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Trip Summary

There are 5 daily trains from Prague to Budapest. Traveling by train from Prague to Budapest usually takes around 9 hours and 22 minutes, but the fastest RegioJet train can make the trip in 8 hours and 10 minutes.

Distance275 mi (442 km)
Fastest train8h 10m
Lowest price£21.56
Most frequent serviceRegioJet
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Which train should you take from Prague to Budapest?

RegioJet is the one and only train line which connects Prague to Budapest. However, there are 5 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
RegioJet59h 22m£24.12
  • RegioJet

    RegioJet

    RegioJet train tickets from Prague to Budapest start from £22, and on average cost . Daily there are 5 RegioJet schedules to Budapest. RegioJet in Prague leaves from Main Railway Station and 2 other stations. And in Budapest trains arrive at Vasút u.16. .

    From Prague to Budapest train travel on RegioJet takes 9 hours and 22 minutes. If you are looking to get to Budapest faster, RegioJet offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 8 hours and 10 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, RegioJet offers 5 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Budapest.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Prague to Budapest during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train 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, train 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

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.

Can you take a train all the way from Prague to Budapest?

While the train is the main method of transportation from Prague to Budapest, 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.

How long is the train journey from Prague to Budapest?

The distance between Prague and Budapest is approximately 275 miles, or 442 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 9 hours and 22 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 8 hours and 10 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.

When are trains the most crowded?

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

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Prague at 05:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 20:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Prague to Budapest?

There are 5 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

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

City Information

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.

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 is the train station in Prague?

Main departure station: Main Railway Station

Prague has 3 stations where passengers can board the train to Budapest.

All train stations in Prague:

  • Main Railway Station

  • Prague Airport

  • Prague Florenc Bus Station

Where is the train station in Budapest?

Main arrival station: Vasút u.16.

Budapest has one train station.

Train stations in Budapest:

  • Vasút u.16.

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