Budapest to Bratislava One-Way Transfer Tour

Turn the wasted travel day into the highlight of your trip with stops at Szentendre, Danube Bend, Esztergom Basilica and the Baroque Old Town of Győr on your journey from Budapest to Bratislava.

Group Size
8 people

This tour is also available from Bratislava to Budapest.
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Fun day with Sidetrip!

We were picked up On Time by Peter and Alex. They were fun, friendly and informative. They showed us many sights and gave a lot of info. They were very knowledgeable about both Hungary and Slovakia. They made the ride fun. When we stop, they knew a lot about the places and one of them stayed with us at all times to make sure we didn’t get lost. I was sorry that we won’t be having any more tours with them but if I come back, they will definitely be who I ask for. I highly recommend them. Fun tour. Very nice people.

Robin, United States 06 June 2023
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Trip Itinerary

  • Leave from Budapest

    This tour offers hotel pick-up for private bookings. You will be picked up from your hotel, apartment, or any other pick-up point accessible by car. Please check the "Meeting Point" section for open group tour departures.

  • Stop 1: Szentendre

    We’ll walk around the picturesque Old Town of Szentendre and explore the city’s narrow streets and cute little squares.

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    What we'll do

    We’ll stop to admire the Old Town of Szentendre. The city center here is famous for cute little houses, narrow streets, and picturesque city views. We’ll walk around Szentendre and take in the fairytale-like Baroque style buildings . This town is very popular with visitors in Hungary.

    About Szentendre

    Szentendre is a city in Hungary with a population of about 25 000 people. The city’s name Szentendre comes from Saint Andrew. From the 17th century the town has a distinct Serbian influence, today noticeable mainly in the architecture of the Old Town. Szentendre was a fairly small place until about a hundred years ago. The town’s population has grown rapidly in the 20th and the 21st century.

  • Stop 2: Visegrad Castle

    We will explore the castle's ancient walls for panoramic views of the river and countryside, the area known as the Danube Bend.

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    Visegrad Castle

    What we’ll do

    Visegrád Castle offers us a journey through history with its medieval ruins and Citadel Museum. We will explore the castle's ancient walls for panoramic views of the river and countryside. A visit to Visegrád Castle promises a blend of history, culture, and breathtaking vistas of the Danube Bend.

    About Visegrad Castle

    Perched atop a hill overlooking the majestic Danube Bend, Visegrád Castle stands as a testament to Hungary's medieval past. Originally built in the 13th century, the castle played a strategic role in protecting the kingdom and controlling trade along the river. Today, visitors can explore its well-preserved ruins, marvel at panoramic views of the surrounding landscape, and delve into the history of this iconic fortress. 

  • Stop 3: Esztergom Basilica

    We admire the imposing and beautiful Esztergom Basilica by the Danube River.

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    Esztergom Basilica

    What we'll do
    We stop by the Danube River to take in one of the most impressive churches not only in Hungary but probably the whole of Europe. Esztergom Basilica is a masterpiece of sacral architecture from the 19th century. We have a chance to admire the Classical style church from both banks of the Danube River. We also stop for lunch (not included) in the city of Esztergom.

    About Esztergom
    Esztergom Basilica is located on the Danube River in the city of Esztergom. This city was the most important city in Hungary in medieval times. It was a royal residence and the heart of the state before Buda’s rise in importance. The many invasions to this area, first by Mongols in the 13th century and later Turkish invasions in the 16th and 17th century destroyed the old Esztergom. The city has been rebuilt again and again, attesting to the resilience of the people who live here.

  • Stop 4: Györ

    We stroll around the fairytale-like Baroque Old Town of Győr and discover its narrow streets and beautiful views.

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    What we'll do

    During the tour we walk around the Old Town of Györ. It’s famous for Baroque style houses and a fabulous Town Hall from 1900. Györ is known for many of its churches that remind us of the 1000-year Christian history of Hungary. We’ll wander around the narrow streets and learn about Hungarian history.

    About Györ
    Györ is one of the most important cities in Hungary. The city has a population of about 130 000 people. It’s located on the Danube River. The river has brought people, trade, and wealth to the region throughout history. In the 18th century the city prospered and that is when most of the beautiful Old Town was built. Despite heavy damage to the city in the Second World War Györ has been extensively renovated since the 1970s.

  • Arrive at Bratislava

    This tour offers hotel drop-off for private bookings. Please provide your preferred drop-off location when making the booking.

    If you book the open group tour then the drop-off is in front of Korzo Cafe & Restaurant at the Radisson Blu Carlton Hotel (Hviezdoslavovo namestie 3, Bratislava).

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Want to personalize this trip?  When booking a private transfer, tell us your itinerary and start time preferences and we'll do everything we can to accomodate your request. Note: open group tours cannot be customized.

Why travel with Sidetrip?
  • Transport & sightseeing combined

    We offer the chance to see popular tourist sights, as well as lesser-known places of cultural and historic significance, while you travel between two cities.

  • Small groups

    Most of our tours are limited to a maximum of 8 people which means you get the personal care and attention of your tour leader during your trip, as well as the chance to get to know your fellow passengers.

  • Local tour leaders

    Our tour leaders are selected due to their thorough knowledge of local history and culture, as well as their enthusiasm for travel. The stories they share will inspire you!

