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There are 7 ways to get from Budapest Airport (BUD) to Žilina by train, bus, car, plane or shuttle

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Train  •  7 h

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Nyugati to Bratislava hl.st. Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Bratislava hl.st. to Zilina R / ...

$41 - $61

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Bus, train  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Banská Bystrica 976 / ...
  2. Take the train from Banska Bystrica to Zilina R

$17 - $27

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Bus  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Banská Bystrica 976 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Banská Bystrica to Žilina AS 606506

$17 - $28

Drive  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Budapest Airport (BUD) to Žilina 182.1 miles

$35 - $55

Fly to Vienna, train  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Vienna (VIE) BUD - VIE
  2. Take the train from Bratislava hl.st. to Zilina

$115 - $310

Fly to Krakow, bus, train  •  6 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Krakow (KRK) BUD - KRK
  2. Take the bus from Kraków Airport to Bohumín
  3. Take the train from Bohumin to Zilina

$100 - $333

Shuttle, train  •  7 h 34 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Budapest to Liptovský Mikuláš Eurobusways
  2. Take the train from Liptovsky Mikulas to Zilina Os / ...

$61 - $96

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Budapest Airport (BUD) to Žilina is to bus and train which costs 4 800 Ft - 8 000 Ft and takes 7 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest Airport (BUD) to Žilina is to drive which costs 10 000 Ft - 15 000 Ft and takes 4 h 2 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Budapest Airport (BUD) to Žilina. However, there are services departing from Liszt Ferenc Airport 2 and arriving at Žilina AS via Kőbánya-Kispest M, Budapest, Budapest Népliget and Banská Bystrica. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 30 min.

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The distance between Budapest Airport (BUD) and Žilina is 203 km. The road distance is 291.3 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest Airport (BUD) to Žilina without a car is to train which takes 7 h and costs 11 000 Ft - 18 000 Ft.

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It takes approximately 7 h to get from Budapest Airport (BUD) to Žilina, including transfers.

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Budapest Airport (BUD) to Žilina bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Budapest, Budapest Népliget station.

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The best way to get from Budapest Airport (BUD) to Žilina is to train which takes 7 h and costs 11 000 Ft - 18 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 4 800 Ft - 8 000 Ft and takes 7 h 30 min.

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The quickest flight from Budapest Airport to Vienna Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Budapest Airport (BUD) to Žilina bus services, operated by SAD Lucenec, arrive at Žilina AS station.

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Map of how to get from Budapest Airport (BUD) to Žilina.
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  • Distance: 126.7 miles
  • Duration: 7 h

What companies run services between Budapest Airport (BUD), Hungary and Žilina, Slovakia?

You can take a train from Budapest Airport (BUD) to Žilina via Ferihegy vasútállomás, Ferihegy, Budapest-Nyugati, and Bratislava hl.st. in around 7 h. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Budapest Airport (BUD) to Žilina via Kőbánya-Kispest M, Népliget M, Budapest, Budapest Népliget, and Banská Bystrica in around 7 h 30 min.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Vienna
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Budapest to Krakow via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Budapest to Krakow
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Budapest-Nyugati to Bratislava hl.st.
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Website
zssk.sk
Train from Bratislava hl.st. to Zilina
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
slovakrail.sk
Train from Banska Bystrica to Zilina
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
slovakrail.sk
Train from Liptovsky Mikulas to Zilina
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
slovakrail.sk
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Bohumin to Zilina
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
cd.cz
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Bohumín to Žilina, Žilina
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $11
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Train from Liptovský Mikuláš, Liptovský Mikuláš to Žilina, Žilina
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Leo Express s.r.o.
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Train from Bohumín to Žilina
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $15
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$4 - $6
Business
$7 - $9
Premium
$11 - $15
Train from Liptovský Mikuláš to Žilina
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $14
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$4 - $5
Business
$6 - $8
Premium
$10 - $14
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Liptovský Mikuláš, žel. st. to Žilina, žel. st.
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
regiojet.com
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 Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Banská Bystrica
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
SAD Lucenec
Phone
047/5631385
Website
sadlc.sk
Bus from Banská Bystrica to Žilina AS
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
sadlc.sk
Leo Express s.r.o.
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Bus from Kraków Airport to Bohumín
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$6 - $9
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 20 9148100
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Budapest to Liptovský Mikuláš
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
eurobusways.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest Airport (BUD) to Žilina is 291 km. It takes approximately 4 h 2 min to drive from Budapest Airport (BUD) to Žilina.

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Austrian Airlines offers flights from Budapest Airport to Vienna Airport.

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