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There are 38 intercity buses per day from Bratislava to Prague. Traveling by bus from Bratislava to Prague usually takes around 5 hours and 56 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus bus can make the trip in 4 hours and 15 minutes.
|Distance||180 mi (289 km)|
|Shortest duration||4h 15m|
|Trips per day||12|
|Most frequent service||FlixBus|
How much is a bus ticket from Bratislava to Prague?
The average price for a bus ticket to Prague is $27.97, Traveling by bus on this route is one of the most affordable ways to hit the road from Bratislava. Wanderu ensures that you find great deals on bus tickets everytime, we search all of the best bus options to present you the lowest prices available from our partner carriers.
Monthly average prices
The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in July. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just C$28 – the lowest of the year.
Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Bratislava to Prague in October, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to C$36 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.
What bus companies travel from Bratislava to Prague?
On Wanderu there is one intercity bus company that operates from Bratislava to Prague. FlixBus is the only company that connects the two cities by bus available on Wanderu. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.
|Bus||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
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 38 trips from Bratislava to Prague, and usually makes the trip in about 5 hours and 56 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 it safe to travel by bus from Bratislava to Prague 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 5 hours and 56 minutes to cover the 289 kilometers from Bratislava to Prague. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 15 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?
"Travelers prefer riding the bus on Saturday to enjoy the weekend in Prague. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.
On the other hand, Tuesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Tuesday ticket is the way to go."
When do the earliest and latest buses leave Bratislava?
The first bus leaves at 6:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Bratislava to Prague, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
How many bus schedules are there most days?
There are 38 scheduled buses that travel from Bratislava to Prague every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 12 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 Bratislava to Prague; ticket prices start at $32.13.
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The capital of Slovakia and a beautiful city straddling two sides of the Danube, Bratislava is a popular tourist destination in Europe that features plenty of attractions. Tourists often flock to the Old Town quarter, a historic area that dates back to several centuries. In this quarter, you can also find the magnificent Baroque Palaces, with their awe-inspiring architecture, as well as Mozart House, where Mozart performed for the Palffy clan when he was only six years old. Don't miss out on the chance to marvel at the Gothic Cathedral of St. Martin, the coronation church for the kings and queens of Hungary for three centuries.
As the capital of Slovakia, Bratislava naturally features many world-famous restaurants that serve the finest local specialties. Special mentions go to the Modrá Hviezda, a small restaurant in the Old Town quarter of the city. However, for the best local dishes, try the Bratislava Flagship.
The primary train station in Bratislava is the Bratislava-Petrzalka. Bus service also makes Bratislava accessible from many major cities in Eastern Europe. Flights go through the nearby M. R. Štefánik Airport, located just 5.1 miles away from the city.
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.
Where does the bus leave from in Bratislava?
Autobusová Stanica is a major bus station in Bratislava, offering intercity bus services on Slovak Lines. The station is large and spacious, with many dedicated waiting lounges. There are plenty of food stalls and even retail shops inside. The station is close to busy residential areas, with other amenities like cafes within walking distance. This station also recently experienced a major renovation, and the new, more modern station opened in 2021.
All bus stations in Bratislava:
Ivanská cesta 4356/39
Where does the bus arrive in Prague?
Buses arrive in Prague at 5 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.
Bus stations in Prague:
Main Railway Station
Prague Florenc Bus Station
Prague Anděl Ostrovského 34/1
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