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Of the 13 bus that leave Bratislava for Budapest every day 13 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct bus cover the 161 km distance in an average of 2h 36m but if you time it right, some bus will get you there in just 2h 30m .
The slowest bus will take 3h and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Bratislava to Budapest will cost around $ 9 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 7.
|Avg. Bus Duration:|
3 hours 43 minutes
|Coach Ticket Price:||$7|
|Buses depart from:||Bratislava|
|Bus arrives in:||Budapest|
|Bus Companies:||Eurolines Germany, Nomago, Flixbus|
The journey from the Slovakian capital Bratislava to the capital of Hungary, Budapest, is just a short two-hour drive. Buses from Bratislava to Budapest operate several times per day, offering passengers an excellent choice of departure times ranging from morning to midday and evening. Orangeways provides a direct bus service to Budapest, which takes just over two hours. Travelers can also catch one of the frequent FLiXBUS services, which run several times per day, but take about four hours and involve a stop along the way.
All buses from Bratislava to Budapest depart from Mlynske Nivy bus station, which is located on the east side of the city. The bus station is the main transport hub within the city for both local buses and international buses, so it is easy to catch a local bus or tram within the local area to reach the station. Local buses stop just outside the bus station entrance on Mlynske Nivy Street. Travelers can also reach the bus station on foot, as it is just a 15-minute walk from the Old Town.
Budapest is a huge city, carved down the middle by the Danube River. Amongst its many attractions, visitors can soak themselves in the city’s many thermal baths, ride the Cogwheel Railway up the Buda Hills, or explore the majestic Royal Palace. All international bus routes arrive at the main bus station at Népliget, which is located in the 9th District of Budapest, just to the east of the city center. The easiest way to reach the city center is to take the Metro on Line M3, however, there is also a good selection of bus and tram routes that connect Népliget to the city center.