How to travel from Budapest to Bratislava

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from Budapest to Bratislava

You can get from Budapest to Bratislava by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Budapest to Bratislava on Dec 06 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

11:20AMBudapest2h55 02:15PMBratislava, Autobusová stanica Mlynské Nivy
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11:20AMBudapest2h55 02:15PMBratislava, Autobusová stanica Mlynské Nivy
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10:50AMBudapest, Népliget autóbusz-pályaudvar3h25 02:15PMBratislava, Autobusová stanica Mlynské Nivy
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11:10PMBudapest2h35 01:45AMBratislava, Autobusová stanica Mlynské Nivy
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10:50PMBudapest, Népliget autóbusz-pályaudvar2h55 01:45AMBratislava, Autobusová stanica Mlynské Nivy
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Travel Information to Bratislava from Budapest

distanceDistance100 miles (161 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$8 - $27
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $8 (€7) • 1 h 36 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $8 (€7) • 1 h 36 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or RegioJet a. S.

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 100 miles (161 km) to Bratislava from Budapest. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 36 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $8 (€7). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus or RegioJet a. S. Among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train 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

Travel between Budapest, Hungary and Bratislava, Slovakia is: Unrestricted.

Can travelers from Hungary enter Slovakia?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Hungary.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Bratislava from Budapest?

Conditions of entry into Slovakia:

  • There are no current restrictions

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Bratislava, Slovakia?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Slovakia has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 11/17/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey from Budapest to Bratislava.

Return travel to Budapest, Hungary from Slovakia is: Unrestricted.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Hungary from Slovakia?

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

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

Requirements for reentering Hungary:

  • There are no current restrictions

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: Recommended

The above information about your return travel to Budapest, Hungary was last verified on 11/17/22. 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.

There are 4 travel options from Budapest to Bratislava: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to go to Bratislava from Budapest is by taking a train, which costs on average $8 (€7).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Bratislava:

Taking a train is usually $19 (€18) less than taking a bus to Bratislava, which costs on average $27 (€25) for the same trip.

A train is generally $2 (€2) less than a flight for the same journey. Taking a flight costs on average $10 (€9) from Budapest to Bratislava.

The quickest way to travel to Bratislava from Budapest is by train, which takes on average 1 h 36 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by bus can take 2 h 20 min   on average.

In comparison, getting to Bratislava by flight can take on average 0 h 0 min.

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

The average frequency per day from Budapest to Bratislava is:

  • 9 buses a day.
  • 9 trains per day.

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

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

  • Buses from Budapest to Bratislava most often leave from Budapest, Nyugati pályaudvar and arrive in Bratislava, Most SNP.
  • Flights from Budapest to Bratislava most often leave from Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport and arrive in Bratislava M. R. Štefánik Airport.
  • Trains mostly depart from Budapest-Déli and arrive in Bratislava predmestie.

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

  • You can travel from Budapest to Bratislava by bus with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $27 (€25) with Flixbus from Budapest to Bratislava.
  • You can travel by train to Bratislava from Budapest with RegioJet a. S. And you can find RegioJet a. S. Budapest to Bratislava tickets for $8 (€7) on Omio.

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

  • You can travel directly by bus with Flixbus or STUDENT AGENCY k. S. With 9 direct buses per day.
  • You can travel directly by train with RegioJet a. S. With 9 direct trains per day.

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

Many of our customers traveling from Budapest to Bratislava don't make Bratislava their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Bratislava 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 Bratislava to any of these top destinations today!

Before traveling from Budapest to Bratislava, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $27 (€25) one way for this journey.
  • A plane ticket for this trip costs on average $10 (€9) one way.
  • A train ticket for this route is costing $8 (€7) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Budapest to Bratislava tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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