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

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Train  •  7 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Kelenföld to Wien Hbf D / ...
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Katowice Ec

$66 - $95

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Fly to Warsaw, train  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Warsaw (WAW) BUD - WAW
  2. Take the train from Warszawa Zachodnia to Katowice

$39 - $182

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KRAKBUD, bus  •  7 h 59 min

  1. Take the KRAKBUD from Budapest to Krakow Eurobusways
  2. Take the bus from Kraków, Kraków MDA to Katowice, Katowice bus station 1368 / ...

$86 - $120

Bus  •  13 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest Népliget to Katowice

$41 - $61

Drive  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Katowice 359.2 miles

$60 - $95

Fly to Krakow, bus  •  5 h 28 min

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

$95 - $327

Fly to Katowice  •  7 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Katowice (KTW) BUD - KTW

$159 - $609

Fly to Vienna, train  •  8 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Vienna (VIE) BUD - VIE
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Katowice

$118 - $326

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No, there is no direct bus from Budapest to Katowice. However, there are services departing from Deák Ferenc tér M and arriving at Katowice via Budapest Népliget. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 59 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Budapest to Katowice. However, there are services departing from Kelenföld and arriving at Katowice via Wien Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 46 min.

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The distance between Budapest and Katowice is 307 km. The road distance is 574.7 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Katowice without a car is to train which takes 7 h 46 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 46 min to get from Budapest to Katowice, including transfers.

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Budapest to Katowice bus services, operated by Ecolines, depart from Budapest Népliget station.

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Budapest to Katowice train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Kelenföld station.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Katowice is to train which takes 7 h 46 min and costs . Alternatively, you can KRAKBUD and bus, which costs and takes 7 h 59 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 7 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 Katowice bus services, operated by Ecolines, arrive at Katowice station.

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Katowice.
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  • Distance: 191.8 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 46 min

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

You can take a train from Budapest to Katowice via Wien Hbf in around 7 h 46 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Budapest to Katowice via Krakow, Teatr Bagatela, Dworzec Główny, and Kraków, Kraków MDA in around 7 h 59 min.

Airlines
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
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from Budapest to Katowice via Krakow, Warsaw
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from Budapest to Warsaw
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $460
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Krakow via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Budapest to Warsaw via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Budapest to Vienna
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Katowice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Budapest to Katowice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Budapest to Katowice via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
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
Flights from Budapest to Katowice via Stockholm Skavsta
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $270
Flights from Budapest to Warsaw
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$26 - $260
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Budapest to Katowice via Dublin
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $360
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 23 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Katowice
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Raileurope.com
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 Warszawa Zachodnia to Katowice
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$10 - $15
1st Class
$13 - $20
Bus operators
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 20 9148100
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Bus from Budapest to Krakow
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
eurobusways.com
Book at
eurobusways.com
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 Kraków, Kraków MDA to Katowice, Katowice bus station
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Leo Express s.r.o.
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Bus from Kraków dw. aut. to Katowice dw.PKS ul.Skargi
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$4 - $6
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
PKS Zielona Gora
Phone
+48 703 40 23 57
Email
pks@pks.zgora.pl
Website
pks.zgora.pl
Bus from Kraków MDA to Katowice
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
pks.zgora.pl
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Budapest Népliget to Katowice
Ave. Duration
12 h 46 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Tourbus Bulgaria
Phone
00359 2 980 68 62
Email
touringbus@touring.bg
Website
touring.bg
Bus from Budapest Orange Ways to Katowice Zob
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
touring.bg

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Budapest to Katowice train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Katowice station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Katowice is 575 km. It takes approximately 5 h 22 min to drive from Budapest to Katowice.

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

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There are 538+ hotels available in Katowice. Prices start at $27 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 .

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