Looking to travel from Bratislava hl.st. to Budapest by train? You've come to the right place!
On average, it takes around 3 hours 43 minutes to travel from Bratislava hl.st. to Budapest by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 2 hours 23 minutes though. You'll usually find 20 trains per day running along the 162 km route between these two destinations. Once you're onboard, you can sit back and relax, as you won't need to make any changes on your way to Budapest. Trains on this route are usually operated by either ÖBB or Regiojet. On board you'll find modern comfortable seating and plenty of room for luggage as standard.
Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Bratislava hl.st. to Budapest start from $20.33 when you book in advance, so start a search in our Journey Planner to view the latest prices.
If you're feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to Budapest by train, including our train schedule where you can view first and last train times.
ÖBB is the major railway company for Austria, subdivided into several subsidiaries, responsible for certain areas of transport, such as long distance and local transport, the operation of postal buses and the transport of goods. Railjet is ÖBB's high-speed train, which travels at speeds of up to 143 mph (230 km/h) and connects the main Austrian cities with Germany, Hungary, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Italy.
Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Bratislava hl.st. to Budapest by booking early.§
Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.
On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Bratislava hl.st. and Budapest is 3 hours and 43 minutes, with around 20 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The fastest journey time by train from Bratislava hl.st. to Budapest is 2 hours and 23 minutes.
Train tickets from Bratislava hl.st. to Budapest can start from as little as $20.33 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Bratislava hl.st. to Budapest without having to change trains. There are 9 direct trains from Bratislava hl.st. to Budapest each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Bratislava hl.st. to Budapest leaves at 05:57. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Bratislava hl.st. to Budapest leaves at 22:37. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.
Trains travelling from Bratislava hl.st. to Budapest cover a distance of around 101 miles (162 km) during the journey.