Budapest to Bratislava Train Tickets



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Explore the historic capital and cultural center of Slovakia by booking a trip from Budapest to Bratislava by train! By day, you’ll travel via Hungarian State Railways MÁV high-speed train. In the evening, 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.

The city of Bratislava lies on the Danube River near the Austrian and Hungarian borders, its prime location providing a dazzling view of the neighboring Little Carpathian mountains. Noted for its blooming vineyards, scenic hiking trails and medieval city center, the 18th-century Bratislava is also home to numerous historical museums and landmarks. Key tourist attractions include the ancient Devín Castle ruins, Roland Fountain, St. Martin’s Cathedral, Old Town Hall and Slovak National Museum.

Your ticket to travel from Budapest to Bratislava 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 trains departing from Budapest-Nyugati Pu daily, every hour during peak times and every 2 hours otherwise; a 9th and final train, the Metropol EuroNight, departs each evening from Budapest-Keleti Pu at 8:25pm

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 Budapest to Bratislava 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
  • Sleeper compartments with optional shower facility (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 Budapest to Bratislava by train.

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