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There are 6 ways to get from Budapest to Warsaw by plane, train, bus, car or shuttle

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Fly to Warsaw Chopin

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Warsaw Chopin (WAW)

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Fly to Warsaw Modlin, train

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Warsaw Modlin (WMI)
  2. Take the train from Modlin peron 2 to Warszawa Centralna peron 4

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Train

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

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Budapest Kelenföld bus station to Warsaw

Drive

  1. Drive from Budapest to Warsaw

Shuttle, bus, train

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Budapest to Zakopane
  2. Take the bus from Zakopane ZDA to Kraków
  3. Take the train from Krakow Glowny to Warszawa Centralna

Budapest to Warsaw by train

The train journey time between Budapest and Warsaw is around 11h 6m and covers a distance of around 899 km. Operated by Hungarian Railways (MÁV), the Budapest to Warsaw train service departs from Budapest-Nyugati and arrives in Warszawa Centralna. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

7 Weekly Trains
11h 6m Average Duration
180 zł Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Warsaw is to train which costs 15 000 Ft - 19 000 Ft and takes 11h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Warsaw is to fly which costs 18 000 Ft - 100 000 Ft and takes 4h 21m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Budapest Kelenföld bus station station and arriving at Warsaw. Services depart five times a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Budapest-Nyugati and arriving at Warszawa Centralna. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11h 6m.

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The distance between Budapest and Warsaw is 545 km. The road distance is 857.3 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Warsaw without a car is to train which takes 11h 6m and costs 15 000 Ft - 19 000 Ft.

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It takes approximately 4h 21m to get from Budapest to Warsaw, including transfers.

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Budapest to Warsaw bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Budapest Kelenföld bus station.

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

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The best way to get from Budapest to Warsaw is to fly which takes 4h 21m and costs 18 000 Ft - 100 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 15 000 Ft - 19 000 Ft and takes 11h 6m, you could also bus, which costs 17 000 Ft - 21 000 Ft and takes 11h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Warsaw.
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  • Distance: 544.7 km
  • Duration: 4h 21m

What companies run services between Budapest, Hungary and Warsaw, Poland?

Wizz Air and LOT fly from Budapest to Warsaw 4 times a day. Alternatively, Hungarian Railways (MÁV) operates a train from Budapest-Nyugati to Warszawa Centralna once daily. Tickets cost 180 zł - 210 zł and the journey takes 11h 6m.

Airlines
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Budapest to Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
500 zł - 2 000 zł
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Budapest to Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
140 zł - 1 300 zł
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Budapest to Warsaw Modlin
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
100 zł - 1 300 zł
Train operators
Koleje Mazowieskie
Phone
22 364 44 44
Website
mazowieckie.com.pl
Train from Modlin peron 2 to Warszawa Centralna peron 4
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12 zł - 14 zł
Website
Koleje Mazowieskie
PKP Intercity

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 entitled to discounts. Trains have standard 1st and 2nd class reserved seating, and many overnight trains also offer sleepers and couchettes.

Contact Details
Phone
703 200 200
Website
intercity.pl
Train from Krakow Glowny to Warszawa Centralna
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45 zł - 85 zł
Website
PKP Intercity
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Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
45 zł - 60 zł
1st Class
65 zł - 85 zł
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Budapest Kelenföld bus station to Warsaw
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
190 zł - 240 zł
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Eurobusways
Phone
+36 70 282 1827
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Budapest to Zakopane
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
280 zł - 400 zł
Schedules at
eurobusways.com
MajerBus
Phone
669 060 060
Email
biuro@majerbus.pl
Website
majerbus.pl
Bus from Zakopane ZDA to Kraków
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
17 zł - 27 zł
Schedules at
majerbus.pl

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The quickest flight from Budapest Airport to Warsaw Chopin Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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

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

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

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Wizz Air and LOT offer flights from Budapest Airport to Warsaw Chopin Airport.

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Book your Budapest to Warsaw bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 341+ hotels available in Warsaw. Prices start at 500 zł per night.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Budapest Airport is to bus which takes 31 min and costs 3 400 Ft - 4 200 Ft.

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