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There are 6 ways to get from Budapest to Kraków by bus, train, rideshare, car or plane

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KRAKBUD  •  6 h

  1. Take the KRAKBUD from Budapest to Krakow Eurobusways

$80 - $120

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Rideshare  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Budapest to Krakow 244.6 miles

$17

4 alternative options

Bus  •  8 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Mexikói út to Kraków, Kraków MDA P6

$23 - $41

Train  •  9 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Nyugati to Bohumin Ic
  2. Take the train from Bohumin to Krakow Glowny Ec / ...

$43 - $63

Drive  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Kraków 244.6 miles

$40 - $65

Fly  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Krakow (KRK) BUD - KRK

$94 - $327

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The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Kraków is to rideshare which costs 4 677 Ft and takes 6 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Kraków is to fly which costs 26 000 Ft - 95 000 Ft and takes 4 h 12 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Budapest and arriving at Krakow. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Budapest to Kraków. However, there are services departing from Budapest-Nyugati and arriving at Krakow Glowny via Bohumin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 8 min.

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The distance between Budapest and Kraków is 293 km. The road distance is 391.3 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Kraków without a car is to KRAKBUD which takes 6 h and costs 22 000 Ft - 31 000 Ft.

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The KRAKBUD from Budapest to Krakow takes 6 h including transfers and departs once daily.

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Budapest to Kraków bus services, operated by Eurobusways, depart from Budapest station.

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

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The best way to get from Budapest to Kraków is to KRAKBUD which takes 6 h and costs 22 000 Ft - 31 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 12 000 Ft - 18 000 Ft and takes 9 h 8 min, you could also fly, which costs 26 000 Ft - 95 000 Ft and takes 4 h 12 min.

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Kraków.
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  • Distance: 182.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h

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

Eurobusways operates a bus from Budapest to Kraków once daily. Tickets cost $80 - $120 and the journey takes 6 h. Alternatively, you can take a train from Budapest to Kraków via Bohumin in around 9 h 8 min.

Airlines
LOT
Website
lot.com
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 Krakow via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
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 Bohumin
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Bohumin to Krakow Glowny
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
cd.cz
Leo Express s.r.o.
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Train from Bohumín to Kraków Główny
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$4 - $18
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$4 - $6
Business
$8 - $10
Premium
$14 - $18
Bus operators
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 20 9148100
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Bus from Budapest to Krakow
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
eurobusways.com
Book at
eurobusways.com
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 Mexikói út to Kraków, Kraków MDA
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Budapest to Krakow
Ave. Duration
6 h 39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Budapest Airport to Krakow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Budapest to Kraków bus services, operated by Eurobusways, arrive at Krakow station.

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Budapest to Kraków train services, operated by Czech Railways (ČD), arrive at Krakow Glowny station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Kraków is 391 km. It takes approximately 5 h 53 min to drive from Budapest to Kraków.

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LOT and Austrian Airlines offer flights from Budapest Airport to Krakow Airport.

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There are 2727+ hotels available in Kraków. Prices start at $37 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Budapest and Kraków. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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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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