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Duration 29h 33m
Distance 906.5 km
Average price $119
Frequency 6/week

Trip overview

The average bus between Budapest and Bansko takes 29h 33m and the fastest bus takes 18h 42m. The bus runs, on average, 6 times per week from Budapest to Bansko. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.


  1. Budapest Nepliget
  2. Sofia
  3. Bansko
16h 57m
$107 - $141

Budapest to Bansko bus times

Buses run six times a week between Budapest and Bansko. The service departs Budapest at 04:33 in the morning, which arrives into Bansko at 18:17. All services require a transfer, and take on average 29h 33m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.
Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
These schedules are estimated: The schedules shown above are estimated schedules based on typical services on the average day and may vary depending on when you plan to travel. Please make sure you confirm the departure/arrival times and availability with the operator before planning your trip.

Frequently asked questions

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No, there is no direct bus from Budapest to Bansko. However, there are services departing from Kálvin tér M and arriving at Bansko via Budapest Nepliget and Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 57m.

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The distance between Budapest and Bansko is 721 km. The road distance is 906.5 km.

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Budapest to Bansko bus services, operated by Karat-S, depart from Budapest Nepliget station.

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Budapest to Bansko bus services, operated by Avtogari, arrive at Bansko station.

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Bansko is 1h ahead of Budapest. It is currently 4:33 PM in Budapest and 5:33 PM in Bansko.

There are 136+ hotels available in Bansko. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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