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There are 8 ways to get from Pilsen to Budapest by bus, plane, train or car

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Bus to Prague, fly to Budapest  •  5h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Plzeň, Plzeň to Prague, Prague Zličín
  2. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Budapest (BUD) PRG - BUD

$82 - $241

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Bus Arda Tur  •  10h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Pilsen Central Bus Station to Budapest Népliget M Nürnberg - Haskovo 04:20 / ...

$33

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Bus to Prague, fly to Vienna, train  •  6h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Plzeň, Plzeň to Prague, Prague Zličín
  2. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Vienna (VIE) PRG - VIE
  3. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Kelenföld

$151 - $375

Train to Munich, fly to Budapest  •  8h 8m

  1. Take the train from Plzen hl.n. to Freising
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Budapest (BUD) MUC - BUD

$118 - $327

Train, train to Nuremberg, fly to Budapest  •  8h 2m

  1. Take the train from Plzen hl.n. to Schwandorf
  2. Take the train from Schwandorf to Nürnberg Hbf
  3. Fly from Nuremberg (NUE) to Budapest (BUD) NUE - BUD

$65 - $195

Train  •  9h 16m

  1. Take the train from Plzen hl.n. to Praha hl.n. R / ...
  2. Take the train from Praha hl.n. to Budapest-Nyugati Ec

$50 - $77

Bus SAD Lucenec  •  13h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Plzeň to Bratislava 609702
  2. Take the bus from Bratislava, Autobusová stanica Nivy to Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop RegioJet

$37 - $49

Drive  •  5h 42m

  1. Drive from Pilsen to Budapest 383.6 miles

$65 - $100

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The cheapest way to get from Pilsen to Budapest is to bus which costs 753 Kč and takes 10h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Pilsen to Budapest is to bus and fly which costs 1 800 Kč - 5 500 Kč and takes 5h 6m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Pilsen station to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Pilsen Central Bus Station and arriving at Deák Ferenc tér M via Népliget M. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 29m.

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No, there is no direct train from Pilsen to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Plzen hl.n. and arriving at Budapest-Nyugati via Praha hl.n.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 16m.

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The distance between Pilsen and Budapest is 485 km. The road distance is 613.8 km.

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The best way to get from Pilsen to Budapest without a car is to train which takes 9h 16m and costs 1 100 Kč - 1 800 Kč.

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It takes approximately 5h 6m to get from Pilsen to Budapest, including transfers.

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Pilsen to Budapest bus services, operated by Arda Tur, arrive at Pilsen Central Bus Station.

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Pilsen to Budapest train services, operated by Czech Railways (ČD), depart from Plzen hl.n. station.

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The best way to get from Pilsen to Budapest is to train which takes 9h 16m and costs 1 100 Kč - 1 800 Kč. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 753 Kč and takes 10h 29m.

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Map of how to get from Pilsen to Budapest.
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  • Distance: 303.4 miles
  • Duration: 5h 6m

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

You can take a train from Pilsen to Budapest via Praha hl.n. in around 9h 16m. Alternatively, Arda Tur operates a bus from Pilsen to Budapest 3 times a week. Tickets cost $32 and the journey takes 10h 10m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Prague to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Munich to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Flights from Nuremberg to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Nuremberg to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Prague to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Prague to Vienna
Ave. Duration
53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Munich to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Prague to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Prague to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$20 - $150
Flights from Nuremberg to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$15 - $130
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Nuremberg to Budapest via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Train operators
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 Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Plzen hl.n. to Freising
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
cd.cz
Train from Plzen hl.n. to Schwandorf
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
cd.cz
Train from Plzen hl.n. to Praha hl.n.
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
cd.cz
Train from Praha hl.n. to Budapest-Nyugati
Ave. Duration
6h 28m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
cd.cz
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 Schwandorf to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
bahn.de
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 Plzeň, Plzeň to Prague, Prague Zličín
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Pilsen Central Bus Station to Budapest Népliget M
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$32
Website
Arda Tur
SAD Lucenec
Phone
047/5631385
Website
sadlc.sk
Bus from Plzeň to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
7h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
sadlc.sk
Eurolines CZ
Email
info@eurolines.cz
Website
elines.cz
Bus from Plzeň to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
elines.cz
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Bratislava, Autobusová stanica Nivy to Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
regiojet.com

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

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Pilsen to Budapest bus services, operated by Arda Tur, arrive at Budapest Népliget M station.

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Pilsen to Budapest train services, operated by Czech Railways (ČD), arrive at Budapest-Nyugati station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Pilsen to Budapest is 614 km. It takes approximately 5h 42m to drive from Pilsen to Budapest.

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

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