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There are 5 ways to get from Budapest Airport (BUD) to Zvolen by train, bus, car or shuttle

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Train  •  7h 24m

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Nyugati to Nove Zamky Ec
  2. Take the train from Surany to Zvolen Osobna Stanica 811 / ...

16€ - 23€

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Bus  •  8h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Ferenc Liszt Airport, T2 to Bratislava, Autobusová stanica Nivy RegioJet
  2. Take the bus from Bratislava central bus station to Zvolen bus station K811 / ...

18€ - 26€

Train via Esztergom  •  8h 31m

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Nyugati to Sturovo Ec
  2. Take the train from Sturovo to Levice Re
  3. Take the train from Levice to Zvolen Osobna Stanica Re / ...

19€ - 26€

Drive  •  2h 34m

  1. Drive from Budapest Airport (BUD) to Zvolen 179.3 km

18€ - 27€

Bus, shuttle  •  6h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Budapest Airport to Budapest Keleti station Budapest Airport - Keleti
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Budapest to Detva Eurobusways

51€ - 67€

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Conditions of entry into Slovakia from Hungary

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 14 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Slovakia 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 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Zvolen is 917 222 682.

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

The social distance requirement in Zvolen is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 917 222 682.

Yes, entry into Hungary from Slovakia is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 9 May 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Budapest Airport (BUD) to Zvolen is to train which costs 5 500 Ft - 8 500 Ft and takes 7h 24m.

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The fastest way to get from Budapest Airport (BUD) to Zvolen is to drive which takes 2h 34m and costs 6 500 Ft - 10 000 Ft.

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The distance between Budapest Airport (BUD) and Zvolen is 127 km. The road distance is 179.3 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest Airport (BUD) to Zvolen without a car is to train which takes 7h 24m and costs 5 500 Ft - 8 500 Ft.

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It takes approximately 7h 24m to get from Budapest Airport (BUD) to Zvolen, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Budapest Airport (BUD) to Zvolen is to train which takes 7h 24m and costs 5 500 Ft - 8 500 Ft. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 6 500 Ft - 9 500 Ft and takes 8h 23m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest Airport (BUD) to Zvolen is 179 km. It takes approximately 2h 34m to drive from Budapest Airport (BUD) to Zvolen.

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There are 15+ hotels available in Zvolen. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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Map of how to get from Budapest Airport (BUD) to Zvolen.
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  • Distance: 127.2 km
  • Duration: 7h 24m

What companies run services between Budapest Airport (BUD), Hungary and Zvolen, Banska Bystrica, Slovakia?

You can take a train from Budapest Airport (BUD) to Zvolen via Ferihegy vasútállomás, Ferihegy, Budapest-Nyugati, Nove Zamky, Surany, and Zvolen Osobna Stanica in around 7h 24m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Budapest Airport (BUD) to Zvolen via Bratislava, Autobusová stanica Nivy, Bratislava central bus station, Zvolen bus station, and Zvolen Osobna Stanica in around 8h 23m.

Train operators
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Nyugati to Nove Zamky
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
6€ - 7€
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Nyugati to Sturovo
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
3€ - 5€
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Phone
+421 24 48 58 188
Email
info@slovakrail.sk
Website
zssk.sk
Train from Surany to Zvolen Osobna Stanica
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
4€ - 8€
Website
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Regional 2nd Class
4€ - 8€
Train from Sturovo to Levice
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
2€ - 4€
Website
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Regional 2nd Class
2€ - 4€
Train from Levice to Zvolen Osobna Stanica
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
3€ - 6€
Website
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Regional 2nd Class
3€ - 6€
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Budapest, Ferenc Liszt Airport, T2 to Bratislava, Autobusová stanica Nivy
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
7€ - 11€
Website
RegioJet
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bratislava central bus station to Zvolen bus station
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
12€ - 15€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
SAD Lucenec
Phone
0650 958 958
Email
sadlc@sadlc.sk
Website
sadlc.sk
Bus from Bratislava to Zvolen
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
10€ - 14€
Schedules at
sadlc.sk
miniBUD Ltd.
Phone
+36 1 550 0000
Email
info@minibud.hu
Website
minibud.hu
Bus from Budapest Airport to Budapest Keleti station
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
10€
Website
miniBUD Ltd.
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 70 282 1827
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Budapest to Detva
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
Schedules at
eurobusways.com

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