You can get from Prague to Budapest by train, bus or flight.
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|Distance||275 miles (444 km)|
|Available travel modes||Flight, coach or train|
|Ticket price range||£14 - £74|
|Cheapest mode||Train • £14 • 7 h 17 min|
|Fastest mode||Flight • £74 • 1 h 5 min|
|Popular travel companies||ryanair 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.
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.
Travel from Prague, Czechia to Budapest, Hungary is: Partially open.
International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Czech Republic.
The government of Hungary has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
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.
The current restriction level for returning to Prague, Czechia from Hungary is: Partially open.
Reentering Czechia is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Hungary
All travellers returning to Czechia must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:
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.
There are 3 travel options from Prague to Budapest: flight, coach or train.
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.
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.
The distance between Prague and Budapest is around 275 miles (444 km).
The average frequency per day from Prague to Budapest is:
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.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Prague to Budapest:
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Yes, there are direct services available between Prague and Budapest with the following travel operators:
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.
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:
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.
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