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There are 8 ways to get from Budapest to Bansko by bus, car, plane or train

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Bus FlixBus  •  14 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld to Sofia N982
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Bansko

$50 - $82

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Fly Budapest to Sofia, bus  •  8 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Sofia (SOF) BUD - SOF
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Bansko

$39 - $283

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Bus Eurolines HU  •  15 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest Népliget to Sofia Serdika 591 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Bansko

$48 - $86

Bus Arda Tur  •  15 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest to Sofia N982
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Bansko

$42 - $90

Drive  •  9 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Bansko 568 miles

$100 - $150

Fly Budapest to Skopje, bus  •  10 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Skopje (SKP) BUD - SKP
  2. Take the bus from Skopje to Bansko

$85 - $423

Train to Vienna, fly to Sofia, bus  •  11 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Kelenföld to Wien Hbf
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Sofia (SOF) VIE - SOF
  3. Take the bus from Sofia to Bansko

$124 - $304

Fly Budapest to Pristina, train, bus  •  12 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Pristina (PRN) BUD - PRN
  2. Take the train from Miradi e Poshtme to Skopje
  3. Take the bus from Skopje to Bansko

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Bansko is to bus which costs 13 000 Ft - 25 000 Ft and takes 15 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Bansko is to fly and bus which costs 11 000 Ft - 80 000 Ft and takes 8 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Budapest to Bansko. However, there are services departing from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld and arriving at Bansko via Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 50 min.

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The distance between Budapest and Bansko is 721 km. The road distance is 908.8 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Bansko without a car is to bus which takes 14 h 50 min and costs 14 000 Ft - 23 000 Ft.

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It takes approximately 14 h 50 min to get from Budapest to Bansko, including transfers.

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Budapest to Bansko bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld station.

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The quickest flight from Budapest Airport to Sofia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Budapest to Bansko bus services, operated by Avtogari, arrive at Bansko station.

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Bansko is 1 h ahead of Budapest. It is currently 11:18 PM in Budapest and 12:18 AM in Bansko.

Map of how to get from Budapest to Bansko.
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  • Distance: 450.4 miles
  • Duration: 14 h 50 min

What companies run services between Budapest, Hungary and Bansko, Bulgaria?

You can take a bus from Budapest to Bansko via Sofia in around 14 h 50 min.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Budapest to Skopje via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Vienna to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Budapest to Pristina via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Budapest to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Flights from Budapest to Skopje
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$16 - $120
Flights from Budapest to Pristina
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$23 - $160
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Budapest to Sofia via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Vienna to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $360
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Vienna to Sofia via Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $420
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 Kelenföld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Trainkos
Phone
038 534 – 814
Email
info@trainkos.com
Website
trainkos.com
Train from Miradi e Poshtme to Skopje
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
trainkos.com
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 Kelenföld to Sofia
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Sofia
Ave. Duration
11 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Sofia to Bansko
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Municipality of Bansko
Website
bansko.net
Bus from Sofia to Bansko
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
bansko.net
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Sofia to Bansko
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Eurolines HU
Phone
+36 (1) 382-0888
Email
info@volanbusz.hu
Website
eurolines.hu
Bus from Budapest Népliget to Sofia Serdika
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Schedules at
nemzetkozi.volanbusz.hu
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Budapest to Sofia
Ave. Duration
11 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$36
Schedules at
ardatur.bg
Racic Eurobus
Website
racicbg.com
Bus from Budapest Népliget to Sofia
Ave. Duration
10 h 34 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
racicbg.com
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Budapest to Sofia
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Budapest to Sofia
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $120
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Ecolines
Biser Prom
Phone
02/3228603
Email
biserprom@t-home.mk
Website
biserprom.com.mk
Bus from Skopje to Bansko
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$62
Schedules at
biserprom.com.mk

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Bansko is 909 km. It takes approximately 9 h 28 min to drive from Budapest to Bansko.

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Wizz Air, Austrian Airlines and Tarom offer flights from Budapest Airport to Sofia Airport.

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There are 565+ hotels available in Bansko. Prices start at $23 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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