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

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Train  •  3 h 34 min

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

$12 - $19

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Bus  •  5 h 3 min

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

$16 - $26

Drive  •  2 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Košice 162 miles

$30 - $50

Fly  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Kosice (KSC) BUD - KSC

$101 - $381

Shuttle  •  4 h 3 min

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

$41 - $86

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

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The best way to get from Budapest to Košice without a car is to train which takes 3 h 34 min and costs .

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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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Budapest to Košice bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Budapest, Budapest Airport station.

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Budapest to Košice train services, operated by Hungarian Railways (MÁV), depart from Budapest-Keleti station.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Košice is to train which takes 3 h 34 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5 h 3 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 5 h 49 min.

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There is no direct flight from Budapest Airport to Kosice Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Košice.
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  • Distance: 133.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 34 min

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

Hungarian Railways (MÁV) operates a train from Budapest to Košice 3 times a day. Tickets cost $12 - $19 and the journey takes 3 h 34 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Budapest to Košice 5 times a week. Tickets cost $15 - $25 and the journey takes 3 h 30 min.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Kosice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Budapest to Kosice via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $380
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Budapest to Kosice via Prague
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $400
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Budapest to Kosice via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Budapest to Kosice via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Train operators
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 Airport to Košice
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$15 - $25
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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Budapest to Košice train services, operated by Hungarian Railways (MÁV), arrive at Kosice station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Košice is 259 km. It takes approximately 2 h 57 min to drive from Budapest to Košice.

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Lufthansa, Eurowings, Turkish Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from Budapest Airport to Kosice Airport.

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There are 159+ hotels available in Košice. Prices start at $38 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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