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There are 8 ways to get from Budapest to Łódź by plane, train, bus, night bus or car

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Fly to Warsaw Chopin, train  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Warsaw Chopin (WAW) BUD - WAW
  2. Take the train from Warszawa Zachodnia to Lodz Fabryczna

$35 - $176

7 alternative options

Fly to Lodz  •  8 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Lodz (LCJ) BUD - LCJ

$133 - $383

Fly to Krakow, train  •  8 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Krakow (KRK) BUD - KRK
  2. Take the train from Krakow Glowny to Lodz Widzew

$103 - $340

Train  •  11 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Nyugati to Warszawa Zachodnia Ic
  2. Take the train from Warszawa Zachodnia to Lodz Fabryczna Ic / ...

$55 - $78

Train via Sosnowiec Glowny  •  12 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Nyugati to Sosnowiec Glowny Ic
  2. Take the train from Sosnowiec Glowny to Czestochowa Ks / ...
  3. Take the train from Czestochowa to Lodz Fabryczna R / ...

$48 - $70

Bus, night bus  •  12 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld to Częstochowa, Częstochowa Dworzec Autobusowy N910
  2. Take the night bus from Częstochowa Dworzec PKS to Łódż Dworzec Łódź Fabryczna Leo Express

$42 - $74

Bus  •  14 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest Orange Ways to Lodz Kaliska Bahnhof

$46 - $61

Drive  •  7 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Łódź 484.3 miles

$85 - $130

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The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Łódź is to bus which costs 13 000 Ft - 18 000 Ft and takes 14 h 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Łódź is to fly and train which costs 9 500 Ft - 50 000 Ft and takes 5 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Budapest to Łódź. However, there are services departing from Deák Ferenc tér M and arriving at Lodz Kaliska Bahnhof via Budapest Orange Ways. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 43 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Budapest to Łódź. However, there are services departing from Budapest-Nyugati and arriving at Lodz Fabryczna via Warszawa Zachodnia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 23 min.

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The distance between Budapest and Łódź is 474 km. The road distance is 774.8 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Łódź without a car is to train which takes 11 h 23 min and costs 15 000 Ft - 22 000 Ft.

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It takes approximately 5 h 40 min to get from Budapest to Łódź, including transfers.

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Budapest to Łódź bus services, operated by Tourbus Bulgaria, depart from Budapest Orange Ways station.

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

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The best way to get from Budapest to Łódź is to fly which takes 8 h 49 min and costs 37 000 Ft - 110 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 15 000 Ft - 22 000 Ft and takes 11 h 23 min, you could also bus, which costs 13 000 Ft - 18 000 Ft and takes 14 h 43 min.

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Łódź.
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  • Distance: 296.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 40 min

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

Lufthansa and Ryanair fly from Budapest to Łódź twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Budapest to Łódź via Warszawa Zachodnia in around 11 h 23 min.

Airlines
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Budapest to Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $460
Flights from Budapest to Krakow
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Warsaw Chopin via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Budapest to Krakow via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Budapest to Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$26 - $260
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Lodz via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $400
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Budapest to Lodz via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $300
Train operators
Polish Railways (PKP)

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 being entitled to discounts. Polish Railways offer a pre-booking service for travellers living outside of Poland - tickets and reservations can be booked in advance for trips inside Poland (up to 30 days in advance for domestic trains), and to/from other countries in the region (up to 60 days in advance).

Contact Details
Phone
703 200 200
Website
intercity.pl
Train from Warszawa Zachodnia to Lodz Fabryczna
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$6 - $9
1st Class
$8 - $13
Train from Krakow Glowny to Lodz Widzew
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$9 - $13
1st Class
$12 - $19
Train from Sosnowiec Glowny to Czestochowa
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$5 - $8
1st Class
$7 - $11
Train from Czestochowa to Lodz Fabryczna
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$6 - $10
1st Class
$9 - $14
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 Warszawa Zachodnia
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Budapest-Nyugati to Sosnowiec Glowny
Ave. Duration
7 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld to Częstochowa, Częstochowa Dworzec Autobusowy
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
LEO Express
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Night bus from Częstochowa Dworzec PKS to Łódż Dworzec Łódź Fabryczna
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$6 - $8
Tourbus Bulgaria
Phone
00359 2 980 68 62
Email
touringbus@touring.bg
Website
touring.bg
Bus from Budapest Orange Ways to Lodz Kaliska Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Schedules at
touring.bg

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The quickest flight from Budapest Airport to Warsaw Chopin Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Budapest to Łódź bus services, operated by Tourbus Bulgaria, arrive at Lodz Kaliska Bahnhof station.

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Budapest to Łódź train services, operated by Polish Railways (PKP), arrive at Lodz Fabryczna station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Łódź is 775 km. It takes approximately 7 h 40 min to drive from Budapest to Łódź.

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

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There are 253+ hotels available in Łódź. Prices start at $29 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Budapest Airport is to bus which takes 33 min and costs 350 Ft.

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