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

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Recommended option

Train  •  8 h 5 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

$47 - $68

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  8 h 57 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 / ...

$20 - $41

3 alternative options

Bus  •  8 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Airport to Prešov 912
  2. Take the bus from Prešov to Vysoké Tatry Nový Smokovec 707505

$23 - $37

Drive  •  3 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Starý Smokovec 167.5 miles

$30 - $50

Shuttle  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Budapest to Starý Smokovec Eurobusways

$56 - $86

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The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Starý Smokovec is to bus and train which costs 5 000 Ft - 12 000 Ft and takes 8 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Starý Smokovec is to drive which costs 9 000 Ft - 14 000 Ft and takes 3 h 53 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Budapest to Starý Smokovec. However, there are services departing from Deák Ferenc tér M and arriving at Vysoké Tatry Nový Smokovec via Budapest, Budapest Airport and Prešov. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 38 min.

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The distance between Budapest and Starý Smokovec is 202 km. The road distance is 268 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Starý Smokovec without a car is to train which takes 8 h 5 min and costs 12 000 Ft - 19 000 Ft.

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It takes approximately 8 h 5 min to get from Budapest to Starý Smokovec, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Budapest to Starý Smokovec is to train which takes 8 h 5 min and costs 12 000 Ft - 19 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 6 000 Ft - 11 000 Ft and takes 8 h 38 min.

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Budapest to Starý Smokovec bus services, operated by SAD Presov, A.S, arrive at Vysoké Tatry Nový Smokovec station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Starý Smokovec is 268 km. It takes approximately 3 h 53 min to drive from Budapest to Starý Smokovec.

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  • Distance: 126.4 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 5 min

What companies run services between Budapest, Hungary and Starý Smokovec, Slovakia?

You can take a train from Budapest to Starý Smokovec via Bratislava hl.st., Poprad-Tatry, and Poprad in around 8 h 5 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Budapest to Starý Smokovec via Liszt Ferenc Airport 2, Budapest, Budapest Airport, and Prešov in around 8 h 38 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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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 Kelenföld to Ružomberok, Ružomberok bus station
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
flixbus.co.uk
SAD Presov, A.S
Phone
+421 900 211 153
Email
sadpo@sad-po.sk
Website
sad-po.sk
Bus from Prešov to Vysoké Tatry Nový Smokovec
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
sad-po.sk
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 20 9148100
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Budapest to Starý Smokovec
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Schedules at
eurobusways.com

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