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

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Bus  •  6 h

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

$29 - $50

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Train  •  6 h 26 min

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

$50 - $75

Night train  •  10 h 52 min

  1. Take the night train from Budapest-Keleti to Praha hl.n. En / ...

$36 - $56

Drive  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Prague 330.4 miles

$55 - $85

Fly from Budapest  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Prague (PRG) BUD - PRG

$78 - $234

Train to Vienna, fly  •  5 h 22 min

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

$148 - $365

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The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Prague is to bus which costs 8 000 Ft - 14 000 Ft and takes 6 h.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Prague is to fly which costs 22 000 Ft - 70 000 Ft and takes 4 h 20 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 once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h.

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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 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 8 000 Ft - 14 000 Ft.

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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 Budapest-Nyugati station.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Prague is to bus which takes 6 h and costs 8 000 Ft - 14 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 14 000 Ft - 21 000 Ft and takes 6 h 26 min, you could also fly, which costs 22 000 Ft - 70 000 Ft and takes 4 h 20 min.

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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, Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Budapest to Prague every 4 hours. Tickets cost $50 - $75 and the journey takes 6 h 26 min.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Prague via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Vienna to Prague
Ave. Duration
54 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, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$19 - $150
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Prague via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
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 Budapest-Nyugati to Praha hl.n.
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Night train from Budapest-Keleti to Praha hl.n.
Ave. Duration
9 h 39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Kelenföld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
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

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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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Budapest to Prague train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, 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, Austrian Airlines 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 3596+ hotels available in Prague. Prices start at $51 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 350 Ft.

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