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from Budapest to Prague

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

Our recommendation

To get from Budapest to Prague on Dec 9 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:52AMBudapest, Könyves Kálmán k7h21 03:13PMPraha, Hlavní Nádraží
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$221One-way
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07:52AMBudapest, Könyves Kálmán k7h21 03:13PMPraha, Hlavní Nádraží
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$221One-way
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10:50AMBudapest, Népliget autóbusz-pályaudvar7h40 06:30PMPraha, ÚAN Florenc
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$311One-way
10:50PMBudapest, Népliget autóbusz-pályaudvar7h10 06:00AMPraha, ÚAN Florenc
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$261One-way
03:52PMBudapest, Könyves Kálmán k7h12 11:04PMPraha, Hlavní Nádraží
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$311One-way

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Wed
Dec 8
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$28STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
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Thu
Dec 9
$19RegioJet a.s.
$22Flixbus
$280Lufthansa
Fri
Dec 10
$22RegioJet a.s.
$23STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$62ryanair sun
Sat
Dec 11
$22RegioJet a.s.
$23STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$241Lufthansa
Sun
Dec 12
$22RegioJet a.s.
$24Flixbus
$83ryanair sun
Mon
Dec 13
$22RegioJet a.s.
$23STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$16ryanair sun
Tue
Dec 14
$22RegioJet a.s.
$23STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$201Lufthansa
Wed
Dec 15
$19RegioJet a.s.
$28STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$16ryanair sun
Thu
Dec 16
$22RegioJet a.s.
$28STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$201Lufthansa
Fri
Dec 17
$22RegioJet a.s.
$28STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$16ryanair sun
Sat
Dec 18
$22RegioJet a.s.
$28STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$172Lufthansa
Sun
Dec 19
$22RegioJet a.s.
$28STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$25ryanair sun
Mon
Dec 20
$22RegioJet a.s.
$28STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$25ryanair sun
Tue
Dec 21
$22RegioJet a.s.
$31Flixbus
$172Lufthansa
Wed
Dec 22
$22RegioJet a.s.
$23Flixbus
$25ryanair sun
Thu
Dec 23
$22RegioJet a.s.
$32STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$152Lufthansa
Fri
Dec 24
$22RegioJet a.s.
$28STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$152Lufthansa
Sat
Dec 25
$22RegioJet a.s.
$24Flixbus
$152Lufthansa
Sun
Dec 26
$22RegioJet a.s.
$31Flixbus
$29ryanair sun
Mon
Dec 27
$22RegioJet a.s.
$31Flixbus
$25ryanair sun
Tue
Dec 28
$22RegioJet a.s.
$24Flixbus
$133Lufthansa Cityline

Travel Information between Budapest and Prague

distanceDistance275 miles (444 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$19 - $37
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $19 (€16) • 7 h 12 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $37 (€31) • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesryanair sun, Flixbus or RegioJet a. S.

Take a flight, bus or train to travel 275 miles (444 km) from Budapest to Prague. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $19 (€16). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are ryanair sun, Flixbus or RegioJet a. S. Among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight, bus 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

Is cross-border travel to Prague, Czechia from Budapest, Hungary currently allowed?

International travel from Budapest, Hungary to Prague, Czechia is: Partially open.

Can I enter Czechia if coming from Hungary?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • COVID-19 test 5 days after arrival
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What measures do I need to follow in Prague, Czechia due to the pandemic?

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

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

The information above was last checked on 12/7/21; 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 Prague.

Am I required to self-quarantine when I return to Budapest, Hungary from Prague, Czechia?

The restriction level for your return to Budapest, Hungary from Czechia is: Partially open.

Is my journey back to Budapest from Prague restricted?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Budapest from Prague?

Conditions of reentry into 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 coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Budapest, Hungary?

You should observe these safety measures in Hungary as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to Hungary was last checked on 12/7/21. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Budapest from Prague closer to your date of departure here.

How do I reach Prague from Budapest?

There are 3 ways to travel from Budapest to Prague including taking a flight, bus or train.

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

The cheapest way to travel between Budapest and Prague is by taking a train with an average price of $19 (€16).

This is compared to other travel options to Prague:

A train is $18 (€15) less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Budapest to Prague costing on average $37 (€31).

Taking a train is about $1 (€1) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $20 (€17) for this trip.

What is the fastest way from Budapest to Prague?

The fastest way to get to Prague from Budapest is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 15 min.

Other travel options to Prague can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Prague by bus can take on average 7 h 10 min.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 7 h 12 min.

How far is Prague from Budapest?

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

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Budapest to Prague?

The average frequency per day from Budapest to Prague is:

  • Around 1 bus per day.

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

Where do I depart from Budapest? Where do I arrive in Prague?

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

  • Most travelers board their plane from Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport and arrive in Prague Vaclav Havel Airport.
  • Most travelers who book a bus ticket from Budapest to Prague depart from Budapest, Thököly út (Budapest-Keleti) to Praha, Hlavní Nádraží.
  • Most travelers who buy a train ticket from Budapest to Prague depart from Budapest-Déli to Prague, Praha, Zličín.

Which travel companies can take me from Budapest to Prague?

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

  • Ryanair sun can take you to Prague by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for ryanair sun from Budapest to Prague for $37 (€31).
  • Flixbus can take you to Prague by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Budapest to Prague for $20 (€17).
  • Travel with RegioJet a. S. To go to Prague by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find RegioJet a. S. Budapest to Prague tickets on Omio for $19 (€16).

Is it possible to travel directly between Budapest and Prague?

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

  • You can find 1 direct bus per day to Prague with STUDENT AGENCY k. S.

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

What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Budapest to Prague?

Omio customers who travel from Budapest to Prague often also extend their vacation to go to Berlin, Vienna or Munich. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Prague and these popular destinations at a great price.

How early should I buy tickets to Prague from Budapest online for the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets cost on average $37 (€31) one way.
  • Bus tickets cost $20 (€17) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $19 (€16) one way.

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