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Taking the Regiojet Bus from Bratislava to Budapest

To get from Bratislava to Budapest, we once again chose the bus over the train. We were originally planning on the train, but the front desk agent at the Park Inn Bratislava recommended the bus over the train.

We booked tickets online for 9 euro each. The bus is scheduled to take about 3 hours. It departs from AS Mlynské Nivy in Bratislava and drops off at Népliget in Budapest, which is on the blue line. Again, this could be super convenient depending on where you’re staying.

The Regiojet buses are kinda funky in that they’re yellow and look like they have antennas. The bus arrived at the station in Bratislava 15 minutes late, so we ended up departing 30 minutes after schedule. In general, there was a fair amount of confusion about the bus, as there wasn’t really anyone at the station who could answer questions.

Distinctive Regiojet bus

Distinctive Regiojet bus

Bus interior

Bus interior

That being said, the bus ride itself was pretty nice. The bus has lots of amenities like in-bus entertainment with a fair number of movies on offer. In addition, they offer free hot and cold drinks, and they have snacks for sale. They also advertise wifi, but I couldn’t get it to work on my phone.

Bus seats

Bus seats

IBE: in bus entertainment

IBE: in bus entertainment

Info about the bus service

Info about the bus service

The bus is a good alternative to the train. Bus tickets are usually cheaper, and there’s more entertainment built in to the buses, but the schedules might be less reliable given that buses have to deal with road traffic. The bus stations might be more or less convenient than the train stations depending on where you need to go, so that’s also something to keep in mind.

Taking the Blaguss Bus from Vienna to Bratislava

To get from Vienna to Bratislava, I took the Blaguss bus. Here’s a link to the timetable from Vienna to Bratislava. The bus departs from Erdberg in Vienna, which is a stop on the U3 line, so it’s super easy to get to. You can buy a ticket online, on the bus, or at the bus station.

Bus terminal

Bus terminal

Across the street from Erdberg station on U3 line

Across the street from Erdberg station on U3 line

Ticket counters

Ticket counters

The bus station had large lockers for luggage storage, and there were pay bathrooms. There weren’t many visible food options around the station, so eat beforehand or bring food with you.

Bus station interior

Bus station interior

The bus itself was large and comfortable. The bus had free wifi, and it departed on time.

Bus interior

Bus interior

Bus seats

Bus seats

From Erdberg station in Vienna, the bus stops at the Vienna airport, the train station in Bratislava, Novy Most (near the UFO bridge in Bratislava), and finally the Bratislava airport. The bus we took adhered very closely to the timetable.

A one-way ticket was only 7,50 euro, and it’s perhaps much more convenient than the train depending on where you want to go. For example, our hotel in Bratislava was just steps from Novy Most, which meant that the bus saved us a transfer at the Bratislava train station, in addition to being cheaper. Definitely an option to keep in mind if you need to get between Bratislava and Vienna!