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Prague to Budapest Train Information

Avg. Train Duration6h 43m
Trains arrive inBudapest
Trains depart fromPrague
Train Ticket Price 21.03 €
Distance444 km
Train Companies
  • Czech Railway

Quick Guide: Trains from Prague to Budapest

Average Price: €21
Trains per day: 7
Transfers: Direct
Average Time: 6:43
Fastest Route: 6:43
Slowest Route: 8:39


Trains from Prague to Budapest: Journey Details

Trains from Prague to Budapest are quick and simple. The Czech Republic's rail company Ceske Drahy operate a daily direct train from Prague to Budapest that takes 6 hours 45 minutes and requires no changes en route. The first trains leave Prague just before 6:00 a.m. and there are trains every couple of hours after that until the final departure just before midnight - so there should be a train departure that fits into your travel schedule.

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Prague to Budapest Train Cost

Average prices for trains from Prague to Budapest when you book in advance

Booking Period

Average Price

Same Day

€22

1 Day in Advance

€23

1 Week in Advance

€22

2 Weeks in Advance

€22

1 Month in Advance

€22

3 Months in Advance

€21

Prague to Budapest Trains: General Information


Travelers can offset some of cost of Prague to Budapest train tickets by checking the prices and booking ahead of time.


  • autobus All Prague to Budapest trains are run by České Dráhy.

  • autobus Most Prague to Budapest trains are direct, depart from Prague Hlavní Nádraží train station and arrive at Budapest Keleti train station.

  • autobus Journey Time: The Prague to Budapest train journey takes as little as 6 hours and 43 minutes to arrive in Budapest.

  • autobus Most travelers book their Prague to Budapest train tickets 1 day in advance of the travel date.

Budapest

Demographics

Local Time 03:30
Forint
Population 1,600,000
Languages Hungarian

How expensive is Budapest?

An Average Meal

An average meal in a restaurant in Budapest costs 4.4% more than in Prague.

Shopping

Prices in Budapest are on average 0.2% higher than in Prague.

Public Transport

Public transport in Budapest costs around 16.8% more than in Prague.

A Night in a Hotel

A night in a hotel in Budapest is about 9.4% less expensive than in Prague.

Taking the Train from Prague

All trains from Prague to Budapest depart from Hlavni Nadrazi station, which is located just to the southeast of the city center. If you are staying in Prague's old town, catching the Metro is the best way to get to the station. Just take Line C and you'll be there in 10 minutes. The Metro runs from 4:45 a.m. until after midnight, but if it isn't running, trams and buses are available.

Getting into Budapest by Train

Budapest is a beautiful capital, which used to be one of the power centers of Central Europe. Nowadays, tourists can visit its palaces, markets and museums, take a traditional thermal bath or climb to the plateau of Buda Fortress for incredible views. After that, Budapest is a thriving nightlife center with a young, lively population - so everyone should enjoy their stay. All trains from Prague to Budapest arrive at Keleti Station. Located in the eastern half of Budapest, Keleti has excellent links to the city center. Just get on Metro lines 2 or 4, or catch one of the regular trams from just outside the station entrance. Metro trains run from 4:30 a.m. until just after 11:00 p.m., but taxis and night buses are available for very late arrivals.

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