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There are 7 ways to get from Prague to Budapest by bus, train, car, subway, plane or shuttle

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Bus  •  7h

  1. Take the bus from Prague, Prague Main station to Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld 260 / ...

9 000 Ft - 12 000 Ft

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Train  •  7h 24m

  1. Take the train from Prague, hl.n. to Vienna, Hbf RegioJet
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Kelenfoeld Rjx / ...

15 521 Ft - 32 383 Ft

Train via Győr  •  9h 30m

  1. Take the train from Prague, hl.n. to Vienna, Hbf
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Gyoer Re / ...
  3. Take the train from Gyoer to Budapest-Deli Re

12 821 Ft - 26 083 Ft

Drive  •  4h 56m

  1. Drive from Prague to Budapest 527.5 km

18 000 Ft - 27 000 Ft

Subway, fly to Budapest  •  4h 54m

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

12 898 Ft - 81 054 Ft

Fly to Vienna, train  •  6h 16m

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

27 548 Ft - 117 204 Ft

Shuttle  •  5h

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Praha to Budapest Eurobusways

17 000 Ft - 44 000 Ft

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The cheapest way to get from Prague to Budapest is to bus which costs 700 Kč - 850 Kč and takes 7h.

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The quickest way to get from Prague to Budapest is to subway and fly which costs 950 Kč - 6 500 Kč and takes 4h 54m.

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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 hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h.

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No, there is no direct train from Prague to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Prague, hl.n. and arriving at Kelenfoeld via Wien Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 24m.

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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 7h and costs 700 Kč - 850 Kč.

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The bus from Prague, Prague Main station to Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld takes 7h including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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Prague to Budapest train services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Prague, hl.n. station.

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The best way to get from Prague to Budapest is to bus which takes 7h and costs 700 Kč - 850 Kč. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 1 100 Kč - 2 500 Kč and takes 7h 24m.

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Map of how to get from Prague to Budapest.
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  • Distance: 444.2 km
  • Duration: 7h

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Prague, Prague Main station to Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld hourly. Tickets cost 9 000 Ft - 12 000 Ft and the journey takes 7h. Alternatively, you can take a train from Prague to Budapest via Vienna, Hbf and Wien Hbf in around 7h 24m.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Prague to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
55 000 Ft - 220 000 Ft
Flights from Prague to Vienna
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
31 000 Ft - 100 000 Ft
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Prague to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
12 000 Ft - 55 000 Ft
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Prague to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
15 000 Ft - 95 000 Ft
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Prague to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
13 000 Ft - 31 000 Ft
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Prague to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50 000 Ft - 170 000 Ft
Train operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Prague, hl.n. to Vienna, Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
3 500 Ft - 13 000 Ft
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
3 500 Ft - 4 900 Ft
1st Class
8 000 Ft - 13 000 Ft
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
12 000 Ft - 18 000 Ft
Website
Railjet
Train from Wien Hbf to Gyoer
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
7 000 Ft - 11 000 Ft
Website
Railjet
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
15 000 Ft - 20 000 Ft
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Train from Wien Hbf to Gyoer
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
7 000 Ft - 10 000 Ft
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Wien Hbf to Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
1 800 Ft - 6 500 Ft
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
1 800 Ft - 2 400 Ft
1st Class
5 500 Ft - 6 500 Ft
Train from Wien Hbf to Gyoer
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
900 Ft - 3 400 Ft
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
900 Ft - 1 200 Ft
1st Class
3 000 Ft - 3 400 Ft
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 Prague, Prague Main station to Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9 000 Ft - 12 000 Ft
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
17 000 Ft - 44 000 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 5m.

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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 Railjet, arrive at Kelenfoeld station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Prague to Budapest is 528 km. It takes approximately 4h 56m to drive from Prague to Budapest.

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Ryanair, LOT, Austrian Airlines and two other 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 3417+ hotels available in Budapest. Prices start at 30 000 Ft per night.

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