There are 4 ways to get from Budapest to Košice by train, bus, car or shuttle

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Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Kosice Ic

$50 - $75

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Airport to Košice 912

$16 - $27

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Košice 162 miles

$30 - $50

Shuttle  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Budapest Airport to Košice Eurobusways

$41 - $86

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Košice is to bus which costs 4 500 Ft - 8 000 Ft and takes 5 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Košice is to drive which costs 9 000 Ft - 14 000 Ft and takes 2 h 57 min.

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The distance between Budapest and Košice is 213 km. The road distance is 259.2 km.

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The train from Budapest-Keleti to Kosice takes 3 h 34 min including transfers and departs three times a day.

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No, there is no direct bus from Budapest to Košice. However, there are services departing from Deák Ferenc tér M and arriving at Košice via Budapest, Budapest Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 3 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Budapest-Keleti and arriving at Kosice. Services depart three times a day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 34 min.

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What companies run services between Budapest, Hungary and Košice, Slovakia?

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Budapest to Košice 3 times a day. Tickets cost $50 - $75 and the journey takes 3 h 34 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Budapest to Košice twice daily. Tickets cost $15 - $26 and the journey takes 3 h 30 min.

Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Kosice
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus
Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Budapest, Budapest Airport to Košice
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 20 9148100
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Budapest Airport to Košice
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Schedules at
eurobusways.com

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