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Trains from Budapest to Bratislava

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Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from Budapest to Bratislava. Traveling by train from Budapest to Bratislava usually takes around 9 hours and 42 minutes, but the fastest RegioJet train can make the trip in 7 hours and 52 minutes.

Distance100 mi (161 km)
Fastest train7h 52m
Lowest price£19.30
Most frequent serviceRegioJet
Train lines1

Which train should you take from Budapest to Bratislava?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
RegioJet29h 42m£20.27
  • RegioJet

    RegioJet

    RegioJet train tickets from Budapest to Bratislava start from £19, and on average cost . Daily there are 2 RegioJet schedules to Bratislava. RegioJet in Budapest leaves from Vasút u.16. . And in Bratislava trains arrive at Bratislava hl.st. .

    From Budapest to Bratislava train travel on RegioJet takes 9 hours and 42 minutes. If you are looking to get to Bratislava faster, RegioJet offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 7 hours and 52 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 Bratislava.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Budapest to Bratislava 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.

In addition, federal law requires all train 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 train.

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 Budapest to Bratislava?

While the train is the main method of transportation from Budapest to Bratislava, 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 Budapest to Bratislava?

The distance between Budapest and Bratislava is approximately 100 miles, or 161 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 9 hours and 42 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 7 hours and 52 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?

Trains departing from Budapest to Bratislava tend to have the most passengers on Friday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Friday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Thursday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Budapest at 11:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 23:00. 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 Budapest to Bratislava?

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 Bratislava to Budapest.

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 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 Bratislava?

Main arrival station: Bratislava hl.st.

Bratislava has one train station.

Train stations in Bratislava:

  • Bratislava hl.st.

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