 2h 40m

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Bratislava to Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld 5 times a day. Tickets cost 4 200 Ft - 5 500 Ft and the journey takes 2h 40m. RegioJet also services this route hourly.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Budapest
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
43 000 Ft - 190 000 Ft
Train operators
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Gyoer to Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
7 500 Ft - 11 000 Ft
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Gyoer to Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
7 000 Ft - 11 000 Ft
Website
Railjet
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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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
2h 40m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
4 200 Ft - 5 500 Ft
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bratislava to Györ, Győr
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
2 400 Ft - 3 000 Ft
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bratislava, Bratislava,,Most SNP to Vienna Airport
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
2 200 Ft - 2 700 Ft
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
4h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
2 300 Ft - 3 300 Ft
Website
RegioJet
Bus from Bratislava, Most SNP to Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf.
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
1 000 Ft - 1 500 Ft
Website
RegioJet
Nomago
Phone
+386 1 431 77 00
Email
info@nomago.si
Website
nomago.si
Bus from Bratislava Central Bus Station Bottova Stop to Gyor Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
2 900 Ft - 6 000 Ft
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Nomago
Economy
2 900 Ft - 4 100 Ft
Premium
3 700 Ft - 5 500 Ft
Family&friends
4 300 Ft - 6 000 Ft
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Bratislava, Mlynské Nivy to Gyor
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
4 800 Ft - 7 000 Ft
Website
Eurolines FR
Slovak Lines
Phone
+421 2 55422734
Email
info@slovaklines.sk
Website
slovaklines.sk
Bus from Bratislava Most SNP to Vienna Airport
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
1 100 Ft - 1 600 Ft
Schedules at
slovaklines.sk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to 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
2h 39m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
4 181 Ft
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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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 Omio, FlixBus and Distribusion.

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There are 4099+ hotels available in Budapest. Prices start at 30 000 Ft 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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