There are 7 ways to get from Poland to Budapest by plane, train, night train, bus or car

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Fly from Warsaw  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Warsaw (WAW) to Budapest (BUD) WAW - BUD

$30 - $163

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Fly from Krakow  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Krakow (KRK) to Budapest (BUD) KRK - BUD

$96 - $328

Train, EuroNight  •  10 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Warszawa Centralna to Wien Hbf Ec
  2. Take the EuroNight from Wien Hauptbahnhof to Budapest-Kelenföld Dacia

$34 - $52

Train, bus  •  10 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Warszawa Centralna to Krakow Glowny Eic / ...
  2. Take the bus from Kraków, Kraków MDA to Budapest, Budapest Mexikói út P14 / ...

$33 - $55

Bus FlixBus  •  13 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Warsaw, Warsaw Metro Wilanowska to Budapest, Budapest Mexikói út P6

$36 - $66

Bus Ecolines  •  18 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Warszawa to Budapest Népliget

$57 - $83

Drive  •  8 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Warsaw to Budapest 556.9 miles

$95 - $150

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No, there is no direct bus from Poland to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Warszawa and arriving at Deák Ferenc tér M via Népliget M. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 38 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Poland to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Warszawa Centralna and arriving at Budapest-Kelenföld via Wien Hauptbahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 19 min.

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The distance between Poland and Budapest is 511 km. The road distance is 891 km.

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The best way to get from Poland to Budapest without a car is to train and EuroNight which takes 10 h 19 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 29 min to get from Poland to Budapest, including transfers.

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Poland to Budapest bus services, operated by Ecolines, depart from Warszawa station.

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

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The best way to get from Poland to Budapest is to fly which takes 4 h 29 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 13 h 14 min.

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The quickest flight from Warsaw Airport to Budapest Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Poland to Budapest bus services, operated by Ecolines, arrive at Budapest Népliget station.

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Map of how to get from Poland to Budapest.
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  • Distance: 319.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 29 min

What companies run services between Poland and Budapest, Hungary?

Wizz Air, LOT and Austrian Airlines fly from Warsaw to Budapest every 4 hours. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Warsaw to Budapest once daily. Tickets cost $35 - $65 and the journey takes 12 h 5 min.

Airlines
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Warsaw to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $460
Flights from Krakow to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Warsaw to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Krakow to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Warsaw to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$26 - $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 Warszawa Centralna to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 59 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
Intercity.pl
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Raileurope.com
Train from Warszawa Centralna to Krakow Glowny
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$10 - $15
1st Class
$13 - $20
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Night train from Wien Hauptbahnhof to Budapest-Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
cd.cz
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 Kraków, Kraków MDA to Budapest, Budapest Mexikói út
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Warsaw, Warsaw Metro Wilanowska to Budapest, Budapest Mexikói út
Ave. Duration
12 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Warszawa to Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
18 h 19 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Schedules at
ecolines.net

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Poland to Budapest is 891 km. It takes approximately 8 h 40 min to drive from Poland to Budapest.

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Wizz Air, Austrian Airlines and LOT offer flights from Warsaw Airport to Budapest Airport.

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There are 4266+ hotels available in Budapest. Prices start at $47 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Poland to Warsaw Airport is to line 175 bus which takes 26 min and costs .

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