There are 5 ways to get from Budapest to Katowice by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Nyugati to Katowice Ec

$35 - $55

4 alternative options

KRAKBUD, bus  •  8 h 5 min

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

$87 - $121

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 32 min

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

$159 - $609

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The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Katowice is to train which costs 10 000 Ft - 15 000 Ft and takes 7 h 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Katowice is to drive which costs 17 000 Ft - 26 000 Ft and takes 5 h 22 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Budapest-Nyugati and arriving at Katowice. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 7 h 7 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 7 min and costs 10 000 Ft - 15 000 Ft.

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The train from Budapest-Nyugati to Katowice takes 7 h 7 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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

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The best way to get from Budapest to Katowice is to train which takes 7 h 7 min and costs 10 000 Ft - 15 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can KRAKBUD and bus, which costs 24 000 Ft - 34 000 Ft and takes 8 h 5 min, you could also fly, which costs 44 000 Ft - 170 000 Ft and takes 7 h 32 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 train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Katowice station.

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  • Distance: 191.8 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 7 min

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Budapest to Katowice once daily. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 7 h 7 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Budapest to Katowice via Krakow, Teatr Bagatela, Dworzec Główny, and Kraków, Kraków MDA in around 8 h 5 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
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 47 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
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
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 Budapest-Nyugati to Katowice
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
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
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$4 - $7
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

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