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Travel Information between Budapest and Prague

distanceDistance275 miles (444 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or coach
priceTicket price range£25 - £263
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £25 • 10 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £263 • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAustrian Airlines or Flixbus

Travel 275 miles (444 km) by flight or coach between Budapest and Prague. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £25. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Austrian Airlines or Flixbus among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Budapest to Prague.

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The journey from Budapest to Prague

The journey from the Hungarian capital, Budapest, to the Czech capital, Prague, is possible within about 4.5 hours using a variety of transport. Flights depart regularly, offering travellers the fastest choice of transport, but anyone who prefers to travel by ground transportation can opt to choose one of the direct bus services that travel between the two cities. The bus journey is considerably longer, taking at least 7.5 hours in total. Travellers can also choose to take a train from Budapest Keleti Railway Station to Prague Hlavni Nadr Station, which takes about 7 hours.

Buses from Budapest to Prague

Several bus companies operate regular bus services between the two cities, including Orangeways and FLiXBUS. Orangeways travels to Prague direct, taking about 7.5 hours, while FLiXBUS buses involve a change on the way and take 8 to 9 hours to reach Prague. Most buses depart from the main bus station at Nepliget and travel to Florenc bus station in Prague.

Trains from Budapest to Prague

Trains regularly depart from Budapest Keleti Railway Station and travel direct to Prague Hlavni Nadr Station. Journey times are generally consistent and the overall journey takes about 7 hours in total. Most trains travel direct but some travel from Budapest Kelenfoe Station and stop at Vienna on the way.

Flights from Budapest to Prague

Travellers can fly between the two cities within about 4.5 hours. Czech Airlines provides the fastest services from Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport, taking about 4.5 hours to reach Václav Havel Airport in Prague. Other options include Ural Airlines, Smartwings and Austrian Airlines, which reach Prague in 4.5 to 5.5 hours.

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Travel to Prague 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 Budapest to Prague.
FAQs
Does Czechia have any COVID-19 travel restrictions for people travelling to Prague from Budapest?

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

Can travellers from Hungary enter Czechia?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Hungary.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Prague from Budapest?

Conditions of entry into Czechia:

  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Prague, Czechia?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Czechia has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 21/07/2021. 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 trip from Budapest to Prague.

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Hungary from Prague, Czechia?

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

Is my journey back to Budapest from Prague restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry into Hungary:

  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Budapest, Hungary?

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

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

This information about your return travel to Hungary was last checked on 25/07/2021. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Budapest from Prague closer to your date of departure here.

What are my travel options from Budapest to Prague?

You can travel to Prague from Budapest 2 different ways: flight or coach.

How many miles from Budapest to Prague would I travel?

Prague is approximately 275 miles (444 km) away from Budapest.

What are the departure and arrival points in Budapest and in Prague?

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

  • Most travellers catch their flight from Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport and arrive in Prague Vaclav Havel Airport.
  • Most travellers who book a coach ticket from Budapest to Prague depart from Budapest, Thököly út (Budapest-Keleti) to Praha, Hlavní Nádraží.
Which travel operators can get me from Budapest to Prague?

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

  • Travel with Austrian Airlines to go to Prague by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Austrian Airlines Budapest to Prague tickets on Omio for £263.
  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Prague by coach. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Budapest to Prague tickets on Omio for £25.
What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to Prague from Budapest?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Budapest to Prague often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like Berlin, Vienna or Munich. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Budapest and Prague itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Prague and any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I book my Budapest to Prague ticket online to get the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets cost £263 one way on average.
  • Coach tickets are costing £25 one way on average.

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

How do I get from Budapest to Prague the cheapest way?

The cheapest way from Budapest to Prague is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £25 compared to other travel options to Prague:

A coach is £237 less than a flight for this journey with tickets for a flight from Budapest to Prague costing on average £263.

What is the fastest way to Prague from Budapest?

The fastest way to get to Prague from Budapest is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 15 min.

There are alternative travel options to Prague that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 10 h 40 min   of travel time.

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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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Budapest - Könyves Kálmán k
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Budapest Népliget autóbusz állomás Busterminal
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Budapest, Népliget Autobus Station
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