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There are 5 ways to get from Prague to Budapest by plane, bus, train, car or shuttle

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Fly

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

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Train

  1. Take the train from Prague Central Train Station Wilsonova to Budapest Déli Train Station

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Bus

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

Drive

  1. Drive from Prague to Budapest

Shuttle

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Praha to Budapest

Prague to Budapest by bus

82 Weekly Buses
7h 5m Average Duration
10 000 Ft Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Prague to Budapest is to bus which costs 650 Kč - 800 Kč and takes 7h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Prague to Budapest is to fly which costs 700 Kč - 3 300 Kč and takes 4h 3m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Prague Main station station and arriving at Budapest Kelenföld bus station station. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 5m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Prague Central Train Station Wilsonova station and arriving at Budapest Déli Train Station station. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 36m.

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The distance between Prague and Budapest is 444 km. The road distance is 527.2 km.

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The best way to get from Prague to Budapest without a car is to bus which takes 7h 5m and costs 650 Kč - 800 Kč.

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It takes approximately 4h 3m to get from Prague to Budapest, including transfers.

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Prague to Budapest bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Prague Main station.

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Prague to Budapest train services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Prague Central Train Station Wilsonova.

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The best way to get from Prague to Budapest is to fly which takes 4h 3m and costs 700 Kč - 3 300 Kč. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 650 Kč - 800 Kč and takes 7h 5m, you could also train, which costs 370 Kč - 1 900 Kč and takes 7h 36m.

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Map of how to get from Prague to Budapest.
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  • Distance: 444.2 km
  • Duration: 4h 3m

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

Ryanair, Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa fly from Prague to Budapest 4 times a day. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Prague Main station to Budapest Kelenföld bus station every 2 hours. Tickets cost 10 000 Ft - 13 000 Ft and the journey takes 7h 5m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Prague to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
7 000 Ft - 50 000 Ft
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Prague to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
47 000 Ft - 130 000 Ft
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Prague to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
46 000 Ft - 140 000 Ft
Train operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Prague Central Train Station Wilsonova to Budapest Déli Train Station
Ave. Duration
7h 36m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
6 000 Ft - 23 000 Ft
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
6 000 Ft - 8 500 Ft
1st Class
15 000 Ft - 23 000 Ft
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Budapest-Nyugati
Ave. Duration
7h 8m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
12 000 Ft - 21 000 Ft
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
12 000 Ft - 16 000 Ft
Business
17 000 Ft - 21 000 Ft
1st Class
18 000 Ft - 21 000 Ft
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Praha hl.n. to Budapest-Nyugati
Ave. Duration
6h 44m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
22 000 Ft - 31 000 Ft
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Prague Main station to Budapest Kelenföld bus station
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
10 000 Ft - 13 000 Ft
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Eurobusways
Phone
+36 70 282 1827
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Praha to Budapest
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
20 000 Ft - 50 000 Ft
Schedules at
eurobusways.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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Prague to Budapest bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Budapest Kelenföld bus station.

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Prague to Budapest train services, operated by RegioJet, arrive at Budapest Déli Train Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Prague to Budapest is 527 km. It takes approximately 4h 52m to drive from Prague to Budapest.

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

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Book your Prague to Budapest bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 580+ hotels available in Budapest. Prices start at 35 000 Ft per night.

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The best way to get from Prague to Prague Airport is to bus which takes 15 min and costs 40 Kč - 65 Kč.

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