There are 6 ways to get from Budapest to Kraków by bus, train, rideshare, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

KRAKBUD  •  6 h

  1. Take the KRAKBUD from Budapest to Krakow Eurobusways

$80 - $110

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Budapest to Krakow 244.6 miles

$17

4 alternative options

Bus  •  8 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld to Kraków, Kraków MDA P6 / ...

$23 - $41

Train  •  9 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Nyugati to Katowice Ec
  2. Take the train from Katowice to Krakow Glowny R / ...

$42 - $61

Drive  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Kraków 244.6 miles

$40 - $65

Fly  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Krakow (KRK) BUD - KRK

$94 - $327

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Kraków is to rideshare which costs 4 680 Ft and takes 6 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Kraków is to fly which costs 26 000 Ft - 95 000 Ft and takes 4 h 12 min.

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The distance between Budapest and Kraków is 293 km. The road distance is 391.3 km.

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The KRAKBUD from Budapest to Krakow takes 6 h including transfers and departs once daily.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Budapest and arriving at Krakow. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Budapest to Kraków. However, there are services departing from Budapest-Nyugati and arriving at Krakow Glowny via Katowice. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 52 min.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Kraków is to KRAKBUD which takes 6 h and costs 22 000 Ft - 32 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 11 000 Ft - 18 000 Ft and takes 9 h 52 min, You could also fly, which costs 26 000 Ft - 95 000 Ft and takes 4 h 12 min..

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Kraków.
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  • Distance: 182.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h

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

Eurobusways operates a bus from Budapest to Kraków once daily. Tickets cost $80 - $110 and the journey takes 6 h. Alternatively, you can take a train from Budapest to Kraków via Katowice in around 9 h 52 min.

Airlines
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
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
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
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)
Phone
703 200 200
Website
intercity.pl
Train from Katowice to Krakow Glowny
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$5 - $8
1st Class
$7 - $11
Leo Express s.r.o.
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Train from Katowice to Kraków Główny
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$4 - $13
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$4 - $5
Business
$6 - $8
Premium
$10 - $13
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 - $110
Schedules at
eurobusways.com
Book at
eurobusways.com
FlixBus
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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 Kraków, Kraków MDA
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Budapest to Krakow
Ave. Duration
6 h 39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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