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There are 5 ways to get from Košice to Budapest by train, bus, car, plane or shuttle

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Train  •  3 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Kosice to Budapest-Keleti Ic

$12 - $18

4 alternative options

Bus  •  4 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Košice to Budapest, Budapest Népliget 912

$18 - $28

Drive  •  3 h

  1. Drive from Košice to Budapest 160.7 miles

$30 - $50

Fly  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Kosice (KSC) to Budapest (BUD) KSC - BUD

$102 - $379

Shuttle  •  3 h 48 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Košice to Budapest Airport Eurobusways

$42 - $84

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The cheapest way to get from Košice to Budapest is to train which costs 10€ - 16€ and takes 3 h 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from Košice to Budapest is to drive which costs 28€ - 45€ and takes 3 h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Košice to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Košice and arriving at Deák Ferenc tér M via Népliget M. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 21 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Kosice and arriving at Budapest-Keleti. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 38 min.

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The distance between Košice and Budapest is 213 km. The road distance is 257.1 km.

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The best way to get from Košice to Budapest without a car is to train which takes 3 h 38 min and costs 10€ - 16€.

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The train from Kosice to Budapest-Keleti takes 3 h 38 min including transfers and departs three times a day.

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

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Košice to Budapest train services, operated by Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK), depart from Kosice station.

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The best way to get from Košice to Budapest is to train which takes 3 h 38 min and costs 10€ - 16€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 15€ - 25€ and takes 4 h 21 min, you could also fly, which costs 85€ - 330€ and takes 6 h 10 min.

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Map of how to get from Košice to Budapest.
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  • Distance: 133.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 38 min

What companies run services between Košice, Slovakia and Budapest, Hungary?

Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK) operates a train from Košice to Budapest 3 times a day. Tickets cost $12 - $18 and the journey takes 3 h 38 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Košice to Budapest 5 times a week. Tickets cost $15 - $26 and the journey takes 4 h.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Kosice to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Kosice to Budapest via Prague
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $400
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Kosice to Budapest via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Kosice to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Train operators
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
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 Košice to Budapest, Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 20 9148100
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Košice to Budapest Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Schedules at
eurobusways.com

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There is no direct flight from Kosice Airport to Budapest Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h and has one stopover.

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

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Košice to Budapest train services, operated by Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK), arrive at Budapest-Keleti station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Košice to Budapest is 257 km. It takes approximately 3 h to drive from Košice to Budapest.

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Eurowings, Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Kosice Airport to Budapest Airport.

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There are 4446+ hotels available in Budapest. Prices start at $40 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Košice to Kosice Airport is to line 23 bus which takes 22 min and costs .

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