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Prague to Budapest bus - cost & duration

Cheapest priceUS$17.94
Fastest time5h 56m
Trips per day47
Bus lines1
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Frequently Asked Questions

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

The cheapest way to get to Budapest from Prague is by bus. Bus tickets average $20.72, but can be found for a low as $15.16. Train tickets cost around $30 each, and direct flights can cost anywhere from $55 to $150.

The fastest way to get to Budapest is via plane, with direct flights as quick a 1 hour and 10 minutes. The second fastest option is bus, with an average travel time of 7 hours and 30 minutes. The slowest way to get there is by train, with travel times ranging from 7 hours and 50 minutes to 8 hours and 50 minutes.

Is there a direct bus from Prague to Budapest?

There are many direct buses from Prague to Budapest. Bus carriers such as FlixBus and Arda Tur provide direct routes in as fast as 6 hours.

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 right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. To review the latest news and updates on which companies have reduced routes, visit our COVID-19 Travel Alert.

In order to keep their vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

How much is a bus ticket from Prague to Budapest?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, US$22.79 was the low point for bus fares from Prague to Budapest. Buses from Budapest to Prague are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than US$22.79 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 7 hours and 45 minutes to cover the 442 kilometers (275 miles) from Prague to Budapest. However, the fastest bus only takes 5 hours and 56 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Because many passengers travel from Prague to Budapest at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, 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 12:00am 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 buses are there each day?

There are 47 scheduled buses that travel from Prague to Budapest every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 36 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 US$25.98.

What bus companies travel from Prague to Budapest?

There is one bus company that operates from Prague to Budapest. FlixBus is the only company that connects the two cities by bus. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day, so travelers still have a good amount of choice and flexibility.
BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus477h 45mUS$26.10

Where does the bus leave from in Prague?

Buses to Budapest leave from multiple locations in Prague,, These are the 3 most popular bus stations:

  • ÚAN Florenc
  • Main Railway Station
  • Tomíčkova
  • Zličín
  • Praha hl.n.
  • Kurta Konráda 495/8
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  • Hradčanská

Where does the bus arrive in Budapest?

Buses arrive in Budapest at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Budapest, Budapest:

  • Üllői út 131
  • Etele tér
  • Mexikói út

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