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There are 8 ways to get from Budapest to Prague by bus, train, car, plane, subway or shuttle

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Bus  •  6h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop to Prague, ÚAN Florenc RegioJet

400 Kč - 600 Kč

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Train  •  6h 58m

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Nyugati to Praha Hlavni Nadrazi Ec / ...

360 Kč - 1 400 Kč

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Train via Bratislava  •  7h 18m

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Nyugati to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica Ec
  2. Take the train from Bratislava, hl.st. to Prague, hl.n. RegioJet

521 Kč - 1 214 Kč

Drive  •  4h 51m

  1. Drive from Budapest to Prague 528.1 km

1 200 Kč - 1 900 Kč

Train to Vienna, fly  •  5h 21m

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Prague (PRG) VIE - PRG

2 280 Kč - 4 551 Kč

Train to Budapest, fly, subway  •  4h 24m

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

833 Kč - 5 653 Kč

Train to Kosice, fly  •  7h 55m

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Kosice
  2. Fly from Kosice (KSC) to Prague (PRG) KSC - PRG

674 Kč - 3 075 Kč

Shuttle  •  5h

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Budapest to Praha Eurobusways

1 300 Kč - 3 200 Kč

Hungary → Czech Republic
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Conditions of entry into Czech Republic from Hungary

  • Entry is allowed only for essential reasons
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  • Entry is allowed only for essential reasons
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 14 day mandatory self quarantine
  • COVID-19 test 5 days after arrival
  • Negative COVID-19 result is required for quarantine release
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No, entry into Czech Republic from Hungary is currently restricted.

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Domestic travel is restricted

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Prague is 1221.

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

The social distance requirement in Prague is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1221.

Yes, entry into Hungary from Czech Republic is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 9 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Prague is to bus which costs 5 500 Ft - 8 000 Ft and takes 6h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Prague is to train and fly and subway which costs 11 000 Ft - 80 000 Ft and takes 4h 24m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop and arriving at Prague, ÚAN Florenc. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 50m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Budapest-Nyugati and arriving at Praha Hlavni Nadrazi. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 58m.

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The distance between Budapest and Prague is 444 km. The road distance is 528.1 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Prague without a car is to bus which takes 6h 50m and costs 5 500 Ft - 8 000 Ft.

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The bus from Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop to Prague, ÚAN Florenc takes 6h 50m including transfers and departs every two hours.

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Budapest to Prague bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop station.

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

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The best way to get from Budapest to Prague is to bus which takes 6h 50m and costs 5 500 Ft - 8 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 5 000 Ft - 19 000 Ft and takes 6h 58m.

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Prague.
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  • Distance: 444.2 km
  • Duration: 6h 50m

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

RegioJet operates a bus from Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop to Prague, ÚAN Florenc every 2 hours. Tickets cost 400 Kč - 600 Kč and the journey takes 6h 50m. Alternatively, Hungarian Railways (MÁV) operates a train from Budapest-Nyugati to Praha Hlavni Nadrazi 4 times a day. Tickets cost 750 Kč - 900 Kč and the journey takes 6h 58m. RegioJet also services this route 3 times a day.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Prague
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
2 100 Kč - 8 500 Kč
Flights from Budapest to Prague via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
3 500 Kč - 11 000 Kč
Flights from Kosice to Prague via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
2 100 Kč - 8 500 Kč
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Budapest to Prague
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
650 Kč - 8 500 Kč
Flights from Kosice to Prague
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
270 Kč - 2 600 Kč
Train operators
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Nyugati to Praha Hlavni Nadrazi
Ave. Duration
6h 58m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
750 Kč - 900 Kč
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Nyugati to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
270 Kč - 320 Kč
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
310 Kč - 360 Kč
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Nyugati to Ferihegy
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
25 Kč - 30 Kč
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Kosice
Ave. Duration
3h 29m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
340 Kč - 400 Kč
Website
mavcsoport.hu
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Budapest-Deli to Praha Hlavni Nadrazi
Ave. Duration
7h 28m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
360 Kč - 1 400 Kč
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
360 Kč - 500 Kč
1st Class
900 Kč - 1 400 Kč
Train from Bratislava, hl.st. to Prague, hl.n.
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
250 Kč - 900 Kč
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
250 Kč - 360 Kč
1st Class
600 Kč - 900 Kč
Train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
180 Kč - 600 Kč
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
180 Kč - 250 Kč
1st Class
380 Kč - 600 Kč
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Pražská integrovaná doprava
Phone
+42 023 470 4560
Website
pid.cz
Subway from Nádraží Veleslavín to Staroměstská
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Schedules at
Pražská integrovaná doprava
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop to Prague, ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
400 Kč - 600 Kč
Website
RegioJet
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 70 282 1827
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Budapest to Praha
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
1 300 Kč - 3 200 Kč
Schedules at
eurobusways.com

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The quickest flight from Vienna Airport to Prague Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Budapest to Prague bus services, operated by RegioJet, arrive at Prague, ÚAN Florenc station.

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Budapest to Prague train services, operated by Hungarian Railways (MÁV), arrive at Praha Hlavni Nadrazi station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Prague is 528 km. It takes approximately 4h 51m to drive from Budapest to Prague.

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