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There are 3 ways to get from Banská Bystrica to Zakopane by train, bus or car

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Train  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Banska Bystrica to Vrutky R
  2. Take the train from Vrutky to Strba R

$18 - $28

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Bus  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Banská Bystrica to Myślenice 1260 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Myślenice to Zakopane ZDA

$14 - $25

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Banská Bystrica to Zakopane 90.1 miles

$18 - $27

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The cheapest way to get from Banská Bystrica to Zakopane is to drive which costs 15€ - 23€ and takes 2 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Banská Bystrica to Zakopane is to drive which costs 15€ - 23€ and takes 2 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Banská Bystrica to Zakopane. However, there are services departing from Banská Bystrica and arriving at Zakopane ZDA via Myślenice. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 29 min.

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The distance between Banská Bystrica and Zakopane is 85 km. The road distance is 144.2 km.

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The best way to get from Banská Bystrica to Zakopane without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 29 min and costs 11€ - 23€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 53 min to get from Banská Bystrica to Zakopane, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Banská Bystrica to Zakopane is to train which takes 4 h 53 min and costs 15€ - 25€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 11€ - 23€ and takes 5 h 29 min.

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Banská Bystrica to Zakopane bus services, operated by MajerBus, arrive at Zakopane ZDA station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Banská Bystrica to Zakopane is 144 km. It takes approximately 2 h 20 min to drive from Banská Bystrica to Zakopane.

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  • Distance: 53.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 53 min

What companies run services between Banská Bystrica, Slovakia and Zakopane, Poland?

You can take a train from Banská Bystrica to Zakopane via Vrutky and Strba in around 4 h 53 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Banská Bystrica to Zakopane via Myślenice in around 5 h 29 min.

Train operators
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Website
zssk.sk
Train from Banska Bystrica to Vrutky
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
slovakrail.sk
Train from Vrutky to Strba
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
slovakrail.sk
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 Banská Bystrica to Myślenice
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
MajerBus
Phone
669 060 060
Email
biuro@majerbus.pl
Website
majerbus.pl
Bus from Myślenice to Zakopane ZDA
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
majerbus.pl
PKS Zielona Gora
Phone
+48 703 40 23 57
Email
pks@pks.zgora.pl
Website
pks.zgora.pl
Bus from Myślenice to Zakopane
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
pks.zgora.pl

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