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Bratislava - Budapest Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 46 intercity buses per day from Bratislava to Budapest. Traveling by bus from Bratislava to Budapest usually takes around 4 hours and 48 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 20 minutes.

Distance100 mi (161 km)
Shortest duration2h 20m
Cheapest price$11.89
Trips per day24
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Bus lines2

How much is a bus ticket from Bratislava to Budapest?

$32.28 is the average price of a bus ticket from Bratislava to Budapest. Taking a bus is an affordable way to make this trip. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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Bus tickets from Bratislava to Budapest are at their cheapest average price in February. This time of year usually offers the best deals on bus tickets for this route, with ticket prices around $27. On the other hand, traveling on this route during July might cost you a bit more than usual. Bus tickets for July trips cost $42, on average. But no need to stress — booking your bus ticket in advance can help you snag cheaper tickets.

What bus companies travel from Bratislava to Budapest?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Bratislava to Budapest that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, FlixBus usually offers more choice, with 41 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus414h 46m$35.76
RegioJet65h 16m$24.66
  • 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 41 trips from Bratislava to Budapest, and usually makes the trip in about 4 hours and 46 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

  • Book RegioJet from Bratislava to Budapest from $12. There are 6 RegioJet schedules from Bratislava to Budapest and you can expect on average to pay for a RegioJet ticket to Budapest. In Bratislava, RegioJet departs to Budapest from Mlýnské Nivy and 1 other station. In Budapest, RegioJet arrives at Üllői út 131 and 1 other station.

    An average trip on RegioJet from Bratislava to Budapest takes 5 hours and 16 minutes , while the fastest available RegioJet trip will get you to Budapest in 2 hours and 20 minutes .

    On weekends, RegioJet offers 6 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Budapest.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 4 hours and 48 minutes to cover the 161 kilometers from Bratislava to Budapest. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 20 minutes. In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the road. 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.

Because many passengers travel from Bratislava 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.

The first bus leaves at 3:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Bratislava to Budapest, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 46 scheduled buses that travel from Bratislava 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 Bratislava to Budapest; ticket prices start at $34.52.

City Information

Bratislava

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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.

Budapest

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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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Bratislava?

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Main departure station: Mlýnské Nivy

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:

  • Mlýnské Nivy

  • Ivanská cesta 4356/39

  • Bratislava hl.st.

Where does the bus arrive in Budapest?

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Main arrival station: Üllői út 131

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

  • Etele tér

  • Airport Terminal 2A

  • Üllői út 131

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