There are 5 ways to get from Budapest to Banská Bystrica by bus, train, car or shuttle

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Bus Tourbus Bulgaria  •  3 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest Orange Ways to Banska Bystrica

$27 - $36

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Bus FlixBus  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld to Banská Bystrica 976

$11 - $19

3 alternative options

Train  •  7 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Nyugati to Bratislava hl.st. Ec
  2. Take the train from Bratislava hl.st. to Zilina Rex
  3. Take the train from Zilina to Banska Bystrica R

$44 - $63

Drive  •  2 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Banská Bystrica 110.9 miles

$22 - $35

Shuttle  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Budapest to Banská Bystrica Eurobusways

$46 - $76

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The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Banská Bystrica is to bus which costs 3 000 Ft - 5 500 Ft and takes 4 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Banská Bystrica is to drive which costs 6 000 Ft - 9 000 Ft and takes 2 h 39 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Budapest to Banská Bystrica. However, there are services departing from Kálvin tér M and arriving at Banska Bystrica via Budapest Orange Ways. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 39 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Budapest to Banská Bystrica. However, there are services departing from Budapest-Nyugati and arriving at Banska Bystrica via Bratislava hl.st. and Zilina. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 49 min.

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The distance between Budapest and Banská Bystrica is 138 km. The road distance is 177.5 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Banská Bystrica without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 39 min and costs 7 500 Ft - 10 000 Ft.

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It takes approximately 3 h 39 min to get from Budapest to Banská Bystrica, including transfers.

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Budapest to Banská Bystrica bus services, operated by Tourbus Bulgaria, depart from Budapest Orange Ways station.

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

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The best way to get from Budapest to Banská Bystrica is to bus which takes 3 h 39 min and costs 7 500 Ft - 10 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 12 000 Ft - 18 000 Ft and takes 7 h 49 min.

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Budapest to Banská Bystrica bus services, operated by Tourbus Bulgaria, arrive at Banska Bystrica station.

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Budapest to Banská Bystrica train services, operated by Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK), arrive at Banska Bystrica station.

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Banská Bystrica.
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  • Distance: 86.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 39 min

What companies run services between Budapest, Hungary and Banská Bystrica, Slovakia?

Tourbus Bulgaria operates a bus from Budapest to Banská Bystrica once a week. Tickets cost $26 - $35 and the journey takes 2 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Budapest to Banská Bystrica via Bratislava hl.st. and Zilina in around 7 h 49 min.

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
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
slovakrail.sk
Train from Zilina to Banska Bystrica
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
slovakrail.sk
Bus operators
Tourbus Bulgaria
Phone
00359 2 980 68 62
Email
touringbus@touring.bg
Website
touring.bg
Bus from Budapest Orange Ways to Banska Bystrica
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Schedules at
touring.bg
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 Kelenföld to Banská Bystrica
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 20 9148100
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Budapest to Banská Bystrica
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Schedules at
eurobusways.com

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