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from Bratislava to Budapest

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

Our recommendation

To get from Bratislava to Budapest on 17 Oct we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

13:45Bratislava2h50 16:35Budapest, Népliget autóbusz-pályaudvar
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£71One-way
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13:45Bratislava2h50 16:35Budapest, Népliget autóbusz-pályaudvar
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£71One-way
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03:15Bratislava2h50 06:05Budapest, Népliget autóbusz-pályaudvar
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£71One-way

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16 Oct
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17 Oct
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18 Oct
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19 Oct
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20 Oct
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21 Oct
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22 Oct
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23 Oct
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24 Oct
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25 Oct
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26 Oct
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27 Oct
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Thu
28 Oct
£19Flixbus
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29 Oct
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30 Oct
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31 Oct
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1 Nov
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2 Nov
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Travel Information from Bratislava to Budapest

distanceDistance100 miles (161 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£7 - £12
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £7 • 2 h 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSTUDENT AGENCY k. S. Or RegioJet a. S.

Travel 100 miles (161 km) by coach or train from Bratislava to Budapest. A coach is best for those looking to save money on this route, with tickets costing about £7. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Or RegioJet a. S. Among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach from Bratislava to Budapest.

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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).

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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 Bratislava, Slovakia?

Travel from Bratislava, Slovakia to Budapest, Hungary is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Budapest from Bratislava restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Slovakia.

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

Entry Requirements:

  • 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

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Budapest, Hungary?

The government of Hungary has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

The above information was last verified on 10/10/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip to Budapest from Bratislava closer to your planned date of departure here.

Are there restrictions on reentering Slovakia from Budapest, Hungary due to the coronavirus pandemic?

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

Is my journey back to Bratislava from Budapest restricted?

Entry into Slovakia is currently allowed for: Entry is partially 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:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 14 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 1 in quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

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 10/10/2021. 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.

How do I go from Bratislava to Budapest?

There are 2 ways that you can travel between Bratislava and Budapest. You can take a coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to go to Budapest from Bratislava?

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Bratislava to Budapest. Tickets for a coach cost on average £7.

This is compared to other travel options to Budapest:

A coach is about £5 less than a train, which costs on average £12 for this route.

What is the quickest way from Bratislava to Budapest?

The fastest way from Bratislava to Budapest is by flight with an average journey time of 45 min.

Other travel options to Budapest from Bratislava can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Budapest by coach can take on average 2 h 50 min.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 2 h 23 min   of travel time.

How many miles are between Bratislava and Budapest

The Bratislava to Budapest distance is approximately 100 miles (161 km).

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

The average frequency per day from Bratislava to Budapest is:

  • 7 trains per day.

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

When going from Bratislava to Budapest, where do I depart from Bratislava and where do I arrive in Budapest?

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

  • Most travellers catch their coach from Bratislava, Most SNP and arrive in Budapest, Thököly út (Budapest-Keleti).
  • Most travellers take a train from Bratislava predmestie to Budapest-Déli.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Bratislava to Budapest?

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

  • STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Can take you to Budapest by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for STUDENT AGENCY k. S. From Bratislava to Budapest for £7.
  • Travel with RegioJet a. S. For trains to Budapest. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for RegioJet a. S. Bratislava to Budapest tickets on Omio for £12.
Is there a direct service from Bratislava to Budapest?

Yes, there are direct services available from Bratislava to Budapest with the following travel operators:

  • You can book a direct coach with STUDENT AGENCY k. S.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Budapest as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Bratislava to Budapest.

Where else should I travel to after my journey between Bratislava and Budapest ends?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Bratislava to Budapest often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like Vienna, Prague or Kraków. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Bratislava and Budapest itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Budapest and any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I buy my Bratislava to Budapest ticket online to get the best deals?

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

  • Coach tickets cost £7 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing £12 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets between Bratislava and Budapest online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.