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Prague to Budapest Train Tickets

Prague to Budapest Train Tickets

Travel from Prague to Budapest by train with Czech Railways (CD) and enjoy streamlined, air-cooled commuters renowned for covering very long distances while keeping passenger comfort top of mind. Departing from Prague in 2-hour intervals daily, their efficiently-designed EuroCity trains can take you to the heart of Hungary’s capital city in just under 7 hours non-stop.

Your journey begins in Prague, capital city of the Czech Republic and home to numerous historical figures like Mozart, Galileo and Copernicus. Awaiting you at the end of the line is Budapest, a booming metropolis divided into two sections by the famed Danube River.

Purchase your “Paper Ticket and Reservation” here and your seat reservation is included. Because this type of ticket requires shipping, it will be delivered to your home address shortly after your order has been processed. Simply present the physical ticket at the station and you’re set to travel from Prague to Budapest by train!

Journey details

Trains depart approximately every 2 hours with a total of 6 direct-route departures leaving the Prague station each day

Travel time
6 hours and 43 minutes, non-stop

Train stations
Prague Hlavni Nadrazi (Praha hl.n) and Budapest -Keleti Pu.

Train features
Czech Railways Eurocity high-speed trains, reaching a maximum speed of 200km/h

Czech Railways train ticket fare options

Your “Paper Ticket and Reservation” gives you two fare options: Standard Class or First Class seating (see details below). Tickets are valid for single or return trips.

Czech Railways train ticket classes

  • Standard Class
    • Quality comfortable seats
    • Access to the dining car and bistro (on selected routes)
    • At-seat food and drink trolley service
  • First Class
    • Spacious, premium-quality seats for added comfort and legroom
    • Access to the dining car and bistro (on selected routes)
    • Complimentary refreshments and daily newspaper
    • Courtesy lighting at each seat
    • Power outlet access

Czech Railways train ticket discounts

  • Child discount
    Children under the age of 4 travel for free when not occupying their own seat. Passengers between the ages of 4 and 11 receive a discount off the adult ticket price.

Services aboard Czech Railways Eurocity trains

  • Open area or small compartment seating (for 6 to 8 passengers)
  • Comfortable, ergonomic seats
  • Air-conditioned coaches
  • Dining car and bistro
  • Mobile mini-bar catering, offering snacks and drinks at your seat
  • Overhead and below-seat hand luggage storage areas
  • Designated storage areas for larger luggage
  • Wheelchair-accessible seats and facilities

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Seat reservations
Your Czech Railways train ticket includes travel in a specific seat.

Ticket delivery
When you book your Czech Railways train ticket, you will notice it is called a “Paper Ticket and Reservation”. With this type, the actual ticket is shipped to you after you’ve placed your order. Once in hand, your ticket is valid for your journey from Prague to Budapest by train.

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