There are 7 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

$85 - $120

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Budapest to Krakow 244.6 miles

$18

5 alternative options

Bus  •  8 h 20 min

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

$25 - $41

Train  •  9 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Nyugati to Bohumin Ec
  2. Take the train from Bohumin to Krakow Glowny Ec

$47 - $68

Drive  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Kraków 244.6 miles

$40 - $65

Fly to Krakow  •  4 h 18 min

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

$95 - $328

Fly to Katowice, bus  •  8 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Katowice (KTW) BUD - KTW
  2. Take the bus from Katowice Flughafen to Krakau Zob Mda

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

Eurobusways operates a bus from Budapest to Kraków once daily. Tickets cost $85 - $120 and the journey takes 6 h. Alternatively, you can take a train from Budapest to Kraków via Bohumin in around 9 h 10 min.

Airlines
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Budapest to Krakow
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Flights from Budapest to Katowice via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
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 Alghero
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $290
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
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Budapest-Nyugati to Bohumin
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Bohumin to Krakow Glowny
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
cd.cz
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
$85 - $120
Schedules at
eurobusways.com
Book at
eurobusways.com
FlixBus
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
$24 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eksprestransfer
Bus from Katowice Flughafen to Krakau Zob Mda
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Budapest to Krakow
Ave. Duration
6 h 39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Budapest and Kraków is 293 km. The road distance is 391 km.

The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Kraków is to rideshare which costs 4 495 Ft and takes 6 h 39 min.

The quickest way to get from Budapest to Kraków is to fly which takes 4 h 18 min and costs 24 000 Ft - 85 000 Ft.

No, there is no direct train from Budapest to Kraków. However, there are services departing from Budapest-Nyugati and arriving at Krakow Glowny via Bohumin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 10 min.

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.

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