Shortest travel time:
6 h 50 m
Longest travel time:
7 h 48 m
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Budapest train stations
1087, Budapest, Hungary
Teréz körút 55, Budapest, Hungary
1012, Budapest, Hungary
Etele tér 1115, Budapest, Hungary
443 km
Prague train stations
Prague Main Station
Wilsonova 8, 110 00, Prague, Czechia
Partyzánská 1546/26, 17000, Prague, Czechia

Budapest to Prague Train Information

Sit back and relax as you travel in comfort on a modern train from Budapest to Prague - one of the smartest ways to travel between the cities. Onboard the safe and modernly equipped air-conditioned train you can find spacious seats and large panoramic windows. Other great benefits are the locations of the rail stations that the Budapest to Prague train departs from and arrives to - right in the heart of town, making it very simple to get around.

How do I get from Budapest to Prague?

As mentioned above, taking a Eurocity Budapest to Prague train is among the best options to travel between the cities. If you’ve decided to go by rail, you need to get to the Nyugati Station, located in the heart of Budapest. There you can board a fast and well-equipped train and then find yourself at the central Prague Station. The overall Budapest to Prague train time is approximately 6 and a half hours, meaning that you can explore an exhibition in Budapest’s Museum of Fine Arts in the morning and enjoy a show in the Prague National Theater in the evening without any schedule issues. There are no Budapest to Prague night trains available on the route but there is a wide range of daily departures to choose from.

How long does it take to get from Budapest to Prague by train?

The train ride between the city centers of the Hungarian capital and the capital of the Czech Republic on a high-speed RailJet train usually takes about 6 hours and 25 minutes.

How to buy train tickets from Budapest to Prague?

There are several ways to obtain a ticket for a Budapest - Prague train. Of course, if you believe that the old time-tested ways are always the best, then you can try to purchase a ticket on the train station right before departure. But keep in mind that there are some pitfalls you might encounter in this case, such as already sold-out tickets or queuing at the ticket counter. To avoid such unpleasantries, we advise considering to use the online Rail Ninja service. This way, there is no need to wait in lines or leave your home half an hour earlier to buy a train ticket to make it in time, plus, Rail Ninja boasts an intuitive interface and allows you to buy your Budapest - Prague train tickets in advance in a matter of several minutes.

How far out you need to reserve tickets?

In order to get ahold of the best deals and fares, it is recommended to buy your Budapest to Prague train tickets in advance. By making early bookings you get better availability options to select from as well as guaranteed better rates than when bought last minute. Plus, on Rail.Ninja you can book tickets for your trip as early as 2 years in advance to your departure date.

Is there enough luggage space on the train from Budapest to Prague?

Regardless of the class you travel in (1st, 2nd or Business), Railjet trains will surely surprise you with onboard amenities and sufficient luggage space, including overhead racks and special luggage areas for the storage of passengers' baggage.


Budapest to Prague Train Timetable

Train type
Fastest trip
Longest trip
Morning trains
7 hrs 8 min
7 hrs 47 min
Afternoon trains
6 hrs 50 min
7 hrs 48 min

Trains on Budapest - Prague Route

Brand name
Train type
Travel time
Price from
Czech Railways
Czech Railways
Train with 1 change
7 hrs 47 min
Express train
6 hrs 50 min
High-speed train
7 hrs 16 min
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Budapest to Prague Train Review & Rating

A great way to travel between the two cities. Comfortable, fast and efficient

Alex Milren about traveling from Budapest to Prague