There are 5 ways to get from Hungary to Slovakia by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train  •  2h 23m

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Nyugati to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica Ec

8€ - 13€

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Bus via Népliget M  •  3h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Bratislava 260 / ...

13€ - 16€

Bus  •  5h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop to Bratislava, Autobusová stanica Nivy RegioJet

10€ - 14€

Rideshare  •  2h 49m

  1. Take the rideshare from Budapest to Bratislava 201.3 km

9€

Drive  •  1h 58m

  1. Drive from Budapest to Bratislava 200.9 km

23€ - 35€

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The cheapest way to get from Hungary to Slovakia is to rideshare which costs 2 829 Ft and takes 2h 49m.

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The quickest way to get from Hungary to Slovakia is to drive which costs 7 500 Ft - 12 000 Ft and takes 1h 58m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Hungary to Slovakia. However, there are services departing from Deák Ferenc tér M and arriving at Bratislava via Budapest, Budapest Népliget. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 22m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Budapest-Nyugati and arriving at Bratislava Hlavna Stanica. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 23m.

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The distance between Hungary and Slovakia is 173 km. The road distance is 200.9 km.

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The best way to get from Hungary to Slovakia without a car is to train which takes 2h 23m and costs 2 800 Ft - 4 100 Ft.

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The train from Budapest-Nyugati to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica takes 2h 23m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Hungary to Slovakia bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Budapest, Budapest Népliget station.

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

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The best way to get from Hungary to Slovakia is to train which takes 2h 23m and costs 2 800 Ft - 4 100 Ft. Alternatively, you can bus via Népliget M, which costs 4 300 Ft - 5 500 Ft and takes 3h 22m.

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Map of how to get from Hungary to Slovakia.
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  • Distance: 173.4 km
  • Duration: 2h 23m

What companies run services between Hungary and Slovakia?

Hungarian Railways (MÁV) operates a train from Budapest to Bratislava hourly. Tickets cost 8€ - 13€ and the journey takes 2h 23m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Budapest to Bratislava hourly. Tickets cost 12€ - 15€ and the journey takes 2h 40m.

Train operators
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Nyugati to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
8€ - 13€
Website
mavcsoport.hu
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 Népliget to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 15€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop to Bratislava, Autobusová stanica Nivy
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€ - 13€
Website
RegioJet
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Budapest to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
9€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Hungary to Slovakia bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Bratislava station.

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Hungary to Slovakia train services, operated by Hungarian Railways (MÁV), arrive at Bratislava Hlavna Stanica station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Hungary to Slovakia is 201 km. It takes approximately 1h 58m to drive from Hungary to Slovakia.

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There are 410+ hotels available in Slovakia. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Hungary and Slovakia. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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