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

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Bus  •  3h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Banská Bystrica to Košice N866 / ...

8€ - 15€

4 alternative options

Night bus, train  •  4h 2m

  1. Take the night bus from Banská Bystrica to Ružomberok, Ružomberok bus station N911
  2. Take the train from Ruzomberok to Kosice 765 / ...

10€ - 26€

Train via Margecany  •  4h 50m

  1. Take the train from Banska Bystrica to Margecany 823 / ...

9€ - 14€

Train  •  4h 55m

  1. Take the train from Zvolen Osobna Stanica to Kosice 815 / ...

10€ - 17€

Drive  •  2h 44m

  1. Drive from Banská Bystrica to Košice 229.6 km

26€ - 40€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Banská Bystrica to Košice is to bus which costs 8€ - 15€ and takes 3h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Banská Bystrica to Košice is to drive which costs 26€ - 40€ and takes 2h 44m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Banská Bystrica and arriving at Košice. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 40m.

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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 Margecany. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 50m.

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The distance between Banská Bystrica and Košice is 154 km. The road distance is 229.6 km.

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The best way to get from Banská Bystrica to Košice without a car is to bus which takes 3h 40m and costs 8€ - 15€.

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The bus from Banská Bystrica to Košice takes 3h 40m including transfers and departs once daily.

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Banská Bystrica to Košice bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Banská Bystrica station.

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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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The best way to get from Banská Bystrica to Košice is to bus which takes 3h 40m and costs 8€ - 15€. Alternatively, you can train via Margecany, which costs 8€ - 15€ and takes 4h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Banská Bystrica to Košice.
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  • Distance: 154.4 km
  • Duration: 3h 40m

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Banská Bystrica to Košice 4 times a day. Tickets cost 12€ - 15€ and the journey takes 3h 40m. SAD Humenne also services this route 6 times a week. Alternatively, Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK) operates a train from Banska Bystrica to Margecany twice daily. Tickets cost 7€ - 12€ and the journey takes 3h 41m.

Train operators
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Phone
+421 24 48 58 188
Email
info@slovakrail.sk
Website
zssk.sk
Train from Ruzomberok to Kosice
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
8€ - 12€
Website
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Regional 2nd Class
8€ - 12€
Train from Banska Bystrica to Margecany
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
7€ - 12€
Website
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Regional 2nd Class
7€ - 12€
Train from Zvolen Osobna Stanica to Kosice
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
9€ - 15€
Website
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Regional 2nd Class
9€ - 15€
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Ružomberok, žel. st. to Košice, žel. st.
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
5€ - 17€
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
5€ - 9€
1st Class
11€ - 17€
LEO Express
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Train from Ružomberok to Košice
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
4€ - 19€
Website
LEO Express
Economy
4€ - 6€
Business
9€ - 11€
Premium
15€ - 19€
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Banská Bystrica to Košice
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
12€ - 15€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Banská Bystrica to Ružomberok, Ružomberok bus station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
6€ - 8€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
SAD Humenne
Phone
+421 57 7863 103
Email
sekretariat@sadhe.sk
Website
sadhe.sk
Bus from Banská Bystrica to Košice SOŠ Αutomobilová
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
Schedules at
sadhe.sk

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Banská Bystrica to Košice is 230 km. It takes approximately 2h 44m to drive from Banská Bystrica to Košice.

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