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Travel Information to Bratislava from Budapest

distanceDistance100 miles (161 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$10 - $16
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $10 (€8) • 2 h 55 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $16 (€13) • 2 h 23 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSTUDENT AGENCY k. S. Or RegioJet a. S.

Travel 100 miles (161 km) by bus or train to Bratislava from Budapest. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 23 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $10 (€8). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Or RegioJet a. S. Among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Budapest to Bratislava.

General Information About the Journey from Budapest to Bratislava

Though situated in different countries, these two cities only 200 km apart and relatively simple to get between. The links between the two cities by rail and by bus are fairly frequent and mostly feature direct routes. Trains are not much faster than the bus service, and more expensive. While flights are possible, there are no direct flights available with all flights requiring a change in Prague, which makes traveling by plane a longer, as well as a more expensive, option. For both speed and value the bus is the most efficient method of transport between the two points. The direct bus takes just less than 3 hours.

Buses from Budapest to Bratislava

Bus services traveling from Budapest to Bratislava are fairly frequent, operating from 06.64 am to 23.30 pm from Budapest Nepiget at 131 Üllői Street. There are quite a number of different bus companies providing this service, Regiojet is the cheapest at £7.92, with Orange Ways the fastest at just 2h 45m. Slovak Lines Express and Metro Plus operate a direct through service, and Flixbus operates a service requiring one change. The main bus station in Bratislava is Mlynske Nivy in Ruzinov district.

Trains from Budapest to Bratislava

Eurocity Trains offer a direct service traveling from Budapest to Bratislava on a regular basis throughout the day, with trains approximately every two hours. The journey takes around 2h 40 m and costs from £5.95 to £13.88 depending on discounts and whether it is a one way or return. Trains leave from Budapest Keleti station, starting at 5.25am and with the last direct train setting off at 17.25 pm. They arrive at Bratislava - hlavná.

How to get from Budapest to Bratislava

The Best Way According to our Users

If you want to travel from Budapest to Bratislava 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 Budapest to Bratislava. 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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FAQs
What are the COVID-19 travel restrictions for Bratislava, Slovakia if I’m coming from Budapest, Hungary?

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

Is international entry into Bratislava from Budapest restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Hungary.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Bratislava, Slovakia from Budapest?

  • 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 1 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 COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Bratislava, Slovakia?

The government of Slovakia has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

The above information was last verified on 9/14/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip from Budapest to Bratislava closer to your planned date of departure here.

Are there COVID-19 restrictions on returning to Budapest, Hungary from Bratislava, Slovakia?

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

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Hungary from Slovakia?

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

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

Requirements for reentering Hungary:

  • 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 requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Hungary?

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

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

The above information about your return travel to Budapest, Hungary was last verified on 9/14/21. 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 Budapest from Bratislava.

How do I get from Budapest to Bratislava?

There are 2 ways to get from Budapest to Bratislava: bus or train.

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

The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Bratislava is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $10 (€8) compared to other travel options to Bratislava:

A bus is generally $6 (€5) less than a train for the same route. Taking a train costs on average $16 (€13) from Budapest to Bratislava.

What is the fastest way to get from Budapest to Bratislava?

The quickest way to travel from Budapest to Bratislava is by train, which takes on average 2 h 23 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 2 h 55 min.

What is the distance from Budapest to Bratislava?

You should expect to travel around 100 miles (161 km) between Budapest and Bratislava.

How many services a day are there between Budapest and Bratislava?

The average frequency per day from Budapest to Bratislava is:

  • Around 7 trains per day.

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

When traveling to Bratislava from Budapest, what are the departure and arrival points in Budapest and Bratislava?

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

  • Buses from Budapest to Bratislava most often leave from Budapest, Thököly út (Budapest-Keleti) and arrive in Bratislava, Most SNP.
  • Trains mostly leave from Budapest-Déli and tend to arrive in Bratislava predmestie.
Which travel companies can get me from Budapest to Bratislava?

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

  • You can go to Bratislava from Budapest by bus with STUDENT AGENCY k. S. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $10 (€8) with STUDENT AGENCY k. S. From Budapest to Bratislava on Omio.
  • You can take a train from Budapest to Bratislava with RegioJet a. S. Cheap tickets can be found for $16 (€13) with RegioJet a. S. From Budapest to Bratislava.
What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Budapest to Bratislava?
Looking to extend your trip from Budapest to Bratislava? Many Omio customers who go from Budapest to Bratislava usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Vienna, Prague or Kraków. If you're looking to explore Vienna, Prague or Kraków from Bratislava, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
When should I book a ticket from Budapest to Bratislava online to score the best deals?

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

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

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

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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Budapest
Bratislava
Budapest - Könyves Kálmán k
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Budapest Népliget autóbusz állomás Busterminal
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Budapest, Népliget Autobus Station
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