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 Fri Jan 21 2022 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time) we recommend taking a flight because it's the best combination of price and speed.

06:15PMPrague Vaclav Havel Airport1h10 07:25PMBudapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport
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$391One-way
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05:00PMPrague6h50 11:50PMBudapest
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$201One-way
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05:30PMPrague6h50 12:20AMBudapest
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$251One-way
02:50PMPrague Vaclav Havel Airport4h30 07:20PMBudapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport
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$2391One-way
05:20PMPrague Vaclav Havel Airport6h05 11:25PMBudapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport
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$2371One-way

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Fri
Jan 21
$23RegioJet a.s.
$18Infobus
$39ryanair sun
Sat
Jan 22
$16RegioJet a.s.
$19STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$204Lufthansa Cityline
Sun
Jan 23
$16RegioJet a.s.
$18Flixbus
$204Lufthansa Cityline
Mon
Jan 24
$16RegioJet a.s.
$18Flixbus
$18ryanair sun
Tue
Jan 25
$16RegioJet a.s.
$18Flixbus
$171Lufthansa Cityline
Wed
Jan 26
$16RegioJet a.s.
$19STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$177Lufthansa
Thu
Jan 27
$16RegioJet a.s.
$19STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$173tab
Fri
Jan 28
$18RegioJet a.s.
$18Flixbus
$26ryanair sun
Sat
Jan 29
$16RegioJet a.s.
$18Flixbus
$146Lufthansa Cityline
Sun
Jan 30
$16RegioJet a.s.
$19STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$146Lufthansa Cityline
Mon
Jan 31
$16RegioJet a.s.
$17Flixbus
$16ryanair sun
Tue
Feb 1
$16RegioJet a.s.
$18Flixbus
$146Lufthansa Cityline
Wed
Feb 2
$16RegioJet a.s.
$17STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$19ryanair sun
Thu
Feb 3
$16RegioJet a.s.
$17STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$130Lufthansa Cityline
Fri
Feb 4
$18RegioJet a.s.
$17STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$32ryanair sun
Sat
Feb 5
$16RegioJet a.s.
$18Flixbus
$120Lufthansa Cityline
Sun
Feb 6
$16RegioJet a.s.
$17STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$19ryanair sun
Mon
Feb 7
$16RegioJet a.s.
$16Flixbus
$19ryanair sun
Tue
Feb 8
$16RegioJet a.s.
$17STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$114Lufthansa Cityline
Wed
Feb 9
$16RegioJet a.s.
$17STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$19ryanair sun

Travel Information to Budapest from Prague

distanceDistance275 miles (444 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$19 - $25
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $19 (€16) • 7 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $25 (€21) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesryanair sun, STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Or RegioJet a. S.

Take a flight, bus or train to travel 275 miles (444 km) between Prague and Budapest. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 10 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 trip are ryanair sun, STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Or RegioJet a. S. Among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight, bus or train from Prague to Budapest.

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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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Travel Tips: Travel from Prague to Budapest

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FAQs

What COVID-19 safety information and travel restrictions should I be aware of before I go to Budapest, Hungary from Prague, Czechia?

Travel between Prague, Czechia and Budapest, Hungary is: Partially open.

Can travelers from Czechia enter Hungary?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially open 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:

  • 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

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: Mandatory

This information was last checked on 1/17/22. 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 from Prague to Budapest.

Are there COVID-19 restrictions on returning to Prague, Czechia from Budapest, Hungary?

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

Is my journey back to Prague from Budapest restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry into Czechia:

  • Negative COVID-19 test within 2 days before arrival and testing upon arrival
  • Unvaccinated travellers are required to take a PCR test between days 5 and 7 after arrival
  • Travellers vaccinated with the booster shot (3rd dose) are exempt from providing a COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Prague, Czechia?

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

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

This information about your return travel to Czechia was last checked on 1/13/22. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Prague from Budapest closer to your date of departure here.

How do I get from Prague to Budapest?

There are 3 ways that you can travel from Prague to Budapest. You can take a flight, bus or train.

What is the cheapest way from Prague to Budapest?

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

This is compared to other travel options to Budapest:

A train is generally $5 (€5) less than a flight for the same route. Taking a flight costs on average $25 (€21) from Prague to Budapest.

A train is $3 (€3) less than a bus for this journey with tickets for a bus from Prague to Budapest costing on average $23 (€19).

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

The fastest way to get to Budapest from Prague is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 10 min.

Other travel options to Budapest can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 6 h 55 min   of travel time.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 7 h 20 min.

How far is it from Prague to Budapest?

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

How many services a day are there to Budapest from Prague?

The average frequency per day from Prague to Budapest is:

  • 2 buses a day.

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

When traveling to Budapest from Prague, 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 who buy a plane ticket from Prague to Budapest depart from Prague Vaclav Havel Airport to Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport.
  • Most travelers take a bus from Praha, Hlavní Nádraží to Budapest, Thököly út (Budapest-Keleti).
  • Most travelers who purchase a train ticket from Prague to Budapest depart from Prague, Praha, Zličín to Budapest-Déli.

Which travel companies can get me from Prague to Budapest?

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 ryanair sun to go to Budapest by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find ryanair sun Prague to Budapest tickets on Omio for $25 (€21).
  • STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Can take you to Budapest by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for STUDENT AGENCY k. S. From Prague to Budapest for $23 (€19).
  • 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 $19 (€16).

Is it possible to travel directly to Budapest from Prague?

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

  • You can find 2 direct buses per day to take to Budapest with Infobus or STUDENT AGENCY k. S.

Direct services to Budapest 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 trip.

What is another destination I should add to my tour 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!

When should I buy a ticket from Prague to Budapest online to score the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets are costing $25 (€21) one way on average.
  • Bus tickets are costing on average $23 (€19) one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average $19 (€16) one way.

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.