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There are 6 ways to get from Bucharest to Košice by bus, train, car, plane or shuttle

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Bus  •  13 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucharest to Budapest
  2. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Košice 912

$30 - $64

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Train via Miskolc-Tiszai  •  21 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Valea lui Mihai D
  2. Take the train from Debrecen to Nyiregyhaza Ic / ...
  3. Take the train from Nyiregyhaza to Miskolc-Tiszai R / ...
  4. Take the train from Miskolc-Tiszai to Kosice Ic

$39 - $61

Train  •  25 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Carei D
  2. Take the train from Mateszalka to Zahony R
  3. Take the train from Chop to Kosice predmestie

$50 - $80

Drive  •  11 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Bucharest to Košice 529.9 miles

$100 - $160

Fly to Kosice  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Kosice (KSC) OTP - KSC

$121 - $462

Fly to Budapest, shuttle  •  7 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Budapest (BUD) OTP - BUD
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Budapest Airport to Košice

$71 - $397

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The cheapest way to get from Bucharest to Košice is to bus which costs $30 - $65 and takes 13 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bucharest to Košice is to fly which costs $120 - $470 and takes 7 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bucharest to Košice. However, there are services departing from Bucharest and arriving at Košice via Budapest, Budapest Népliget. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 2 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bucharest to Košice. However, there are services departing from Bucuresti Nord Gara A and arriving at Kosice via Valea lui Mihai, Debrecen, Nyiregyhaza and Miskolc-Tiszai. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h 59 min.

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The distance between Bucharest and Košice is 603 km. The road distance is 847.8 km.

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Košice without a car is to bus which takes 13 h 2 min and costs $30 - $65.

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It takes approximately 13 h 2 min to get from Bucharest to Košice, including transfers.

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Bucharest to Košice bus services, operated by Maxibus Travel, depart from Bucharest station.

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Bucharest to Košice train services, operated by Romanian Railways (CFR), depart from Bucuresti Nord Gara A station.

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Košice is to bus which takes 13 h 2 min and costs $30 - $65. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $35 - $65 and takes 21 h 59 min, you could also fly, which costs $120 - $470 and takes 7 h 15 min.

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Map of how to get from Bucharest to Košice.
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  • Distance: 376.9 miles
  • Duration: 13 h 2 min

What companies run services between Bucharest, Romania and Košice, Slovakia?

You can take a bus from Bucharest to Košice via Budapest, Budapest Népliget in around 13 h 2 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bucharest to Košice via Valea lui Mihai, Debrecen, Nyiregyhaza, and Miskolc-Tiszai in around 21 h 59 min.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Kosice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Kosice via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Kosice via Frankfurt, Vienna
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Kosice via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $460
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Kosice via Prague
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Train operators
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Valea lui Mihai
Ave. Duration
14 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Carei
Ave. Duration
14 h 54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Debrecen to Nyiregyhaza
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Nyiregyhaza to Miskolc-Tiszai
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Miskolc-Tiszai to Kosice
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Mateszalka to Zahony
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Ukrainian Railways
Website
uz.gov.ua
Train from Chop to Kosice predmestie
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
Bus operators
Maxibus Travel
Phone
004 0756 117 331
Email
contact@maxibustravel.ro
Website
maxibustravel.ro
Bus from Bucharest to Budapest
Ave. Duration
8 h 7 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Schedules at
maxibustravel.ro
Mayer & Mayer Reisen
Phone
0744509279
Email
arminmayerreisen@yahoo.de
Website
mayer-transport.ro
Bus from Bucuresti to Budapest
Ave. Duration
18 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $40
Schedules at
mayer-transport.ro
Brianna Tour
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 Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Košice
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 20 9148100
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Budapest Airport to Košice
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Schedules at
eurobusways.com

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There is no direct flight from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Kosice Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 50 min and has one stopover.

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

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Košice is 1 h behind Bucharest. It is currently 9:59 AM in Bucharest and 8:59 AM in Košice.

Bucharest to Košice train services, operated by Hungarian Railways (MÁV), arrive at Kosice station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bucharest to Košice is 848 km. It takes approximately 11 h 35 min to drive from Bucharest to Košice.

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CSA, LOT, Tarom and three other airlines offer flights from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Kosice Airport.

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There are 180+ hotels available in Košice. Prices start at $38 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Bucharest Otopeni Airport is to shuttle which takes 44 min and costs $1 - $2.

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