There are 6 ways to get from Katowice to Budapest by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Katowice to Budapest-Nyugati Ec

$35 - $55

5 alternative options

Bus, KRAKBUD  •  8 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Katowice to Kraków
  2. Take the KRAKBUD from Krakow to Budapest Eurobusways

$87 - $128

Bus  •  13 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Katowice to Budapest Népliget

$43 - $61

Drive  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Katowice to Budapest 359.9 miles

$60 - $95

Bus to Krakow, fly  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Katowice dw.PKS ul.Skargi to Kraków Airport
  2. Fly from Krakow (KRK) to Budapest (BUD) KRK - BUD

$96 - $328

Fly from Katowice  •  7 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Katowice (KTW) to Budapest (BUD) KTW - BUD

$159 - $609

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The cheapest way to get from Katowice to Budapest is to train which costs 140 zł - 210 zł and takes 6 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Katowice to Budapest is to bus and fly which costs 350 zł - 1 200 zł and takes 4 h 48 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Katowice to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Katowice and arriving at Deák Ferenc tér M via Népliget M. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 7 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Katowice and arriving at Budapest-Nyugati. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 6 h 57 min.

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The distance between Katowice and Budapest is 307 km. The road distance is 575.8 km.

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The best way to get from Katowice to Budapest without a car is to train which takes 6 h 57 min and costs 140 zł - 210 zł.

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The train from Katowice to Budapest-Nyugati takes 6 h 57 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Katowice to Budapest bus services, operated by Ecolines, depart from Katowice station.

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Katowice to Budapest train services, operated by Polish Railways (PKP), depart from Katowice station.

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The best way to get from Katowice to Budapest is to train which takes 6 h 57 min and costs 140 zł - 210 zł. Alternatively, you can bus and KRAKBUD, which costs 320 zł - 480 zł and takes 8 h 46 min, you could also fly, which costs 550 zł - 2 300 zł and takes 7 h 49 min.

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The quickest flight from Krakow Airport to Budapest Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Katowice to Budapest bus services, operated by Ecolines, arrive at Budapest Népliget station.

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  • Distance: 191.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 57 min

What companies run services between Katowice, Poland and Budapest, Hungary?

Polish Railways (PKP) operates a train from Katowice to Budapest once daily. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 6 h 57 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Katowice to Budapest via Kraków, Dworzec Główny, Teatr Bagatela, and Krakow in around 8 h 46 min.

Airlines
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Katowice to Budapest via Naples
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $210
Flights from Katowice to Budapest via Kiev Zhulhany
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Katowice to Budapest via Catania
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $240
Flights from Katowice to Budapest via London Luton
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $250
Flights from Katowice to Budapest via Athens
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $240
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Krakow to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Flights from Katowice to Budapest via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Katowice to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Katowice to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Krakow to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Katowice to Budapest via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $260
Train operators
Polish Railways (PKP)

The rail network in Poland is conveniently organised, with many connections between cities, making it an effective method of travelling around the country. Tickets for regional and express trains are affordable, with children, students, pensioners, people with disability, and large families being entitled to discounts. Polish Railways offer a pre-booking service for travellers living outside of Poland - tickets and reservations can be booked in advance for trips inside Poland (up to 30 days in advance for domestic trains), and to/from other countries in the region (up to 60 days in advance).

Contact Details
Phone
703 200 200
Website
intercity.pl
Train from Katowice to Budapest-Nyugati
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bus operators
Eurores
Phone
(017) 27 73 759
Email
eurores@op.pl
Website
eurores.pl
Bus from Katowice to Kraków
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
eurores.pl
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Katowice to Kraków
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Katowice to Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
12 h 47 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 20 9148100
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Bus from Krakow to Budapest
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
eurobusways.com
Book at
eurobusways.com
Leo Express s.r.o.
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Bus from Katowice dw.PKS ul.Skargi to Kraków Airport
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$4 - $6

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