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Traveling from Bratislava hl.st. to Budapest by train

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.

Bratislava hl.st. to Budapest by train

It takes an average of 3h 43m to travel from Bratislava hl.st. to Budapest by train, over a distance of around 101 miles (162 km). There are normally 20 trains per day traveling from Bratislava hl.st. to Budapest and tickets for this journey start from $20.33 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 23m
PriceFrom $20.33
Distance101 miles (162 km)
Frequency20 trains per day
First train05:57
Last train22:37
Departure stationBratislava hl.st.
Arrival stationBudapest
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsRegiojet, ÖBB, Flixbus

Bratislava hl.st. to Budapest train times

Check out the next trains departing from Bratislava hl.st. to Budapest for Tuesday Oct 11th 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
08:57 11:20 2h 23m, direct
09:13 13:19 4h 6m, 4 changes
10:57 13:20 2h 23m, direct
11:08 15:19 4h 11m, 1 change
11:13 15:19 4h 6m, 4 changes
12:57 15:20 2h 23m, direct
13:13 16:19 3h 6m, 3 changes
14:57 17:20 2h 23m, direct
15:15 18:19 3h 4m, 3 changes
16:05 18:34 2h 29m, direct

ÖBB trains from Bratislava hl.st. to Budapest

You can travel from Bratislava hl.st. to Budapest on ÖBB trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

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.

Cheap train tickets from Bratislava hl.st. to Budapest

The price of train tickets from Bratislava hl.st. to Budapest starts at $20.33 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

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.§

Be flexible with your travel times

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.

Choose a slower or connecting train

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!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.
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FAQs for Bratislava hl.st. to Budapest

Want to know more about your journey from Bratislava hl.st. to Budapest? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Bratislava hl.st. to Budapest take?

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.

What's the fastest journey time between Bratislava hl.st. and Budapest by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Bratislava hl.st. to Budapest is 2 hours and 23 minutes.

How much does the train from Bratislava hl.st. to Budapest cost?

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.

Is there a direct train from Bratislava hl.st. to Budapest?

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.

What time does the first train from Bratislava hl.st. to Budapest leave?

The first train from Bratislava hl.st. to Budapest leaves at 05:57. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Bratislava hl.st. to Budapest leave?

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.

What's the distance between Bratislava hl.st. and Budapest by train?

Trains travelling from Bratislava hl.st. to Budapest cover a distance of around 101 miles (162 km) during the journey.

The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Bratislava hl.st. to Budapest for a typical week day using timetable data for 10/11/2022. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 12/07/2022 for travel on 12/07/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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