There are 6 ways to get from Budapest to Czech Republic by train, bus, night train, car, plane or subway

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Train  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Nyugati to Praha hl.n. Ec

$50 - $80

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Night train  •  10 h 52 min

  1. Take the night train from Budapest-Keleti to Praha hlavní nádraží Metropol

$29 - $46

4 alternative options

Bus  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld to Prague, Prague Main station 260 / ...

$30 - $55

Drive  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Prague 330.4 miles

$55 - $85

Fly to Prague, subway  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Prague (PRG) BUD - PRG
  2. Take the subway from Nádraží Veleslavín to Staroměstská

$78 - $234

Fly to Vienna, train  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Vienna (VIE) BUD - VIE
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Brno hl.n.

$113 - $321

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Czech Republic is to night train which costs 8 000 Ft - 13 000 Ft and takes 10 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Czech Republic is to fly and subway which costs 21 000 Ft - 65 000 Ft and takes 4 h 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld and arriving at Prague, Prague Main station station. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Budapest-Nyugati and arriving at Praha hl.n.. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 26 min.

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The distance between Budapest and Czech Republic is 367 km. The road distance is 528.6 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Czech Republic without a car is to train which takes 6 h 26 min and costs 14 000 Ft - 21 000 Ft.

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The train from Budapest-Nyugati to Praha hl.n. takes 6 h 26 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Budapest to Czech Republic bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld station.

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

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The best way to get from Budapest to Czech Republic is to train which takes 6 h 26 min and costs 14 000 Ft - 21 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 8 500 Ft - 14 000 Ft and takes 6 h 45 min.

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The quickest flight from Budapest Airport to Prague Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Budapest to Czech Republic bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Prague, Prague Main station.

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Czech Republic.
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  • Distance: 229.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 26 min

What companies run services between Budapest, Hungary and Czech Republic?

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Budapest to Prague every 4 hours. Tickets cost $50 - $80 and the journey takes 6 h 26 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Budapest to Prague every 3 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $55 and the journey takes 6 h 45 min.

Airlines
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Budapest to Prague
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Vienna
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Budapest to Prague
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$19 - $150
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Prague via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
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 Praha hl.n.
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Prague Public Transit Co.
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Brno hl.n.
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
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 Kelenföld to Prague, Prague Main station
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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