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City guide by local people

Budapest to Bratislava

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