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

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Bus FlixBus  •  6 h 6 min

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

$29 - $50

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Bus RegioJet  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop RegioJet

$19 - $23

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Train  •  6 h 28 min

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

$50 - $75

Drive  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Prague to Budapest 329.7 miles

$55 - $85

Subway, fly to Budapest  •  4 h 24 min

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

$79 - $234

Fly to Vienna, train  •  5 h 50 min

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

$148 - $368

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The cheapest way to get from Prague to Budapest is to bus which costs 420 Kč - 550 Kč and takes 7 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Prague to Budapest is to subway and fly which costs 1 700 Kč - 5 500 Kč and takes 4 h 24 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Prague, Prague Main station station and arriving at Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 6 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Praha hl.n. and arriving at Budapest-Nyugati. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 28 min.

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The distance between Prague and Budapest is 444 km. The road distance is 527.5 km.

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The best way to get from Prague to Budapest without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 6 min and costs 650 Kč - 1 100 Kč.

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The bus from Prague, Prague Main station to Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld takes 6 h 6 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Prague to Budapest bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Prague, Prague Main station.

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

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The best way to get from Prague to Budapest is to bus which takes 6 h 6 min and costs 650 Kč - 1 100 Kč. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 1 100 Kč - 1 700 Kč and takes 6 h 28 min.

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Map of how to get from Prague to Budapest.
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  • Distance: 277.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 6 min

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Prague to Budapest every 4 hours. Tickets cost $29 - $50 and the journey takes 6 h 6 min. Alternatively, Czech Railways (ČD) operates a train from Prague to Budapest every 4 hours. Tickets cost $50 - $75 and the journey takes 6 h 28 min.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Prague to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Prague to Vienna
Ave. Duration
53 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
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Prague to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Prague to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$20 - $150
Train operators
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
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
Prague Public Transit Co.
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 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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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 Prague, Prague Main station to Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
6 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
regiojet.com

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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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Prague to Budapest bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Prague to Budapest is 528 km. It takes approximately 4 h 57 min to drive from Prague to Budapest.

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

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Book your Prague to Budapest bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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