There are 6 ways to get from Banská Bystrica to Košice by bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus, train  •  3 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Banska Bystrica to Ružomberok 711501
  2. Take the train from Ruzomberok to Kosice Regional / ...

$23 - $32

Cheapest option

Bus Arriva Michalovce  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Detva to Košice 809504

$10 - $15

4 alternative options

Bus Tour Bus  •  3 h 40 min

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

$17 - $24

Train via Vrutky  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Banska Bystrica to Vrutky Express
  2. Take the train from Vrutky to Kosice Regional / ...

$13 - $19

Train  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Zvolen osobna stanica to Kosice Regional

$12 - $17

Drive  •  2 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Banská Bystrica to Košice 143.4 miles

$29 - $45

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 $17 - $24 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 4 h 41 min.

Train operators
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Website
zssk.sk
Train from Ruzomberok to Kosice
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
slovakrail.sk
Train from Banska Bystrica to Vrutky
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
slovakrail.sk
Train from Vrutky to Kosice
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
slovakrail.sk
Train from Zvolen osobna stanica to Kosice
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
slovakrail.sk
Bus operators
Slivtour
Phone
+421 - (0)54 - 472 72 74
Email
slivtour@slivtour.sk
Website
slivtour.sk
Bus from Banska Bystrica to Ružomberok
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
slivtour.sk
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
$17 - $24
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
$10 - $14
Schedules at
sadhe.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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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Banská Bystrica to Košice?

The distance between Banská Bystrica and Košice is 154 km. The road distance is 230 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Banská Bystrica to Košice?

The cheapest way to get from Banská Bystrica to Košice is to bus which costs 8€ - 13€ and takes 6 h 1 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Banská Bystrica to Košice?

The quickest way to get from Banská Bystrica to Košice is to drive which takes 2 h 44 min and costs 23€ - 35€.

Is there a direct train between Banská Bystrica and Košice?

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 4 h 41 min.

Is there a direct bus between Banská Bystrica and Košice?

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.

How long does it take to get from Banská Bystrica to Košice?

It takes approximately 3 h 33 min to get from Banská Bystrica to Košice, including transfers.