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The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Budapest to Bratislava will cost around $ 9 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 9.
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2 h 55 m
3 h 10 m
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Of the 2 buses that leave Budapest for Bratislava every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct buses cover the 161 km distance in an average of 3 h 10 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 2 h 55 m .
The slowest buses will take 3 h 25 m 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.
|Distance||100 miles (161 km)|
|Average bus duration||2 h 55 min|
|Average bus ticket price||$11 (€9)|
|Bus companies||RegioJet, Flixbus, Eurolines Switzerland, Eurolines Germany, Eurolines France, Nomago, Slovak Lines Express a. S. Leo Express, Infobus, STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Slovak Lines Express, DTG Deutsche Touring GmbH or Metro Plus|
Buses from Budapest to Bratislava cover the 100 miles (161 km) long trip taking on average 2 h 55 min with our travel partners like RegioJet, Flixbus, Eurolines Switzerland, Eurolines Germany, Eurolines France, Nomago, Slovak Lines Express a. S. Leo Express, Infobus, STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Slovak Lines Express, DTG Deutsche Touring GmbH or Metro Plus. There are direct bus services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $11 (€9), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $9 (€8). Travelers depart most frequently from Budapest-Déli and arrive in Bratislava, Most SNP.
Buy your official Student Agency, Leo Express and FlixBus bus tickets from Budapest to Bratislava from $9 (€8) with Omio. Find bus times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most convenient journey.
FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost bus companies, founded in Germany and offering long-distance bus services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight buses on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long bus journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on luggage and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.
Please follow the recommendations outlined by FlixBus when booking your bus tickets to Bratislava from Budapest due to the coronavirus:
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
Travel between Budapest, Hungary and Bratislava, Slovakia by bus is: Partially open.
International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Hungary
Conditions of entry:
All travelers in Slovakia must observe these coronavirus safety measures:
The information above was last checked on 1/17/22. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your bus to Bratislava from Budapest as this information can change.
The current restriction level for your return trip by bus from Bratislava to Budapest is: Partially open
Reentry to Hungary is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Slovakia
What are the requirements?
The government of Hungary has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 1/17/22. 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 Budapest from Bratislava here.
When departing from Budapest, you have various bus station options to start your trip from including Budapest, Thököly út (Budapest-Keleti), Budapest, Nyugati pályaudvar and Budapest, Clark Ádám Tér. When arriving in Bratislava, you can end your trip in bus stations like Bratislava, Most SNP, Bratislava, Hlavná stanica and Bratislava, Nové Mesto.
Omio customers book a bus from Budapest-Déli to Bratislava, Most SNP most frequently for this route.
You can find the most popular departure bus station for this trip, Budapest-Déli, located approximately 0.7 miles (1.2 km) from the city center of Budapest. The most popular arrival bus station in Bratislava, called Bratislava, Most SNP, is located around 0.6 miles (891 m) away from its city center.
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