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Travel Information to Bratislava from Budapest

distanceDistance100 miles (161 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus
fastestFastest modeBus • $9 (€8) • 2 h 40 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSTUDENT AGENCY k. S.

Take a bus to travel 100 miles (161 km) to Bratislava from Budapest. STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Is the main travel company operating this trip. Travelers can even take a direct bus 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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Travel Tips: Travel from Budapest to Bratislava

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What are the international travel restrictions for Slovakia due to COVID-19 if I’m traveling to Bratislava from Budapest?

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?

  • 10-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals without a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) 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 1/24/22. 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.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions on returning to Hungary from Bratislava, Slovakia?

The current restriction level for returning to Budapest, Hungary from Slovakia is: Partially open.

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

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

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Budapest from Bratislava?

  • 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
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)

Which rules do I need to follow in Budapest, Hungary regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Hungary must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

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

The information above was last checked on 1/24/22. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Budapest from Bratislava here.

What are the ways to get from Budapest to Bratislava?

You can get from Budapest to Bratislava by bus.

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

The fastest way to travel from Budapest to Bratislava is by bus, which requires on average 2 h 40 min   of travel time.

How far is it from Budapest to Bratislava?

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

When traveling between Budapest and Bratislava, 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 mostly leave from Budapest, Thököly út (Budapest-Keleti) and tend to arrive in Bratislava, Most SNP.

Which travel operators can get me to Bratislava from Budapest?

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:

  • STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Can take you to Bratislava by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for STUDENT AGENCY k. S. From Budapest to Bratislava for $9 (€8).

Can I travel directly from Budapest to Bratislava?

Yes, there is a direct route available from Budapest to Bratislava:

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

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 to Bratislava from Budapest.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Budapest to Bratislava?

Your trip from Budapest to Bratislava doesn't have to end in Bratislava. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Vienna, Prague or Kraków. If you’d like to add Vienna, Prague or Kraków to your Budapest to Bratislava tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Bratislava today!

How early should I purchase tickets to Bratislava from Budapest 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 cost on average $9 (€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.