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How to travel from Budapest-Keleti to Bratislava hl.st. by train

Want to find out more about taking the train from Budapest-Keleti to Bratislava hl.st.? Look no further.

There are around 10 trains per day running between Budapest-Keleti and Bratislava hl.st., which usually take 3 hours 23 minutes to complete the 102 miles (165 km) journey. It can take as little as 2 hours 25 minutes on the fastest services though, if you want to get there as quickly as possible. As soon as you board the train, you'll be able to make yourself comfortable and enjoy the journey as there are direct services available. Hop on a train operated by either ÖBB or Regiojet to reach your destination in no time. These train companies are the main operators of services on this route and run modern comfortable trains to make your journey as relaxing as possible.

You can save money on train tickets from Budapest-Keleti to Bratislava hl.st. if you book in advance, as tickets usually start from £34.34. Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.

Want to book your train tickets now? Just start a search with us today. If you want to find out more about the journey, read on for timetables (including first and last train times), FAQs and tips on how to book cheap train tickets.

Budapest-Keleti to Bratislava hl.st. by train

It takes an average of 3h 23m to travel from Budapest-Keleti to Bratislava hl.st. by train, over a distance of around 102 miles (165 km). There are normally 10 trains per day travelling from Budapest-Keleti to Bratislava hl.st. and tickets for this journey start from £34.34 when you book in advance.

First train

05:30

Last train

19:40

Departure station

Budapest-Keleti

Arrival station

Bratislava hl.st.

Journey time

From 2h 25m

Distance

102 miles (165 km)

Frequency

10 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From £34.34

Train and bus operators

Regiojet, ÖBB, Flixbus, Slovak Lines Express a.s.

Budapest-Keleti to Bratislava hl.st. train times

Check out the next trains departing from Budapest-Keleti to Bratislava hl.st. for Tuesday 4th June 2024. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
04:30 06:55 2h 25m, direct
06:30 08:55 2h 25m, direct
08:30 10:55 2h 25m, direct
10:30 12:55 2h 25m, direct
12:30 14:55 2h 25m, direct
14:30 16:55 2h 25m, direct
16:30 18:55 2h 25m, direct
16:40 20:51 4h 11m, 1 change
18:30 20:55 2h 25m, direct
18:40 05:02 10h 22m, 2 changes

ÖBB trains from Budapest-Keleti to Bratislava hl.st.

You can travel from Budapest-Keleti to Bratislava hl.st. 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.

Eurocity and RegioJet classes from Budapest-Keleti to Bratislava hl.st.

Compare the different travel classes offered by Eurocity and RegioJet when travelling from Budapest-Keleti to Bratislava hl.st..

Onboard services on Eurocity and RegioJet

Discover more about the onboard services offered on trains from Budapest-Keleti to Bratislava hl.st..

LuggageLuggageLuggage

You can take your luggage free of charge onboard all ÖBB Eurocity trains, provided that it is stowed in the luggage racks above or below your seat or in the areas provided for hand luggage.

The pieces of luggage must not exceed the maximum dimensions of 90 x 60 x 40cm. These dimensions can only be exceeded if you’re travelling with skis and snowboards, ski and hiking poles, wind, string or plucked instruments, wheelchairs, or strollers.

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

A restaurant carriage is available on most ÖBB Eurocity trains and offers a wide range of snacks and drinks. Vegan and vegetarian options are available too. If you upgrade to First Class, your meal of choice will be served straight to your seat.

WiFiWiFiEntertainment

Unfortunately, ÖBB Eurocity trains do not offer an entertainment portal on board. Also, WiFi is not always available.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

If you’re travelling with your child, you’ll get a discounted ticket. Children aged 0-5 travel for free on ÖBB Eurocity trains, while those aged 6-14 get a half-price ticket. Kids aged 15 or over need a full-price ticket.

Many ÖBB Eurocity trains offer special compartments for children in Economy Class – they come with 6 seats and can be booked for any route. Breastfeeding compartments are available too – they have curtains that block the view for more privacy. These seats can’t be booked.

ModeOfTransportBikeModeOfTransportBikeBikes

You can travel with your bike for free on all ÖBB Eurocity trains, provided that it can be folded and is not larger than 90 cm x 60 cm x 40 cm. You won’t need to book a space for your bike.

If you can’t fold your bike, you’ll need to buy a bike ticket to reserve your space. You can book your ticket up to 6 months in advance from ÖBB Ticketshop online. If possible, we recommend you print out your bike reservation and attach it to your bike where it is clearly visible for the ticket inspector.

PetPetPets

Small pets can travel for free on ÖBB Eurocity trains if they’re placed in a carrier or cage. If you can’t carry them in a carrier or cage, you’ll need to buy a ticket for them. They must also be kept on a leash and equipped with a muzzle.

Guide and assistance dogs are allowed on all trains at no additional cost and don’t need to wear a muzzle.

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

ÖBB Eurocity trains come with accessible toilets. Depending on the type of coach, several wheelchair bays including one seat for an accompanying person can be booked free of charge.

On many trains, the wheelchair bays are in First Class. However, passengers with wheelchairs and the person accompanying them can travel in First Class with their Second Class tickets and can also make use of the at-seat meal service on offer there.

LuggageLuggageLuggage

There are no weight limits when it comes to luggage on Regiojet trains - you can take what you like, so long as you can carry it by yourself.

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

Choose from a wide range of drinks, snacks and light bites on board - you'll find the full menu on the Regiojet app. A free bottle of water is available for all customers. For passengers travelling with Relax or Business Class tickets, you'll also be offered a free Italian coffee or mint tea (made with real mint leaves) when on board.

WiFiWiFiEntertainment

Free WiFi is available on board. You can access the entertainment portal using the Regiojet app, or through the built-in screens on more modern Regiojet trains.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

Pushchairs should be folded up to be taken on board. If this isn't possible, you must store your pushchair at the front or back of the carriage.

ModeOfTransportBikeModeOfTransportBikeBikes

Bicycles cannot be transported on Regiojet trains.

PetPetPets

It's possible to bring small pets on board Regiojet trains in suitable carriers. Pets are not allowed in sleeper carriages or couchettes. Guide dogs of all sizes are permitted on board.

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

Dedicated wheelchair spaces are available on Regiojet trains.

Cheap train tickets from Budapest-Keleti to Bratislava hl.st.

The price of train tickets from Budapest-Keleti to Bratislava hl.st. starts at £34.34 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 Budapest-Keleti to Bratislava hl.st. 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Budapest-Keleti to Bratislava hl.st.? 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-Keleti to Bratislava hl.st. take?

The average journey time by train between Budapest-Keleti and Bratislava hl.st. is 3 hours and 23 minutes, with around 10 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-Keleti and Bratislava hl.st. by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Budapest-Keleti to Bratislava hl.st. is 2 hours and 25 minutes.

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

Train ticket prices from Budapest-Keleti to Bratislava hl.st. can start from as little as £34.34 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

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

Yes, it is possible to travel from Budapest-Keleti to Bratislava hl.st. without having to change trains. There are 8 direct trains from Budapest-Keleti to Bratislava hl.st. each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Budapest-Keleti to Bratislava hl.st. leaves at 05:30. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Budapest-Keleti to Bratislava hl.st. leaves at 19:40. 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-Keleti and Bratislava hl.st. by train?

Trains travelling from Budapest-Keleti to Bratislava hl.st. cover a distance of around 102 miles (165 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Bratislava hl.st. to Budapest-Keleti. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Budapest-Keleti to Bratislava hl.st..

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