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Overview: Train from Budapest to Bratislava

distanceDistance100 miles (161 km)
frequencyTrain frequency7 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 7 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersRegioJet a. S.

Trains from Budapest to Bratislava cover the 100 miles (161 km) long route with our travel partners like RegioJet a. S. Normally, there are 7 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Budapest-Déli and arrive in Bratislava predmestie.

Trains from Budapest to Bratislava

Bratislava is the charming capital and biggest city in Slovakia. The city has top attraction sites such as the Slav├şn monument signifying the country’s world war II liberation and Bratislava Castle that has a stunning view of Slovakia. The train is the best way to travel from Budapest to Bratislava, with frequent departures available throughout the day. Passengers can expect travel times of two hours 30 minutes along the 100 mile route. Passengers can opt for direct train travel from Nyugati station in Budapest to Bratislava or a one change route from Budapest Kelenfold station to Bratislava via Komarno.

Which train companies travel from Budapest to Bratislava?

Train companies that operate from Budapest to Bratislava include Hungarian Railways, Slovakian Railways, and Czech Railways.

How long is the train from Budapest to Bratislava?

The fastest journey time from Budapest to Bratislava by train is two hours 22 minutes. However, the journey might take longer, depending on whether it has a stopover or not. The average journey from Budapest to Bratislava takes approximately four hours. The journey might take longer during the weekend and peak tourist season.

How many trains are there from Budapest to Bratislava?

The frequency of trains departing from Budapest to Bratislava is relatively high and consistent throughout the year. Trains are spread at intervals throughout the day with an average 12 trains per day. Of these 12, passengers can usually expect nine direct options for trains from Budapest to Bratislava.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Budapest to Bratislava?

Departure train station: From Budapest, trains heading to Bratislava depart from the Budapest Keleti (eastern) railway station or Nyugati station. Passengers can quickly access the station Nyugati palyadudvar by taking the metro M3 blue line. To get to Budapest Keleti station, take tram 24 or metro 2,4.  

Arrival train station: Hlavna Stanica train station abbreviated as Bratislava hl.st is the central station in Bratislava where trains from Budapest and other major cities complete their journey. The station is located about a 15 minute walk from the edge of the town. To organize onward travel to the center, passengers can use public transport - tram no 1 or bus route 93 gives travelers access to the city center.

Travel Tips

Trains from Budapest to Bratislava
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FAQs
What are the travel restrictions for Bratislava, Slovakia if I'm coming from Budapest, Hungary by train?

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

What is the status of international entry into Slovakia from Hungary?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Entry is allowed only for essential reasons
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 14-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals without a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required

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

When traveling in Slovakia, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

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

The information above was last checked on 12/7/21. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Budapest and Bratislava before traveling.

What COVID restrictions are there for my return journey by train to Budapest, Hungary from Bratislava, Slovakia?

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

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

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

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

What are the requirements?

  • 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?

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

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

Last checked on 12/7/21. 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 train to Budapest from Bratislava here.

How far is it from Budapest to Bratislava by train?
The train distance from Budapest to Bratislava is around 100 miles (161 km).
What train station in Budapest goes to Bratislava? What train station do I come into Bratislava from Budapest?

When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Budapest-Déli   and arriving in Bratislava predmestie.

Where do I find the Budapest train station to Bratislava? Where is the Bratislava train station?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this trip, called Budapest-Déli, is located 0.7 miles (1.2 km) from the city center of Budapest.

The most popular arrival train station, Bratislava predmestie, is located 2.8 miles (4.5 km) away from the city center of Bratislava.

What train providers offer a service to Bratislava from Budapest?
Take the Budapest to Bratislava train with RegioJet a. S. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the trip to Bratislava from Budapest as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many trains are there between Budapest and Bratislava a day?
The average number of trains departing Budapest for Bratislava is 7 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Budapest
Bratislava
The major railway station for departures from Budapest is Budapest-Déli. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Budapest-Déli for your journey from Budapest to Bratislava.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+36 13558657
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 06: 00-10: 00, 10: 20-14: 00, 14: 25- 17: 35
Public transit options for Budapest-Déli
Metro lines: M2 (red)
Tram lines: 17, 56, 56A, 59, 59A, 59B, 61
Bus lines: 21, 21A, 39, 102, 139, 140, 140A, N960, N990
Train lines: IC, IR, S (10, 12, 30, 34, 35, 40, 42), Z30