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There are 6 ways to get from Lučenec to Budapest by bus, train, night bus, car or shuttle

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Bus  •  4h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Lucenec to Zvolen 608503 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Zvolen bus station to Budapest Mexikói út 1260 / ...

4 766 Ft - 7 092 Ft

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Train, bus  •  4h 46m

  1. Take the train from Lucenec to Zvolen Osobna Stanica Re / ...
  2. Take the bus from Zvolen bus station to Budapest Mexikói út 1260 / ...

4 871 Ft - 5 935 Ft

Train  •  5h 41m

  1. Take the train from Lucenec to Nove Zamky 800
  2. Take the train from Nove Zamky to Budapest-Nyugati Ec / ...

4 964 Ft - 12 770 Ft

Train, night bus  •  4h 46m

  1. Take the train from Lucenec to Zvolen Osobna Stanica Re / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Zvolen bus station to Budapest Mexikói út N911

4 871 Ft - 5 935 Ft

Drive  •  1h 54m

  1. Drive from Lučenec to Budapest 145.5 km

4 800 Ft - 7 500 Ft

Shuttle  •  4h 22m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Detva to Budapest Eurobusways

14 708 Ft - 20 733 Ft

Lučenec to Budapest by bus

The bus journey time between Lučenec and Budapest is around 7h 8m and covers a distance of around 213 km. The fastest bus normally takes 5h 30m. Operated by SAD Lucenec and FlixBus, the Lučenec to Budapest bus service departs from Lucenec and arrives in Budapest Mexikói út. Typically seven buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
7h 8m
Fastest bus time:
5h 30m
Bus distance:
213 km
Buses per week:
7
Cheapest price:
4 766 Ft
Carbon emissions:
26 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
07:30
Last bus departs at:
07:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Lučenec to Budapest bus schedules

Slovakia → Hungary
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Budapest is 0036 6 80 277 455.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lučenec to Budapest is to train and bus which costs €13 - €17 and takes 4h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Lučenec to Budapest is to drive which costs €13 - €20 and takes 1h 54m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lučenec to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Lucenec and arriving at Budapest Mexikói út via Zvolen bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Lučenec to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Lucenec and arriving at Budapest-Nyugati via Nove Zamky. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 41m.

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The distance between Lučenec and Budapest is 104 km. The road distance is 145.5 km.

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The best way to get from Lučenec to Budapest without a car is to bus which takes 4h 30m and costs €13 - €20.

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It takes approximately 4h 30m to get from Lučenec to Budapest, including transfers.

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Lučenec to Budapest bus services, operated by SAD Lucenec, depart from Lucenec station.

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

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The best way to get from Lučenec to Budapest is to bus which takes 4h 30m and costs €13 - €20. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €13 - €40 and takes 5h 41m.

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Map of how to get from Lučenec to Budapest.
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  • Distance: 103.8 km
  • Duration: 4h 30m

What companies run services between Lučenec, Banska Bystrica, Slovakia and Budapest, Hungary?

You can take a bus from Lučenec to Budapest via Zvolen and Zvolen bus station in around 4h 30m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Lučenec to Budapest via Nove Zamky in around 5h 41m.

Train operators
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Phone
+421 24 48 58 188
Email
info@slovakrail.sk
Website
zssk.sk
Train from Lucenec to Zvolen Osobna Stanica
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
1 000 Ft - 1 300 Ft
Website
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Regional 2nd Class
1 000 Ft - 1 300 Ft
Train from Lucenec to Nove Zamky
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
2 900 Ft - 4 300 Ft
Website
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Regional 2nd Class
2 900 Ft - 4 300 Ft
Train from Nove Zamky to Budapest-Nyugati
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
2 000 Ft - 2 900 Ft
Website
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Regional 2nd Class
2 000 Ft - 2 900 Ft
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Nove Zamky to Budapest-Nyugati
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
2 100 Ft - 3 500 Ft
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
2 100 Ft - 2 600 Ft
Business
2 800 Ft - 3 400 Ft
1st Class
2 900 Ft - 3 500 Ft
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Nove Zamky to Budapest-Nyugati
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
6 000 Ft - 8 500 Ft
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Nove Zamky to Budapest-Nyugati
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
3 100 Ft - 5 500 Ft
Website
PKP Intercity
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Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
3 100 Ft - 3 800 Ft
1st Class
4 200 Ft - 5 500 Ft
Bus operators
SAD Lucenec
Phone
0650 958 958
Email
sadlc@sadlc.sk
Website
sadlc.sk
Bus from Lucenec to Zvolen
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
1 100 Ft - 1 700 Ft
Schedules at
sadlc.sk
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 Lučenec to Zvolen bus station
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
2 200 Ft - 2 700 Ft
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zvolen bus station to Budapest Mexikói út
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
3 600 Ft - 4 400 Ft
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 70 282 1827
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Detva to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
14 000 Ft - 20 000 Ft
Schedules at
eurobusways.com

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Lučenec to Budapest bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Budapest Mexikói út station.

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Lučenec to Budapest train services, operated by Czech Railways (ČD), arrive at Budapest-Nyugati station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lučenec to Budapest is 146 km. It takes approximately 1h 54m to drive from Lučenec to Budapest.

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