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Budapest to Bratislava by train

It takes an average of 5h 27m to travel from Budapest to Bratislava by train, over a distance of around 100 miles (161 km). There are normally 15 trains per day travelling from Budapest to Bratislava and tickets for this journey start from €31.10 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 22m
Price€31.10 - €65.40
Distance100 miles (161 km)
Frequency15 trains per day
Departure stationBudapest
Arrival stationBratislava
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsLeo Express, Regiojet

Budapest to Bratislava train times

Check out the next trains departing from Budapest to Bratislava for Tuesday 21st Jul 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
07:40 10:03 2h 23m, direct
08:40 11:02 2h 22m, direct
09:40 12:03 2h 23m, direct
11:40 14:03 2h 23m, direct
13:40 16:03 2h 23m, direct
15:40 18:03 2h 23m, direct
17:40 20:03 2h 23m, direct
18:40 23:22 4h 42m, 1 change
19:40 06:22 10h 42m, 1 change
20:10 06:22 10h 12m, 2 changes

ÖBB trains from Budapest to Bratislava

You can travel from Budapest to Bratislava 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 to Bratislava

Train tickets from Budapest to Bratislava start at €31.10 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 €62.43.
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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 Bratislava 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.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between Budapest and Bratislava is 5 hours and 27 minutes, with around 15 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 Bratislava by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Budapest to Bratislava is 2 hours and 22 minutes.

How much does the train from Budapest to Bratislava cost?

Train tickets from Budapest to Bratislava can start from as little as €31.10 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 Bratislava?

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

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

The first train from Budapest to Bratislava leaves at 00:20. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Budapest to Bratislava 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 Bratislava by train?

Trains travelling from Budapest to Bratislava cover a distance of around 100 miles (161 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Bratislava to Budapest. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Budapest to Bratislava.
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 Bratislava for a typical week day using timetable data for 21/07/2020. 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 04/07/2020 for travel on 19/06/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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