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There are 5 ways to get from Kraków to Budapest by bus, train, night bus, car or plane

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KRAKBUD  •  6h

  1. Take the KRAKBUD from Krakow to Budapest Eurobusways

$80 - $120

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Night bus  •  7h 14m

  1. Take the night bus from Kraków, Kraków MDA to Budapest, Budapest Mexikói út P6

$23 - $37

3 alternative options

Train  •  9h 12m

  1. Take the train from Krakow Glowny to Bohumin Ec
  2. Take the train from Bohumin to Budapest-Nyugati Ic

$41 - $64

Drive  •  5h 51m

  1. Drive from Kraków to Budapest 244.8 miles

$40 - $65

Fly  •  4h 18m

  1. Fly from Krakow (KRK) to Budapest (BUD) KRK - BUD

$96 - $327

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The cheapest way to get from Kraków to Budapest is to night bus which costs 85 zł - 140 zł and takes 7h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Kraków to Budapest is to fly which costs 350 zł - 1 300 zł and takes 4h 18m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Krakow and arriving at Budapest. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h.

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No, there is no direct train from Kraków to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Krakow Glowny and arriving at Budapest-Nyugati via Bohumin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 12m.

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The distance between Kraków and Budapest is 293 km. The road distance is 391.7 km.

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The best way to get from Kraków to Budapest without a car is to KRAKBUD which takes 6h and costs 300 zł - 420 zł.

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The KRAKBUD from Krakow to Budapest takes 6h including transfers and departs once daily.

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Kraków to Budapest bus services, operated by Eurobusways, depart from Krakow station.

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

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The best way to get from Kraków to Budapest is to KRAKBUD which takes 6h and costs 300 zł - 420 zł. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 150 zł - 240 zł and takes 9h 12m, you could also fly, which costs 350 zł - 1 300 zł and takes 4h 18m.

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Map of how to get from Kraków to Budapest.
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  • Distance: 182.8 miles
  • Duration: 6h

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

Eurobusways operates a bus from Kraków to Budapest once daily. Tickets cost $80 - $120 and the journey takes 6h. Alternatively, you can take a train from Kraków to Budapest via Bohumin in around 9h 12m.

Airlines
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Krakow to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Krakow to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
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 Krakow Glowny to Bohumin
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
Intercity.pl
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Raileurope.com
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Bohumin to Budapest-Nyugati
Ave. Duration
5h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
cd.cz
Bus operators
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 20 9148100
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Bus from Krakow to Budapest
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
eurobusways.com
Book at
eurobusways.com
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
Night bus from Kraków, Kraków MDA to Budapest, Budapest Mexikói út
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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Kraków to Budapest bus services, operated by Eurobusways, arrive at Budapest station.

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Kraków to Budapest train services, operated by Czech Railways (ČD), arrive at Budapest-Nyugati station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kraków to Budapest is 392 km. It takes approximately 5h 51m to drive from Kraków to Budapest.

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LOT and Austrian Airlines offer flights from Krakow Airport to Budapest Airport.

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There are 4563+ hotels available in Budapest. Prices start at $33 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Kraków to Krakow Airport is to train which takes 19m and costs 14 zł - 21 zł.

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