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Budapest to Prague by train

It takes an average of 8h 48m to travel from Budapest to Prague by train, over a distance of around 274 miles (441 km). There are normally 14 trains per day travelling from Budapest to Prague and tickets for this journey start from $36.06 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 6h 33m
Price$36.06 - $211
Distance274 miles (441 km)
Frequency14 trains per day
Departure stationBudapest
Arrival stationPrague
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsLeo Express, Regiojet

Budapest to Prague train times

Check out the next trains departing from Budapest to Prague for Saturday Aug 15th 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
05:40 Budapest-Nyugati12:13 Praha hl.n.Eurocity 280 MAV Get tickets6h 33m, direct
06:10 Budapest-Déli13:13 Praha hl.n.Regionalzug 4512 MAV Get tickets7h 03m, 2 changes
07:40 Budapest-Nyugati14:13 Praha hl.n.Eurocity 172 MAV Get tickets6h 33m, direct
08:40 Budapest-Nyugati15:13 Praha hl.n.Eurocity 130 MAV Get tickets6h 33m, 1 change
09:40 Budapest-Nyugati16:13 Praha hl.n.Eurocity 278 MAV Get tickets6h 33m, direct
11:40 Budapest-Nyugati18:13 Praha hl.n.Eurocity 276 MAV Get tickets6h 33m, direct
13:40 Budapest-Nyugati20:13 Praha hl.n.Eurocity 274 MAV Get tickets6h 33m, direct
15:40 Budapest-Nyugati22:13 Praha hl.n.Eurocity 272 MAV Get tickets6h 33m, direct
17:40 Budapest-Nyugati00:13 Praha hl.n.Eurocity 270 MAV Get tickets6h 33m, direct
19:25 Budapest-Keleti05:57 Praha hl.n.EuroNight 40476 MAV Get tickets10h 32m, 1 change

Cheap train tickets from Budapest to Prague

Train tickets from Budapest to Prague start at $36.06 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around $91.65.
lowest price found
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price$48.99
on the day
avg. single price$91.65

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 Budapest to Prague 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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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.

FAQs for Budapest to Prague

Want to know more about your journey from Budapest to Prague? 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 Budapest to Prague take?

The average journey time by train between Budapest and Prague is 8 hours and 48 minutes, with around 14 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 Budapest and Prague by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Budapest to Prague is 6 hours and 33 minutes.

How much does the train from Budapest to Prague cost?

Train tickets from Budapest to Prague can start from as little as $36.06 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 Budapest to Prague?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Budapest to Prague without having to change trains. There are 7 direct trains from Budapest to Prague. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Budapest to Prague leave?

The first train from Budapest to Prague leaves at 05:40. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Budapest to Prague leave?

The last train from Budapest to Prague leaves at 23:20. 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 Budapest and Prague by train?

Trains travelling from Budapest to Prague cover a distance of around 274 miles (441 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Budapest to Prague for a typical week day using timetable data for 08/15/2020. 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 08/10/2020 for travel on 07/13/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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