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There are 7 ways to get from Warsaw to Banská Bystrica by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  7h 44m

  1. Take the train from Warszawa Centralna to Krakow Glowny Eic / ...
  2. Take the bus from Kraków, Kraków MDA to Banská Bystrica 1260

$22 - $35

Cheapest option

Train  •  8h 30m

  1. Take the train from Warszawa Centralna to Bohumin Eic / ...
  2. Take the train from Bohumin to Zilina R / ...
  3. Take the train from Zilina to Banska Bystrica R

$21 - $32

5 alternative options

Bus  •  12h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Warszawa to Kraków
  2. Take the bus from Kraków, Kraków MDA to Banská Bystrica 1260

$31 - $49

Drive  •  6h 45m

  1. Drive from Warsaw to Banská Bystrica 343.3 miles

$65 - $110

Fly to Krakow, bus  •  8h 14m

  1. Fly from Warsaw Chopin (WAW) to Krakow (KRK) WAW - KRK
  2. Take the bus from Kraków, Kraków MDA to Banská Bystrica

$38 - $123

Fly to Budapest, bus  •  7h 45m

  1. Fly from Warsaw Chopin (WAW) to Budapest (BUD) WAW - BUD
  2. Take the bus from Budapest Orange Ways to Banska Bystrica

$54 - $201

Fly to Vienna, train  •  9h 28m

  1. Fly from Warsaw Chopin (WAW) to Vienna (VIE) WAW - VIE
  2. Take the train from Bratislava hl.st. to Banska Bystrica mest

$97 - $202

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Warsaw to Banská Bystrica is to train which costs 75 zł - 130 zł and takes 8h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Warsaw to Banská Bystrica is to drive which costs 260 zł - 380 zł and takes 6h 45m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Warsaw to Banská Bystrica. However, there are services departing from Warszawa and arriving at Banská Bystrica via Kraków, Kraków MDA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 19m.

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No, there is no direct train from Warsaw to Banská Bystrica. However, there are services departing from Warszawa Centralna and arriving at Banska Bystrica via Bohumin and Zilina. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 30m.

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The distance between Warsaw and Banská Bystrica is 410 km. The road distance is 549.3 km.

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The best way to get from Warsaw to Banská Bystrica without a car is to train and bus which takes 7h 44m and costs 80 zł - 140 zł.

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It takes approximately 7h 44m to get from Warsaw to Banská Bystrica, including transfers.

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Warsaw to Banská Bystrica bus services, operated by Ecolines, depart from Warszawa station.

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Warsaw to Banská Bystrica train services, operated by Polish Railways (PKP), depart from Warszawa Centralna station.

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The best way to get from Warsaw to Banská Bystrica is to train which takes 8h 30m and costs 75 zł - 130 zł. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 110 zł - 190 zł and takes 12h 19m.

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Map of how to get from Warsaw to Banská Bystrica.
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  • Distance: 256.1 miles
  • Duration: 7h 44m

What companies run services between Warsaw, Poland and Banská Bystrica, Slovakia?

You can take a train from Warsaw to Banská Bystrica via Bohumin and Zilina in around 8h 30m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Warsaw to Banská Bystrica via Kraków, Kraków MDA in around 12h 19m.

Airlines
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Warsaw Chopin to Krakow
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $130
Flights from Warsaw Chopin to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $460
Flights from Warsaw Chopin to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Warsaw Chopin to Vienna via Krakow
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Warsaw Chopin to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $460
Flights from Warsaw Chopin to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Warsaw Chopin to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$26 - $260
Flights from Warsaw Chopin to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$19 - $130
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 Warszawa Centralna to Krakow Glowny
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
Intercity.pl
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Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$10 - $14
1st Class
$13 - $20
Train from Warszawa Centralna to Bohumin
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
Czech Railways (ČD)
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Bohumín to Žilina, Žilina
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
LEO Express
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Train from Bohumín to Žilina
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $15
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$4 - $6
Business
$7 - $9
Premium
$11 - $15
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Website
zssk.sk
Train from Zilina to Banska Bystrica
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
slovakrail.sk
Train from Bratislava hl.st. to Banska Bystrica mest
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
slovakrail.sk
Bus operators
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Kraków, Kraków MDA to Banská Bystrica
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Tourbus Bulgaria
Phone
00359 2 980 68 62
Email
touringbus@touring.bg
Website
touring.bg
Bus from Budapest Orange Ways to Banska Bystrica
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Schedules at
touring.bg

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More Questions & Answers

The quickest flight from Warsaw Chopin Airport to Krakow Airport is the direct flight which takes 55m.

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Warsaw to Banská Bystrica bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Banská Bystrica station.

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Warsaw to Banská Bystrica train services, operated by Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK), arrive at Banska Bystrica station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Warsaw to Banská Bystrica is 549 km. It takes approximately 6h 45m to drive from Warsaw to Banská Bystrica.

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LOT offers flights from Warsaw Chopin Airport to Krakow Airport.

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There are 321+ hotels available in Banská Bystrica. Prices start at $41 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Warsaw to Warsaw Chopin Airport is to train which takes 20m and costs 3 zł - 21 zł.

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