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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. Leaving Prague in 2-hour intervals each day, these efficiently-designed EuroCity trains can take you to the heart of Hungary’s capital city in just under 7 hours non-stop!

The city intersected by the famous Danube River, Budapest is a major metropolis with a strong focus on fashion, media, art, education and commerce. Tourists have nicknamed it the “Paris of the East” due its stunning architecture and picturesque surroundings. The Széchenyi Chain Bridge, Citadella fortress, Hungarian Natural History Museum and Fisherman’s Bastion are but a few of the many attractions Budapest has to offer.

Purchase your Czech Railways “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 6 direct-route departures daily

Travel time
6 hours and 47 minutes direct

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 ticket fares

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 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 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 CD EuroCity trains

  • Open area or small compartment seating (for 6 to 8 passengers)
  • Comfortable, ergonomic seats
  • WiFi access available in selected coaches
  • 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
The Paper Ticket and Reservation is a physical ticket that we ship to you. Once in hand, your ticket is valid for your journey from Prague to Budapest by train.