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There are 31 intercity buses per day from Prague to Budapest. Traveling by bus from Prague to Budapest usually takes around 8 hours and 10 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus bus can make the trip in 5 hours and 56 minutes.
|Distance||275 mi (442 km)|
|Shortest duration||5h 56m|
|Trips per day||24|
|Most frequent service||FlixBus|
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What bus companies travel from Prague to Budapest?
There are two bus lines that have daily service from Prague to Budapest that you can search and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, FlixBus usually offers more choice, with 31 scheduled trips per day.
Book Arda Tur from Prague to Budapest from $35. There are 1 Arda Tur schedules from Prague to Budapest and you can expect on average to pay for a Arda Tur ticket to Budapest. In Prague, Arda Tur departs to Budapest from Prague Florenc Bus Station and no other station. In Budapest, Arda Tur arrives at Üllői út 131 and no other station.
An average trip on Arda Tur from Prague to Budapest takes 9 hours and 0 minutes , while the fastest available Arda Tur trip will get you to Budapest in 5 hours and 56 minutes .
On weekends, Arda Tur offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Budapest.
First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity bus companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 31 trips from Prague to Budapest, and usually makes the trip in about 8 hours and 10 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there an overnight bus from Prague to Budapest?
Both RegioJet and Flixbus provide overnight buses to Budapest from Prague. RegioJet buses depart at 11:00 p.m. and arrive in Budapest at 6:15 a.m. Flixbus departs Prague as late as 11:59 p.m. and arrives at 6:05 a.m.
Is it safe to travel by bus from Prague to Budapest during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.
In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.
Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.
How long is the bus ride?
The bus takes an average of 8 hours and 10 minutes to cover the 442 kilometers from Prague to Budapest. However, the fastest bus only takes 5 hours and 56 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.
What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?
Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.
On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.
When do the earliest and latest buses leave Prague?
The first bus leaves at 2:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Prague to Budapest, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
How many bus trips to Budapest are there per day?
There are 31 scheduled buses that travel from Prague to Budapest every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 24 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.
Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Prague to Budapest; ticket prices start at $33.66.
With storied churches and beautiful castles, Prague was once the hidden gem of Europe, and it has now revealed its beauty to the world. Prague’s prized landmark is the majestic Prague Castle, which is the largest castle complex in the world. The castle is an amalgamation of many different architectural styles, making it a very special destination to visit. You might even get to see the president of Czechia as well, since it is his office! If you simply want to stroll around and enjoy the vibe of the city, head for the Old Town Square, which has seen very few changes since its conception in the 12th century. If you are not afraid of a little hiking, head to Petrin Hill, which is one of the largest green areas in the city. The area also houses the Rose Garden and Seminary Garden, featuring more than 2,100 trees.
Prague’s food scene is not as well-known as other famous cities’, but the local dishes such as knedlíky or bramboráky will pleasantly surprise you. La Degustation Boheme Bourgeoise is a Michelin-starred restaurant that offers amazing Czech dishes. For local beers, don’t hesitate to check out U Medvídku.
Praha hlavní nádraží is the largest international train station in Prague and it’s located right in the heart of the city. Not too far from the train station is Prague’s central bus station. The principal airport in the city is the Václav Havel Airport Prague.
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As the commercial and cultural hub of Hungary, Budapest is a multi-faceted city that appeals to many different kinds of travelers. The city’s star attraction is the blue Danube, which runs through town, dividing it in two. To explore the river to its fullest, you should go on a boat cruise. This is also a good way to enjoy an unobstructed view of the surrounding architecture. After enjoying the sapphire-colored water of the Danube, take a stroll around the historic Castle Hill quarter, which features cobblestone streets and quaint old buildings. While here, don’t hesitate to visit the area’s iconic Buda Castle, which dates back to the 13th century. For those who do not want to pass up a good photo shoot, Fisherman’s Bastion offers amazing panoramic views.
If you are looking for some unique Hungarian dishes, Arany Kaviar Restaurant offers a great selection. For a more casual experience, Hoppacska is a great choice.
The three main rail stations in Budapest are Keleti, Nyugati, and Déii, which offer access to various other Hungarian and European cities. The main bus station is Népliget and it is located on the edge of Budapest’s popular People’s Park. The main airport in the city is the Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport.
Where does the bus leave from in Prague?
Buses to Budapest leave from 7 stations in Prague.
All bus stations in Prague:
Main Railway Station
Prague Florenc Bus Station
Kurta Konráda 495/8
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Where does the bus arrive in Budapest?
The station at Üllői út 131 is Budapest's center of intercity bus transport, plus a hub for local bus and subway services that run through the Népliget station. The station itself is large and spacious, so you can expect to find public restrooms as well as a comfortable waiting area with seats. The station's location is slightly south of Budapest's inner city, but there are still many cafes and hotels in the area since the immense People's Park and the MVM Dome are on either side of the station. Many of Budapest's local buses stop here, along with intercity service on lines including FlixBus and Slovak Lines.
Bus stations in Budapest:
Üllői út 131
Airport Terminal 2A
Üllői út 131
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