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Posted by Jakub Zilincan  September 30, 2016  Leave a comment

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Table of content:

  1. Which transport type to choose?
  2. Where do you want to go?
  3. Decide based on parameters

The distance between Bratislava and Budapest is approximately 200km. The most convenient mean of transport is train, yet regular buses shuttle between the two cities, too. No regular boat service operates on the route.

Following guide tries to provide the most accurate information to make it easier for you to choose between train and bus. Following tables illustrate the easiest way to get from one city center to another, or from airport to airport. You can also decide based on parameters like comfort of travel, duration, frequency etc. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask below.

 

Which transport type to choose?

It is only up to you, which mean of transport would you prefer, but the table below should help you making a good decision. 

Where do you want to go?

Decide based on parameters

 

Train

Bus

Taxi / Car

Duration

★★★★★

★★★★☆

★★★★★

Comfort

★★★★☆

★★★☆☆

★★★★★

Price

★★★★☆

★★★★★

★☆☆☆☆

Sightseeing

★☆☆☆☆

★★☆☆☆

★☆☆☆☆

Variability

★★☆☆☆

★★★★★

★★★★★

Frequency

★★★★☆

★★★★★

★★★★★

Luggage transport

★★★★★

★★★★☆

★★★★★

ECO-friendliness

★★★★☆

★☆☆☆☆

★☆☆☆☆

Duration: Train and bus lasts approximately 2.5 hours.

Comfort: Trains are generally more comfortable when it comes to stretching legs. First class in trains and buses is available. Buses have WiFi on board.

Price: One-way bus ticket costs around 10€ and is the cheapest solution in this case. 

Sightseeing: If you are looking for nice views and an extraordinary experience, do not expect anything like that with bus or train travel.

Variability: There are only two points directly connected between the cities: both train stations and both main bus stations. No other stops are inside the city.

Frequency: Trains shuttle every two hours, buses only twice a day.

Luggage transport: Oversize luggage is easily transportable in all means of transport - in trains there are overhead shelves, designated places in 

  • Budapest to Bratislava by bus
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  • Bratislava Central Train Station - ticket desks
  • Bratislava Central Train Station - inside hall
  • Bratislava Central Train Station (Hlavna stanica)
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babali maria on Sep 19, 2012

26 sept i will arrive at budapest,at 15:50.i wanna go from budapest to bratislava by train and i can't find neither the schedules nor the prices.can you please help me ?

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Jakub on Sep 20, 2012

Hello Maria,

please visit this site: http://bratislava-slovakia.eu/travel-to-bratislava/budapest-bratislava/budapest-bratislava-by-train - there are more detailed information with the actual prices and timetable.

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Ngoc Long Nguyen on Feb 19, 2013

Please tell me how to buy a train ticket from Budapest to Bratislava, can buy online? and how much? travel on 11/4.13. Thank you

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Jakub on Feb 19, 2013

Hello,

please see this page for more information about trains to Budapest: http://bratislava-slovakia.eu/travel/budapest-bratislava/budapest-train . Unfortunately, t is not possible to buy tickets online.

regards

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alfred taliana on Mar 18, 2013

can you please sent me the time table of the trains from budapest to bratislava

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Jakub on Mar 18, 2013

Hi Alfred,

please see http://bratislava-slovakia.eu/travel/budapest-bratislava/budapest-train for more information about trains from Budapest to Bratislava.

Regards

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