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

$50 - $75

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Bus  •  4 h 20 min

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

$12 - $28

3 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h

  1. Drive from Košice to Budapest 160.7 miles

$30 - $50

Fly  •  6 h 5 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 - $85

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The cheapest way to get from Košice to Budapest is to bus which costs 10€ - 25€ and takes 4 h 20 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 20 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. 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 40€ - 65€.

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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 40€ - 65€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 10€ - 25€ and takes 4 h 20 min, you could also fly, which costs 85€ - 330€ and takes 6 h 5 min.

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There is no direct flight from Kosice Airport to Budapest Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 55 min 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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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 $50 - $75 and the journey takes 3 h 38 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Košice to Budapest once daily. Tickets cost $15 - $26 and the journey takes 4 h. Leo Express s.r.o. also services this route once daily.

Airlines
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Kosice to Budapest via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Kosice to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Kosice to Budapest via Prague
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $400
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Kosice to Budapest via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Kosice to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Train operators
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Bus operators
FlixBus
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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
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Leo Express s.r.o.
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Bus from Košice AS to Budapest Népliget aut.áll.
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$10 - $13
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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