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Train Information between Prague and Budapest

distanceDistance275 miles (444 km)
durationAverage train duration7 h 17 min
priceAverage train ticket price$30 (€25)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain providersCzech Railway, RegioJet, Leo Express or RegioJet a. S.

Trains from Prague to Budapest cover the 275 miles (444 km) long journey taking on average 7 h 17 min with our travel partners like Czech Railway, RegioJet, Leo Express or RegioJet a. S. There are direct train services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $30 (€25), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $20 (€16). Travelers depart most frequently from Prague, Praha, Zličín and arrive in Budapest-Déli.

Train companies

Student Agency, Leo Express and České dráhy Prague – Budapest

Student Agency, Leo Express and České dráhy trains will get you between Prague and Budapest from $20 (€16). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

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RegioJet is the leading bus company in the Czech Republic. Choose from the following ticket fare options for your next train between Prague and Budapest: Low Cost, Standard, Fun & Relax, Relax and Business.

Student Agency tickets between Prague and Budapest are available online on Omio. We help you compare and book your perfect journey with Student Agency between Prague and Budapest all in one place. If you’re specifically looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train, you can find all the current Student Agency train schedules and train tickets available on Omio for the 275 miles (444 km) journey. You can also see relevant travel information for the Student Agency train, such as baggage allowance and amenities onboard depending on the class fare. Search for your ideal departure and arrival times for this train, compare the fastest Prague to Budapest routes as well as the cheapest ticket prices available, and buy the best Student Agency Prague to Budapest train ticket that fits your needs. If you purchase tickets in the Omio app, you can quickly see if the Student Agency train ticket is available as a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to travel paperless. You’ll then be ready to embark on your smooth and relaxing journey to Budapest with Student Agency!

    Trains from Prague to Budapest

    This train route is among the most popular, as it is quick, easy, convenient, and hassle-free. Trains from Prague to Budapest run at least 2 or 3 times daily, if not even more often. The journey is typically without transfers, so you’ll be able to stay on board your train the entire time. The trip takes a little over 7 hours give or take depending on local conditions along the route.

    Prague to Budapest train time: daily departures

    Trains from Prague to Budapest leave daily, so there are at least 14 departures per week. There are typically 2 or 3 trains that depart from Prague to Budapest each day, but on weekends sometimes there will be 4 departures for your convenience. Usually there’s a morning train, an afternoon train, and an early evening train so you can choose what departure time works best for you. Usually the first train to Budapest from Prague leaves just before 5:00 a.m. and the last one leaves just before 5:00 p.m., getting you to Budapest around 11:00 p.m.

    How long is the journey by train from Prague to Budapest?

    The train journey from Prague to Budapest typically takes just under 7h 30min. Most of the trains are direct so you won’t have to worry about any transfers during your trip, but there is one journey that leaves on Sundays that involves a transfer in Brno. This route takes just over 7h. Otherwise, you can estimate your travel time at just under 7h 30min on a direct route.

    Prague Couple Selfie. Source: Shutterstock

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

    Departure train station: Trains from Prague to Budapest all leave from Prague’s main train station, Hlavni Nadrazi. Hlavni Nadrazi is located just a few minutes from the city center. If you decide to walk, it will take about 15 to 20min to reach the station. Otherwise, you can take the tram or the metro to Hlavni Nadrazi station. The train station can be reached from the center via tram or metro in about 5 to 10min. There are many facilities available for travelers at the train station, including public restrooms, restaurants and cafes, free wifi connection, ATMs, and a supermarket onsite.

    Arrival train station: Trains from Prague to Budapest will all arrive to the Budapest Kelenfold station. This is Budapest’s fourth busiest train station. It takes about 15 to 20min to reach the Budapest city center from Kelenfold. The train station provides direct access to Line 4 of the metro, which will take you to the stop Fovam Ter near the city center. Or, if you wish, you can transfer to Line 3 at Kalvin Ter and take Line 3 into the heart of the city. Amenities available for travelers at Kelenfold station include public bathrooms, ATMs, cafes, restaurants, and supermarkets onsite. There is also a taxi rank in case you’re looking to avoid public transport and catch a cab to your accommodation when you arrive in Budapest.

    Which train companies travel from Prague to Budapest?

    The only train company providing service from Prague to Budapest is RegioJet, a Czech railway provider. RegioJet is known for providing train and bus routes between major cities in central Europe and all journeys from Prague to Budapest are on board RegioJet trains.

    RegioJet trains from Prague to Budapest

    RegioJet services from Prague to Budapest operate on a daily basis, multiple times per day. RegioJet typically has at least 2 trains departing from Prague to Budapest every day, if not 3 or 4 on some days. Most of these are direct trains, while there is occasionally a departure that may require a transfer in Brno before continuing on to Budapest. The duration of the train journey on board RegioJet trains is usually around 7h long. All journeys are on board RegioJet’s regional long-distance trains.

