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Train from Prague to Budapest

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Train from Prague to Budapest


I am looking to travel from Prague to Budapest in the afternoon of Friday 22nd June.

Could anyone tell me where I can book my ticket in advance?

I have seen that some people have said that you can book them over there, but I am a bit nervous, as I only arrive in Prague on the Thursday and I am worried I will not be able to get a ticket. Can anyone give me some advice?

Also, does anyone know which station the train to Prague goes from and how easy it is to get there from the centre of Budapest?

Thank you in advance for your help.



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1. Re: Train from Prague to Budapest

You don't need to book in advance, just get to the station with enough time to buy your tickets. For instance, one of the fastest RR trips to Budapest is: Praha-Holesovice (no mandatory reservation) to Budapest-Keleti pu Fr, 22.06.07 depart 11:35 & arrive 18:17 (6:42 duration; EC train). 2d class is perfectly OK, of course. There is an earlier similar train. Most other trains take an hour+ more time & may require extra for reservation of seats. Don't know the price. There are German, Austrian & Czech RR websites but I don't know if you can purchase by internet. Great scenery on much of the trip, and not taking 8 hours (as in the past) is good & gets you into Keketi at a reasonable time.

Also, on europebyair.com (I checked for a friend re 6/20/07) the only cheap flight from Prague to Buapest was on Wings, flight 926 at 3:35 a.m. $221.70 for two people - only 1 hour and five minutes! Budapest public transit starts running shortly after that arrival time (check BKV site for 200 bus schedule; "Google" Budapest airport to find their page re transit into center, etc.). I suppose that there may be other airlines that don't cost $843.96 or more for two people as all the other cariers charge - you can check that out. Would saving about 5 hrs (given need to get to & from airports) justify travel at such an time? Your call.

See my reply, to inquiry on this forum page re Keleti pu to Hilton (on Castle Hill) by public transit - Deak ter (mentioned in my reply) is the centrtal Pest stop, for all three metro lines. Easy & very fast. Budapest's public transit system is wonderful.

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2. Re: Train from Prague to Budapest


I thought I let you know that there are direct buses from Prague to Budapest. The fare is quite inexpensive. (About $ 45) You will arrive at Nepligate( Spelling ?) Bus station in Budapest.

From there you can take tram to the city center or even a taxi.

Try www. eurolines.com for more information.

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