There are 9 ways to get from Pilsen to Budapest by bus, plane, train or car

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Bus to Prague, fly to Budapest  •  5 h 10 min

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

$83 - $241

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Bus RegioJet  •  9 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Plzeň, Pilsen to Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc 851
  2. Take the bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Budapest, Kelenföld vasútállomás M - Etele tér RegioJet / ...

$23 - $64

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Train to Munich, fly to Budapest  •  8 h 7 min

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

$119 - $328

Bus to Prague, fly to Vienna, train  •  6 h 42 min

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

$152 - $375

Train, train to Nuremberg, fly to Budapest  •  8 h 1 min

  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

$66 - $195

Train  •  8 h 58 min

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

$55 - $82

Bus SAD Lucenec  •  11 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Plzeň to Bratislava 609702
  2. Take the bus from Bratislava to Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld 260

$37 - $55

Train via Brno hl.n.  •  11 h 24 min

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

$45 - $72

Drive  •  5 h 42 min

  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 500 Kč - 1 400 Kč and takes 9 h 20 min.

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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 5 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Pilsen to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Plzeň, Pilsen and arriving at Budapest, Kelenföld vasútállomás M - Etele tér via Prague, ÚAN Florenc. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 20 min.

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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 8 h 58 min.

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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 8 h 58 min and costs 1 100 Kč - 1 800 Kč.

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It takes approximately 5 h 10 min to get from Pilsen to Budapest, including transfers.

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Pilsen to Budapest bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Plzeň, Pilsen 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 8 h 58 min and costs 1 100 Kč - 1 800 Kč. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 500 Kč - 1 400 Kč and takes 9 h 20 min.

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Map of how to get from Pilsen to Budapest.
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  • Distance: 303.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 10 min

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 8 h 58 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Pilsen to Budapest via Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc and Prague, ÚAN Florenc in around 9 h 20 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Prague to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Munich to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Flights from Nuremberg to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Nuremberg to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Prague to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Munich to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Prague to Vienna
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Prague to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Prague to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$20 - $150
Flights from Nuremberg to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$15 - $130
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Nuremberg to Budapest via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Train operators
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Plzen hl.n. to Freising
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
cd.cz
Train from Plzen hl.n. to Schwandorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
cd.cz
Train from Plzen hl.n. to Praha hl.n.
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
cd.cz
Train from Praha hl.n. to Budapest-Nyugati
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
cd.cz
Train from Plzen hl.n. to Brno hl.n.
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Website
cd.cz
Train from Brno hl.n. to Budapest-Nyugati
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
cd.cz
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
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
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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
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $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, Pilsen to Prague, Prague Zličín
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Plzeň, Pilsen to Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc to Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bratislava to Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Budapest, Kelenföld vasútállomás M - Etele tér
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
SAD Lucenec
Phone
047/5631385
Website
sadlc.sk
Bus from Plzeň to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
7 h 14 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
sadlc.sk
Eurolines CZ
Email
info@eurolines.cz
Website
elines.cz
Bus from Plzeň to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
elines.cz

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

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Pilsen to Budapest bus services, operated by RegioJet, arrive at Budapest, Kelenföld vasútállomás M - Etele tér 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 5 h 42 min to drive from Pilsen to Budapest.

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

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