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

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Bus  •  9 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Mexikói út to Kielce, Kielce Zytnia P6

$29 - $50

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Train  •  9 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Nyugati to Katowice Ec
  2. Take the train from Katowice to Kielce Regional / ...

$45 - $65

Drive  •  7 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Kielce 321.9 miles

$55 - $85

Fly to Krakow, train  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Krakow (KRK) BUD - KRK
  2. Take the train from Krakow Glowny to Kielce

$101 - $337

Fly to Warsaw, train  •  7 h 20 min

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

$36 - $178

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Kielce is to bus which costs 8 000 Ft - 14 000 Ft and takes 9 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Kielce is to fly and train which costs 28 000 Ft - 95 000 Ft and takes 6 h 25 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Budapest, Budapest Mexikói út and arriving at Kielce, Kielce Zytnia. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Budapest to Kielce. However, there are services departing from Budapest-Nyugati and arriving at Kielce via Katowice. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 55 min.

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The distance between Budapest and Kielce is 392 km. The road distance is 515.1 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Kielce without a car is to bus which takes 9 h 15 min and costs 8 000 Ft - 14 000 Ft.

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The bus from Budapest, Budapest Mexikói út to Kielce, Kielce Zytnia takes 9 h 15 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Budapest to Kielce bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Budapest, Budapest Mexikói út station.

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

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The best way to get from Budapest to Kielce is to bus which takes 9 h 15 min and costs 8 000 Ft - 14 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 12 000 Ft - 18 000 Ft and takes 9 h 55 min.

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Kielce.
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  • Distance: 245.2 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 15 min

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Budapest to Kielce twice daily. Tickets cost $29 - $50 and the journey takes 9 h 15 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Budapest to Kielce via Katowice in around 9 h 55 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 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
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Budapest to Warsaw
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$26 - $260
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
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 Katowice to Kielce
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$10 - $15
Train from Krakow Glowny to Kielce
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$6 - $10
1st Class
$9 - $13
Train from Warszawa Sluzewiec to Kielce
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$10 - $15
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 Mexikói út to Kielce, Kielce Zytnia
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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