There are 6 ways to get from Budapest to Katowice by bus, night train, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  7h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld to Katowice, Katowice bus station N910

120 zł - 150 zł

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Bus via Népliget M  •  13h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Budapest Népliget to Katowice

165 zł - 235 zł

Night train, train  •  9h 1m

  1. Take the night train from Budapest-Keleti to Chalupki En
  2. Take the train from Chalupki to Katowice Ic / ...

218 zł - 348 zł

Drive  •  5h 20m

  1. Drive from Budapest to Katowice 574.8 km

250 zł - 370 zł

Fly to Krakow, bus  •  5h 34m

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Krakow (KRK) BUD - KRK
  2. Take the bus from Kraków Airport to Katowice, Katowice bus station

184 zł - 515 zł

Fly to Katowice  •  7h 33m

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

242 zł - 682 zł

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Some domestic travel restrictions began to ease in Poland from 5/23/2020.

Source Type: Government | Last updated: 5/15/2020

International flights leaving Hungary are suspended as part of the response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Restrictions may also be in place for other modes of transport.

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The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Katowice is to bus which costs 9 500 Ft - 12 000 Ft and takes 7h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Katowice is to drive which costs 19 000 Ft - 29 000 Ft and takes 5h 20m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld and arriving at Katowice, Katowice bus station station. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Budapest to Katowice. However, there are services departing from Budapest-Keleti and arriving at Katowice via Chalupki. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 1m.

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The distance between Budapest and Katowice is 307 km. The road distance is 574.8 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Katowice without a car is to bus which takes 7h 25m and costs 9 500 Ft - 12 000 Ft.

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The bus from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld to Katowice, Katowice bus station takes 7h 25m including transfers and departs three times a day.

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

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Budapest to Katowice train services, operated by EuroNight, depart from Budapest-Keleti station.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Katowice is to bus which takes 7h 25m and costs 9 500 Ft - 12 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs 18 000 Ft - 55 000 Ft and takes 7h 33m.

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  • Distance: 306.9 km
  • Duration: 7h 25m

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld to Katowice, Katowice bus station 3 times a day. Tickets cost 120 zł - 150 zł and the journey takes 7h 25m. Alternatively, Lufthansa, LOT and two other airlines fly from Budapest to Katowice hourly.

Airlines
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Budapest to Krakow
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
230 zł - 600 zł
Flights from Budapest to Katowice via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
550 zł - 1 000 zł
Flights from Budapest to Katowice via Stuttgart, Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
6h 47m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
550 zł - 1 000 zł
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Katowice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
850 zł - 2 200 zł
Flights from Budapest to Katowice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
850 zł - 2 200 zł
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Budapest to Katowice via Odesa
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
130 zł - 600 zł
Flights from Budapest to Katowice via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
210 zł - 900 zł
Flights from Budapest to Katowice via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
120 zł - 600 zł
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Krakow via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
600 zł - 1 700 zł
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Budapest to Katowice via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
120 zł - 700 zł
Train operators
PKP Intercity

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 entitled to discounts. Trains have standard 1st and 2nd class reserved seating, and many overnight trains also offer sleepers and couchettes.

Contact Details
Phone
703 200 200
Website
intercity.pl
Train from Chalupki to Katowice
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
35 zł - 65 zł
Website
PKP Intercity
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Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
35 zł - 50 zł
1st Class
50 zł - 65 zł
Koleje Śląskie
Phone
+48 32 428 88 88
Email
bok@kolejeslaskie.com
Website
kolejeslaskie.com
Train from Chalupki to Katowice
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
Kolśląsk
Polregio
Phone
(+48) 22 439 6052
Email
info@p-r.com.pl
Website
polregio.pl
Train from Chalupki to Katowice
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
11 zł - 17 zł
Website
Polregio
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).

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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 Katowice, Katowice bus station
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
120 zł - 150 zł
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Kraków Airport to Katowice, Katowice bus station
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
29 zł - 40 zł
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Budapest Airport to Krakow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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

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Budapest to Katowice train services, operated by PKP Intercity, arrive at Katowice station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Katowice is 575 km. It takes approximately 5h 20m 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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Book your Budapest to Katowice bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 538+ hotels available in Katowice. Prices start at 500 zł per night.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Budapest Airport is to bus which takes 29 min and costs 350 Ft.

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