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

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

Can I enter Slovakia if coming from Hungary?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 1

What measures do I need to follow in Bratislava, Slovakia due to the pandemic?

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

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

The information above was last checked on 6/20/21; 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 Budapest to Bratislava.

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Hungary from Bratislava, Slovakia?

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

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Hungary from Slovakia?

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

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

Requirements for reentering Hungary:

  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival

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 6/20/21. 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.

What are the ways to get from Budapest to Bratislava?

Travel Budapest to Bratislava by bus.

What is the distance from Budapest to Bratislava?

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

When traveling from Budapest to Bratislava, where do I depart from Budapest and where do I arrive in Bratislava?

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

  • Most travelers who buy a bus ticket from Budapest to Bratislava depart from Budapest, Thokoly Way (Keleti Railway Station) to Bratislava, Novy Most.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Budapest to Bratislava?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Budapest to Bratislava, then we'll help you find the best value travel company for you:

  • Travel with Flixbus for buses to Bratislava. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus Budapest to Bratislava tickets on Omio for $10 (€8).
Where should I go next after I travel from Budapest to Bratislava?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Budapest to Bratislava often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Vienna, Prague or Kraków. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Budapest and Bratislava itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Bratislava and any of these top destinations today!
How early should I buy tickets from Budapest to Bratislava online for the best deals?

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

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $10 (€8) one way.

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.

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

Going by bus is the quickest way from Budapest to Bratislava with an average travel time of 2 h 35 min.

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Budapest
Bratislava
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Budapest Népliget autóbusz állomás Busterminal
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Budapest, Népliget Autobus Station
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