  • Top-rated on TripAdvisor

    Thousands of travellers have reviewed our tours with a 5-star rating in the Baltics and Central Europe.

  • Great value for your money

    Our tours run regularly so anyone can afford to join the open group tour making it a great travel option for solo and independent travellers.

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Overall rating based on 26 reviews

A really lovely tour and attentive guide!

I booked this tour with my aging parents and highly recommend it as a stress-free way to spend a day visiting some of the more difficult to reach attractions. Martina, our guide, was very kind and attentive to our needs, pacing the trip perfectly for my parents and making a genuine effort to bring us to places that matched our interests. Beyond sharing tidbits of local facts and trivia, she also patiently answered our touristy questions, directed us to some delicious local eats, and just made the day pass by in a flash. This was my first time using Sidetrip and it was truly a lovely experience. I wouldn't hesitate to book another trip in the future, and definitely enjoyed leaving the logistics, planning and driving to more expert hands.

Vincent, Great Britain 10 Oct. 2023

We had a fantastic time!

Highly recommend Martina as your guide! A group of five of us took the took the tour from Budapest to Bratislava. Beautiful stops along the way. Martina was very knowledgeable on every stop and so friendly.

Ben, United States 13 Aug. 2023

Perfect way to travel

Martina was an amazing guide - knowledgeable, friendly and very easy to spend time with. From pick up to drop off the day was wonderful and the stops were interesting and enjoyable. I would highly recommend Sidetrip.

Jodie, Australia 31 July 2023

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What's included?
  • One-way transfer from Budapest to Bratislava with 4 sightseeing stops
  • Knowledgeable local tour leader
  • Transport in a comfortable air-conditioned minivan or car
  • Room for a reasonable amount of luggage
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off (available only for private tours)
  • Lunch (a break is scheduled for this)
  • Gratuities (optional)
Good to know
  • Confirmation will be provided within 24 hours of booking.
  • All tours are subject to availability.
  • Minimum numbers for group size apply. There is a possibility of cancellation even after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative tour or a refund. The Sidetrip team will also be happy to help you arrange alternative transport to your destination city.
  • Paper free confirmation: just bring your confirmation code or a valid ID.
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved, please wear flat shoes suitable for walking.
  • Infant seats are available on request during the booking.
  • The tour operates in all weather conditions, please dress according to the weather and wear proper shoes for walking (waterproof would be great in winter).
  • The planned duration of this tour is 9 hours. Our priority is to deliver you safely and on time to your destination. In the event of delays due to traffic, weather, or other unforeseen circumstances, we reserve the right to abbreviate or omit certain stops to ensure your prompt arrival.
  • All our public group tours are in English. Private tours in different languages are subject to availability.
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Meeting point

This tour offers hotel pick-up only for private bookings. For private bookings, you will be picked up from your hotel, apartment, or any other pick-up point accessible by car. Please provide your preferred pick-up location when making the booking.

For open group tours, hotel pick-up is not available. The group tour meeting point is opposite the Hotel Ritz-Carlton at Erzsebet Square (Erzsébet tér). Your guide will meet you at this location.

See the drop-off point in Bratislava  

Drop-off point

This tour offers hotel drop-off for private bookings. Please provide your preferred drop-off location when making the booking.

If you book the open group tour then the drop-off is in front of Korzo Cafe & Restaurant at the Radisson Blu Carlton Hotel (Hviezdoslavovo namestie 3, Bratislava).

Questions & Answers
  • Is this a one-way tour?

    Yes, this is a one-way tour ending in Bratislava. Please note that the tour does not take you back to Budapest.

  • How long is this tour?

    The planned duration of this tour is 9 hours. For the safety of our passengers and drivers, we are unable to accommodate requests to extend this duration.

  • Do you offer hotel pick-up/drop-off?

    Hotel pick-up and drop-off are only available when booking this tour as a private tour for a single group. Open group tours have a fixed meeting point and drop-off location.

  • Can I take my luggage with me?

    Yes! We have plenty of space for luggage at the back of our vehicles. One big suitcase and one smaller bag or suitcase per passenger is totally fine. There is no extra charge for luggage, as long as you don't plan to move to the other city with all of your belongings :)

  • Is lunch included in the tour price?

    Lunch is not included in the tour price but a lunch break is scheduled in Esztergom. Location of the lunch is subject to availability. Kindly let our tour leader know if you have any special dietary needs that we should take in account.

  • Is this tour suitable for senior citizens?

    Yes! With a maximum of 8 people in each group, our guide can make sure that the pace of the tour is suitable for everyone. Just note that the tour does include some walking at the stops.

  • What measures are you taking against the spread of covid-19?

    All our groups are limited to a maximum of 8 travellers for open group tours and in case of a private transfer it’ll be just your group in the van with our guide. Face masks are available in each vehicle upon request and hand sanitizers are placed in a hand’s reach from all passengers.

  • What is your cancellation policy?

    If you cancel more than 48 hours before the tour, your booking is fully refunded*. If you cancel less than 48 hours before the tour or in the case of a no-show, no refund is issued.

    *Please note, that the credit card processing fee (1.5-3%, up to 5.9% if you paid by Paypal) charged by the third-party payment provider will not be refunded.

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