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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 13 trains per day running between Budapest-Keleti and Bratislava hl.st., which usually take 3 hours 19 minutes to complete the 102 miles (165 km) journey. It can take as little as 2 hours 23 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 €19.60. 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 19m to travel from Budapest-Keleti to Bratislava hl.st. by train, over a distance of around 102 miles (165 km). There are normally 13 trains per day travelling from Budapest-Keleti to Bratislava hl.st. and tickets for this journey start from €19.60 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 23m
PriceFrom €19.60
Distance102 miles (165 km)
Frequency13 trains per day
First train03:10
Last train20:40
Departure stationBudapest-Keleti
Arrival stationBratislava hl.st.
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsRegiojet, ÖBB, Flixbus

Budapest-Keleti to Bratislava hl.st. train times

Check out the next trains departing from Budapest-Keleti to Bratislava hl.st. for Tuesday 16th August 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
04:40 07:03 2h 23m, direct
04:40 07:52 3h 12m, 4 changes
06:40 09:03 2h 23m, direct
07:28 09:54 2h 26m, direct
08:40 11:03 2h 23m, direct
10:40 13:03 2h 23m, direct
12:40 15:03 2h 23m, direct
14:40 17:03 2h 23m, direct
16:40 19:03 2h 23m, direct
16:40 20:51 4h 11m, 1 change

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.

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

The price of train tickets from Budapest-Keleti to Bratislava hl.st. starts at €19.60 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 19 minutes, with around 13 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 23 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 €19.60 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 9 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 03:10. 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 20:40. 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..
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Budapest-Keleti to Bratislava hl.st. for a typical week day using timetable data for 08/16/2022. 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 08/09/2022 for travel on 08/09/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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