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How to travel from Prague to Budapest?

Travelers can make the journey from Prague to Budapest by trains, buses, and planes. The most preferred travel option is by train, which offers travelers the chance to enjoy stunning landscapes of the Central European countryside throughout the journey. Trains from Prague to Budapest take an average of seven hours and 36 minutes, buses take nine hours and 35 minutes, and traveling by plane takes several hours depending on the route taken. However, direct flights between the two cities take just over an hour.

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

The cheapest way to travel from Prague to Budapest is by bus which gets you to your final destination in an average travel time of eight hours. All bus trips between the two cities are direct connections. Buses from Prague to Budapest are operated by FlixBus and ArdaTur. These buses depart from UAN Florenc bus station in Prague and arrive at Nepliget bus station in Budapest. There are 10 daily schedules for buses from Prague to Budapest, with the earliest bus leaving at dawn and the last bus leaving at night.

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

The fastest way to travel from Prague to Budapest is by flight, with the fastest direct flights taking just over an hour to get to Budapest. Flights with transfers take an average travel time of seven hours, including a maximum of two transfers at the Warsaw Chopin, Frankfurt, or Munich Airports. Flights depart from Vaclav Havel Airport in Prague and arrive at Ferenc Liszt International Airport in Budapest. Flight services between the two destinations are offered by RyanAir, Lot Polish Airlines, Qatar Airways, and CSA among others. Boarding a flight between the two destinations requires you to be at the airport at least one hour before the departure time.

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Travel from Prague to Budapest by train

Traveling from Prague to Budapest by train takes an average of seven hours and 36 minutes. This train is operated by RegioJet, with its fastest train taking six hours and 45 minutes to arrive at its destination. All trains from Prague to Budapest are direct connections between the two cities. Trains on this route depart from Hlavni Nadrazi train station in Prague and arrive at Keleti train station in Budapest. The arrival train station is located two miles east of Budapest city center. This train station is well connected by metro lines, trams, and buses which transport passengers to the city center. There are seven daily departures by train from Prague to Budapest, with the first one leaving early in the morning and the last one leaving Prague late at night.

Travel from Prague to Budapest by bus

The journey by bus from Prague to Budapest takes an average travel time of nine hours to cover the distance of 276 miles. Services on this route are offered by FlixBus, ArdaTur, Eurolines Switzerland, Infobus, and RejioJet. FlixBus and ArdaTur are the dominating operators on the route with more schedules per day than the other carriers. FlixBus offers eight daily schedules while ArdaTur offers two trips per day on this route. Of the two main carriers, ArdaTur is the fastest, with its direct bus taking eight hours and 30 minutes. All FlixBus services on this route include one transfer, which takes one hour and 50 minutes. All buses by ArdaTur are direct connections between the two cities. Buses from Prague depart from the UAN Florenc bus station and arrive at Nepliget bus station, which has a robust network of train, bus and tram connections to the city center.

Travel from Prague to Budapest by plane

There are more than 30 daily flight schedules for travel from Prague to Budapest offered by a host of different airlines including SmartWings, Czech Airlines, RyanAir, RedWings, Air France, KLM, and Lot Polish Airlines, among others. The fastest direct flight on this route takes one hour and five minutes. Some flights on this route include one or two transfers and take considerably longer depending on the route. SmartWings, Czech Airlines, and RyanAir are the fastest carriers providing direct connections from Prague to Budapest. All flights between Prague and Budapest depart from the Vaclav Havel Airport in Prague and arrive at the Ferenc Liszt International Airport in Budapest. The arrival airport is 10 miles from Budapest city center. A transfer by local buses or airport shuttles takes 30 minutes from the airport to the city center.

How to get from Prague to Budapest

The Best Way According to our Users

If you want to travel from Prague to Budapest there are several options available to you. For this route, however, 77,69% 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 Prague to Budapest. 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
What are the international travel restrictions for Hungary due to COVID-19 if I’m traveling between Prague and Budapest?

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

Can I enter Hungary if coming from Czechia?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

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

What measures do I need to follow in Budapest, Hungary due to the pandemic?

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

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

The information above was last checked on 6/14/21; 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 between Prague and Budapest.

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

The current restriction level for returning to Prague, Czechia from Hungary is: Restricted.

Am I allowed to reenter Prague, Czechia from Budapest, Hungary?

Reentering Czechia is currently allowed for: Entry is restricted for citizens and permanent residents of Hungary

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

  • Entry is allowed only for essential reasons
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 14 day mandatory self quarantine
  • COVID-19 test 5 days after arrival
  • Negative COVID-19 result is required for quarantine release
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test

Which rules do I need to follow in Prague, Czechia regarding COVID-19?

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

  • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 6/14/21. 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 Prague from Budapest here.

How do I reach Budapest from Prague?

There are 2 ways to get from Prague to Budapest: bus or flight.

How far is Budapest from Prague?

The distance is approximately 275 miles (444 km) from Prague to Budapest.

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

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

  • Most travelers board their bus from Praha, Hlavní Nádraží and arrive in Budapest, Thokoly Way (Keleti Railway Station).
  • Most travelers take a flight from Prague Vaclav Havel Airport to Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport.
Which travel companies can get me from Prague to Budapest?

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

  • You can travel by bus to Budapest from Prague with Flixbus, and you can find Flixbus Prague to Budapest tickets for $44 (€34) on Omio.
  • You can take a flight from Prague to Budapest with Lufthansa. Cheap tickets can be found for $538 (€415) with Lufthansa from Prague to Budapest.
Can I find a direct route from Prague to Budapest?

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

  • You can book a direct flight with.

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

Where should I go next after I travel from Prague to Budapest?
Your trip from Prague to Budapest doesn't have to end in Budapest. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Vienna, Bratislava or Kraków. If you’d like to add Vienna, Bratislava or Kraków to your Prague to Budapest tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Budapest today!
How far in advance should I book tickets from Prague to Budapest online to get the best deals?

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

  • Bus tickets are costing $44 (€34) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing $538 (€415) one way on average.

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

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

The cheapest way to get from Prague to Budapest is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $44 (€34) compared to other travel options to Budapest:

A bus is $494 (€381) less than a flight for this trip with tickets for a flight from Prague to Budapest costing on average $538 (€415).

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

The quickest way to travel between Prague and Budapest is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 5 min  compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 12 h 40 min  of travel time.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Prague
Budapest
Prag, Busbhf. Florenc
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