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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus EAAA  •  14 h 56 min

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

$38 - $53

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Bus FlixBus  •  16 h 10 min

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

$47 - $85

Train, bus  •  23 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Beograd D
  2. Take the train from Belgrade to Skopje 335
  3. Take the bus from Skopje to Bansko

$144 - $236

Drive  •  9 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Bansko 568 miles

$100 - $150

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

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

$84 - $422

Train to Vienna, fly to Sofia, bus  •  11 h 27 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

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Bansko is to bus which costs 10 000 Ft - 15 000 Ft and takes 14 h 56 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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The distance between Budapest and Bansko is 721 km. The road distance is 908.8 km.

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It takes approximately 14 h 56 min to get from Budapest to Bansko, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Budapest to Bansko. However, there are services departing from Budapest and arriving at Bansko via Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 56 min.

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The nearest airport to Bansko is Sofia (SOF) Airport which is 94.9 km away. Other nearby airports include Kavala (KVA) (139.1 km), Thessaloniki (SKG) (152.2 km), Skopje (SKP) (154.5 km) and Pristina (PRN) (218.9 km).

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  • Distance: 450.4 miles
  • Duration: 14 h 56 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 56 min.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Sofia via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Vienna to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Budapest to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Flights from Budapest to Skopje
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$16 - $120
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Budapest to Sofia via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Vienna to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $360
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Beograd
Ave. Duration
8 h 29 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Kelenföld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Macedonian Railways (MZ)
Phone
+389 (2) 3 164 255
Website
mzt.mk
Train from Belgrade to Skopje
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $100
mzt.mk
mzt.mk
Bus operators
EAAA
Website
rta.government.bg
Bus from Budapest to Sofia
Ave. Duration
11 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
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
FlixBus
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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
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
$61
Schedules at
biserprom.com.mk

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