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Journey Information

There are 12 intercity buses per day from Prague to Budapest. Traveling by bus from Prague to Budapest usually takes around 9 hours and 51 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus bus can make the trip in 6 hours and 55 minutes.

Distance275 mi (442 km)
Shortest duration6h 55m
Cheapest price$18.09
Trips per day4
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Bus lines2

What bus companies travel from Prague to Budapest?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Prague to Budapest that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, FlixBus usually offers more choice, with 12 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Arda Tur18h 25m$22.86
FlixBus129h 54m$34.16
  • Arda Tur

    Arda Tur

    Book Arda Tur from Prague to Budapest from $23. Typically there is one Arda Tur schedule per day from Prague to Budapest and you can expect on average to pay for a Arda Tur ticket to Budapest. In Prague, Arda Tur departs to Budapest from Prague Florenc Central Bus Station . In Budapest, Arda Tur arrives at Üllői út 131 .

    An average trip on Arda Tur from Prague to Budapest takes 8 hours and 25 minutes , while the fastest available Arda Tur trip will get you to Budapest in 6 hours and 55 minutes .

    On weekends, Arda Tur offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Budapest.

  • FlixBus

    FlixBus

    Book FlixBus from Prague to Budapest from $18. There are 12 trips per day offered by FlixBus from Prague to Budapest and you can expect on average to pay for a FlixBus ticket to Budapest. In Prague, FlixBus departs to Budapest from Main Railway Station and 4 other stations. In Budapest, FlixBus arrives at Üllői út 131 and 3 other stations.

    An average trip on FlixBus from Prague to Budapest takes 9 hours and 54 minutes , while the fastest available FlixBus trip will get you to Budapest in 6 hours and 55 minutes .

    On weekends, FlixBus offers 16 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Budapest.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there an overnight bus from Prague to Budapest?

Both RegioJet and Flixbus provide overnight buses to Budapest from Prague. RegioJet buses depart at 11:00 p.m. and arrive in Budapest at 6:15 a.m. Flixbus departs Prague as late as 11:59 p.m. and arrives at 6:05 a.m.

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

Our bus 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, bus 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 bus 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 bus.

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 bus ride from Prague to Budapest?

The bus takes an average of 9 hours and 51 minutes to cover the 275 miles from Prague to Budapest. However, the fastest bus only takes 6 hours and 55 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. 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.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Budapest at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, 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 bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Prague?

The first bus leaves at 2:00am and the last bus leaves at 12:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Prague to Budapest, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus departures serve Budapest each day?

There are 12 scheduled buses that travel from Prague to Budapest every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 4 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 Prague to Budapest; ticket prices start at $26.29.

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 does the bus leave from in Prague?

Main departure station: Main Railway Station

Buses to Budapest leave from 5 stations in Prague.

All bus stations in Prague:

  • Main Railway Station

  • Prague Florenc Central Bus Station

  • Zličín

  • Kurta Konráda 495/8

  • Praha hl.n.

Where does the bus arrive in Budapest?

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Main arrival station: Üllői út 131

Buses arrive in Budapest at 5 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

All bus stations in Budapest:

  • Üllői út 131

  • Airport Terminal 2A

  • Etele tér

  • Mexikói út

  • Üllői út 131

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