How to travel from Prague to Budapest

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from Prague to Budapest

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

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To get from Prague to Budapest on Dec 09 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:30AMPraha, ÚAN Florenc6h45 04:15PMBudapest
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06:00PMPrague8h00 02:00AMBudapest
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09:30AMPraha, ÚAN Florenc7h05 04:35PMBudapest, Népliget autóbusz-pályaudvar
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05:38AMPrague7h20 12:58PMBudapest
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09:00PMPraha, ÚAN Florenc8h45 05:45AMBudapest
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Travel Information to Budapest from Prague

distanceDistance275 miles (444 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$28 - $119
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $28 (€25) • 7 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $119 (€107) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSTUDENT AGENCY k. S. Ryanair sun or RegioJet a. S.

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

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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Travel Tips: Travel from Prague to Budapest

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FAQs

Travel between Prague, Czechia and Budapest, Hungary is: Unrestricted.

Can travelers from Czechia enter Hungary?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Czech Republic.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Budapest from Prague?

Conditions of entry into Hungary:

  • There are no current restrictions

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Budapest, Hungary?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Hungary has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 11/17/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey to Budapest from Prague.

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

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

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

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

  • There are no current restrictions

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: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 11/6/22. 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 Prague from Budapest here.

There are 4 ways to get from Prague to Budapest: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to travel between Prague and Budapest is by taking a train with an average price of $28 (€25).

This is compared to other travel options to Budapest:

A train is generally $4 (€4) less than a bus for the same trip. Taking a bus costs on average $32 (€29) from Prague to Budapest.

Taking a train is about $91 (€82) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $119 (€107) for this trip.

The quickest way to travel from Prague to Budapest is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 10 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Budapest by bus can take on average 5 h 56 min.

In comparison, getting to Budapest by train can take on average 7 h 20 min.

Budapest is approximately 275 miles (444 km) away from Prague.

The average frequency per day from Prague to Budapest is:

  • 5 buses a day.
  • 5 trains per day.

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

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

  • Buses most often depart from Prague at Praha, Hlavní Nádraží and arrive in Budapest at Budapest, Nyugati pályaudvar.
  • Flights mostly leave from Prague Vaclav Havel Airport and tend to arrive in Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport.
  • Trains mostly leave from Prague and tend to arrive in Budapest-Déli.

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

  • Travel with STUDENT AGENCY k. S. To go to Budapest by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Prague to Budapest tickets on Omio for $32 (€29).
  • Ryanair sun can take you to Budapest by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for ryanair sun from Prague to Budapest for $119 (€107).
  • RegioJet a. S. Can take you to Budapest by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for RegioJet a. S. From Prague to Budapest for $28 (€25).

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

  • You can take a direct bus with Flixbus, Infobus, Korona Travel, DMD Group or STUDENT AGENCY k. S. With 5 direct buses per day.
  • You'll find 5 direct trains per day with RegioJet a. S.

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 to Budapest from Prague.

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. If you’d like to add 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!

When planning your trip from Prague to Budapest, 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 $32 (€29) one way.
  • Plane tickets cost $119 (€107) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost $28 (€25) 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.

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