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

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Bus

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

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Train

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

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Train via Budapest-Kelenfoeld

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Praha Hlavni Nadrazi

Drive

  1. Drive from Budapest to Prague

Fly from Budapest, subway

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

Train to Vienna, fly

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

Budapest to Prague by bus

The bus journey time between Budapest and Prague is around 5h 55m and covers a distance of around 524 km. Operated by FlixBus, the Budapest to Prague bus service departs from Budapest Kelenföld bus station and arrives in Prague Main station. Typically 48 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

48 Weekly Buses
5h 55m Average Duration
600 Kč Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Prague is to bus which costs 10 000 Ft - 12 000 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 - 43 000 Ft and takes 4h 12m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Budapest Kelenföld bus station station and arriving at Prague Main station station. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 55m.

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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 7h 2m.

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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 5h 55m and costs 10 000 Ft - 12 000 Ft.

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The bus from Budapest Kelenföld bus station to Prague Main station takes 5h 55m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Budapest to Prague bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Budapest Kelenföld bus 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 5h 55m and costs 10 000 Ft - 12 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 5 000 Ft - 21 000 Ft and takes 7h 2m.

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Prague.
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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 Kelenföld bus station to Prague Main station every 4 hours. Tickets cost 600 Kč - 800 Kč and the journey takes 5h 55m. Alternatively, Hungarian Railways (MÁV) operates a train from Budapest-Nyugati to Praha Hlavni Nadrazi every 4 hours. Tickets cost 650 Kč - 800 Kč and the journey takes 7h 2m. RegioJet also services this route 4 times a day.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Budapest to Prague
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
430 Kč - 2 700 Kč
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Prague
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
2 500 Kč - 13 000 Kč
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Prague via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
2 900 Kč - 7 500 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
7h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
650 Kč - 800 Kč
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Praha Hlavni Nadrazi
Ave. Duration
7h 21m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
700 Kč - 850 Kč
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
270 Kč - 320 Kč
Website
mavcsoport.hu
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Budapest Déli Train Station to Prague Central Train Station Wilsonova
Ave. Duration
7h 34m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
340 Kč - 1 300 Kč
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
340 Kč - 480 Kč
1st Class
850 Kč - 1 300 Kč
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
800 Kč - 1 300 Kč
Website
Railjet
Romanian Railways (CFR)
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Budapest Kelenföld bus station to Prague Main station
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
600 Kč - 800 Kč
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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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 Main 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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Lufthansa and Ryanair offer flights from Budapest Airport to Prague Airport.

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Book your Budapest to Prague train tickets online with Distribusion.

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

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There are 863+ 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 31 min and costs 3 200 Ft - 3 900 Ft.

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