There are 6 ways to get from Budapest to Prague by bus, train, car, plane, subway or shuttle

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Bus  •  5h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld to Prague, Prague Main station N260 / ...

650 Kč - 850 Kč

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Train  •  7h 29m

  1. Take the train from Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf Rj / ...
  2. Take the train from Vienna, Hbf to Prague, hl.n. RegioJet

593 Kč - 1 336 Kč

4 alternative options

Drive  •  4h 56m

  1. Drive from Budapest to Prague 528.6 km

1 300 Kč - 2 000 Kč

Fly from Budapest, subway  •  4h 9m

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

819 Kč - 3 883 Kč

Train to Vienna, fly  •  5h 23m

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

1 755 Kč - 4 802 Kč

Shuttle  •  5h

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Budapest to Praha Eurobusways

1 300 Kč - 3 300 Kč

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Prague is to bus which costs 8 500 Ft - 11 000 Ft and takes 5h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Prague is to fly and subway which costs 10 000 Ft - 50 000 Ft and takes 4h 9m.

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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 three times a day, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 5h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from Budapest to Prague. However, there are services departing from Kelenfoeld and arriving at Prague, hl.n. via Vienna, Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 29m.

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The distance between Budapest and Prague is 444 km. The road distance is 528.6 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Prague without a car is to bus which takes 5h 55m and costs 8 500 Ft - 11 000 Ft.

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The bus from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld to Prague, Prague Main station takes 5h 55m including transfers and departs three times a day.

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

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

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The best way to get from Budapest to Prague is to bus which takes 5h 55m and costs 8 500 Ft - 11 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 7 500 Ft - 18 000 Ft and takes 7h 29m.

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  • Distance: 444.2 km
  • Duration: 5h 55m

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld to Prague, Prague Main station 3 times a day. Tickets cost 650 Kč - 850 Kč and the journey takes 5h 55m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Budapest to Prague via Wien Hbf and Vienna, Hbf in around 7h 29m.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Prague via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
5 000 Kč - 12 000 Kč
Flights from Vienna to Prague
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
2 200 Kč - 6 500 Kč
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Budapest to Prague
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
900 Kč - 3 900 Kč
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Prague via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
4 100 Kč - 12 000 Kč
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Budapest to Prague
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1 200 Kč - 7 500 Kč
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Budapest to Prague
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
750 Kč - 2 700 Kč
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 Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
1 100 Kč - 1 500 Kč
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Romanian Railways (CFR)
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Vienna, Hbf to Prague, hl.n.
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
260 Kč - 950 Kč
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
260 Kč - 370 Kč
1st Class
600 Kč - 950 Kč
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, Budapest Kelenföld to Prague, Prague Main station
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
650 Kč - 850 Kč
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 - 3 300 Kč
Schedules at
eurobusways.com

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

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

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Budapest to Prague train services, operated by RegioJet, arrive at Prague, hl.n. station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Prague is 529 km. It takes approximately 4h 56m to drive from Budapest to Prague.

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Ryanair, LOT, Austrian Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Budapest Airport to Prague Airport.

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Book your Budapest to Prague bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 3048+ hotels available in Prague. Prices start at 2 250 Kč per night.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Budapest Airport is to bus which takes 29 min and costs 350 Ft.

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