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Cheap train tickets and times from Prague to Budapest

Showing times and prices for May 22

Cheapest

Fastest Journey

6 h 43 m

Average

8 h 44 m

Trains per day

11

Distance

444 km

Cheap train tickets from Prague to start from $30 with an average ticket price of $41.

The fastest train from Prague to takes 6h 43m in comparison to an average duration of 8h 44m and covers a distance of 444 km.

11 trains that leave Prague for every day with 4 travelling directly.

Cheapest
RegioJet a.s.
01:15PM6h43
Prague hlavní nádraží
07:58PMBudapest-Kelenfoeld
$301One-way
0 transfers
RegioJet a.s.
06:15AM6h43
Prague hlavní nádraží
12:58PMBudapest-Kelenfoeld
$361One-way
0 transfers
RegioJet a.s.
06:15AM13h43
Prague hlavní nádraží
07:58PMBudapest-Kelenfoeld
$461One-way
1 transfer
RegioJet a.s.
09:15AM7h43
Prague hlavní nádraží
04:58PMBudapest-Kelenfoeld
$461One-way
1 transfer
RegioJet a.s.
09:15AM10h43
Prague hlavní nádraží
07:58PMBudapest-Kelenfoeld
$461One-way
1 transfer

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My journey from Prague to Budapest was very enjoyable. The price-performance ratio was very good and ideal. The price was fair for the long distance in my opinion. I found the reservation options to be simple and clear. The volume on the train was also optimal and appropriate. The seats on the train were very comfortable and cosy. However, not enough attention was paid to hygiene, as the toilets were not well-maintained, hygienic and clean. In addition, the train did not arrive in Budapest on time. The staff was not friendly to the guests and offered only a poor service to their guests. Overall a satisfactory journey, because hygiene and the service of the staff are important aspects for me.
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My journey from Paris to Budapest turned out to be excellent. Firstly, I thought the price was reasonable. The staff were very friendly and helpful. They always had a big smile on their faces and were ready to help and assist their guests. Maximum attention was paid to hygiene, as the toilets and seats were well maintained and clean. The seats were not only clean, but also very cosy. This made the journey much more relaxing. However, the noise on the train was annoying and the train did not arrive in Budapest on time. There were also several changes that made the journey more time-consuming. But all in all a great journey!
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The train journey from Prague to Budapest was a very interesting journey. The train was comfortable and clean and the staff were friendly. I was able to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery. The train staff was attentive and the food on board was good. The train was also on time. I would definitely recommend it.
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I was able to gather some positive experiences on the journey. The train was punctual to the minute. In addition, the wifi and reception were very stable and fast. The price-performance ratio was also absolutely ideal. I also experienced excellent hygiene in the sanitary facilities. Overall, I give the journey a full 5 stars. This train journey also gets my recommendation.
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My journey from Prague to Budapest was pretty good. The staff were very friendly, polite and respectful. The train also arrived in Budapest on time. In addition, the reservation options were relatively straightforward, which made booking tickets much easier. However, I found the price a little high and the seats were unfortunately not well maintained and comfortable. In addition, the volume was not appropriate. Overall, however, a good and recommendable journey.
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What struck me immediately was definitely the super fast reception and the wifi. Following on from this, I would like to say that the cleaning staff did an excellent job. This ensured that the conditions were hygienic. It was warm and cosy on the train, which benefits the comfort of the train. I have nothing negative to say about the staff, but nothing positive either. To cut a long story short. Recommendation.
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Overall, I can rate the journey as very positive. It was very good that the train was on time and the staff were extremely friendly. The benches were also very comfortable and cosy. Another positive feature I noticed was the fast and, above all, constant wifi. Overall, I give the train journey five stars and can recommend it with a good heart.
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Our train, the EN 40457, departed at 00:40. Although the time was not ideal, I reached my destination at 8.30am after a journey of 7 hours and 50 minutes. It was a direct journey, without changing trains, and delays were rare. The comfort was excellent: The ergonomic seats and tables allowed me to watch films on my laptop. There were also power sockets and wifi on the train. The staff were helpful and assisted me in connecting to the wifi. The train was clean and well maintained, apart from the slightly dirty toilets. I would recommend this journey to anyone, especially those with little experience of travelling by train. The price was reasonable for the quality on offer.