    Prague Ocklock. Source: Shutterstock

    Train Prague to Budapest: Services on Board

    There are many services and amenities on board RegioJet trains from Prague to Budapest for travelers. There are several classes on board RegioJet trains, including low-cost, standard, relax, and business class. In low-cost class, you have access to free bottled water and plush seats in an open-space train car. In standard class, you’ll be seated in a compartment for 6 people, spacious tables, and multimedia screens. In relax class, you’ll have full service with an attendant as well as large leather seats.

    And finally, in business class, you’ll have access to all the above amenities as well as a spacious train compartment for 4 people. Free wifi is also available to all passengers. You are able to bring your bicycle on board the train for an additional fee as long as you reserve space for it when you book your ticket. Bikes must be stored in the 2nd class carriage. As for luggage, you’re typically allowed a larger bag or suitcase that can be stored in the overhead compartment above your seat as well as a smaller bag.

    How to find cheap train tickets from Prague to Budapest

    There are several ways for you to save money when booking your RegioJet train from Prague to Budapest. First off, book as far in advance as you possibly can. The ticket prices usually rise as the departure date gets closer, so the more in advance you book, the cheaper your tickets will be. This is also the best way to guarantee you get a seat in the class you prefer.

    It’s also a good idea to be flexible with your travel dates. It might be cheaper to book weekday tickets than weekend tickets, so keep this in mind when you’re researching prices. It may also be cheaper to leave earlier in the morning than in the middle of the day, so check on any price differences between the multiple daily departures. If you’re traveling in a group, you may also want to check if there are any group discounts available for your journey.

    To Budapest by train - travel tips

    Budapest is a must-visit destination in Central Europe for many different reasons. Rich in culture and history and also cheaper than most other European capitals, there’s so much to do and see here. Budapest is famous for its thermal baths, so while you’re in town you will definitely want to check out the Szechenyi Thermal Bath, the most famous one in the city.

    You will also want to visit the iconic Hungarian Parliament Building located on the banks of the Danube River. Other popular attractions include Buda Castle, the Fisherman’s Bastion, and St. Stephen’s Basilica. As for food, Budapest is famous for its goulash, so you will want to give that a try while you’re in town. Langos is another Hungarian speciality.

    Budapest is also famous for its ruin bars, the most famous of which being Szimpla Kert, although there are many others located around the city. Arrive early, though, as the line outside gets longer the later in the evening it gets. The people in Budapest are incredibly friendly, as well, so if you have any questions once you get there, there will always be someone around willing to help. Otherwise, sit back, relax, and enjoy your visit to one of the most vibrant and unique European capitals.

    Travel Tips

    Trains from Prague to Budapest
    Travel by train 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.
    Am I allowed to travel by train from Prague, Czechia to Budapest, Hungary?

    Travel between Prague, Czechia and Budapest, Hungary by train is: Partially open.

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

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

    Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Hungary from Prague?

    Conditions of entry:

    • 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?

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

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

    The information above was last checked on 10/24/21. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train from Prague to Budapest before traveling.

    What are the COVID-19 restrictions for my return trip to Czechia from Budapest, Hungary?

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

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

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

    Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Czechia from Budapest?

    What are the requirements?

    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 5 day mandatory self quarantine
    • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
    • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
    • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

    What are the safety rules to follow in Prague, Czechia?

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

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

    Last checked on 10/23/21. 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 Prague from Budapest here.

    How much are cheap trains between Prague and Budapest?
    Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest train between Prague and Budapest for the next 7 days starting from $20 (€16)  one way.
    How much is the train from Prague to Budapest on average?
    If you are looking to purchase your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Prague to Budapest train to cost on average $30 (€25)  one way.
    How many miles is it from Prague to Budapest by train?
    The train distance from Prague to Budapest is around 275 miles (444 km).
    How many hours is the train time to Budapest from Prague?
    While the time it takes to travel 275 miles (444 km) to Budapest from Prague can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Prague to Budapest train journey time is on average 7 h 17 min.
    Which train station from Prague to Budapest do I depart from? Which Budapest train station from Prague do I arrive in?

    Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Prague, Praha, Zličín   and arrive in Budapest-Déli.

    Where is the train station in Prague to go to Budapest? Where is the train station in Budapest located?

    Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their trains from Prague, Praha, Zličín and need to travel around 6 mile (s) / 10 km from the city center to get to this train station.

    Passengers arriving in Budapest most often arrive at Budapest-Déli and need to travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from this train station to the city center.

    Which train providers should I travel with from Prague to Budapest?
    For the best Prague to Budapest train to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with Czech Railway, RegioJet, Leo Express or RegioJet a. S. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services between Prague and Budapest to compare what amenities they may offer.
    When is the earliest train from Prague to Budapest? When is the last train from Prague to Budapest?
    You can take the earliest train from Prague to Budapest at 6: 49 AM   or take the last train from Prague to Budapest leaving at 11: 49 AM. Look for the latest Prague to Budapest train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this route.
    How far in advance should I purchase a train ticket from Prague to Budapest to get the best deals?
    If you book the Prague to Budapest train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $30 (€25). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains between Prague and Budapest. Look out for train tickets for this route to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    The major railway station for departures from Prague is Prague, Praha, Zličín. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Prague, Praha, Zličín for your journey between Prague and Budapest.