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Of the 8 bus that leave Prague for Budapest every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct bus cover the 444 km distance in an average of 7h 33m but if you time it right, some bus will get you there in just 6h 45m .
The slowest bus will take 9h 45m 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 Prague to Budapest will cost around $ 23 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 20.
|Avg. Bus Duration:|
7 hours 16 minutes
|Coach Ticket Price:||$20|
|Buses depart from:||Prague|
|Bus arrives in:||Budapest|
|Bus Companies:||Arda Tur, Eurolines Switzerland, Flixbus, RegioJet|
Buses from Prague to Budapest are provided by a number of private companies including Student Agency, Eurolines and Katev Travel. Eurolines offer two direct buses every day, with one early morning departure around 7 a.m. and an afternoon service. In both cases, the journey time is between 7-9 hours. Student Agency offers 5 buses from Prague to Budapest every day, with a very early departure at 5 a.m.
Buses from Prague all depart from the city's UAN Florenc Bus Station. Located close to the heart of the city, Florenc is also a metro stop, which makes it easily accessible. Buses from Prague to Budapest depart from Florenc's platform 22, and the station is open from 4 a.m. until midnight. Prague's Metro service runs from 4:45 a.m. until after midnight, making it easy to reach most departures. For the earliest buses, there are night trams from the center of town as well.
All Eurolines and RegioJet buses from Prague to Budapest arrive at the city's Nepliget bus station. Nepliget is located on the M3 Metro Line, providing rapid access to Budapest's city center. Get off at Kalvin Ter or Deak Ferenc ter, and change to the M5 line, which stops at the major central attractions. There are also plenty of local trolley buses and trams, along with the HEV suburban railway that serves outlying districts.
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