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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 Sep 28 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

12:49PMPraha, Hlavní Nádraží7h17 08:06PMBudapest, Könyves Kálmán k
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$201One-way
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12:49PMPraha, Hlavní Nádraží7h17 08:06PMBudapest, Könyves Kálmán k
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$201One-way
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09:30AMPrague7h05 04:35PMBudapest, Népliget autóbusz-pályaudvar
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$231One-way
06:00PMPrague7h20 01:20AMBudapest
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$281One-way
04:49AMPraha, Hlavní Nádraží7h17 12:06PMBudapest, Könyves Kálmán k
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$231One-way

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Mon
Sep 27
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$23STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
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Tue
Sep 28
$20RegioJet a.s.
$23STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$278Lufthansa Cityline
Wed
Sep 29
$20RegioJet a.s.
$23STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$39ryanair sun
Thu
Sep 30
$20RegioJet a.s.
$23STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$238Lufthansa Cityline
Fri
Oct 1
$29RegioJet a.s.
$23STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$93ryanair sun
Sat
Oct 2
$20RegioJet a.s.
$22Flixbus
$13ryanair sun
Sun
Oct 3
$20RegioJet a.s.
$23STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$34ryanair sun
Mon
Oct 4
$20RegioJet a.s.
$21STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$13ryanair sun
Tue
Oct 5
$20RegioJet a.s.
$21STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$198Lufthansa Cityline
Wed
Oct 6
$20RegioJet a.s.
$23STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$29ryanair sun
Thu
Oct 7
$20RegioJet a.s.
$21STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$198Swiss
Fri
Oct 8
$23RegioJet a.s.
$22Flixbus
$57ryanair sun
Sat
Oct 9
$20RegioJet a.s.
$21STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$13ryanair sun
Sun
Oct 10
$20RegioJet a.s.
$21STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$29ryanair sun
Mon
Oct 11
$20RegioJet a.s.
$21STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$39ryanair sun
Tue
Oct 12
$20RegioJet a.s.
$21STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$169Lufthansa Cityline
Wed
Oct 13
$20RegioJet a.s.
$23STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$28ryanair sun
Thu
Oct 14
$20RegioJet a.s.
$21STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$169Lufthansa
Fri
Oct 15
$23RegioJet a.s.
$21STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$39ryanair sun
Sat
Oct 16
$20RegioJet a.s.
$20Flixbus
$26ryanair sun
Sun
Oct 17
$20RegioJet a.s.
$21STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$29ryanair sun

Travel Information between Prague and Budapest

distanceDistance275 miles (444 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or bus
priceTicket price range$42 - $517
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $42 (€34) • 12 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $517 (€415) • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesLufthansa or Flixbus

Travel 275 miles (444 km) by flight or bus between Prague and Budapest. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 5 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $42 (€34). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Lufthansa or Flixbus among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight 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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