Prague to Budapest Train Tickets



One Way


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
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
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.
Train Services and Amenities
  • Open-concept or private compartment seating (up to 8 passengers)
  • Comfortable, ergonomic seats
  • Air-conditioned coaches
  • Restaurant and bistro
  • Mobile mini-bar catering, offering snacks and drinks at your seat
  • Overhead and below-seat hand luggage storage compartments
  • Designated storage areas for larger items of luggage
  • Wheelchair-accessible seats and facilities
Additional Details

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.

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