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Budapest-Bratislava Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

Budapest to Bratislava bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$9.41
Fastest time2h 20m
Trips per day11
Bus lines3

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Budapest to Bratislava 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. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep 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 Budapest to Bratislava?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $12.49 was the low point for bus fares from Budapest to Bratislava. Buses from Bratislava to Budapest are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $12.49 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. You should book at least 26 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $4.61 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 3 hours and 9 minutes to cover the 100 miles (161 kilometers) from Budapest, BU to Bratislava, BL. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 20 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie.

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 Budapest?

The first bus leaves at 5:00am and the last bus leaves at 7:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Budapest to Bratislava, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 11 scheduled buses that travel from Budapest to Bratislava every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 6 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 Budapest to Bratislava; ticket prices start at $31.25.

What bus companies travel from Budapest to Bratislava?

There are 3 bus lines from Budapest, Budapest to Bratislava, Bratislavský kraj. With 11 daily trips, FlixBus usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus113h 9m$13.43
RegioJet Bus13h 55m$12.47
Slovak Lines22h 40m$12.46

Where does the bus leave from in Budapest?

Buses to Bratislava leave from multiple locations in Budapest, Budapest. These are the 4 most popular bus stations:

  • Üllői út 131
  • Etele tér
  • Mexikói út
  • Üllői út 131
  • Airport Terminal 2A

Where does the bus arrive in Bratislava?

Buses arrive in Bratislava at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Bratislava, Bratislavský kraj:

  • Mlynské nivy 4637/31
  • Most SNP
  • Einsteinova/Viedenska cesta
  • Mlynské nivy 635

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