There are 5 ways to get from Banská Bystrica to Košice by bus, train or car

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Bus Tour Bus  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Banská Bystrica to Košice - AS 000117 / ...

$16 - $22

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Train  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Banska Bystrica to Vrutky R
  2. Take the train from Vrutky to Kosice En / ...

$8 - $25

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  4 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Banská Bystrica - Strieborné nám to Ružomberok 503402 / ...
  2. Take the train from Ruzomberok to Kosice En / ...

$8 - $25

Bus Arriva Michalovce  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Detva to Košice 809504

$10 - $15

Drive  •  2 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Banská Bystrica to Košice 143.4 miles

$29 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Banská Bystrica to Košice is to bus which costs 9€ - 13€ and takes 6 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Banská Bystrica to Košice is to drive which costs 25€ - 40€ and takes 2 h 44 min.

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The distance between Banská Bystrica and Košice is 154 km. The road distance is 229.5 km.

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The bus from Banská Bystrica to Košice - AS takes 3 h 40 min including transfers and departs four times a day.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Banská Bystrica and arriving at Košice - AS. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Banská Bystrica to Košice. However, there are services departing from Banska Bystrica and arriving at Kosice via Vrutky. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 20 min.

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The best way to get from Banská Bystrica to Košice without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 40 min and costs 14€ - 20€.

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Banská Bystrica to Košice train services, operated by Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK), depart from Banska Bystrica station.

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Map of how to get from Banská Bystrica to Košice.
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  • Distance: 96.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 40 min

What companies run services between Banská Bystrica, Slovakia and Košice, Slovakia?

Tour Bus operates a bus from Banská Bystrica to Košice 4 times a day. Tickets cost $16 - $22 and the journey takes 3 h 40 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, you can take a train from Banská Bystrica to Košice via Vrutky in around 5 h 20 min.

Train operators
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Website
zssk.sk
Train from Ruzomberok to Kosice
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
slovakrail.sk
Train from Banska Bystrica to Vrutky
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
slovakrail.sk
Train from Vrutky to Kosice
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
slovakrail.sk
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Ružomberok, Ružomberok bus station to Košice, Košice station
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Train from Vrútky to Košice, Košice station
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Leo Express s.r.o.
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Train from Ružomberok to Košice
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $22
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$5 - $7
Business
$10 - $12
Premium
$17 - $22
Train from Vrútky to Košice
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $19
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$3 - $4
Business
$9 - $10
Premium
$14 - $19
Bus operators
Tour Bus
Website
tourbus.cz
Bus from Banská Bystrica to Košice - AS
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Schedules at
tourbus.cz
SAD Humenne
Phone
+421 57 7863 103
Email
sekretariat@sadhe.sk
Website
sadhe.sk
Bus from Banska Bystrica to SOŠ automobilová
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
sadhe.sk
Arriva Liorbus
Phone
0972/250 308
Email
alexandra.bobcekova@arriva.sk
Website
sadliorbus.sk
Bus from Banská Bystrica - Strieborné nám to Ružomberok
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
arrivaliorbus.sk
Arriva Michalovce
Website
arrivami.sk
Bus from Detva to Košice
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
arrivami.sk

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