COVID-19 Travel restrictions may apply upon entering Poland. Learn More.

There are 4 ways to get from Budapest Airport (BUD) to Zakopane by train, night train, car or shuttle

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Recommended option

Train  •  8h 56m

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Kosice Ic
  2. Take the train from Kosice to Strba 766 / ...

130 zł - 211 zł

3 alternative options

Night train, train  •  16h 9m

  1. Take the night train from Budapest-Keleti to Chalupki En
  2. Take the train from Rybnik to Zakopane Ic

300 zł - 445 zł

Drive  •  5h

  1. Drive from Budapest Airport (BUD) to Zakopane 336.6 km

130 zł - 210 zł

Shuttle  •  7h 41m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Budapest to Zakopane Eurobusways

315 zł - 425 zł

Hungary → Poland
Partially open

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International entry into Poland from Hungary

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Hungary
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Poland, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Tunisia, Australia, Georgia and Cyprus

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions

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Conditions of entry into Poland from Hungary

  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Hungary
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 1
  • Health declaration required
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Tunisia, Australia and Canada
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 1
  • Health declaration required
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Poland

1.5m

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Hungary

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Poland from Hungary.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Zakopane is 800 190 590.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Zakopane is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Zakopane is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 190 590.

Yes, entry into Hungary from Poland is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 2 May 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Budapest Airport (BUD) to Zakopane is to train which costs 10 000 Ft - 17 000 Ft and takes 8h 56m.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest Airport (BUD) to Zakopane is to drive which costs 11 000 Ft - 16 000 Ft and takes 5h.

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It is 214 km from Budapest Airport (BUD) to Zakopane. It is approximately 336.6 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Budapest Airport (BUD) to Zakopane without a car is to night train and train which takes 16h 9m and costs 23 000 Ft - 36 000 Ft.

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It takes approximately 8h 56m to get from Budapest Airport (BUD) to Zakopane, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest Airport (BUD) to Zakopane is 337 km. It takes approximately 5h to drive from Budapest Airport (BUD) to Zakopane.

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There are 262+ hotels available in Zakopane. Prices start at 500 zł per night.

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Map of how to get from Budapest Airport (BUD) to Zakopane.
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  • Distance: 213.6 km
  • Duration: 8h 56m

What companies run services between Budapest Airport (BUD), Hungary and Zakopane, Poland?

You can take a train from Budapest Airport (BUD) to Zakopane via Ferihegy vasútállomás, Ferihegy, Zuglo, Zugló vasútállomás, Keleti pályaudvar M, Budapest-Keleti, Kosice, and Strba in around 8h 56m.

Train operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Košice, žel. st. to Štrba, žel. st.
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
20 zł - 55 zł
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
20 zł - 29 zł
1st Class
30 zł - 55 zł
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Kosice to Strba
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
26 zł - 45 zł
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
26 zł - 35 zł
Business
35 zł - 45 zł
1st Class
35 zł - 45 zł
LEO Express
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Train from Kosice to Strba
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
16 zł - 60 zł
Website
LEO Express
Economy
16 zł - 24 zł
Economy Plus
26 zł - 40 zł
Business
29 zł - 45 zł
Premium
40 zł - 60 zł
PKP Intercity

The rail network in Poland is conveniently organised, with many connections between cities, making it an effective method of travelling around the country. Tickets for regional and express trains are affordable, with children, students, pensioners, people with disability and large families entitled to discounts. Trains have standard 1st and 2nd class reserved seating, and many overnight trains also offer sleepers and couchettes.

Contact Details
Phone
703 200 200
Website
intercity.pl
Train from Rybnik to Zakopane
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
40 zł - 75 zł
Website
PKP Intercity
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Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
40 zł - 55 zł
1st Class
55 zł - 75 zł
Bus operators
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 70 282 1827
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Budapest to Zakopane
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
270 zł - 380 zł
Schedules at
eurobusways.com

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