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

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Budapest Mexikói út to Banská Bystrica bus station

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Train

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Nyugati to Sturovo
  2. Take the train from Sturovo to Banska Bystrica Mesto

Night bus

  1. Take the night bus from Budapest Mexikói út to Banská Bystrica bus station

Drive

  1. Drive from Budapest to Banská Bystrica

Shuttle

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Budapest to Banská Bystrica
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International entry into Slovakia from Hungary

  • Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Hungary
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Slovakia from Hungary

  • There are no current restrictions
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

Rules to follow in Slovakia

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Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, entry into Slovakia is currently allowed from Hungary.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • There are no current restrictions

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

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Banská Bystrica is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Banská Bystrica is 2 metres.

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

No, returning to Hungary from Slovakia is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 17 Nov 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Banská Bystrica is to bus which costs 4 500 Ft - 5 500 Ft and takes 2h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Banská Bystrica is to drive which costs 12 000 Ft - 18 000 Ft and takes 2h 39m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Budapest Mexikói út and arriving at Banská Bystrica bus station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 50m.

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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 Mesto via Sturovo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 42m.

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It is 138 km from Budapest to Banská Bystrica. It is approximately 176.6 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Banská Bystrica without a car is to bus which takes 2h 50m and costs 4 500 Ft - 5 500 Ft.

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The bus from Budapest Mexikói út to Banská Bystrica bus station takes 2h 50m including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Budapest to Banská Bystrica bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Budapest Mexikói út station.

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Budapest to Banská Bystrica train services, operated by Hungarian Railways (MÁV), depart from Budapest-Nyugati station.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Banská Bystrica is to bus which takes 2h 50m and costs 4 500 Ft - 5 500 Ft. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 15 000 Ft - 22 000 Ft and takes 4h 42m.

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Banská Bystrica.
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  • Distance: 138.3 km
  • Duration: 2h 50m

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Budapest Mexikói út to Banská Bystrica bus station twice daily. Tickets cost €11 - €14 and the journey takes 2h 50m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Budapest to Banská Bystrica via Sturovo in around 4h 42m.

Train operators
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Budapest-Nyugati to Sturovo
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
oebb.at
Bus operators
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Budapest Mexikói út to Banská Bystrica bus station
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Eurobusways
Phone
+36 70 282 1827
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Budapest to Banská Bystrica
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€50 - €65
Schedules at
eurobusways.com

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Budapest to Banská Bystrica bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Banská Bystrica bus station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Banská Bystrica is 177 km. It takes approximately 2h 39m to drive from Budapest to Banská Bystrica.

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