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Budapest - Prague Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

You can pick from 2 daily train trips between Budapest and Prague. The average train journey from Budapest to Prague takes 8 hours and 12 minutes, but some RegioJet train trips are as short as 7 hours and 22 minutes.

Distance275 mi (442 km)
Fastest train7h 22m
Lowest price$36.47
Most frequent serviceRegioJet
Train lines1

Which train should you take from Budapest to Prague?

RegioJet is the one and only train line which connects Budapest to Prague. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
RegioJet28h 12m$39.32
  • RegioJet train tickets from Budapest to Prague start from $36, and on average cost . Daily there are 2 RegioJet schedules to Prague. RegioJet in Budapest leaves from Vasút u.16. . And in Prague trains arrive at Main Railway Station .

    From Budapest to Prague train travel on RegioJet takes 8 hours and 12 minutes. If you are looking to get to Prague faster, RegioJet offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 7 hours and 22 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, RegioJet offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Prague.

Frequently Asked Questions

While the train is the main method of transportation from Budapest to Prague, it will only take you part of the way there. Please note that part of your trip will be on a different vehicle, most commonly a bus or express shuttle.

The distance between Budapest and Prague is approximately 275 miles, or 442 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 8 hours and 12 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 7 hours and 22 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Budapest to Prague on Friday. Tickets for Friday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Sunday. Sunday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

The earliest train departs Budapest at 11:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 11:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Trains leave the station in Budapest twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. However, there are no direct trains. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you change trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Prague to Budapest.

City Information

Budapest

Budapest, Hungary - HUBDT-0

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Budapest, Hungary - HUBDT-1

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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.

Prague

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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Budapest?

Main departure station: Vasút u.16.

There is one train station in Budapest.

All train stations in Budapest:

  • Vasút u.16.

Where is the train station in Prague?

Main arrival station: Main Railway Station

Prague has one train station.

Train stations in Prague:

  • Main Railway Station

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