Budapest to Bratislava by train

There is a direct connection between the cities. A EuroCity train shuttles approximately every 2 hours and it takes only 2 hours and 40 minutes.

There is a direct connection between the cities. A EuroCity train shuttles approximately every 2 hours and it takes only 2 hours and 40 minutes. Bratislava's central station is called Bratislava - hlavná stanica, often shortened to Bratislava- hl. st. in some occasions. In Budapest you will arrive to/depart from the Budapest Keleti station.

Tickets and prices

TicketNormal tariffReduced tariff
Return ticket 17,50€ 8,75€
One-way ticket app. 15€ app. 7,5€

You can buy a ticket directly at the station, however, it is not possible to do so on the Internet. You will not get a reservation of a seat, so you can sit anywhere in the 2nd class. Visit the Official Slovak Rail website (SK) for more information.

Timetable

The train shuttles every 2 hours from both stations. The first train from Bratislava departs at 5:50 and the last direct one at 19:54. From Budapest, the first one departs at 5:25 and the last direct one at 17:25. Final train departs at 20:05. The journey takes 2 hours and 41 minutes in both directions.

Transport from the station

The public transport stop in Bratislava is called "Hlavná stanica" and is one of the most important stops in the whole city. Visit the Official public transport web site for more information. The basic directions and routes from station:

  • to city center - you take any bus or trolleybus directing to Račianske mýto and then take a tram to the city center. Or you can just walk following the signs "Centrum" (city center)
  • to the bus station - take the direct bus number 210 towards "Autobusová stanica" and get off at the last stop.
  • to the airport - take the direct bus number 61 toward "Letisko M.R. Štefánika" and get off at the last stop.
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Discussion:

I would like to take train from Budapest to (possible stop in Gyor) Bratislava to Vienna to Prague - over the course of a week. Is this possible? What can I expect to pay for the tickets? Do I buy one for each stop? Also, may I pay with a credit card?
Thank you

Published by June | 39 hours ago

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Hello,

My friend and I are due to catch the train from Bratislava to Budapest next Friday and I was just quierying the costs. I note that you have put a 'reduced' tariff cost and was wondering who/what it was for?

Thanks
Ashlee

Published by Ashlee | 48 hours ago

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Is there a train from Ljubljana to Budapest and how many hours traveling time?
From Budapest to Bratislava ? Bratislava to Prague ?
Thank you.

Published by renee bamba | 19 days ago

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Hi renee bamba,
yes, yes and yes :)
Lub->Bud
www.raildude.com/...t7376.html
Bud->Brat
Brat->Prague
could be found on this site

Regards

Published by Samuel (Bratislava Guide) | 19 days ago

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Hi renee bamba,
I have no knowledge about train connection from Ljubljana to Budapest but according to Lonely Planet there is Train connection but I recommend you to research this through google and travel based websites. To your other part of the question if there is any connection between cities Budapest and Bratislava yes the train runs on this rote very comfortably around price of ticket 17,50 Euro.
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Published by Jozef (Bratislava Guide) | 19 days ago

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Hi,

We are travelling from Budapest to Bratislava to Prague in May, and were wondering if it is possible to buy train tickets from Budapest-Bratislava-Prague from the Budapest Keleti Station?
If so, how much would it cost per person? Should we reserve seats?

Many thanks!

Published by Mav | 23 days ago

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Hi Mav,
Yes it is possibility for you to buy ticket from Budapest train station directly Prague. The cost is about 52 euros for both way ticket. You do not need to reserve seat in euro trainshave predetirment seats in the price of the ticket.

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Published by Jozef (Bratislava Guide) | 23 days ago

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Thanks Jozef.

If my journey were this:
a. Budapest to Bratislava
b. Stay one night in Bratislava
c. Bratislava to Prague

Would we be able to buy tickets from Budapest for one-way train journeys a and c?

Published by Mav | 19 days ago

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Hi Mav,
Yes I think it would be manageable
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Published by Jozef (Bratislava Guide) | 19 days ago

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Thanks much!

Published by Mav | 19 days ago

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How many luggages and weight of each luggage can I take on the train?

Thank you.

Published by Waydes | 27 days ago

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Hi Waydes,
There is no limit on weight limit on your bag in the train. There maybe some restrictions according to size and number of bags you can take on train.
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Published by Jozef (Bratislava Guide) | 27 days ago

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Thank you Jozef. So if my wife and I have one small check-in size luggage + 1 laptop backpack + 1 carry on bag per person, we should be okay (?)

Published by Waydes | 27 days ago

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Hi Waydes,
yes you should be OK. I was traveling with big backpack notebook and small back pack and nobody said a thing :)
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Published by Jozef (Bratislava Guide) | 27 days ago

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Fabulous! Thank you Jozef. We look forward to Bratislava. Cheers!

Published by Waydes | 27 days ago

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Hi Waydes,
I am happy for you you can contact us with all your concerns through this page .
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Published by Jozef (Bratislava Guide) | 27 days ago

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Hi!!

I would like to know to whom concerned the reduced train ticket price from Budapest to Bratislava?

Published by aaaaa | 02 Mar '14

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Hi aaaaa,
I am sorry could you rephraze you question I do not understand what concerns you.
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Published by Jozef (Bratislava Guide) | 27 days ago

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Can I buy a ticket in Bratislava train station to Budapest for EUR$ 15? Is it possible to buy via internet?

Published by Celso Sanches | 17 Feb '14

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Hi Celso Sanches,
Unfortunately I have negative answer for you. There is no way to by your mentioned ticket trough Internet. You have to buy it physically on railway station. Another bad news is that one way ticket form Bratislava ti Budapest cost 16,10 Euro on other hand you will save money if you will buy bi-directional ticket for 17,50 Euro.
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Published by Jozef (Bratislava Guide) | 27 days ago

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I wish to have a day trip from Budapest to Bratislava on my birthday the 25th of April 2014. From the Hungarian railways I find a transport, But not a cruise along the Danube from your capital to Budapest. Is there a such one?

Published by Ludvig | 15 Feb '14

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Hi Ludvig,
unfortunately there is no river cruise connecting Bratislava and Budapest at this time. Did you consider using train or bus?
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Published by Jakub (Author) | 19 days ago

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Hi. We will travel from Prague to Budapest by train in July, and would like to stop for 2 nights in Bratislava. Do you know the cheapest way to do this? Also, the cost of a train trip from Bratislava to Trencin? Is it reasonable to make a day trip to Trencin from Bratislava, or does the train trip take too long? Thank you for your advice. Anne from Australia

Published by Anne Platt | 02 Feb '14

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Hi Anne Platt,
I hope I will give you cheapest way. The best way for you is to buy one ticket to Bratislava from Prague and stay here for as long as you want and after that you would buy ticket from Bratislava to Budapest. Some very cheap hostel I would use google or tripadvisor. For you little trip to Trenčín it is manageable in one day thank to Trenčín´s close location to Bratislava. The trip takes up to only 1 and half hour and costs around 6,22 Euros for full ticket bi-directional ticket. City fo Trencin has one of the biggest historical heritages in middle Europe so I recommend you to visit this beautiful place.
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Published by Jozef (Bratislava Guide) | 27 days ago

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how can we book three tickets in advance for EC130 from budapest to wien via bratislava? is there a limit for carrying bikes on the train???
thanks and regards

Published by Gabriele Zilli | 19 Jan '14

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Hi Gabriele Zilli,
unfortunately it is not possible to buy tickets online. However, there is no limit for transporting bikes if you can carry them by your own.
Regards

Published by Jakub (Author) | 26 Jan '14

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