Travel from Hungary to Slovakia is: Partially open. See details.

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

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Recommended option

Train  •  2h 23m

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Nyugati to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica Ec

10€ - 13€

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  3h 19m

  1. Take the rideshare from Budapest to Bratislava 201.2 km

9€

3 alternative options

Bus  •  4h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Budapest Népliget bus station to Bratislava central bus station 260 / ...

13€ - 24€

Drive  •  1h 57m

  1. Drive from Budapest Nyugati Station to Bratislava 203.4 km

21€ - 35€

Fly, bus  •  3h 21m

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

29€ - 232€

Hungary → Slovakia
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International entry into Slovakia from Hungary

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Hungary
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Slovakia, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Australia, China, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions

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Conditions of entry into Slovakia from Hungary

  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 14 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 8
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  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
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Rules to follow in Slovakia

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Considerations leaving from Hungary

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Slovakia from Hungary.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Bratislava is 917 222 682.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Bratislava is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Bratislava is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 917 222 682.

Yes, entry into Hungary from Slovakia is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 6 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Budapest Nyugati Station to Bratislava is to rideshare which costs 3 034 Ft and takes 3h 19m.

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The fastest way to get from Budapest Nyugati Station to Bratislava is to drive. Taking this option will cost 7 500 Ft - 11 000 Ft and takes 1h 57m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Budapest Nyugati Station to Bratislava station. However, there are services departing from Nyugati pályaudvar M and arriving at Bratislava central bus station via Budapest Népliget bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 2m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Budapest-Nyugati and arriving at Bratislava Hlavna Stanica. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 23m.

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The distance between Budapest Nyugati Station and Bratislava is 162 km. The road distance is 203.4 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest Nyugati Station to Bratislava without a car is to train which takes 2h 23m and costs 3 700 Ft - 4 400 Ft.

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The train from Budapest-Nyugati to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica takes 2h 23m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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

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Budapest Nyugati Station to Bratislava train services, operated by Hungarian Railways (MÁV), depart from Budapest-Nyugati station.

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The best way to get from Budapest Nyugati Station to Bratislava is to train which takes 2h 23m and costs 3 700 Ft - 4 400 Ft. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 4 600 Ft - 9 000 Ft and takes 4h 2m.

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Map of how to get from Budapest Nyugati Station to Bratislava.
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  • Distance: 161.9 km
  • Duration: 2h 23m

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

Hungarian Railways (MÁV) operates a train from Budapest-Nyugati to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica every 4 hours. Tickets cost 10€ - 13€ and the journey takes 2h 23m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Budapest Népliget bus station to Bratislava central bus station twice daily. Tickets cost 12€ - 15€ and the journey takes 2h 40m. Nomago also services this route twice daily.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Vienna
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 200€
Train operators
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 Budapest Népliget bus station to Bratislava central bus station
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
12€ - 15€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Vienna International Airport to Bratislava,,Most SNP
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
6€ - 8€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Nomago
Phone
+386 1 431 77 00
Email
info@nomago.si
Website
nomago.si
Bus from Budapest Nepliget to Bratislava Central Bus Station Bottova Stop
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
12€ - 23€
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Nomago
Economy
12€ - 17€
Premium
14€ - 20€
Family&friends
16€ - 23€
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf. to Bratislava, Most SNP
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
3€ - 5€
Website
RegioJet
Slovak Lines
Phone
+421 2 55422734
Email
info@slovaklines.sk
Website
slovaklines.sk
Bus from Vienna Airport to Bratislava, Most SNP
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
3€ - 5€
Website
Slovak Lines
Slovak Lines Express a.s.
Website
bustickets.distribusion.com
Bus from Vienna Airport to Bratislava Most SNP
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
10€
Schedules at
bustickets.distribusion.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Budapest to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
9€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Budapest Airport to Vienna Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Budapest Nyugati Station to Bratislava bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Bratislava central bus station.

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Budapest Nyugati Station to Bratislava train services, operated by Hungarian Railways (MÁV), arrive at Bratislava Hlavna Stanica station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest Nyugati Station to Bratislava is 203 km. It takes approximately 1h 57m to drive from Budapest Nyugati Station to Bratislava.

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Austrian Airlines offers flights from Budapest Airport to Vienna Airport.

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There are 127+ hotels available in Bratislava. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Budapest Nyugati Station and Bratislava. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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