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Travel Information from Bratislava to Budapest

distanceDistance100 miles (161 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$10 - $16
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $10 (€8) • 2 h 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSTUDENT AGENCY k. S. Or RegioJet a. S.

Take a bus or train to travel 100 miles (161 km) to Budapest from Bratislava. A bus is best for those looking to save money on this journey, with tickets costing about $10 (€8). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Or RegioJet a. S. Among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus from Bratislava to Budapest.

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General Information about the journey from Bratislava to Budapest

There are various travel connections between Bratislava, the Slovakian capital and Budapest, the capital of Hungary. These two major cities are actually just 200 km apart, making getting from one to the other a fairly simple journey. There are however no direct flights between Bratislava and Budapest and the close proximity of these two capital cities makes it far easier to take a train or a bus, which are also cheaper and faster options. Trains depart from Bratislava central station, Bratislava Hlavná Stanica and buses from the Central Coach Terminal, Autobusová Stanica

Buses from Bratislava to Budapest

Buses to Budapest depart from the Central Coach Terminal, Autobusová Stanica, which is located in the eastern part of the city at Mlysnke Nivy. The coach terminal can be reached via trolley bus from the central train station or the city center. Journey time via coach or bus is around three hours. Operators include Orangeways who operate two journeys per day, Eurolines who offer one daily morning service and Regiojet who operate six services per day. Buses arrive at Budapest Népliget Bus Station, the main terminus for international buses which is found in the southwest of the city center.

Trains from Bratislava to Budapest

Train travel to Budapest from Bratislava is straightforward and is provided by Eurocity. Journey times between the two cities is 2.75 hours. Trains depart from Bratislava Hlavná Stanica (Central Station) six times per day and stop at two of the major rail stations in Budapest, Keleti pályaudvar (Budapest East) and Nyugati pályaudvar (Budapest West).

How to get from Bratislava to Budapest

The Best Way According to our Users

If you want to travel from Bratislava to Budapest there are several options available to you. For this route, however, 100,00% of our customers choose the bus as their preferred method of transportation. Nowadays, traveling by bus is a relaxing and entertaining experience. Most bus companies offer different on-board services; ranging from "welcome drinks" to free wi-fi or personal entertainment. For this reason, the bus is often chosen as the best way to get from Bratislava to Budapest. Bus companies normally offer comfortable journeys for reasonable prices, and if you choose to travel on a night bus you can even save the money of one night in a hotel. For that reason, the bus is most likely the cheapest way to get to your destination.

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Travel from Bratislava to Budapest
Travel 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 Bratislava to Budapest.
Am I allowed to travel from Bratislava, Slovakia to Budapest, Hungary?

International travel from Bratislava, Slovakia to Budapest, Hungary is: Partially open.

Can I enter Hungary if coming from Slovakia?

Entry into Hungary is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Slovakia.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Budapest if traveling from Bratislava?

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 measures do I need to follow in Budapest, Hungary due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Hungary must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 10/17/21; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip from Bratislava to Budapest.

Are there restrictions on my return trip to Bratislava, Slovakia from Budapest, Hungary due to COVID-19?

Return travel to Bratislava, Slovakia from Hungary is: Partially open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Slovakia from Hungary?

Entry into Slovakia is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Hungary.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Slovakia from Hungary?

Requirements for reentering Slovakia:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 14 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Slovakia?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Slovakia to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The above information about your return travel to Bratislava, Slovakia was last verified on 10/17/21. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Bratislava from Budapest.

How do I travel from Bratislava to Budapest?

There are 2 ways to travel from Bratislava to Budapest including taking a bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to go from Bratislava to Budapest?

The cheapest way to travel to Budapest from Bratislava is by taking a bus with an average price of $10 (€8).

This is compared to other travel options to Budapest:

Taking a bus is about $6 (€5) less than taking a train, which costs on average $16 (€13) for this trip.

What is the quickest way from Bratislava to Budapest?

The fastest way from Bratislava to Budapest is by flight with an average journey time of 45 min.

There are alternative travel options to Budapest that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 2 h 50 min   of travel time.

In comparison, going by train can take 2 h 23 min   on average.

What is the distance between Bratislava and Budapest?

The distance is approximately 100 miles (161 km) from Bratislava to Budapest.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Bratislava to Budapest?

The average frequency per day from Bratislava to Budapest is:

  • 7 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Bratislava and Budapest as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do I depart from Bratislava? Where do I arrive in Budapest?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Bratislava to Budapest:

  • Most travelers board their bus from Bratislava, Most SNP and arrive in Budapest, Thököly út (Budapest-Keleti).
  • Most travelers who purchase a train ticket from Bratislava to Budapest depart from Bratislava predmestie to Budapest-Déli.
Who can get me from Bratislava to Budapest?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Bratislava to Budapest:

  • You can take a bus from Bratislava to Budapest with STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Cheap tickets can be found for $10 (€8) with STUDENT AGENCY k. S. From Bratislava to Budapest.
  • You can travel by train to Budapest from Bratislava with RegioJet a. S. And you can find RegioJet a. S. Bratislava to Budapest tickets for $16 (€13) on Omio.
Is there a direct service to Budapest from Bratislava?

Yes, there are direct services available from Bratislava to Budapest with the following travel companies:

  • You can take a direct bus with STUDENT AGENCY k. S.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Budapest as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Bratislava and Budapest.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Bratislava to Budapest?
Many of our customers traveling from Bratislava to Budapest don't make Budapest their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Budapest are Vienna, Prague or Kraków, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Budapest to any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I purchase my Bratislava to Budapest one way ticket online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip from Bratislava to Budapest, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost on average $10 (€8) one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average $16 (€13) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Bratislava to Budapest online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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