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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.
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.
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.
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.