Bratislava to Budapest Train Tickets



One Way


Head to the heart of Hungary by booking a trip from Bratislava to Budapest by train! By day, you’ll travel via Hungarian State Railways MÁV high-speed train. In the early morning, travel by Metropol EuroNight train and enjoy additional passenger comfort options that include onboard sleeping accommodations. No matter which train you choose, you’re assured a smooth, restful journey that comes complete with food and drink catering service at your seat, plus WiFi internet access.

Nicknamed “Paris of the East”, Budapest is an architectural utopia that combines ancient and contemporary design. Hungary’s imperial capital is also renowned for its sizzling culture, fashion scene, performing arts venues and unique, all-natural thermal baths – a particularly popular attraction among tourists. Other notable sights include the Széchenyi Chain Bridge, Budapest Zoo and Botanical Garden, Buda Castle, Matthias Church, and Margaret Island.

Your ticket to travel from Bratislava to Budapest by train can be purchased right here. Shortly after your order is received, we’ll ship you the actual ticket which you can simply present at the station before boarding.

Journey Details


There are 8 MÁV train departures daily, every hour during peak times and every 2 hours otherwise; a 9th train, the Metropol EuroNight, departs early each morning at 5:54am

Travel time

2 hours and 26 minutes (fastest time)

Train stations

Bratislava Hlavná stanica and Budapest-Nyugati Pu. or Budapest-Keleti Pu.

Train features

Hungarian State Railways MÁV and Metropol EuroNight high-speed trains, reaching a maximum speed of 160km/h
Ticket Fares and Classes

When booking your Bratislava to Budapest train ticket, select one of two fare options:

Paper Ticket and Reservation

  • Valid for single or return trips
  • Refunds are not allowed
  • Seat reservation is included
  • Available in Standard and First Class aboard MÁV trains
  • Available in Standard Class, Couchette 6-berth and Couchette 4-berth aboard Metropol EuroNight trains

TCV Paper Ticket Only

  • Open ticket with no time restrictions, so you are free to travel aboard any train, even during peak hours
  • Refundable up to the day before the departure date (a cancellation fee applies)
  • Non-refundable after departure
  • Refunds are limited to completely unused and unvalidated passes, tickets and exchange vouchers
  • Available in Standard Class, Couchette 6-berth and Couchette 4-berth aboard Metropol EuroNight trains
  • Seat reservation not included
  • Available in Standard and First Class aboard MÁV trains
  • Available in Standard Class only aboard Metropol EuroNight trains
Ticket Discounts

Child discount

Passengers between the ages of 4 and 11 receive a discount off the adult ticket price. Children under the age of 4 travel for free when not occupying their own seat.
NOTE: discounts apply to “Paper Ticket and Reservation” tickets only.
Train Services and Amenities
  • Air-conditioned, non-smoking coaches
  • Onboard food and drink catering, plus access to dining car
  • WiFi internet
  • 4-6 berth couchette sleeping compartments (Metropol EuroNight trains only)
  • Designated racks and under-seat storage areas for personal luggage items
  • Wheelchair-accessible spaces for handicapped passengers
  • Onboard bicycle storage
Additional Details

Seat reservations

  • “Paper Ticket and Reservation” tickets include travel in a specific seat.
  • “TCV Paper Ticket Only” tickets do not include a seat reservation.

Ticket Delivery

Once your “Paper Ticket and Reservation” or “TCV Paper Ticket Only” has been processed, the physical ticket is delivered to the address you’ve provided and is valid for travel from Bratislava to Budapest by train.
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