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

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Train  •  2 h 26 min

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

$30 - $45

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Budapest to Bratislava 125.8 miles

$10

3 alternative options

Bus  •  3 h 53 min

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

$12 - $21

Drive  •  1 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Bratislava 125.5 miles

$25 - $40

Fly, bus  •  3 h 28 min

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

$98 - $297

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The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Bratislava is to rideshare which costs 2 729 Ft and takes 2 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Bratislava is to drive which costs 7 000 Ft - 11 000 Ft and takes 1 h 59 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Budapest to Bratislava. However, there are services departing from Deák Ferenc tér M and arriving at Bratislava via Budapest, Budapest Népliget. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 53 min.

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

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The distance between Budapest and Bratislava is 161 km. The road distance is 200.9 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Bratislava without a car is to train which takes 2 h 26 min and costs 8 500 Ft - 13 000 Ft.

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The train from Budapest-Nyugati to Bratislava hl.st. takes 2 h 26 min including transfers and departs every three hours.

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

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Budapest to Bratislava train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Budapest-Nyugati station.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Bratislava is to train which takes 2 h 26 min and costs 8 500 Ft - 13 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 3 400 Ft - 6 000 Ft and takes 3 h 53 min.

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Bratislava.
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  • Distance: 100.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 26 min

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Budapest to Bratislava every 3 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 2 h 26 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Budapest to Bratislava every 4 hours. Tickets cost $11 - $20 and the journey takes 2 h 40 min.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Vienna
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Budapest-Nyugati to Bratislava hl.st.
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
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 Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Vienna Airport to Bratislava, Bratislava Most SNP
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
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.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Budapest to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10
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 to Bratislava bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Bratislava station.

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Budapest to Bratislava train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Bratislava hl.st. station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Bratislava is 201 km. It takes approximately 1 h 59 min to drive from Budapest to Bratislava.

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Austrian Airlines offers flights from Budapest Airport to Vienna Airport.

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There are 504+ hotels available in Bratislava. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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

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The best way to get from Budapest to Budapest Airport is to bus which takes 33 min and costs 350 Ft.

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