Budapest to Bratislava bus

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Cheap bus tickets and times from Budapest to Bratislava

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Fastest Journey

2 h 35 m


5 h 28 m

Buses per day



161 km

Cheap bus tickets from Budapest to Bratislava start from $16 with an average ticket price of $17.

The fastest bus from Budapest to Bratislava takes 2h 35m in comparison to an average duration of 5h 28m and covers a distance of 161 km.

6 buses leave Budapest for Bratislava every day with 4 travelling directly.

01:45AMBratislava, AS Mlynské nivy
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Budapest, Népliget autóbusz-pályaudvar
01:45AMBratislava, AS Mlynské nivy
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2nd Cheapest
11:20PMBratislava, AS Mlynské nivy
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11:35AMBratislava, AS Mlynské nivy
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12:20AMBratislava, AS Mlynské nivy
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Overview: Bus from Budapest to Bratislava

distanceDistance100 miles (161 km)
durationAverage bus duration2 h 20 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$15 (€13)
frequencyBus frequency8 a day
changesDirect busYes, there are 6 direct buses a day
carriersBus providersSTUDENT AGENCY k. S. FlixBus or Slovak Lines Express

Buses from Budapest to Bratislava cover the 100 miles (161 km) long route taking on average 2 h 20 min with our travel partners like STUDENT AGENCY k. S. FlixBus or Slovak Lines Express. Normally, there are 8 buses operating per day. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $15 (€13), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $10 (€9). Travelers depart most frequently from Budapest, Liszt Ferenc Nemzetközi Repülőtér and arrive in Bratislava, Ivanská cesta (Letisko MR Štefánik).

Bus companies: STUDENT AGENCY k. S. FlixBus and Slovak Lines Express from Budapest to Bratislava

Travel from Budapest to Bratislava from $10 (€9) with Omio’s bus partners STUDENT AGENCY k. S. FlixBus and Slovak Lines Express! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable journey for you.

FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost bus companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance bus at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight buses on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long bus journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

Budapest to Bratislava bus information with FlixBus:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 30 min
  • Cheapest Price: $14
  • FlixBus frequency: 8 a day

Buses From Budapest To Bratislava

The journey by bus from the Hungarian capital Budapest to the Slovakian capital Bratislava can be achieved in about 3 hours. Flixbus, Eurolines, RegioJet, and Slovak Lines Express operate buses from Budapest to Bratislava once or twice per day. Some departures travel overnight and arrive in the early hours of the morning on the next day, while others start in the morning and arrive in Bratislava by mid-morning.

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Budapest to Bratislava Bus Cost

Average prices for buses from Budapest to Bratislava when you book in advance

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Budapest to Bratislava Buses: General Information

Travelers can offset some of the cost of Budapest to Bratislava bus tickets by checking the prices and booking ahead of time.

  • autobus All Budapest to Bratislava buses are run by RegioJet, Eurolines, Flixbus, and Slovak Lines Express.
  • autobus Most Budapest to Bratislava buses are direct, depart from Budapest Népliget bus station and arrive at Bratislava's AS Mlynské nivy bus station.
  • autobus The Budapest to Bratislava bus journey takes as little as 2 hours and 55 minutes to arrive in Bratislava.
  • autobus Most travelers book their Budapest to Bratislava bus tickets 1 day in advance of the travel date.

Based on Omio's travel data, as the table above clearly illustrates, ticket prices on Budapest to Bratislava buses decrease the further they are booked in advance:

  • It is 9% cheaper to book a Budapest to Bratislava bus ticket 1 month in advance as opposed to the day you intend to travel.

Taking the Bus from Budapest

To catch one of the regular buses from Budapest to Bratislava, travelers must first reach the international bus station in Budapest, which is located in the 9th district of Budapest at Népliget. Although the bus station is outside the city center, travelers can take the Metro line M3 to Népliget direct from the city center to reach the bus station. Budapest also has an extensive network of bus routes and tram routes that connect Népliget to the city centre, in particular tram lines 1 and 1A and the 103 bus line.

Getting into Bratislava by Bus

Sitting on the banks of the Danube, the Slovakian capital is a charming city that is filled with pretty pedestrian streets, gothic monuments and beautiful palaces. Overlooked by Bratislava Castle, visitors can wander the streets and cafes of the Old Town and discover beautiful structures from the 13th and 14th centuries. Upon arriving in Bratislava, passengers on buses from Budapest to Bratislava disembark at Mlynské Nivy bus station, which is conveniently located in the city’s Old Town. Many of Bratislava’s central attractions and monuments are therefore within an easy 15 minute walk of the bus station. There are also plenty of bus and trolleybus routes that connect the bus station to the city center.

FAQs: Bus from Budapest to Bratislava

FAQs: Take the bus from Budapest to Bratislava with ease. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have the information you need to know so you can find the best option from Budapest to Bratislava.
Cheap bus tickets from Budapest to Bratislava can start from as little as $10 (€9) when you book in advance. The average bus ticket price for Budapest to Bratislava is $15 (€13); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Budapest to Bratislava bus travel time is 2 h 20 min   for the 100 mile (161 km) long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first bus from Budapest to Bratislava leaves at 10: 15 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last bus from Budapest to Bratislava leaves at 10: 10 PM.
There are 8 buses a day from Budapest to Bratislava which require at least one change with STUDENT AGENCY k. S. FlixBus or Slovak Lines Express. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer buses.
For the route from Budapest to Bratislava you can take a bus with STUDENT AGENCY k. S. FlixBus or Slovak Lines Express. Be sure to check out all possible bus providers that offer services to Bratislava from Budapest on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

Passengers board the bus most frequently from Budapest, Liszt Ferenc Nemzetközi Repülőtér, which is located around 11.3 miles (18.2 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the bus at Bratislava, Ivanská cesta (Letisko MR Štefánik), located 5.8 miles (9.3 km) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month for a bus from Budapest to Bratislava is April.
You have options as you can travel between Budapest and Bratislava 3 different ways: bus, train or flight.
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