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29 Oct
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4 Nov
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6 Nov
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£14Flixbus
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7 Nov
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8 Nov
£14RegioJet a.s.
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£24ryanair sun
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11 Nov
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12 Nov
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13 Nov
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£105Lufthansa Cityline
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£9ryanair sun

Travel Information from Prague to Budapest

distanceDistance275 miles (444 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, coach or train
priceTicket price range£14 - £74
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £14 • 7 h 17 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £74 • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesryanair sun, STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Or RegioJet a. S.

Take a flight, coach or train to travel 275 miles (444 km) 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 train is the best option with prices starting as low as £14. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are ryanair sun, STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Or RegioJet a. S. Among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight, coach or train from Prague to Budapest.

General Information about the journey from Prague to Budapest

The journey between the two cities can be made by plane, bus or train. The fastest way to travel is by plane. Bus and train routes both have a similar journey time, with the most frequent daily departures being by bus. Bus and train stations in the cities are centrally located and have good onward travel links on local buses, trams and metro.

Buses from Prague to Budapest

Seven buses a day run between the two cities. The first departure is at around 5:00 a.m., with the last bus leaving at about 11:00 p.m. The service can be booked through three operators, the Czech owned RegioJet Bus Company and orangeways.com, as well as Infobus. Most routes are direct and take between 7 and 8.5 hours. Buses depart from Prague Florenc Central Bus Station and arrive at, or near, Budapest Nepliget Bus Station.

Trains from Prague to Budapest

Euro-city trains depart from Prague Hlavni Nadrazi Station approximately every two hours, between around 7:30 a.m. and about 3.30 p.m., with the journey taking just under 7 hours. Trains arrive into Budapest Keleti Station.

Flights from Prague to Budapest

Czech Airlines have two direct flights a day going to Budapest from Prague, with a journey time of around 5.5 hours. The flights depart at just before 6:00 a.m. and around noon. Several other providers offer connecting flights with much longer journey times. Prague Vaclav Airport is 10 km from the city centre, while Budapest Ferihegy International Airport is 16 km East of the city, both have direct and fast links to the city centres by public transport or taxi.

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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 Prague, Czechia?

Travel from Prague, Czechia to Budapest, Hungary is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Budapest from Prague restricted?

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

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

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 24/10/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip from Prague to Budapest closer to your planned date of departure here.

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

The current restriction level for returning to Prague, Czechia from Hungary is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Prague, Czechia from Budapest, Hungary?

Reentering Czechia is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Hungary

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Prague from Budapest?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 5 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

Which rules do I need to follow in Prague, Czechia regarding COVID-19?

All travellers returning to Czechia must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

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

The information above was last checked on 23/10/2021. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Prague from Budapest here.

What are my Prague to Budapest travel options?

There are 3 travel options from Prague to Budapest: flight, coach or train.

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

Train services offer the cheapest way to get from Prague to Budapest. Tickets for a train cost on average £14.

This is compared to other travel options to Budapest:

A train is generally £60 less than a flight for the same journey. A flight costs on average £74 from Prague to Budapest.

A train is about £3 less than a coach, which costs on average £17 for this trip.

What is the fastest way to get from Prague to Budapest?

The fastest way to get to Budapest from Prague is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 5 min.

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

In comparison, going by coach can take 6 h 55 min   on average.

In comparison, travelling by train can take you on average 7 h 17 min.

How many miles from Prague to Budapest would I travel?

The distance between Prague and Budapest is around 275 miles (444 km).

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

The average frequency per day from Prague to Budapest is:

  • 2 coaches a day.

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

Where do people depart from and arrive in when travelling from Prague to Budapest?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Prague to Budapest:

  • Flights from Prague to Budapest most often leave from Prague Vaclav Havel Airport and arrive in Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport.
  • Coaches mostly leave from Praha, Hlavní Nádraží and tend to arrive in Budapest, Thököly út (Budapest-Keleti).
  • Trains mostly leave from Prague, Praha, Zličín and tend to arrive in Budapest-Déli.
Which travel operators can get me from Prague to Budapest?

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

  • You can take a flight from Prague to Budapest with ryanair sun. Cheap tickets can be found for £74 with ryanair sun from Prague to Budapest.
  • You can travel between Prague and Budapest by coach with STUDENT AGENCY k. S. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £17 with STUDENT AGENCY k. S. From Prague to Budapest.
  • You can go to Budapest from Prague by train with RegioJet a. S. You'll see cheap train tickets for £14 with RegioJet a. S. From Prague to Budapest on Omio.
Is it possible to travel directly between Prague and Budapest?

Yes, there are direct services available between Prague and Budapest with the following travel operators:

  • You can find around direct flights per day and book this direct flight with ryanair sun.
  • You can travel directly by coach with Infobus or STUDENT AGENCY k. S. With 2 direct coaches per day.
  • You'll find direct trains per day with RegioJet a. 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 between Prague and Budapest.

Where should I go next after I travel to Budapest from Prague?
Looking to extend your trip from Prague to Budapest? Many Omio customers who go from Prague to Budapest usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like Vienna, Bratislava or Kraków. If you're looking to explore Vienna, Bratislava or Kraków from Budapest, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How early should I buy Prague to Budapest tickets online to score the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets cost £74 one way on average.
  • Coach tickets are costing on average £17 one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average £14 one way.

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