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There are 7 ways to get from Budapest to Poland by train, plane, bus or car

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Train, fly to Krakow  •  4h 22m

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Nyugati to Ferihegy
  2. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Krakow (KRK) BUD - KRK

159 zł - 560 zł

Cheapest option

Train, fly to Warsaw Chopin  •  4h 45m

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Nyugati to Ferihegy
  2. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Warsaw Chopin (WAW) BUD - WAW

109 zł - 370 zł

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Train, fly to Poznan  •  4h 30m

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Nyugati to Ferihegy
  2. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Poznan (POZ) BUD - POZ

232 zł - 433 zł

Train  •  10h 23m

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Nyugati to Warszawa Centralna Ec

180 zł - 220 zł

Bus  •  12h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Mexikói út to Warsaw, Warsaw West 1260

154 zł - 238 zł

Bus via Budapest Népliget  •  18h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Budapest Népliget to Warszawa

224 zł - 314 zł

Drive  •  8h 23m

  1. Drive from Budapest to Warsaw 857.3 km

370 zł - 550 zł

Hungary → Poland
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International entry into Poland from Hungary

Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Show More. Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions

Conditions of entry to Poland

14-day mandatory self-quarantine
Show More. This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican

Rules to follow in Poland

1.5m

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Hungary

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, entry into Poland is currently allowed from Hungary.

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The COVID-19 helpline number in Poland is 800 190 590.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Poland is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Poland is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus hotline on 800 190 590.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Hungary from Poland.

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Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.
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To the best of our knowledge, these details are correct as of the last update: 27 Sep 2020.

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Poland is to bus which costs 12 000 Ft - 20 000 Ft and takes 12h 4m.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Poland is to train and fly which costs 12 000 Ft - 46 000 Ft and takes 4h 22m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Budapest to Poland. However, there are services departing from Deák Ferenc tér M and arriving at Warszawa via Budapest Népliget. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 14m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Budapest-Nyugati and arriving at Warszawa Centralna. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10h 23m.

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The distance between Budapest and Poland is 525 km. The road distance is 857.3 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Poland without a car is to train which takes 10h 23m and costs 15 000 Ft - 18 000 Ft.

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It takes approximately 4h 22m to get from Budapest to Poland, including transfers.

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Budapest to Poland bus services, operated by Ecolines, depart from Budapest Népliget station.

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

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The best way to get from Budapest to Poland is to train which takes 10h 23m and costs 15 000 Ft - 18 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 12 000 Ft - 20 000 Ft and takes 12h 4m.

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Poland.
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  • Distance: 524.6 km
  • Duration: 4h 22m

What companies run services between Budapest, Hungary and Poland?

Hungarian Railways (MÁV) operates a train from Budapest-Nyugati to Warszawa Centralna twice daily. Tickets cost 180 zł - 220 zł and the journey takes 10h 23m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Budapest, Budapest Mexikói út to Warsaw, Warsaw West twice daily. Tickets cost 150 zł - 180 zł and the journey takes 11h 50m.

Airlines
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Budapest to Krakow
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
210 zł - 550 zł
Flights from Budapest to Poznan via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
350 zł - 1 400 zł
Flights from Budapest to Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150 zł - 350 zł
Flights from Budapest to Warsaw Chopin via Krakow
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150 zł - 350 zł
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Krakow via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
500 zł - 1 300 zł
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Budapest to Poznan
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
320 zł - 2 400 zł
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Budapest to Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100 zł - 700 zł
Train operators
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Nyugati to Ferihegy
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
4 zł - 5 zł
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Nyugati to Warszawa Centralna
Ave. Duration
10h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
180 zł - 220 zł
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Budapest, Budapest Mexikói út to Warsaw, Warsaw West
Ave. Duration
11h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
150 zł - 180 zł
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Budapest Airport to Krakow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Budapest to Poland bus services, operated by Ecolines, arrive at Warszawa station.

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Budapest to Poland train services, operated by Hungarian Railways (MÁV), arrive at Warszawa Centralna station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Poland is 857 km. It takes approximately 8h 23m to drive from Budapest to Poland.

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LOT and Austrian Airlines offer flights from Budapest Airport to Krakow Airport.

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There are two+ hotels available in Poland. Prices start at 500 zł per night.

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