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

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Bus  •  6h 45m

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

5 500 Ft - 12 000 Ft

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Train  •  6h 54m

  1. Take the train from Praha-Holesovice to Budapest-Nyugati Ec / ...

4 900 Ft - 27 000 Ft

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Train via Bratislava  •  7h 15m

  1. Take the train from Prague, hl.n. to Bratislava, hl.st. RegioJet
  2. Take the train from Bratislava Hlavna Stanica to Budapest-Nyugati Ec / ...

6 932 Ft - 24 380 Ft

Bus via Clark Ádám tér  •  7h 32m

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

9 724 Ft - 11 598 Ft

Drive  •  4h 52m

  1. Drive from Prague to Budapest 527.2 km

17 000 Ft - 26 000 Ft

Subway, fly to Budapest, train  •  4h 15m

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

Fly to Vienna, train  •  5h 54m

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

44 349 Ft - 115 789 Ft

Czech Republic → Hungary
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International entry into Hungary from Czech Republic

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Conditions of entry into Hungary from Czech Republic

  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Budapest is 0036 6 80 277 455.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Budapest is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Budapest is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0036 6 80 277 455.

Yes, entry into Czech Republic from Hungary is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 6 Jun 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Prague to Budapest is to bus which costs 400 Kč - 850 Kč and takes 6h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Prague to Budapest is to drive which costs 1 200 Kč - 1 900 Kč and takes 4h 52m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Prague, ÚAN Florenc and arriving at Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 45m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Praha-Holesovice and arriving at Budapest-Nyugati. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 54m.

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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 6h 45m and costs 400 Kč - 850 Kč.

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The bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop takes 6h 45m including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Prague to Budapest bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Prague, ÚAN Florenc station.

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Prague to Budapest train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, depart from Praha-Holesovice station.

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The best way to get from Prague to Budapest is to bus which takes 6h 45m and costs 400 Kč - 850 Kč. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 360 Kč - 2 000 Kč and takes 6h 54m.

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  • Distance: 444.2 km
  • Duration: 6h 45m

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

RegioJet operates a bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop every 4 hours. Tickets cost 5 500 Ft - 8 000 Ft and the journey takes 6h 45m. FlixBus also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, Deutsche Bahn Eurocity operates a train from Praha-Holesovice to Budapest-Nyugati twice daily. Tickets cost 19 000 Ft - 27 000 Ft and the journey takes 6h 54m. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Prague to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60 000 Ft - 120 000 Ft
Flights from Prague to Vienna
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
42 000 Ft - 120 000 Ft
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Prague to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
7 500 Ft - 25 000 Ft
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Prague to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
55 000 Ft - 120 000 Ft
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Praha-Holesovice to Budapest-Nyugati
Ave. Duration
6h 54m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
19 000 Ft - 27 000 Ft
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Bratislava Hlavna Stanica to Budapest-Nyugati
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
8 500 Ft - 12 000 Ft
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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
6h 58m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
9 500 Ft - 17 000 Ft
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
9 500 Ft - 12 000 Ft
Business
13 000 Ft - 17 000 Ft
1st Class
14 000 Ft - 17 000 Ft
Train from Bratislava Hlavna Stanica to Budapest-Nyugati
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
3 500 Ft - 6 000 Ft
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
3 500 Ft - 4 300 Ft
Business
4 900 Ft - 6 000 Ft
1st Class
5 000 Ft - 6 000 Ft
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Budapest-Deli
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
4 900 Ft - 19 000 Ft
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
4 900 Ft - 7 000 Ft
1st Class
12 000 Ft - 19 000 Ft
Train from Prague, hl.n. to Bratislava, hl.st.
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
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
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
2 500 Ft - 8 000 Ft
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
2 500 Ft - 3 500 Ft
1st Class
5 000 Ft - 8 000 Ft
PKP Intercity

The rail network in Poland is conveniently organised, with many connections between cities, making it an effective method of travelling around the country. Tickets for regional and express trains are affordable, with children, students, pensioners, people with disability and large families entitled to discounts. Trains have standard 1st and 2nd class reserved seating, and many overnight trains also offer sleepers and couchettes.

Contact Details
Phone
703 200 200
Website
intercity.pl
Train from Bratislava Hlavna Stanica to Budapest-Nyugati
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
3 500 Ft - 6 000 Ft
Website
PKP Intercity
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Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
3 500 Ft - 4 300 Ft
1st Class
4 800 Ft - 6 000 Ft
Pražská integrovaná doprava
Phone
+42 023 470 4560
Website
pid.cz
Subway from Staroměstská to Nádraží Veleslavín
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Schedules at
Pražská integrovaná doprava
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 Budapest-Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
15 000 Ft - 21 000 Ft
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
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 Budapest-Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
12 000 Ft - 18 000 Ft
Website
Railjet
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
1 900 Ft - 6 500 Ft
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
1 900 Ft - 2 400 Ft
1st Class
5 500 Ft - 6 500 Ft
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
25 000 Ft - 44 000 Ft
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Bus operators
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
6h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
5 500 Ft - 8 000 Ft
Website
RegioJet
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 to Budapest Kelenföld bus station
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
9 500 Ft - 12 000 Ft
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Prague Main station to Budapest Kelenföld bus station
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
9 500 Ft - 12 000 Ft
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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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 RegioJet, arrive at Budapest, Kelenföld, Somogyi utca MHD stop station.

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Prague to Budapest train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, arrive at Budapest-Nyugati 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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Ryanair, Lufthansa 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, Distribusion and FlixBus.

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There are 619+ hotels available in Budapest. Prices start at 27 500 Ft per night.

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