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Prague to Budapest transportation recommendations

Traveling from Prague to Budapest in mid-December. Thinking of taking a train. What means of transportation would be recommended? We are also interested in an overnight train. Any suggestions for a website to research overnight trains?

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Personally, I would fly. Czech Air for about $125. That long on a train would drive me nuts

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We just trained from Budapest to Prague and spent the day in Vienna. 2.5 hours from Budapest to Vienna. Train got us in at 10:30am. Spent the day at Schönbrunn Palace, which was fantastic. Took the 5:10 train to Prague and got in at 9:00pm. Great day.

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The train from Prague to Budapest and vice versa does not go via Vienna, although it is possible to go from Budapest /or Prague/ to Vienna and then to Prague /or Budapest/.

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Hi,
I would take the train so fast it would make your head spin. The last thing I want to do on a trip is go through airport security an extra two times. The train...well they might x-ray your suitcase but most likely not. You walk on, sit down get comfortable with a book, and enjoy the scenery. Prague to Brno, to Brataslava to Budapest. Each of those cities in the middle merit a day or more.

wayne iNWI

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I would take the train so fast it would make your head spin.

If you are staying in the tourist areas of both Prague and Vienna; for the train, figure 7:45 hotel door to hotel door, or 4:30 by plane. Of course the plane will cost a bit more. Neither option has decent views.