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

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Fly from Budapest  •  4h 21m

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

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Train  •  11h 9m

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

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Train to Kosice, fly  •  6h 42m

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Kosice
  2. Fly from Kosice (KSC) to Warsaw Chopin (WAW) KSC - WAW

Shuttle, bus, train  •  10h 19m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Budapest to Zakopane
  2. Take the bus from Zakopane ZDA to MDA dworzec autobusowy
  3. Take the train from Krakow Glowny to Warszawa Centralna Eip / ...

Bus  •  11h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Budapest Népliget bus station to Warszawa, Dworzec Autobusowy Warszawa Zachodnia N1228 / ...

Drive  •  8h 23m

  1. Drive from Budapest to Warsaw 857.3 km

Budapest to Warsaw by train

7 Weekly Trains
11h 9m Average Duration
170 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 9m.

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The fastest way to get from Budapest to Warsaw is to fly which takes 4h 21m and costs 17 000 Ft - 110 000 Ft.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Budapest Népliget bus station station and arriving at Warszawa, Dworzec Autobusowy Warszawa Zachodnia. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11h 20m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Budapest-Nyugati and arriving at Warszawa Zachodnia. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11h 9m.

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The distance between Budapest and Warsaw is 566 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 shuttle and bus and train which takes 10h 19m and costs 27 000 Ft - 39 000 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 Népliget 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 17 000 Ft - 110 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 15 000 Ft - 19 000 Ft and takes 11h 9m, you could also bus, which costs 20 000 Ft - 29 000 Ft and takes 11h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Warsaw.
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  • Distance: 566.3 km
  • Duration: 4h 21m

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

Wizz Air, LOT and Austrian Airlines fly from Budapest Nepliget bus station to Warsaw Zachodni Bus Station every 4 hours. Alternatively, Hungarian Railways (MÁV) operates a train from Budapest-Nyugati to Warszawa Zachodnia once daily. Tickets cost 170 zł - 200 zł and the journey takes 11h 9m.

Airlines
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Budapest to Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
490 zł - 2 200 zł
Flights from Kosice to Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
390 zł - 1 400 zł
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Budapest to Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150 zł - 1 200 zł
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Warsaw Chopin via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
600 zł - 1 700 zł
Train operators
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Kosice
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
45 zł - 60 zł
Website
https://www.mavcsoport.hu/en
Train from Budapest-Nyugati to Warszawa Zachodnia
Ave. Duration
11h 9m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
170 zł - 200 zł
Website
https://www.mavcsoport.hu/en
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 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
50 zł - 80 zł
Website
https://www.intercity.pl/en/
2nd Class
50 zł - 60 zł
1st Class
65 zł - 80 zł
Bus operators
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
220 zł - 310 zł
Schedules at
eurobusways.com
MajerBus
Phone
669 060 060
Email
biuro@majerbus.pl
Website
majerbus.pl
Bus from Zakopane ZDA to MDA dworzec autobusowy
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
22 zł - 35 zł
Schedules at
majerbus.pl
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Budapest Népliget bus station to Warszawa, Dworzec Autobusowy Warszawa Zachodnia
Ave. Duration
11h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
220 zł - 320 zł
Website
https://www.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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Budapest to Warsaw bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Warszawa, Dworzec Autobusowy Warszawa Zachodnia station.

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