Budapest to Prague One-Way Transfer Tour

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Turn the wasted travel day into the highlight of your trip with stops at Györ, Bratislava the capital of Slovakia, and the UNESCO-listed Lednice Palace on your journey from Budapest to Prague.

Starting time
08:00 AM
Group Size
8 people

This tour is also available from Prague to Budapest.
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Best way to travel between Budapest & Prague.

We were looking at ways to get from Budapest to Prague- trains are long and there are not a lot of flight options. Thankfully seeing Sidetrip offering a tour along with the transportation was an amazing option for our family. We traveled with our two kids ( 14 & 11 years old) and Stepan was a great guide. He showed us so many interesting locations and taught us things along the way. Even during the drive he felt like an old friend and we were able to learn more about his life in Prague and the differences between our countries. I would definitely recommend Sidetrip! They turned something that would have wasted a day on a train into a delightful experience.

Tabrina, United States April 07, 2024
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Trip Itinerary

  • Leave from Budapest at 08:00 AM

    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: 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.

  • Stop 2: Bratislava

    We walk around the beautiful medieval Old Town of Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia and sit down for a delicious lunch.

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    What we'll do

    We’ll visit Bratislava Old Town that is famous for its medieval buildings, narrow streets, and little courtyards. You’ll learn about the history of the region as we wander around the city centre. We will also admire the beautiful castle of Bratislava that towers over the whole Old Town. The castle was rebuilt in the 20th century and reminds us of the importance of this city throughout history. In Bratislava you will also have time for a lunch break (not included).

    About Bratislava

    Bratislava is the capital of Slovakia with a population of about 475 000 people. The location of Bratislava has been inhabited continuously for almost 7000 years. The city is situated on the Danube River that has brought people, wealth, and trade to the area. For a long time Bratislava was part of the Kingdom of Hungary. It is under the 18th-century reign of Queen Maria Theresa that the city truly flourished. After the First World War Bratislava became part of Czechoslovakia and the population of Czechs and Slovaks in the city grew. The city became the capital of Slovakia after the Velvet Divorce in 1993 when Slovak Republic separated from the Czech Republic.

  • Stop 3: Lednice Palace

    We have a chance to admire one of the former summer residences of the royalty of Liechtenstein, the Lednice Palace and Gardens.

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    Lednice Palace

    What we'll do
    We will have a chance to walk around the beautiful and famous gardens surrounding the Palace during the tour. Lednice Palace and Gardens , the way we see them today, are designed in the 19th century for entertaining in the summer season. They palace is probably the best example of English Gothic style in Continental Europe. The Palace and Grounds, about 200h, are under UNESCO World Heritage protection due their unique architectural landscape.

    About Lednice
    Lednice Palace and Grounds is a fabulous example of wealth the nobility had in Europe in the 19th century. The Lichtenstein family had huge landholdings in the area that they had gathered gradually over the centuries through conquering, marrying, and buying. It was their loyalty to the Habsburg dynasty that raised the Lichtensteins to great prominence in the Austria-Hungarian Empire.

  • Arrive at Prague at ~06:00 PM

    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 Hilton Prague Old Town hotel (V Celnici 2079/7, Prague).

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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.

4.9 /5
Overall rating based on 120 reviews

A visit to unique places that are not on the beaten path

Jan was a friendly tour guide that went out of his way to provide us with interesting information. He is competent in English and as a native tongue speaker he gave us insight into the history and culture which made it easy for us to navigate around the city on the one day we had left in the city. A most remarkable experience I would recommend to anybody who would like to visit Prague in a limited time slot.

Heidi and Hester, South Africa April 18, 2024

The only way to go from Budapest to Prague with Martina at the helm.

We were thrilled with our trip by road from Budapest to Prague. Our tour guide and driver Martina was amazing. She was extremely professional, knowledgeable and helpful about Hungary, Slovakia and Prague. She made the trip so enjoyable for my wife and I. We are so glad we chose your company to get to Prague. Even with the rain it was one of the highlights of our 6 week vacation to Europe to date. Martina is a rare human being to be highly valued as a real asset to your company. We would definitely recommend this travel experience to our family and friends. If we ever do this trip in future years we would without a doubt do it again and if Martina was available then we would request her as our guide and driver. Her driving skills and safety were beyond reproach and we felt secure and very rela xx ed with her at the wheel. Thanks very much Martina hope catch you again on a future trip. Appreciative and regards Jeffrey and Carmen K.

Carmen and Jeffrey Knolder, Australia April 17, 2024

Budapest to Prague

Our sidetrip experience was 8 passengersd and a guide, Alex, travelling from Budapest to Prague. Enroute we stopped in Gyor for coffee and a tour of the Baroque style town. before continuing on to Bratislava. After a lovely lunch of local favourites, Alex took our group on a walking tour of the Bratislava. Bratislava is the capital city of Slovakia. It's one of he smallest world capitals, but it's an impressive city. Many coubntries have diplomatic presences in Bratislava - which is evident from the countrys' flags on display. We continued our journey with one more stop at the Lednice Palace Gardens, which are in bloom. Alex was very professional and informative and she made our day trip a special experience.

Roberta, Australia April 15, 2024

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What's included?
  • One-way transfer from Budapest to Prague with 3 sightseeing stops
  • Knowledgeable local tour leader
  • Transport in an air-conditioned minivan
  • 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 accepted, just bring an electronic voucher or ID.
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved, please wear flat shoes suitable for walking.
  • 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).
  • Infant seats are available on request during the booking.
  • All our public group tours are in ENGLISH. Private tours are available in different language
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Meeting point

This tour offers hotel pick-up for private bookings only. 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.

If you have booked an open group tour, then hotel pickup is not available. The meeting point is at Erzsebet Square (Erzsébet tér, Budapest), opposite to the Hotel Ritz-Carlton. Look out for a minivan with Sidetrip logo. Our guide will meet you at the marked meeting point.

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Drop-off point

This tour offers hotel drop-off for private bookings only. 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 Hilton Prague Old Town hotel (V Celnici 2079/7, Prague).

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

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

  • 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 minivans. 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. 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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