How to get from Bratislava to Budapest

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from Bratislava to Budapest

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

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To get from Bratislava to Budapest on 11 Aug we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

11:22Bratislava1h36 12:58Budapest
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11:22Bratislava1h36 12:58Budapest
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13:45Bratislava, Autobusová stanica Mlynské Nivy2h30 16:15Budapest
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13:45Bratislava, Autobusová stanica Mlynské Nivy2h50 16:35Budapest, Népliget autóbusz-pályaudvar
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05:32Bratislava10h43 16:15Budapest
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Travel Information to Budapest from Bratislava

distanceDistance100 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£6 - £7
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £6 • 1 h 36 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £6 • 1 h 36 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSTUDENT AGENCY k. S. Or RegioJet a. S.

Travel 100 miles by coach, flight, ferry or train from Bratislava to Budapest. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 36 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £6. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Or RegioJet a. S. Among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Bratislava to Budapest.

General Information about the journey from Bratislava to Budapest

There are various travel connections between Bratislava, the Slovakian capital and Budapest, the capital of Hungary. These two major cities are actually just 200 km apart, making getting from one to the other a fairly simple journey. There are however no direct flights between Bratislava and Budapest and the close proximity of these two capital cities makes it far easier to take a train or a bus, which are also cheaper and faster options. Trains depart from Bratislava central station, Bratislava Hlavná Stanica and coaches from the Central Coach Terminal, Autobusová Stanica

Return journeys from Budapest to Bratislava are also available

Buses from Bratislava to Budapest

Buses to Budapest depart from the Central Coach Terminal, Autobusová Stanica, which is located in the eastern part of the city at Mlysnke Nivy. The coach terminal can be reached via trolley bus from the central train station or the city centre. Journey time via coach or bus is around three hours. Operators include Orangeways who operate two journeys per day, Eurolines who offer one daily morning service and Regiojet who operate six services per day. Coaches arrive at Budapest Népliget Bus Station, the main terminus for international coaches which is found in the southwest of the city centre.


Trains from Bratislava to Budapest

Train travel to Budapest from Bratislava is straightforward and is provided by Eurocity. Journey times between the two cities is 2.75 hours. Trains depart from Bratislava Hlavná Stanica (Central Station) six times per day and stop at two of the major rail stations in Budapest, Keleti pályaudvar (Budapest East) and Nyugati pályaudvar (Budapest West).

Travel Tips: Travel from Bratislava to Budapest

Travel 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 Bratislava to Budapest.

International travel from Bratislava, Slovakia to Budapest, Hungary is: Fully open.

Can I enter Hungary if coming from Slovakia?

Entry into Hungary is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Slovakia.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Budapest if travelling from Bratislava?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

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

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

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

The information above was last checked on 28/07/2022; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey to Budapest from Bratislava.

The restriction level for your return to Bratislava, Slovakia from Hungary is: Fully open.

Is my journey back to Bratislava from Budapest restricted?

Entry into Slovakia is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Hungary.

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

Conditions of reentry into Slovakia:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Bratislava, Slovakia?

You should observe these safety measures in Slovakia 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 Slovakia was last checked on 28/07/2022. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Bratislava from Budapest closer to your date of departure here.

There are 4 ways to travel between Bratislava and Budapest including taking a coach, flight, ferry or train.

Train services offer the cheapest way to get from Bratislava to Budapest. Tickets for a train cost on average £6.

This is compared to other travel options to Budapest:

A train is generally £1 less than a coach for the same route. A coach costs on average £7 from Bratislava to Budapest.

A train journey is usually £1 less than a journey to Budapest by plane, which costs on average £7 for the same trip.

The fastest way from Bratislava to Budapest is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 36 min.

Other travel options between Bratislava and Budapest can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by coach can take 2 h 20 min   on average.

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The distance between Bratislava and Budapest is around 100 miles.

The average frequency per day from Bratislava to Budapest is:

  • Around 9 coaches per day.
  • 7 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Bratislava and Budapest as scheduled services by coach, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Bratislava to Budapest:

  • Most travellers board their coach from Bratislava, Most SNP and arrive in Budapest, Nyugati pályaudvar.
  • Most travellers take a flight from Bratislava M. R. Štefánik Airport to Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport.
  • Most travellers who purchase a train ticket from Bratislava to Budapest depart from Bratislava predmestie to Budapest-Déli.

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

  • You can travel by coach between Bratislava and Budapest with STUDENT AGENCY k. S. And you can find STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Bratislava to Budapest tickets for £7 on Omio.
  • You can travel by train to Budapest from Bratislava with RegioJet a. S. And you can find RegioJet a. S. Bratislava to Budapest tickets for £6 on Omio.

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

  • You'll find direct coach services to Budapest with STUDENT AGENCY k. S. With around 7 direct coaches every day.
  • You can check for a direct train to Budapest with RegioJet a. S. With 7 direct trains per day.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Budapest tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you book tickets for this trip.

Many of our customers travelling from Bratislava to Budapest don't make Budapest their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Vienna, Prague or Kraków, either of which you could add to your Bratislava and Budapest trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Budapest to any of these top destinations today!

Before travelling from Bratislava to Budapest, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket for this route is £7 one way on average.
  • The price of a plane ticket is on average £7 one way for this route.
  • The price of a train ticket for this trip is on average £6 one way.

But we recommend booking Bratislava to Budapest tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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