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Bus Information from Bratislava to Budapest

distanceDistance100 miles (161 km)
durationAverage bus duration2 h 50 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$16 (€12)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus companiesRegioJet, Flixbus, Eurolines Switzerland, Eurolines France, Eurolines Germany, Nomago, Infobus, Slovak Lines Express a. S. Leo Express, Korona Travel, Metro Plus, STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Or Slovak Lines Express

Buses from Bratislava to Budapest cover the 100 miles (161 km) long route taking on average 2 h 50 min with our travel partners like RegioJet, Flixbus, Eurolines Switzerland, Eurolines France, Eurolines Germany, Nomago, Infobus, Slovak Lines Express a. S. Leo Express, Korona Travel, Metro Plus, STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Or Slovak Lines Express. There are direct bus services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $16 (€12), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $10 (€8). Travelers depart most frequently from Bratislava predmestie and arrive in Budapest, Thököly út (Budapest-Keleti).

FlixBus
Student Agency
Leo Express

Flixbus is one of Europe's biggest bus companies which was created in Germany and offers bus services around Europe and US. Flixbus offers only one ticket type called Standard for your upcoming bus trip between Bratislava and Budapest.

Omio helps you find the perfect Bratislava - Budapest bus with FlixBus. Whether you are searching for the fastest, earliest or cheapest bus from Bratislava to Budapest, Omio shows you FlixBus’s current bus schedules, tickets, prices and other travel information (such as baggage allowance and amenities onboard) to help you find the best bus ticket for your upcoming Bratislava to Budapest route. You can expect to travel around 100 miles (161 km) between Bratislava and Budapest on a bus with FlixBus. Once you are ready, buy your one-way FlixBus tickets between Bratislava and Budapest starting as low as $50 (€40) if you book in advance. If you use the Omio app to book your ticket, you can check straight away to see if it's a mobile ticket so that you can go paperless when traveling by bus instead of purchasing tickets at the bus station in person. So, book your tickets with ease and comfort online and enjoy a smooth journey with FlixBus!

Read on for COVID-19 recommendations and policies for your FlixBus bus ticket from Bratislava to Budapest:

  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • All bookings can be canceled up to 15 minutes before departure (a fee may apply).
  • Cancellations made 30 days before departure are free of charge.
  • Canceled tickets are refunded as a voucher, which is valid for 12 months, and is the value of the original booking (minus a cancellation fee, if applicable).
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Buses from Bratislava to Budapest: Journey Details

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.

Taking the Bus from Bratislava

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.

Getting into Budapest by Bus

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.

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Buses from Bratislava to Budapest
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FAQs
Is cross-border travel by bus between Bratislava, Slovakia and Budapest, Hungary allowed?

Travel between Bratislava, Slovakia and Budapest, Hungary by bus is: Partially open.

Can I enter Hungary from Slovakia?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Slovakia

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Hungary from Bratislava?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing

What are the safety rules to follow in Budapest, Hungary?

All travelers in Hungary must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 9/14/21. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your bus to Budapest from Bratislava as this information can change.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions for my return trip to Slovakia from Budapest, Hungary?

The current restriction level for your return trip by bus from Budapest to Bratislava is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Slovakia from Hungary?

Reentry to Slovakia is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Hungary

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Slovakia from Budapest?

What are the requirements?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 14 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 1 in quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in Bratislava, Slovakia?

The government of Slovakia has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

Last checked on 9/14/21. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your bus to Bratislava from Budapest here.

How much do cheap buses from Bratislava to Budapest cost?
Omio customers have found cheap bus tickets to Budapest from Bratislava for as low as $10 (€8)  for the next 7 days.
How much is the bus to Budapest from Bratislava on average?
The bus price from Bratislava to Budapest is on average $16 (€12)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this route in the next 7 days.
How far is it from Bratislava to Budapest by bus?
The bus distance from Bratislava to Budapest is around 100 miles (161 km).
What is the Bratislava to Budapest bus travel time?
On average the Bratislava to Budapest bus travel time is 2 h 50 min  for the 100 miles (161 km) long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
What is the departure bus station in Bratislava and arrival bus station in Budapest?

There are a few bus stations in Bratislava to start your route from including Bratislava, Most SNP, Bratislava, Autobusová stanica Nivy and Bratislava, Hlavná stanica. In Budapest you have a few bus station options to choose from for your arrival including Budapest, Thököly út (Budapest-Keleti), Budapest, Nyugati pályaudvar and Budapest, Clark Ádám Tér.

Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Bratislava predmestie   and arrive in Budapest, Thököly út (Budapest-Keleti).

Where is the departure bus station in Bratislava located? Where is the arrival bus station in Budapest located?

Passengers board their bus most frequently from Bratislava predmestie and travel around 2 mile (s) / 4 km from the city center to this bus station.

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Budapest, Thököly út (Budapest-Keleti) and need to travel approximately 2 mile (s) / 3 km from the bus station to the city center in Budapest.

What bus companies go from Bratislava to Budapest?
When taking a bus from Bratislava to Budapest, you can count on RegioJet, Flixbus, Eurolines Switzerland, Eurolines France, Eurolines Germany, Nomago, Infobus, Slovak Lines Express a. S. Leo Express, Korona Travel, Metro Plus, STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Or Slovak Lines Express for the best way to get you to Budapest. You can also check all possible bus providers who offer a service between Bratislava and Budapest and compare the amenities they offer before buying a bus ticket.
Can I purchase a direct bus from Bratislava to Budapest?
Yes, you can search for direct buses from Bratislava to Budapest on Omio with STUDENT AGENCY k. S. And you won’t need to transfer at another stop in between. Direct bus services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when traveling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy your bus ticket.
What are the first and last departure bus times from Bratislava to Budapest?
The earliest bus for this journey departs from Bratislava at 6: 20 AM. The last bus leaves from Bratislava at 9: 59 PM. Check Omio for the latest bus schedule from Bratislava to Budapest and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How early should I book bus tickets between Bratislava and Budapest to score the best deals?
The price of a one way bus ticket from Bratislava to Budapest is on average $16 (€12) if you buy within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for buses from all possible bus providers offering this journey. In general, you can find bus tickets from Bratislava to Budapest available a few months in advance.
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Budapest Népliget autóbusz állomás Busterminal
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Budapest, Népliget Autobus Station
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