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from Prague to Budapest

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

Our recommendation

To get from Prague to Budapest on 24 Jun we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

21:10Prague Vaclav Havel Airport1h05 22:15Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport
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£501One-way
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12:49Praha, Hlavní Nádraží7h17 20:06Budapest, Könyves Kálmán k
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£141One-way
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04:49Praha, Hlavní Nádraží7h17 12:06Budapest, Könyves Kálmán k
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£141One-way
18:00Prague7h20 01:20Budapest
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£201One-way
18:00Prague7h30 01:30Budapest
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£201One-way

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Wed
23 Jun
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£20Infobus
£187Brussels Airlines
Thu
24 Jun
£14RegioJet a.s.
£16Flixbus
£50ryanair sun
Fri
25 Jun
£14RegioJet a.s.
£20Infobus
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Sat
26 Jun
£14RegioJet a.s.
£17Flixbus
£290Austrian Airlines
Sun
27 Jun
£14RegioJet a.s.
£19Flixbus
£59ryanair sun
Mon
28 Jun
£14RegioJet a.s.
£16Flixbus
£34ryanair sun
Tue
29 Jun
£14RegioJet a.s.
£20Infobus
£261Austrian Airlines
Wed
30 Jun
£14RegioJet a.s.
£16Flixbus
£50ryanair sun
Thu
1 Jul
£14RegioJet a.s.
£15STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
£50ryanair sun
Fri
2 Jul
£14RegioJet a.s.
£17STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
£231Eurowings
Sat
3 Jul
£14RegioJet a.s.
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£285Austrian Airlines
Sun
4 Jul
£14RegioJet a.s.
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Mon
5 Jul
£14RegioJet a.s.
£15STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
£25ryanair sun
Tue
6 Jul
£14RegioJet a.s.
£15STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
£265Swiss
Wed
7 Jul
£14RegioJet a.s.
£15STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
£20ryanair sun
Thu
8 Jul
£14RegioJet a.s.
£15STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
£17ryanair sun
Fri
9 Jul
£14RegioJet a.s.
£15STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
£146Eurowings
Sat
10 Jul
£14RegioJet a.s.
£15STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
£248Swiss
Sun
11 Jul
£14RegioJet a.s.
£15STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
£25ryanair sun
Mon
12 Jul
£14RegioJet a.s.
£17STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
£256Lufthansa
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13 Jul
£14RegioJet a.s.
£15STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
£261Austrian Airlines

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.

Travel Tips

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FAQs
Am I allowed to travel from Prague, Czechia to Budapest, Hungary?

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:

  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival

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 20/06/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip to Budapest from Prague closer to your planned date of departure here.

Are there COVID-19 restrictions on returning to Prague, Czechia from Budapest, Hungary?

Return travel to Prague, Czechia from Hungary is: Partially open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Czechia from Hungary?

Entry into Czechia is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Hungary.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Czechia from Hungary?

Requirements for reentering Czechia:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 14 day mandatory self quarantine
  • COVID-19 test 5 days after arrival
  • Negative COVID-19 result is required for quarantine release
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Czechia?

All travellers must abide by the following measures in Czechia to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

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

The above information about your return travel to Prague, Czechia was last verified on 21/06/2021. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Prague from Budapest.

What are my travel options from Prague to Budapest?

There are 2 travel options from Prague to Budapest: coach or flight.

How far is it from Prague to Budapest?

You should expect to travel around 275 miles (444 km) from Prague to Budapest.

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

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

  • Most travellers board their plane from Prague Vaclav Havel Airport and arrive in Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport.
  • Most travellers who purchase a coach ticket from Prague to Budapest depart from Praha, Hlavní Nádraží to Budapest, Thokoly Way (Keleti Railway Station).
Which travel companies can get me from Prague to Budapest?

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

  • Travel with Lufthansa to go to Budapest by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Lufthansa Prague to Budapest tickets on Omio for £378.
  • Flixbus can take you to Budapest by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Prague to Budapest for £31.
Is it possible to travel directly between Prague and Budapest?

Yes, there are direct routes from Prague to Budapest with the following travel companies:

  • You can check for a direct flight to Budapest with.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Budapest tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase tickets for this route.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to Budapest from Prague?
Many of our customers travelling from Prague to Budapest don't make Budapest their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Vienna, Bratislava or Kraków, either of which you could add to your Prague and Budapest trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Budapest to any of these top destinations today!
How early should I buy tickets to Budapest from Prague online for the best deals?

Before travelling from Prague to Budapest, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a plane ticket for this trip is on average £378 one way.
  • The price of a coach ticket is on average £31 one way for this trip.

But we recommend booking Prague to Budapest tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

What is the cheapest way from Prague to Budapest?

The cheapest way from Prague to Budapest is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £31 compared to other travel options to Budapest:

A coach is generally £347 less than a flight for the same trip. A flight costs on average £378 from Prague to Budapest.

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

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, getting to Budapest by coach can take on average 12 h 40 min.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Prague
Budapest
Prag, Busbhf. Florenc
Amenities
Praha Hlavni Nadrazi (M)
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