Prague to Budapest train

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Cheap train tickets from Prague to Budapest

Showing times and prices for 26 Apr

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Prague to Budapest is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cheapest
RegioJet a.s.
06:156h43
Prague hlavní nádraží
12:58Budapest-Kelenfoeld
£421One-way
0 changes
Cheapest
RegioJet a.s.
13:156h43
Prague hlavní nádraží
19:58Budapest-Kelenfoeld
£421One-way
0 changes
STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
21:5212h06
Prague hlavní nádraží
09:58Budapest-Kelenfoeld
£621One-way
2 changes
ÖBB | Euro City (EC)
09:446h44
Prague hlavní nádraží
16:28Budapest-Nyugati
£1211One-way
0 changes
ÖBB | Euro City (EC)
11:446h44
Prague hlavní nádraží
18:28Budapest-Nyugati
£1211One-way
0 changes

Train timetablePrague to Budapest

Showing trains for tomorrow, Friday, 26 April
RegioJet a.s.
06:156h43
Prague hlavní nádraží
12:58Budapest-Kelenfoeld
0 changes
ÖBB | Euro City (EC)
09:446h44
Prague hlavní nádraží
16:28Budapest-Nyugati
0 changes
ÖBB | Euro City (EC)
11:446h44
Prague hlavní nádraží
18:28Budapest-Nyugati
0 changes
ÖBB | Euro City (EC)
12:447h05
Prague hlavní nádraží
19:49Budapest-Nyugati
1 change
RegioJet a.s.
13:156h43
Prague hlavní nádraží
19:58Budapest-Kelenfoeld
0 changes
STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
21:5212h06
Prague hlavní nádraží
09:58Budapest-Kelenfoeld
2 changes

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Train times from Prague to Budapest

Showing times and prices for 26 Apr

Fastest Journey

6 h 43 m

Average

7 h 40 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

444 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Prague for Budapest every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
RegioJet a.s.
06:156h43
Prague hlavní nádraží
12:58Budapest-Kelenfoeld
£421One-way
0 changes
Fastest
RegioJet a.s.
13:156h43
Prague hlavní nádraží
19:58Budapest-Kelenfoeld
£421One-way
0 changes
ÖBB | Euro City (EC)
09:446h44
Prague hlavní nádraží
16:28Budapest-Nyugati
£1211One-way
0 changes
ÖBB | Euro City (EC)
11:446h44
Prague hlavní nádraží
18:28Budapest-Nyugati
£1211One-way
0 changes
ÖBB | Euro City (EC)
12:447h05
Prague hlavní nádraží
19:49Budapest-Nyugati
£1251One-way
1 change

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Overview: Train from Prague to Budapest

distanceDistance275 miles
durationAverage train duration6 h 43 min
priceAverage train ticket price£59 (€65)
frequencyTrain frequency6 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 6 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersRegioJet a. S. ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB | Railjet, EuroNight, ÖBB | InterCity, STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Student Agency or České dráhy

Trains from Prague to Budapest cover the 275 miles long journey taking on average 6 h 43 min with our travel partners like RegioJet a. S. ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB | Railjet, EuroNight, ÖBB | InterCity, STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Student Agency or České dráhy. Normally, there are 6 trains operating per day. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £15, but the average price of train tickets is £59. Travellers depart most frequently from Prague hlavní nádraží and arrive in Budapest-Kelenfoeld.

Trains from Prague to Budapest

Trains from Prague to Budapest are quick and simple. The Czech Republic's rail company Ceske Drahy operate a daily direct train from Prague to Budapest that takes 6 hours 45 minutes and requires no changes en route. The first trains leave Prague just before 6:00 a.m. and there are trains every couple of hours after that until the final departure just before midnight - so there should be a train departure that fits into your travel schedule.

Prague to Budapest Trains: General Information

Travelers can offset some of cost of Prague to Budapest train tickets by checking the prices and booking ahead of time.


  • All Prague to Budapest trains are run by České Dráhy.
  • Most Prague to Budapest trains are direct, depart from Prague Hlavní Nádraží train station and arrive at Budapest Keleti train station.
  • The Prague to Budapest train journey takes as little as 6 hours and 43 minutes to arrive in Budapest.
  • Most travelers book their Prague to Budapest train tickets 1 day in advance of the travel date.

Taking the Train from Prague

All trains from Prague to Budapest depart from Hlavni Nadrazi station, which is located just to the southeast of the city center. If you are staying in Prague's old town, catching the Metro is the best way to get to the station. Just take Line C and you'll be there in 10 minutes. The Metro runs from 4:45 a.m. until after midnight, but if it isn't running, trams and coaches are available.

Getting into Budapest by Train

Budapest is a beautiful capital, which used to be one of the power centers of Central Europe. Nowadays, tourists can visit its palaces, markets and museums, take a traditional thermal bath or climb to the plateau of Buda Fortress for incredible views. After that, Budapest is a thriving nightlife center with a young, lively population - so everyone should enjoy their stay. All trains from Prague to Budapest arrive at Keleti Station. Located in the eastern half of Budapest, Keleti has excellent links to the city center. Just get on Metro lines 2 or 4, or catch one of the regular trams from just outside the station entrance. Metro trains run from 4:30 a.m. until just after 11:00 p.m., but taxis and night coaches are available for very late arrivals.

FAQs: Prague to Budapest train

FAQs: Travel by train from Prague to Budapest easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Prague to Budapest.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Prague to Budapest can start from as little as £15 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Prague to Budapest is £59; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Prague to Budapest train travel time is 6 h 43 min   for the 275 mile long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Prague to Budapest leaves at 05: 15. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Prague to Budapest leaves at 19: 52.
There are 6 trains a day from Prague to Budapest which require at least one change with RegioJet a. S. ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB | Railjet, EuroNight, ÖBB | InterCity, STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Student Agency or České dráhy. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
Yes, there's a high-speed train to Budapest. Take the fast train with ÖBB | Railjet from Prague to Budapest.
Take the Prague to Budapest train with RegioJet a. S. ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB | Railjet, EuroNight, ÖBB | InterCity, STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Student Agency or České dráhy. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the trip to Budapest from Prague as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Yes, you can take a night train from Prague to Budapest with EuroNight. Find all the info regarding night trains in Europe.  

When departing from Prague, you have various train station options to start your route from including Prague hlavní nádraží, Prague-Holešovice and Praha-Kačerov. When arriving in Budapest, you can end your route in train stations like Budapest-Kelenfoeld, Budapest-Deli and Budapest Keleti.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Prague hlavní nádraží, which is located around 1.8 miles (2.9 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Budapest-Kelenfoeld, located 3.2 miles (5.2 km) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month to travel from Prague to Budapest by train is April.
You have options as you can travel between Prague and Budapest 3 different ways: coach, train or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in Prague and Budapest

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Budapest
Prague hlavní nádraží is the most popular Prague railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Prague for your journey to Budapest.
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