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

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Train  •  6 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Katowice to Budapest-Nyugati Ic

$35 - $55

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Bus FlixBus  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Katowice, Katowice bus station to Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld N910

$30 - $55

4 alternative options

Bus Ecolines  •  13 h

  1. Take the bus from Katowice to Budapest Népliget

$41 - $59

Drive  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Katowice to Budapest 359.9 miles

$60 - $95

Bus to Krakow, fly  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Katowice dw.PKS ul.Skargi to Kraków Airport
  2. Fly from Krakow (KRK) to Budapest (BUD) KRK - BUD

$96 - $328

Fly from Katowice  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Katowice (KTW) to Budapest (BUD) KTW - BUD

$159 - $609

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The cheapest way to get from Katowice to Budapest is to train which costs 140 zł - 200 zł and takes 6 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Katowice to Budapest is to bus and fly which costs 350 zł - 1 300 zł and takes 4 h 48 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Katowice, Katowice bus station station and arriving at Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld. Services depart once daily, and operate Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 7 h 25 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Katowice and arriving at Budapest-Nyugati. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 57 min.

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The distance between Katowice and Budapest is 307 km. The road distance is 575.8 km.

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The best way to get from Katowice to Budapest without a car is to train which takes 6 h 57 min and costs 140 zł - 200 zł.

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The train from Katowice to Budapest-Nyugati takes 6 h 57 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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

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Katowice to Budapest train services, operated by Polish Railways (PKP), depart from Katowice station.

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The best way to get from Katowice to Budapest is to train which takes 6 h 57 min and costs 140 zł - 200 zł. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 120 zł - 210 zł and takes 7 h 25 min, you could also fly, which costs 550 zł - 2 300 zł and takes 6 h 54 min.

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Map of how to get from Katowice to Budapest.
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  • Distance: 191.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 57 min

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

Polish Railways (PKP) operates a train from Katowice to Budapest once daily. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 6 h 57 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Katowice to Budapest once daily. Tickets cost $30 - $55 and the journey takes 7 h 25 min.

Airlines
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Krakow to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Flights from Katowice to Budapest via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Katowice to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Katowice to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Krakow to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Katowice to Budapest via London Luton
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $250
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Katowice to Budapest via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $260
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 Katowice to Budapest-Nyugati
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
Intercity.pl
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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 Katowice, Katowice bus station to Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Katowice, Katowice bus station to Kraków Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Katowice to Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
12 h 47 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Leo Express s.r.o.
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Bus from Katowice dw.PKS ul.Skargi to Kraków Airport
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$4 - $6

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The quickest flight from Krakow Airport to Budapest Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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

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Katowice to Budapest train services, operated by Polish Railways (PKP), arrive at Budapest-Nyugati station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Katowice to Budapest is 576 km. It takes approximately 5 h 21 min to drive from Katowice to Budapest.

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

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Book your Katowice to Budapest bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 4391+ hotels available in Budapest. Prices start at $41 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Katowice to Katowice Airport is to shuttle which takes 46 min and costs 27 zł.

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