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

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Fly from Warsaw Chopin  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Warsaw Chopin (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 - $327

Train  •  9 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Warszawa Centralna to Budapest-Nyugati Ic

$45 - $70

Bus FlixBus  •  13 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Warsaw, Warsaw Centrum to Radom, Radom Dworzec Autobusowy P10
  2. Take the bus from Radom, Radom Dworzec Autobusowy to Budapest, Budapest Népliget 1260

$38 - $72

Bus Ecolines  •  18 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Warszawa to Budapest Népliget

$56 - $81

Drive  •  8 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Warsaw to Budapest 556.9 miles

$95 - $150

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The cheapest way to get from Poland to Budapest is to train which costs 180 zł - 260 zł and takes 9 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Poland to Budapest is to fly which costs 350 zł - 1 300 zł and takes 4 h 22 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Poland to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Warsaw, Warsaw Centrum and arriving at Deák Ferenc tér M via Radom, Radom Dworzec Autobusowy and Népliget M. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 40 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Warszawa Centralna and arriving at Budapest-Nyugati. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h 29 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 which takes 9 h 29 min and costs 180 zł - 260 zł.

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It takes approximately 4 h 22 min to get from Poland to Budapest, including transfers.

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Poland to Budapest bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Warsaw, Warsaw Centrum 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 22 min and costs 110 zł - 650 zł. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 180 zł - 260 zł and takes 9 h 29 min, you could also bus, which costs 140 zł - 270 zł and takes 13 h 40 min.

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Map of how to get from Poland to Budapest.
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  • Distance: 319.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 22 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, Polish Railways (PKP) operates a train from Warsaw to Budapest once daily. Tickets cost $45 - $70 and the journey takes 9 h 29 min.

Airlines
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Warsaw Chopin 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 Chopin to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $460
Flights from Krakow to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Warsaw Chopin to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
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 Budapest-Nyugati
Ave. Duration
9 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
Intercity.pl
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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 Warsaw, Warsaw Centrum to Radom, Radom Dworzec Autobusowy
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Radom, Radom Dworzec Autobusowy to Budapest, Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $60
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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The quickest flight from Warsaw Chopin Airport to Budapest Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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

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Poland to Budapest train services, operated by Polish Railways (PKP), arrive at Budapest-Nyugati 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 Chopin Airport to Budapest Airport.

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There are 4418+ hotels available in Budapest. Prices start at $40 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Poland to Warsaw Chopin Airport is to line 175 bus which takes 24 min and costs 3 zł - 4 zł.

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