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

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Bus via Budapest, Budapest Airport  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Airport to Prešov 912

$18 - $30

4 alternative options

Bus  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Prešov 912

$19 - $31

Train  •  9 h 1 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
  3. Take the train from Poprad-Tatry to Presov Le

$47 - $75

Drive  •  3 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Prešov 185.4 miles

$35 - $55

Shuttle  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Budapest to Prešov Eurobusways

$46 - $96

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The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Prešov is to bus which costs 5 000 Ft - 8 500 Ft and takes 5 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Prešov is to drive which costs 10 000 Ft - 15 000 Ft and takes 3 h 21 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Budapest to Prešov. However, there are services departing from Deák Ferenc tér M and arriving at Prešov via Budapest, Budapest Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 33 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Budapest to Prešov. However, there are services departing from Budapest-Nyugati and arriving at Presov via Bratislava hl.st. and Poprad-Tatry. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 1 min.

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The distance between Budapest and Prešov is 233 km. The road distance is 296.6 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Prešov without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 33 min and costs 5 000 Ft - 8 500 Ft.

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It takes approximately 5 h 33 min to get from Budapest to Prešov, including transfers.

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Budapest to Prešov bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Budapest, Budapest Airport station.

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

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The best way to get from Budapest to Prešov is to bus which takes 5 h 33 min and costs 5 000 Ft - 8 500 Ft. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 12 000 Ft - 21 000 Ft and takes 9 h 1 min.

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Budapest to Prešov bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Prešov station.

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Budapest to Prešov train services, operated by Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK), arrive at Presov station.

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Prešov.
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  • Distance: 145.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 33 min

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Budapest to Prešov 5 times a week. Tickets cost $17 - $29 and the journey takes 4 h. Alternatively, you can take a train from Budapest to Prešov via Bratislava hl.st. and Poprad-Tatry in around 9 h 1 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 Poprad-Tatry to Presov
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
slovakrail.sk
Leo Express s.r.o.
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Train from Poprad-Tatry to Prešov
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$1 - $9
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$1 - $2
Business
$4 - $5
Premium
$6 - $9
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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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Budapest, Budapest Airport to Prešov
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $29
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Prešov
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$18 - $30
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 20 9148100
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Budapest to Prešov
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$45 - $95
Schedules at
eurobusways.com

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