How to travel from Budapest to Prague

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from Budapest to Prague

How to get from Budapest to Prague by train, bus or flight.

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The best way to travel from Budapest to Prague is by taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

RegioJet a.s.
07:58AM6h39
Budapest-Kelenfoeld
02:37PMPrague hlavní nádraží
$311One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
RegioJet a.s.
07:58AM6h39
Budapest-Kelenfoeld
02:37PMPrague hlavní nádraží
$311One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
RegioJet a.s.
07:58AM6h39
Budapest-Kelenfoeld
02:37PMPrague hlavní nádraží
$311One-way
0 transfers
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RegioJet a.s.
02:58PM6h39
Budapest-Kelenfoeld
09:37PMPrague hlavní nádraží
$311One-way
0 transfers
RegioJet a.s.
10:58AM7h39
Budapest-Kelenfoeld
06:37PMPrague hlavní nádraží
$421One-way
1 transfer
RegioJet a. s. (RJ_AT)
10:58AM10h39
Budapest-Kelenfoeld
09:37PMPrague hlavní nádraží
$401One-way
1 transfer

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Travel Information to Prague from Budapest

distanceDistance275 miles (444 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, bus or flight
priceTicket price range$23 - $216
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $23 (€20) • 6 h 39 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $216 (€189) • 3 h 35 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSTUDENT AGENCY k. S. Ryanair or RegioJet a. S.

Travel 275 miles (444 km) by train, bus or flight to Prague from Budapest. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Ryanair or RegioJet a. S. Among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Budapest to Prague.

How to travel from Budapest to Prague?

Traveling between the capitals of Hungary and the Czech Republic is simple and quick, with numerous potential transport options available to choose from. Flights tend to be the most popular option and cover the route in around one hour and 15 minutes, so it's a very short journey by most measures. Alternatively, the fastest coaches reach Prague in about seven hours, and are almost always a cheaper option, while trains take around six hours and 45 minutes.

What is the cheapest way to get from Budapest to Prague?

If cost is the major factor, buses will usually be the cheapest way to travel from Budapest to Prague. FlixBus offers a daily service between the cities, scheduling seven to 10 direct buses on weekdays and weekends alike. None of them will involve a change, and various departure and arrival points are available. In Budapest, travelers can board at Kelenfold or Nepliget, and they can disembark in Prague at Hlavni Nadrazi (the main rail hub) or the UAN Florenc bus station. Journey times vary from six hours and 55 minutes to eight hours and five minutes, and buses run from as early as around 2:30 a.m. until just before midnight.

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

When speed really matters, the situation is slightly different. In that case, flying is easily the best option. Between them, Ryanair, Czech Airlines, LOT, and Smartwings offer six to eight flights every day. Journey times will be one hour and 15 minutes in virtually all cases, and there's no need to change en route. That's much faster than choosing the coach for travel from Budapest to Prague. Traveling to Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport will be required, and from Vaclav Havel International Airport at the other end. However, this shouldn't add more than one hour total to most journeys.

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Travel from Budapest to Prague by train

Trains from Budapest to Prague are operated by Regiojet, which schedules up to five direct connections every day. Journey times start at six hours and 45 minutes but can be longer, so be careful when booking if time is scarce. Services leave from Nepliget Station and arrive at Prague's Hlavni Nadrazi Station, which is around 15 minutes from central Prague via the city's metro.

Travel from Budapest to Prague by bus

Taking the bus from Budapest to Prague is a comfortable, affordable, and very convenient option for travelers. Prices will be below flights and trains, especially when short notice bookings are needed, but buses will always take much longer than flights. FlixBus schedules seven to 10 direct journeys every day of the year on the Budapest to Prague route. Journey times vary from as little as six hours and 55 minutes to over eight hours, so checking for the quickest services is recommended. Travelers can choose whether to leave from Nepliget, which is a 10-minute bus ride to the southeast of the center, or they can leave from Kelenföld​, on the western bank of the Danube. When they reach Prague, passengers can alight at Roztyly on the southern outskirts, the central UAN Florenc bus station, or the stop at Hlavni Nadrazi, which is handy for those who need to catch rail transfers. In all cases, metro and bus connections allow visitors to reach anywhere in Prague with ease.

Travel from Budapest to Prague by plane

Flying is probably the most popular way to travel from Budapest to Prague, and it's also comfortably the fastest option available. Flights are provided by a variety of airlines, including Ryanair, LOT, Czech Airlines, and Smartwings. All of them fly on a daily basis, although Smartwings and Czech Airlines offer the highest frequency of flights. Thanks to the wide choice of airlines, travelers can book budget or premium fares to fit their budget, and affordable journeys are always a possibility.  Direct flights leave Budapest's Ferenc Liszt International Airport every day, six to eight times a day, from early morning until the middle of the evening. All of them will take approximately one hour and 15 minutes to reach Vaclav Havel International Airport in Prague, which is four to five hours faster than the quickest coaches. However, transfers need to be taken into account. Buses run from central Budapest to the airport in 30 minutes, while the transfer from Prague Airport to the city center will take about 45 minutes. This potentially increases the total journey duration to just over three hours.

How to get from Budapest to Prague

The Best Way According to our Users

If you want to travel from Budapest to Prague there are several options available to you. For this route, however, 79,32% 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 Prague. 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 from Budapest to Prague

        FAQs: Travel to Prague 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 Budapest to Prague.
        FAQs

        You can get to Prague from Budapest 3 different ways: train, bus or flight.

        The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Prague is by taking a train with average ticket prices of $23 (€20) compared to other travel options to Prague:

        Taking a train costs $3 (€3) less than taking a bus, which average ticket prices of $26 (€23).

        Taking a train costs $193 (€169) less than taking a flight, which average ticket prices of $216 (€189).

        The fastest way from Budapest to Prague is by flight with an average journey time of 3 h 35 min.

        There are alternative travel options to Prague that take longer:

        Bus takes on average 5 h 55 min.

        Getting to Prague by train takes 6 h 39 min on average.

        You should expect to travel around 275 miles (444 km) between Budapest and Prague.

        The average frequency per day from Budapest to Prague is:

        • 10 buses per day.
        • Around 1 train per day.

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

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

        • Most travelers board their bus from Budapest, Liszt Ferenc Nemzetközi Repülőtér and arrive in Prague.
        • Most travelers catch their flight from Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport and arrive in Prague Vaclav Havel Airport.
        • Most travelers board their train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld and arrive in Prague hlavní nádraží.

        The following travel companies offer services from Budapest to Prague:

        • STUDENT AGENCY k. S. FlixBus, Express Busline or Infobus can get you to Prague by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with STUDENT AGENCY k. S. From Budapest to Prague for $26 (€23) on Omio.
        • Ryanair, Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa Cityline (2), Eurowings, SWISS, Brussels Airlines, Air Dolomiti, Air Baltic or TAP Portugal can get you to Prague by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Ryanair from Budapest to Prague for $166 (€145) on Omio.
        • RegioJet a. S. ÖBB | Euro City (EC), EuroNight, ÖBB | Railjet or Student Agency can get you to Prague by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with RegioJet a. S. From Budapest to Prague for $23 (€20) on Omio.

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

        • 5 direct buses per day with STUDENT AGENCY k. S. FlixBus or Express Busline.
        • Direct train available with RegioJet a. S. ÖBB | Euro City (EC) or Student Agency 1 direct train per day.

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

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