There are 5 ways to get from Žilina to Budapest by bus, train, car, night train or shuttle

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Bus  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Žilina AS to Banská Bystrica 606506
  2. Take the bus from Banská Bystrica to Budapest, Budapest Népliget 976

$18 - $27

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Bus via Zvolen  •  7 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Žilina AS to Zvolen 606506
  2. Take the bus from Zvolen to Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld 976

$17 - $27

3 alternative options

Train  •  8 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Žilina, Žilina to Košice, Košice station Le001 / ...
  2. Take the train from Kosice to Budapest-Keleti Ic

$19 - $47

Drive  •  3 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Žilina to Budapest 208.6 miles

$40 - $65

Night train, shuttle  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Take the night train from Žilina to Liptovský Mikuláš Leo Express
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Liptovský Mikuláš to Budapest Eurobusways

$61 - $95

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Žilina to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Žilina AS and arriving at Deák Ferenc tér M via Banská Bystrica and Népliget M. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 24 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Žilina to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Žilina, Žilina and arriving at Budapest-Keleti via Kosice. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 1 min.

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The distance between Žilina and Budapest is 193 km. The road distance is 333.7 km.

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The best way to get from Žilina to Budapest without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 24 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 24 min to get from Žilina to Budapest, including transfers.

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Žilina to Budapest bus services, operated by SAD Lucenec, depart from Žilina AS station.

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Žilina to Budapest train services, operated by Flixtrain, depart from Žilina, Žilina station.

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The best way to get from Žilina to Budapest is to bus which takes 6 h 24 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 8 h 1 min.

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Žilina to Budapest bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Budapest, Budapest Népliget station.

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Žilina to Budapest train services, operated by Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK), arrive at Budapest-Keleti station.

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Map of how to get from Žilina to Budapest.
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  • Distance: 120.7 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 24 min

What companies run services between Žilina, Slovakia and Budapest, Hungary?

You can take a bus from Žilina to Budapest via Banská Bystrica, Budapest, Budapest Népliget, and Népliget M in around 6 h 24 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Žilina to Budapest via Košice, Košice station and Kosice in around 8 h 1 min.

Train operators
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Žilina, Žilina to Košice, Košice station
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Leo Express s.r.o.
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Train from Žilina to Košice
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $29
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$6 - $9
Business
$14 - $16
Premium
$23 - $29
Night train from Žilina to Liptovský Mikuláš
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$4 - $14
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$4 - $5
Business
$6 - $8
Premium
$10 - $14
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Bus operators
SAD Lucenec
Phone
047/5631385
Website
sadlc.sk
Bus from Žilina AS to Banská Bystrica
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
sadlc.sk
Bus from Žilina AS to Zvolen
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
sadlc.sk
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Banská Bystrica to Budapest, Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zvolen to Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 20 9148100
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Liptovský Mikuláš to Budapest
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
eurobusways.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Žilina to Budapest is 334 km. It takes approximately 3 h 51 min to drive from Žilina to Budapest.

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