Overview: Train from Prague to Budapest

distanceDistance275 miles (444 km)
durationAverage train duration6 h 43 min
priceAverage train ticket price$75 (€65)
frequencyTrain frequency6 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 6 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesRegioJet a. S. ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB | Railjet, EuroNight, ÖBB | InterCity, STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Student Agency or České dráhy

Trains from Prague to Budapest cover the 275 miles (444 km) long route taking on average 6 h 43 min with our travel partners like RegioJet a. S. ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB | Railjet, EuroNight, ÖBB | InterCity, STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Student Agency or České dráhy. Normally, there are 6 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $23 (€20), but the average price of train tickets is $75 (€65). Travelers depart most frequently from Prague hlavní nádraží and arrive in Budapest-Kelenfoeld.

Train companies: RegioJet a. S. ÖBB | Euro City (EC) and ÖBB | Railjet from Prague to Budapest trains

Find the best trains from Prague to Budapest with Omio's travel partners RegioJet a. S. ÖBB | Euro City (EC) and ÖBB | Railjet from $19 (€16). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best route.

RegioJet is a Czech train company that offers a wide range of services to its customers including trains between Prague and Budapest. It operates both regional and long-distance trains, with the latter covering routes across the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, and Hungary. The regional trains are known as RegioJet Express and offer frequent departures throughout the day. The long-distance trains are called RegioJet Comfort and provide a more luxurious experience with comfortable seating, air conditioning, and free Wi-Fi. RegioJet offers a variety of ticket types, including single tickets, return tickets, and group tickets. Onboard facilities include a café car, a restaurant car, and a bar car. Passengers can also enjoy a selection of movies and music, as well as access to power outlets. The most popular routes for RegioJet are Prague to Brno, Prague to Ostrava, and Prague to Vienna. These routes offer convenient connections to major cities in the Czech Republic and beyond.

RegioJet a. S. From Prague to Budapest train information:

  • Average Duration: 6 h 43 min
  • Cheapest Price: $19

FAQs: Trains from Prague to Budapest

FAQs: Travel by train from Prague to Budapest easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Prague to Budapest.
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Cheap train tickets from Prague to Budapest can start from as little as $23 (€20) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Prague to Budapest is $75 (€65); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Prague to Budapest train travel time is 6 h 43 min   for the 275 mile (444 km) long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Prague to Budapest leaves at 7: 44 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Prague to Budapest leaves at 8: 52 PM.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Prague to Budapest without having to change trains with RegioJet a. S. ÖBB | Euro City (EC), STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Student Agency or České dráhy. There are 6 direct trains from Prague to Budapest each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
Yes, there's a high-speed train to Budapest. Take the fast train with ÖBB | Railjet from Prague to Budapest.
For the best Prague to Budapest train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with RegioJet a. S. ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB | Railjet, EuroNight, ÖBB | InterCity, STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Student Agency or České dráhy. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services to Budapest from Prague to compare what amenities they may offer.
Yes, you can take a night train from Prague to Budapest with EuroNight. Find all the info regarding night trains in Europe.  

When departing from Prague, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Prague hlavní nádraží, Prague-Holešovice and Praha-Kačerov. When arriving in Budapest, you can end your route in train stations like Budapest-Kelenfoeld, Budapest Keleti and Budapest-Deli.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Prague hlavní nádraží, which is located around 1.8 miles (2.9 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Budapest-Kelenfoeld, located 3.2 miles (5.2 km) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month to travel from Prague to Budapest by train is June.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 3 ways to travel from Prague to Budapest including taking a train, bus or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in Prague and Budapest

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Prague hlavní nádraží is the most popular Prague railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Prague for your trip to Budapest.
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