There are 4 ways to get from Budapest to Nowy Sącz by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  8 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest to Nowy Sącz

$45 - $70

Cheapest option

Train  •  13 h 29 min

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

$47 - $73

2 alternative options

Drive  •  5 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Nowy Sącz 248.6 miles

$40 - $65

Fly, train  •  7 h 49 min

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

$99 - $338

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Nowy Sącz is to drive which costs 12 000 Ft - 18 000 Ft and takes 5 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Nowy Sącz is to drive which costs 12 000 Ft - 18 000 Ft and takes 5 h 1 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Budapest and arriving at Nowy Sącz. Services depart once a week, and operate Tuesday. The journey takes approximately 8 h 22 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Budapest to Nowy Sącz. However, there are services departing from Budapest-Nyugati and arriving at Nowy Sacz via Katowice and Krakow Glowny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 29 min.

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The distance between Budapest and Nowy Sącz is 266 km. The road distance is 397.7 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Nowy Sącz without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 22 min and costs 13 000 Ft - 19 000 Ft.

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The bus from Budapest to Nowy Sącz takes 8 h 22 min including transfers and departs once a week.

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Budapest to Nowy Sącz bus services, operated by Autokar Polska, depart from Budapest station.

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Nowy Sącz.
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  • Distance: 166.1 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 22 min

What companies run services between Budapest, Hungary and Nowy Sącz, Poland?

Autokar Polska operates a bus from Budapest to Nowy Sącz once a week. Tickets cost $45 - $70 and the journey takes 8 h 22 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Budapest to Nowy Sącz via Katowice and Krakow Glowny in around 13 h 29 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

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 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
Train from Krakow Glowny to Nowy Sacz
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$10 - $15
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
Koleje Małopolskie
Phone
703 20 20 25
Email
km@malopolskiekoleje.com.pl
Website
malopolskiekoleje.pl
Train from Kraków Główny to Nowy Sącz
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
malopolskiekoleje.pl
Bus operators
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Budapest to Nowy Sącz
Ave. Duration
8 h 22 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl

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