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

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Bus  •  6h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Krakow to Budapest Eurobusways

24 000 Ft - 34 000 Ft

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Train  •  10h 21m

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

5 505 Ft - 13 382 Ft

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Bus via Budapest, Budapest Népliget  •  7h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Kraków, Kraków MDA to Budapest, Budapest Népliget 876 / ...

6 593 Ft - 8 894 Ft

Drive  •  5h 54m

  1. Drive from Kraków to Budapest Nyugati 390.7 km

12 000 Ft - 19 000 Ft

Fly from Krakow, train  •  4h 12m

  1. Fly from Krakow (KRK) to Budapest (BUD) KRK - BUD
  2. Take the train from Ferihegy to Budapest-Nyugati

12 748 Ft - 52 055 Ft

Bus to Katowice, fly  •  8h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Krakow Central Bus Station to Katowice Airport
  2. Fly from Katowice (KTW) to Budapest (BUD) KTW - BUD

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Last updated: August 11 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kraków to Budapest Nyugati is to bus via Budapest, Budapest Népliget which costs 80 zł - 120 zł and takes 7h 54m.

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The quickest way to get from Kraków to Budapest Nyugati is to fly and train which costs 160 zł - 700 zł and takes 4h 12m.

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

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No, there is no direct train from Kraków to Budapest Nyugati. However, there are services departing from Krakow Glowny and arriving at Budapest-Nyugati via Katowice. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 21m.

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The distance between Kraków and Budapest Nyugati is 291 km. The road distance is 390.7 km.

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The best way to get from Kraków to Budapest Nyugati without a car is to bus which takes 6h 12m and costs 300 zł - 430 zł.

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

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Kraków to Budapest Nyugati bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Kraków, Kraków MDA station.

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Kraków to Budapest Nyugati train services, operated by PKP Intercity, depart from Krakow Glowny station.

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The best way to get from Kraków to Budapest Nyugati is to bus which takes 6h 12m and costs 300 zł - 430 zł. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 70 zł - 180 zł and takes 10h 21m.

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Map of how to get from Kraków to Budapest Nyugati.
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  • Distance: 290.8 km
  • Duration: 6h 12m

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

Eurobusways operates a bus from Krakow to Budapest once daily. Tickets cost 24 000 Ft - 34 000 Ft and the journey takes 6h. Alternatively, you can take a train from Kraków to Budapest Nyugati via Katowice in around 10h 21m.

Airlines
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Katowice to Budapest via Kyiv Zhuliany
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
13 000 Ft - 40 000 Ft
Flights from Katowice to Budapest via London Luton
Ave. Duration
7h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
13 000 Ft - 40 000 Ft
Flights from Katowice to Budapest via Dortmund
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
13 000 Ft - 40 000 Ft
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Krakow to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
17 000 Ft - 41 000 Ft
Flights from Katowice to Budapest via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
21 000 Ft - 42 000 Ft
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Krakow to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40 000 Ft - 110 000 Ft
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Katowice to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
30 000 Ft - 130 000 Ft
Train operators
PKP Intercity

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 entitled to discounts. Trains have standard 1st and 2nd class reserved seating, and many overnight trains also offer sleepers and couchettes.

Contact Details
Phone
703 200 200
Website
intercity.pl
Train from Krakow Glowny to Katowice
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
3 000 Ft - 4 900 Ft
Website
PKP Intercity
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Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
3 000 Ft - 3 700 Ft
1st Class
3 900 Ft - 4 900 Ft
Train from Katowice to Budapest-Nyugati
Ave. Duration
7h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
4 600 Ft - 8 500 Ft
Website
PKP Intercity
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Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
4 600 Ft - 6 000 Ft
1st Class
6 500 Ft - 8 500 Ft
Polregio
Phone
(+48) 22 439 6052
Email
info@p-r.com.pl
Website
polregio.pl
Train from Krakow Glowny to Katowice
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
900 Ft - 1 300 Ft
Website
Polregio
LEO Express
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Train from Kraków Główny to Katowice
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
1 200 Ft - 3 800 Ft
Website
LEO Express
Economy
1 200 Ft - 1 500 Ft
Business
1 900 Ft - 2 200 Ft
Premium
3 000 Ft - 3 800 Ft
Bus operators
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 70 282 1827
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Bus from Krakow to Budapest
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
24 000 Ft - 34 000 Ft
Schedules at
eurobusways.com
Book at
eurobusways.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Kraków, Kraków MDA to Budapest, Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
7h 26m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
7 000 Ft - 9 000 Ft
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eksprestransfer
Phone
+48 603 966 598
Email
rezerwacja@eksprestransfer.pl
Website
pyrzowiceekspres.pl
Bus from Krakow Central Bus Station to Katowice Airport
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Unknown
Eksprestransfer

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

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

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Kraków to Budapest Nyugati train services, operated by PKP Intercity, arrive at Budapest-Nyugati station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kraków to Budapest Nyugati is 391 km. It takes approximately 5h 54m to drive from Kraków to Budapest Nyugati.

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

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There are 2589+ hotels available in Budapest Nyugati. Prices start at 27 500 Ft per night.

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The best way to get from Kraków to Krakow Airport is to train which takes 18 min and costs .

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