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There are 7 ways to get from Budapest to Żywiec by bus, train, car, plane or shuttle

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Bus  •  7 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Mexikói út to Dolný Kubín 976

$22 - $33

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Train  •  8 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Nyugati to Tychy Ic
  2. Take the train from Tychy to Zywiec Ks / ...

$41 - $60

Train via Breclav  •  8 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Nyugati to Breclav Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Breclav to Pszczyna Eic / ...
  3. Take the train from Pszczyna to Zywiec Ks / ...

$47 - $71

Drive  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Żywiec 204 miles

$35 - $55

Fly to Krakow, bus, train  •  7 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Krakow (KRK) BUD - KRK
  2. Take the bus from Kraków Airport to Katowice dw.PKS ul.Skargi
  3. Take the train from Katowice to Zywiec

$99 - $336

Fly to Katowice, train  •  9 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Katowice (KTW) BUD - KTW
  2. Take the train from Katowice to Zywiec

$164 - $617

Shuttle, train  •  10 h 40 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Budapest to Zakopane Eurobusways
  2. Take the train from Zakopane to Zywiec Ks / ...

$72 - $105

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Żywiec is to bus which costs 6 000 Ft - 9 500 Ft and takes 7 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Żywiec is to drive which costs 10 000 Ft - 15 000 Ft and takes 5 h 2 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Budapest to Żywiec. However, there are services departing from Budapest-Nyugati and arriving at Zywiec via Tychy. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 37 min.

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The distance between Budapest and Żywiec is 243 km. The road distance is 326.4 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Żywiec without a car is to train which takes 8 h 37 min and costs 11 000 Ft - 17 000 Ft.

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It takes approximately 7 h 29 min to get from Budapest to Żywiec, including transfers.

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Budapest to Żywiec train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Budapest-Nyugati station.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Żywiec is to bus which takes 7 h 29 min and costs 6 000 Ft - 9 500 Ft. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 11 000 Ft - 17 000 Ft and takes 8 h 37 min.

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The quickest flight from Budapest Airport to Krakow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Budapest to Żywiec train services, operated by Polish Railways (PKP), arrive at Zywiec station.

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Żywiec.
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  • Distance: 152.2 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 29 min

What companies run services between Budapest, Hungary and Żywiec, Poland?

FlixBus operates a bus from Budapest to Żywiec 5 times a week. Tickets cost $14 - $23 and the journey takes 4 h 20 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Budapest to Żywiec via Tychy in around 8 h 37 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Katowice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Budapest to Katowice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Budapest to Katowice via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
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
Flights from Budapest to Katowice via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Budapest to Katowice via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $260
Flights from Budapest to Katowice via London Luton
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $310
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
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
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 Tychy
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Budapest-Nyugati to Breclav
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Polish Railways (PKP)

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 being entitled to discounts. Polish Railways offer a pre-booking service for travellers living outside of Poland - tickets and reservations can be booked in advance for trips inside Poland (up to 30 days in advance for domestic trains), and to/from other countries in the region (up to 60 days in advance).

Contact Details
Phone
703 200 200
Website
intercity.pl
Train from Tychy to Zywiec
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
Intercity.pl
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2nd Class
$4 - $7
1st Class
$6 - $10
Train from Pszczyna to Zywiec
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$4 - $7
1st Class
$6 - $9
Train from Katowice to Zywiec
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$5 - $8
1st Class
$7 - $11
Train from Zakopane to Zywiec
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$6 - $9
1st Class
$8 - $13
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Breclav to Pszczyna
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
cd.cz
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 Mexikói út to Dolný Kubín
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$14 - $23
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Kraków Airport to Katowice, Katowice bus station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
LEO Express
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Bus from Kraków Airport to Katowice dw.PKS ul.Skargi
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$4 - $6
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 20 9148100
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Budapest to Zakopane
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
eurobusways.com

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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Żywiec is 326 km. It takes approximately 5 h 2 min to drive from Budapest to Żywiec.

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LOT and Austrian Airlines offer flights from Budapest Airport to Krakow Airport.

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There are 755+ hotels available in Żywiec. Prices start at $26 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Budapest Airport is to bus which takes 33 min and costs 350 Ft.

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