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

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Bus  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Mexikói út to Donovaly P6
  2. Take the bus from Donovaly to Poprad 701504

$26 - $40

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Bus, train  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld to Ružomberok, Ružomberok bus station 976
  2. Take the train from Ruzomberok to Poprad-Tatry Le / ...

$19 - $39

3 alternative options

Train  •  6 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Nyugati to Bratislava hl.st. Ec
  2. Take the train from Bratislava hl.st. to Poprad-Tatry Rex

$46 - $66

Drive  •  3 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Poprad 161.4 miles

$30 - $50

Shuttle  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Budapest to Poprad Eurobusways

$56 - $86

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The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Poprad is to bus and train which costs 5 000 Ft - 11 000 Ft and takes 7 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Poprad is to drive which costs 9 000 Ft - 13 000 Ft and takes 3 h 47 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Budapest to Poprad. However, there are services departing from Budapest, Budapest Mexikói út and arriving at Poprad via Donovaly. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Budapest to Poprad. However, there are services departing from Budapest-Nyugati and arriving at Poprad-Tatry via Bratislava hl.st.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 53 min.

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The distance between Budapest and Poprad is 197 km. The road distance is 258.3 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Poprad without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 55 min and costs 7 000 Ft - 11 000 Ft.

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It takes approximately 5 h 55 min to get from Budapest to Poprad, including transfers.

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Budapest to Poprad bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Budapest, Budapest Mexikói út station.

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Budapest to Poprad train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Budapest-Nyugati station.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Poprad is to bus which takes 5 h 55 min and costs 7 000 Ft - 11 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 12 000 Ft - 19 000 Ft and takes 6 h 53 min.

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  • Distance: 123.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 55 min

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

You can take a bus from Budapest to Poprad via Donovaly in around 5 h 55 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Budapest to Poprad via Bratislava hl.st. in around 6 h 53 min.

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 Bratislava hl.st.
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Website
zssk.sk
Train from Bratislava hl.st. to Poprad-Tatry
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
slovakrail.sk
Train from Ruzomberok to Poprad-Tatry
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
slovakrail.sk
Leo Express s.r.o.
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Train from Ružomberok to Poprad-Tatry
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $14
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$4 - $6
Business
$6 - $8
Premium
$11 - $14
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Ružomberok, Ružomberok bus station to Poprad, Poprad-Tatry
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
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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Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Budapest, Budapest Mexikói út to Donovaly
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld to Ružomberok, Ružomberok bus station
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Slivtour
Phone
+421 - (0)54 - 472 72 74
Email
slivtour@slivtour.sk
Website
slivtour.sk
Bus from Donovaly to Poprad
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
slivtour.sk
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 20 9148100
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Budapest to Poprad
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Schedules at
eurobusways.com

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Budapest to Poprad bus services, operated by Slivtour, arrive at Poprad station.

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Budapest to Poprad train services, operated by Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK), arrive at Poprad-Tatry station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Poprad is 258 km. It takes approximately 3 h 47 min to drive from Budapest to Poprad.

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There are 1059+ hotels available in Poprad. Prices start at $37 USD per night.

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