EuroCity train from Prague to Budapest
 

Budapest to Prague in 6h43 from €19

Prague to Budapest in 6h43 from €21

Prague to Bratislava in 3h58 from €15

Budapest to Bratislava in 2h42 from €14

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Prague - Budapest in 6h43 from €21...

Comfortable air-conditioned EuroCity trains with an elegant restaurant car link Prague, Bratislava and Budapest every two hours, city centre to city centre with very cheap tickets - if you know the right website to use!  These trains are run jointly by Czech Railways (CD), Slovakian Railways (ZSSK), and Hungarian Railways (MAV).

  Train times

  How much does it cost?

  How to buy these cheap tickets

  What are the trains like?

  Travel tips

  The sleeper train option

  Prague Hlavni station info

  Budapest Keleti station info

  Trains from Prague to other destinations

  Trains from Bratislava to other destinations

  Trains from Budapest to other destinations

Train times...

 Prague ► Bratislava Budapest

 

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 Prague Hlavni depart:

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05:49

07:48

09:48

11:48

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13:48

15:48

17:48

23:58

 Bratislava Hlavna

07:53

09:53

11:53

13:53

15:53

16:53

17:53

19:53

21:50

05:48

 Budapest Keleti arrive:

10:35

12:35

14:35

16:35

18:35

19:35

20:35

22:35

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08:37

Treat these times as a guide, always check times for your own date of travel at www.bahn.de.

 Budapest ► Bratislava Prague

 

 

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 Budapest Keleti depart:

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05:25

07:25

08:00

09:25

11:25

13:25

15:25

17:25

20:05

 Bratislava Hlavna

06:10

08:10

10:10

11:10

12:10

14:10

16:10

18:10

20:10

23:01

 Prague Hlavni arrive:

10:06

12:06

14:06

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16:06

18:06

20:06

22:09

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06:39

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What are these EuroCity trains like?

Most Prague-Bratislava-Budapest trains use smart modern Czech EuroCity carriages as shown below.  There are one or two exceptions:  The 13:52 from Prague & 09:25 from Budapest use Hungarian EuroCity cars as this is the Hungaria to & from Berlin.  The 20:05 from Budapest & 23:58 from Prague is the EuroNight Metropol with sleepers & couchettes.  You can check exactly what carriages your specific train conveys using vagonweb.cz as explained in the travel tips section.

EuroCity train to Budapest about to leave Prague

Its Skoda electric locomotive adding a Flash Gordon vibe, the EuroCity train from Prague to Budapest is ready to roll...

First class on Prague to Budapest traiin   First class on Prague to Budapest EuroCity traiin

1st class seats are usually in a spacious air-conditioned open-plan saloon, arranged 1+2 across car width, some face to face, some face to back, some tables for 4, some tables for 2, some solo seats.  There are power sockets at all seats, free WiFi whilst in the Czech republic, and complimentary bottled water.

Restaurant car on Prague to Budapest traiin   Inside the Prague to Budapest restaurant car

The restaurant car...  All trains have a restaurant car serving inexpensive snacks, drinks and complete meals, located between the 1st class car and the rest of the train.  Having lunch or dinner as the train snakes through the beautiful countryside is a real treat!  Euros, Koruna & credit cards are accepted, though cash is better as their card machine relies on mobile reception.  There are no table reservations, just go along and sit down.  There's a separate counter if you want to take snacks or drinks back to your seat.  A refreshment trolley may also make its way along the train with tea, coffee, beer, wine & snacks.

2nd class compartment on Prague to Budapest traiin   2nd class corridor on Prague to Budapest EuroCity traiin

2nd class seats are in classic 6-seat compartment cars like the photos above, or in open-plan cars like the photos below.  You usually get a choice of car types on each train, I personally prefer the open-plan cars as it's less confining and you get a better view through multiple windows.  But if you are travelling with a small group of friends you might like a compartment.  All cars are air-conditioned with power sockets at all seats and free WiFi whilst in the Czech Republic.  You can check what type of cars are included in your particular departure at www.vagonweb.cz as explained in the travel tips below.

Prague to Budapest EuroCity traiin   2nd class open seating on Prague-Budapest EuroCity traiin

Below, a EuroCity train from Prague to Bratislava and Budapest, boarding in the morning sun...

EuroCity train to Budapest boarding in Prague

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The sleeper train Metropol...

What's the sleeping-car like?

This is a Czech sleeping-car of the Comfortline type used on the Prague-Budapest route.  It has 9 compartments with washbasin (pictured above) plus 3 deluxe compartments which are virtually identical but have a compact shower & toilet instead of a washstand.  All compartments have a hotel-style card-key lock and a security deadlock.  Bottled water, soap & towels are provided, and there's a shower at the end of the corridor for passengers in the regular sleepers.  See Comfortline sleeper berth layout & numbering plan.  Over the summer and at Christmas they add a second sleeper to this train of the type used on the Prague to Krakow train.  Photo above courtesy of Shaiq Ali Khan

The sleeper train from Zurich to Prague

City Night Line standard (economy) sleeper   City Night Line standard (economy) sleeper in day mode   City Night Line deluxe sleeper, private toilet & shower   Comfortline sleeper corridor

Standard sleeper set up as a 2-berth, with blind down & washstand open.  Each room can be used with 1, 2 or 3 beds.

 

The same sleeper with berths folded away & seats folded out, washstand closed.  Very similar to a deluxe, but without the shower & toilet.

 

Deluxe sleepers are similar to standard ones, but with a bit more floorspace & compact shower & toilet instead of washstand.

 

Just like a hotel, the corridor in a Comfortline sleeping-car.  There's a shower at end of the corridor for standard sleeper passengers.

What's the couchette car like?

It has a comfortable Czech couchette car like this with 9 compartments, each of which can be used as 4-berth or 6-berth.  Clean sheets and a pillow are provided, the doors have a normal lock and security lock or chain.  Toilets and washrooms at the end of the corridor.  Couchette compartments are not segregated by gender, as you do not normally get fully undressed.

Czech couchette car at Prague Hlavni   6-bunk couchettes on Czech night train

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