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Cheapest price$17.24
Shortest Duration5h 45m
Trips per day31
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What is the best way to get from Prague to Budapest?

The cheapest way to get to Budapest from Prague is by bus. Bus tickets average $20.72, but can be found for a low as $15.16. Train tickets cost around $30 each, and direct flights can cost anywhere from $55 to $150.

The fastest way to get to Budapest is via plane, with direct flights as quick a 1 hour and 10 minutes. The second fastest option is bus, with an average travel time of 7 hours and 30 minutes. The slowest way to get there is by train, with travel times ranging from 7 hours and 50 minutes to 8 hours and 50 minutes.

Is there a direct bus from Prague to Budapest?

There are many direct buses from Prague to Budapest. Bus carriers such as FlixBus and Arda Tur provide direct routes in as fast as 6 hours.

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.

How much does a bus ticket from Prague to Budapest cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Prague to Budapest were $20.25.

The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Prague to Budapest is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. By booking 13 days out, tickets are on average $4.38 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from Prague to Budapest?

The distance between Prague and Budapest is approximately 275.05 miles, or 442.54 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 7 hours and 18 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 45 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most buses 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 bus 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.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from Prague to Budapest?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Prague to Budapest by bus is usually on Monday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out and you may find buses more full than usual. Thursday tends to be when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, buses departing at this time are the least likely to be crowded.

What bus companies travel from Prague to Budapest?

On average there are 31 scheduled bus trips per day. FlixBus has the most regularly scheduled departures from Prague to Budapest, with an average of 30 trips per day and 605 monthly trips. 3 bus carriers serve the route from Prague to Budapest. Of the 31 trips there are 28 trips that are direct connections to Budapest.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from Prague to Budapest start at $24.28.

3 carriers offer Prague to Budapest bus trips

Arda Tur

Book Arda Tur from Prague to Budapest from $17.33. Typically there is one Arda Tur schedule per day from Prague to Budapest and you can expect on average to pay $17.47 for a Arda Tur ticket to Budapest. In Prague, Arda Tur departs to Budapest from ÚAN Florenc, In Budapest, Arda Tur arrives at Üllői út 131,

An average trip on Arda Tur from Prague to Budapest takes 7 hours and 54 minutes, while the fastest available Arda Tur trip will get you to Budapest in 5 hours and 45 minutes,

On weekends, Arda Tur offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $17.43 for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Budapest.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Beverage
Avg. Time
7h 54m
Avg. Price
$17.47

RegioJet Bus

Book RegioJet Bus from Prague to Budapest from $17.22. There are 7 trips per day offered by RegioJet Bus from Prague to Budapest and you can expect on average to pay $23.10 for a RegioJet Bus ticket to Budapest. In Prague, RegioJet Bus departs to Budapest from ÚAN Florenc and one other station. In Budapest, RegioJet Bus arrives at Vasút u.16. and one other station.

An average trip on RegioJet Bus from Prague to Budapest takes 7 hours and 30 minutes, while the fastest available RegioJet Bus trip will get you to Budapest in 5 hours and 45 minutes,

On weekends, RegioJet Bus offers 8 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $23.48 for a weekend trip to Budapest.

Restroom
WiFi
Newspaper/Magazine
Movies
Snacks
Satellite TV
Extra legroom
Games
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Free water
Avg. Time
7h 30m
Avg. Price
$23.10

FlixBus

Book FlixBus from Prague to Budapest from $17.25. There are 30 trips per day offered by FlixBus from Prague to Budapest and you can expect on average to pay $20.63 for a FlixBus ticket to Budapest. In Prague, FlixBus departs to Budapest from ÚAN Florenc and 3 other stations. In Budapest, FlixBus arrives at Üllői út 131 and one other station.

An average trip on FlixBus from Prague to Budapest takes 7 hours and 18 minutes, while the fastest available FlixBus trip will get you to Budapest in 5 hours and 45 minutes,

On weekends, FlixBus offers 35 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $20.34 for a weekend trip to Budapest.

Restroom
WiFi
Meal
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Beverage
Avg. Time
7h 18m
Avg. Price
$20.63
There are 5 stations you could depart from, depending on the bus line you travel with. Most bus trips to Budapest will depart from these stations in Prague:
  • ÚAN Florenc
  • Main Railway Station
  • Tomíčkova
  • Zličín
  • Prague Airport
Buses arrive in Budapest at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Budapest for trips arriving from Prague:
  • Üllői út 131
  • Etele tér
  • Vasút u.16.
  • Airport Terminal 2A