There are 7 ways to get from Budapest to Prague by bus, train, night train, car, plane or subway

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Bus FlixBus  •  6 h

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

$29 - $50

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Bus RegioJet  •  8 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Kelenföld vasútállomás M - Etele tér to Brno, AN u hotelu Grand RegioJet
  2. Take the bus from Brno, AN u hotelu Grand to Prague, ÚAN Florenc RegioJet

$19 - $26

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Train  •  7 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Kelenföld to Wien Hbf D / ...
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Praha hl.n. Rj / ...

$72 - $107

Night train  •  9 h 39 min

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

$28 - $45

Drive  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Prague 330.4 miles

$55 - $85

Fly from Budapest, subway  •  4 h 13 min

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

$78 - $234

Train to Vienna, fly  •  5 h 13 min

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

$148 - $366

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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 once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h.

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Yes, there is an overnight train departing from Budapest-Keleti and arriving at Praha hlavní nádraží. The journey takes approximately 9 h 39 min.

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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 6 h and costs .

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The bus from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld to Prague, Prague Main station takes 6 h including transfers and departs once daily.

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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 Deutsche Bahn, depart from Kelenföld station.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Prague is to bus which takes 6 h and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 7 h 3 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 Prague bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Prague, Prague Main station.

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Prague.
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  • Distance: 277.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Budapest to Prague once daily. Tickets cost $29 - $50 and the journey takes 6 h. Alternatively, you can take a train from Budapest to Prague via Wien Hbf in around 7 h 3 min.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Prague
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Budapest to Prague
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Budapest to Prague
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, 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
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Vienna to Prague
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$150 - $450
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 Kelenföld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
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 Praha hl.n.
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Raileurope.com
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Prague Public Transit Co.
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
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Budapest, Kelenföld vasútállomás M - Etele tér to Brno, AN u hotelu Grand
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
Bus from Brno, AN u hotelu Grand to Prague, ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
regiojet.sk

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Budapest to Prague train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Praha hl.n. station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Prague is 529 km. It takes approximately 4 h 57 min to drive from Budapest to Prague.

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Ryanair, Lufthansa and CSA offer flights from Budapest Airport to Prague Airport.

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Book your Budapest to Prague bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 3603+ hotels available in Prague. Prices start at $52 USD per night.

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

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