Coaches from Budapest to Bratislava

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Journey Information

There are 28 intercity coaches per day from Budapest to Bratislava. Traveling by coach from Budapest to Bratislava usually takes around 3 hours and 39 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus coach can make the trip in 2 hours and 20 minutes.

Distance100 mi (161 km)
Shortest duration2h 20m
Cheapest price£7.40
Trips per day18
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
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How much is a coach ticket from Budapest to Bratislava?

Typically £14.45 is the average price you should expect to pay for a coach ticket to Bratislava. This one of the best deals on coach tickets we have seen recently on Wanderu, we recommend booking your travel as prices tend to go up quickly. It’s easy to find a coach 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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The lowest coach ticket prices on this route can usually be found in August. That’s when the average price of a coach ticket is expected to be just £11 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Budapest to Bratislava in December, expect to spend more on your coach trip, as the average ticket price may surge to £22 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 coach companies travel from Budapest to Bratislava?

On Wanderu there is one intercity coach company that operates from Budapest to Bratislava. FlixBus is the only company that connects the two cities by coach available on Wanderu. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled coaches per day for you to choose from.

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus283h 40m£17.57
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    FlixBus

    First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity coach companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 28 trips from Budapest to Bratislava, and usually makes the trip in about 3 hours and 40 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 coach from Budapest to Bratislava during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our coach 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, coach 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 coach 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 coach.

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 coach ride from Budapest to Bratislava?

The coach takes an average of 3 hours and 39 minutes to cover the 100 miles from Budapest to Bratislava. However, the fastest coach 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. Keep in mind that your actual coach 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 coach?

Because many passengers travel from Budapest to Bratislava at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for coaches. 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, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the coach, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave Budapest?

The first coach leaves at 03:00 and the last coach leaves at 22:00. To see the times for all coaches from Budapest to Bratislava, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coach schedules are there most days?

There are 28 scheduled coaches that travel from Budapest to Bratislava every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 18 direct coaches, where you can stay on the same coach without having to transfer to a connecting coach at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Budapest to Bratislava; ticket prices start at £19.21.

City Information

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.

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.

Station Information

Where does the coach leave from in Budapest?

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Main departure station: Üllői út 131

The station at Üllői út 131 is Budapest's centre of intercity coach 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.

All coach stations in Budapest:

  • Üllői út 131

  • Etele tér

  • Airport Terminal 2A

Where does the coach arrive in Bratislava?

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Main arrival station: Mlýnské Nivy

Autobusová Stanica is a major coach station in Bratislava, offering intercity coach 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.

Coach stations in Bratislava:

  • Mlýnské Nivy

  • Ivanská cesta 4356/39

  • Most SNP

  • Einsteinova/Viedenska cesta

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