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Budapest - Prague Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 80 intercity buses per day from Budapest to Prague. Traveling by bus from Budapest to Prague usually takes around 8 hours and 29 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus bus can make the trip in 5 hours and 55 minutes.

Distance275 mi (442 km)
Shortest duration5h 55m
Cheapest price$18.45
Trips per day42
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Bus lines2

How much is a bus ticket from Budapest to Prague?

Bus tickets for a trip from Budapest to Prague cost $27.82 on average. Opting to take a bus is a wallet-friendly way to make this trip. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

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Taking the bus from Budapest to Prague is usually cheapest in February, when the average ticket price is only $33. If you're planning to take the bus from Budapest to Prague during August, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $47. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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To save money on bus tickets, buy them as early as possible. Bus carriers usually charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel. Book your ticket at least 26 days in advance to save up to $23.68.

What bus companies travel from Budapest to Prague?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Budapest to Prague that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, FlixBus usually offers more choice, with 55 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus558h 25m$40.33
RegioJet318h 45m$39.52
  • First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity bus companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 55 trips from Budapest to Prague, and usually makes the trip in about 8 hours and 25 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

  • Book RegioJet from Budapest to Prague from $18. There are 31 trips per day offered by RegioJet from Budapest to Prague and you can expect on average to pay for a RegioJet ticket to Prague. In Budapest, RegioJet departs to Prague from Budapest Kelenfold Train Station and 3 other stations. In Prague, RegioJet arrives at Prague Florenc Bus Station and 2 other stations.

    An average trip on RegioJet from Budapest to Prague takes 8 hours and 45 minutes , while the fastest available RegioJet trip will get you to Prague in 5 hours and 55 minutes .

    On weekends, RegioJet offers 33 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Prague.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 8 hours and 29 minutes to cover the 275 miles from Budapest to Prague. However, the fastest bus only takes 5 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.

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Budapest to Prague for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Tuesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Tuesday ticket is the way to go.

The first bus leaves at 4:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Budapest to Prague, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 80 scheduled buses that travel from Budapest to Prague every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 42 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 Budapest to Prague; ticket prices start at $26.62.

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.

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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Budapest?

Main departure station: Etele tér

Buses to Prague leave from 7 stations in Budapest.

All bus stations in Budapest:

  • Etele tér

  • Üllői út 131

  • Airport Terminal 2A

  • Budapest Kelenfold Train Station

  • Budapest Déli Train Station

  • Üllői út 131

  • Mexikói út

Where does the bus arrive in Prague?

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Main arrival station: Prague Florenc Bus Station

Prague Florenc Central Bus Station is the city's largest and busiest bus station. The station complex is fully equipped with all the modern amenities you could ask for, including information services, luggage storage, public toilets, restaurants, and shops. Bus lines including FlixBus and RegioJet stop at the station, and Prague's central train station is less than 2km away for connections to rail travel. Right outside the bus station, you'll find the Florenc Metro stop, a hotel, several restaurants, and excellent shopping.

All bus stations in Prague:

  • Prague Florenc Bus Station

  • Main Railway Station

  • Aviatická 1017/2

  • Praha hl.n.

  • Tomíčkova

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