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There are 4 ways to get from Krakow Airport (KRK) to Banská Bystrica by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Kraków, Kraków MDA to Banská Bystrica 911 / ...

$16 - $26

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Train  •  8 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Krakow Glowny to Bohumin Ec
  2. Take the train from Bohumin to Zilina R / ...
  3. Take the train from Zilina to Banska Bystrica R

$19 - $30

Drive  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Krakow Airport (KRK) to Banská Bystrica 139.1 miles

$28 - $45

Fly, bus  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Krakow (KRK) to Budapest (BUD) KRK - BUD
  2. Take the bus from Budapest Orange Ways to Banska Bystrica

$119 - $355

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Krakow Airport (KRK) to Banská Bystrica is to train which costs 70 zł - 120 zł and takes 8 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Krakow Airport (KRK) to Banská Bystrica is to drive which costs 100 zł - 160 zł and takes 3 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Krakow Airport (KRK) to Banská Bystrica. However, there are services departing from Krakow Balice and arriving at Banska Bystrica via Krakow Glowny, Bohumin and Zilina. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 44 min.

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The distance between Krakow Airport (KRK) and Banská Bystrica is 156 km. The road distance is 222.5 km.

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The best way to get from Krakow Airport (KRK) to Banská Bystrica without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 18 min and costs 55 zł - 100 zł.

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It takes approximately 5 h 18 min to get from Krakow Airport (KRK) to Banská Bystrica, including transfers.

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Krakow Airport (KRK) to Banská Bystrica train services, operated by Polish Railways (PKP), depart from Krakow Glowny station.

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The best way to get from Krakow Airport (KRK) to Banská Bystrica is to bus which takes 5 h 18 min and costs 55 zł - 100 zł. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 70 zł - 120 zł and takes 8 h 44 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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Krakow Airport (KRK) to Banská Bystrica train services, operated by Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK), arrive at Banska Bystrica station.

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Map of how to get from Krakow Airport (KRK) to Banská Bystrica.
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  • Distance: 97.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 18 min

What companies run services between Krakow Airport (KRK), Poland and Banská Bystrica, Slovakia?

FlixBus operates a bus from Krakow Airport (KRK) to Banská Bystrica twice daily. Tickets cost $12 - $21 and the journey takes 4 h. Tourbus Bulgaria also services this route once a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Krakow Airport (KRK) to Banská Bystrica via Krakow Glowny, Bohumin, and Zilina in around 8 h 44 min.

Airlines
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
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Krakow to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
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
2 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
Intercity.pl
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Leo Express s.r.o.
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Train from Kraków Główny to Bohumín
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$4 - $18
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$4 - $6
Business
$8 - $10
Premium
$14 - $18
Train from Bohumín to Žilina
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $15
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$4 - $6
Business
$7 - $9
Premium
$11 - $15
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Bohumin to Zilina
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
cd.cz
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Bohumín to Žilina, Žilina
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
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.

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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
4 h
Frequency
Twice 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 Kraków to Banská Bystrica
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Schedules at
touring.bg
Bus from Budapest Orange Ways to Banska Bystrica
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Schedules at
touring.bg

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Yes, the driving distance between Krakow Airport (KRK) to Banská Bystrica is 223 km. It takes approximately 3 h 15 min to drive from Krakow Airport (KRK) to Banská Bystrica.

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

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There are 295+ hotels available in Banská Bystrica. Prices start at $36 USD per night.

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