How to travel from Bratislava to Budapest

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from Bratislava to Budapest

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

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To get from Bratislava to Budapest on Aug 14 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:22PMBratislava1h36 07:58PMBudapest
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03:15AMBratislava, Autobusová stanica Mlynské Nivy2h30 05:45AMBudapest
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03:15AMBratislava, Autobusová stanica Mlynské Nivy2h50 06:05AMBudapest, Népliget autóbusz-pályaudvar
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03:37PMBratislava14h08 05:45AMBudapest
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Travel Information between Bratislava and Budapest

distanceDistance161 km
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range€7 - €8
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • €7 • 1 h 36 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • €7 • 1 h 36 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSTUDENT AGENCY k. S. Or RegioJet a. S.

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 161 km to Budapest from Bratislava. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 36 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as €7. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Or RegioJet a. S. Among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Bratislava to Budapest.

General Information about the journey from Bratislava to Budapest

There are various travel connections between Bratislava, the Slovakian capital and Budapest, the capital of Hungary. These two major cities are actually just 200 km apart, making getting from one to the other a fairly simple journey. There are however no direct flights between Bratislava and Budapest and the close proximity of these two capital cities makes it far easier to take a train or a bus, which are also cheaper and faster options. Trains depart from Bratislava central station, Bratislava Hlavná Stanica and coaches from the Central Coach Terminal, Autobusová Stanica

Buses from Bratislava to Budapest

Buses to Budapest depart from the Central Coach Terminal, Autobusová Stanica, which is located in the eastern part of the city at Mlysnke Nivy. The coach terminal can be reached via trolley bus from the central train station or the city centre. Journey time via coach or bus is around three hours. Operators include Orangeways who operate two journeys per day, Eurolines who offer one daily morning service and Regiojet who operate six services per day. Coaches arrive at Budapest Népliget Bus Station, the main terminus for international coaches which is found in the southwest of the city centre.

Trains from Bratislava to Budapest

Train travel to Budapest from Bratislava is straightforward and is provided by Eurocity. Journey times between the two cities is 2.75 hours. Trains depart from Bratislava Hlavná Stanica (Central Station) six times per day and stop at two of the major rail stations in Budapest, Keleti pályaudvar (Budapest East) and Nyugati pályaudvar (Budapest West).

Travel Tips: Travel from Bratislava to Budapest

Travel to Budapest 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 Bratislava to Budapest.

International travel from Bratislava, Slovakia to Budapest, Hungary is: Fully open.

Can I enter Hungary if coming from Slovakia?

Entry into Hungary is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Slovakia.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Budapest if travelling from Bratislava?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in Budapest, Hungary due to the pandemic?

All travellers in Hungary must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 7/28/22; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey between Bratislava and Budapest.

Return travel to Bratislava, Slovakia from Hungary is: Fully open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Slovakia from Hungary?

Entry into Slovakia is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Hungary.

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

Requirements for reentering Slovakia:

  • There are no current restrictions

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

All travellers must abide by the following measures in Slovakia 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 Bratislava, Slovakia was last verified on 7/28/22. 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 Bratislava from Budapest.

There are 4 travel options from Bratislava to Budapest: coach, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way from Bratislava to Budapest is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around €7 compared to other travel options to Budapest:

A train is €1 less than a coach for this journey with tickets for a coach from Bratislava to Budapest costing on average €8.

A train is generally €1 less than a flight for the same journey. A flight costs on average €8 from Bratislava to Budapest.

The quickest way to travel to Budapest from Bratislava is by train, which takes on average 1 h 36 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 2 h 20 min   of travel time.

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The distance from Bratislava to Budapest is approximately 161 km.

The average frequency per day from Bratislava to Budapest is:

  • 9 coaches per day.
  • Around 7 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Budapest from Bratislava as scheduled services by coach, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

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

  • Coaches most often depart from Bratislava at Bratislava, Most SNP and arrive in Budapest at Budapest, Nyugati pályaudvar.
  • Flights from Bratislava to Budapest most often leave from Bratislava M. R. Štefánik Airport and arrive in Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport.
  • Trains mostly leave from Bratislava predmestie and tend to arrive in Budapest-Déli.

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

  • STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Can take you to Budapest by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for STUDENT AGENCY k. S. From Bratislava to Budapest for €8.
  • Travel with RegioJet a. S. To go to Budapest by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find RegioJet a. S. Bratislava to Budapest tickets on Omio for €7.

Yes, there are direct services available from Bratislava to Budapest with the following travel operators:

  • You'll find 7 direct coaches per day with STUDENT AGENCY k. S.
  • You can travel directly by train with RegioJet a. S. With 7 direct trains per day.

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 to Budapest from Bratislava.

Looking to extend your trip from Bratislava to Budapest? Many Omio customers who go from Bratislava to Budapest usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like Vienna, Prague or Kraków. If you're looking to explore Vienna, Prague or Kraków from Budapest, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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

  • The price of a coach ticket is on average €8 one way for this journey.
  • The price of a plane ticket is €8 one way on average for this journey.
  • The price of a train ticket for this journey is €7 one way on average.

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

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