There are 5 ways to get from Poprad to Budapest by bus, train, night bus, car or shuttle

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Bus  •  6h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Poprad to Budapest, Budapest Népliget 986

6 100 Ft - 7 212 Ft

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Train  •  9h 35m

  1. Take the train from Poprad-Tatry to Kosice Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Kosice to Slovenske Nove Mesto Re
  3. Take the train from Satoraljaujhely to Szerencs Re / ...
  4. Take the train from Szerencs to Budapest-Keleti Ic / ...

6 853 Ft - 11 419 Ft

Train, night bus  •  6h 23m

  1. Take the train from Poprad-Tatry to Ruzomberok Re / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Ružomberok, Ružomberok bus station to Budapest, Budapest Mexikói út N911

6 216 Ft - 10 280 Ft

Drive  •  3h 49m

  1. Drive from Poprad to Budapest 258.7 km

10 000 Ft - 16 000 Ft

Shuttle  •  4h 38m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Poprad to Budapest Eurobusways

17 000 Ft - 25 000 Ft

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Poprad to Budapest is to bus which costs 17€ - 21€ and takes 6h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Poprad to Budapest is to drive which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 3h 49m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Poprad to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Poprad and arriving at Deák Ferenc tér M via Népliget M. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Poprad to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Poprad-Tatry and arriving at Budapest-Keleti via Kosice, Satoraljaujhely and Szerencs. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 35m.

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The distance between Poprad and Budapest is 197 km. The road distance is 258.7 km.

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The best way to get from Poprad to Budapest without a car is to bus which takes 6h 15m and costs 17€ - 21€.

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It takes approximately 6h 15m to get from Poprad to Budapest, including transfers.

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Poprad to Budapest bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Poprad station.

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Poprad to Budapest train services, operated by Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK), depart from Poprad-Tatry station.

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The best way to get from Poprad to Budapest is to bus which takes 6h 15m and costs 17€ - 21€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 19€ - 35€ and takes 9h 35m.

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Map of how to get from Poprad to Budapest.
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  • Distance: 197.2 km
  • Duration: 6h 15m

What companies run services between Poprad, Slovakia and Budapest, Hungary?

FlixBus operates a bus from Poprad to Budapest, Budapest Népliget once a week. Tickets cost 5 500 Ft - 7 000 Ft and the journey takes 5h 50m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Poprad to Budapest via Kosice, Slovenske Nove Mesto, Satoraljaujhely, and Szerencs in around 9h 35m.

Train operators
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Phone
+421 24 48 58 188
Email
info@slovakrail.sk
Website
zssk.sk
Train from Poprad-Tatry to Kosice
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
1 700 Ft - 2 300 Ft
Website
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Regional 2nd Class
1 700 Ft - 2 300 Ft
Train from Kosice to Slovenske Nove Mesto
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
900 Ft - 1 500 Ft
Website
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Regional 2nd Class
900 Ft - 1 500 Ft
Train from Poprad-Tatry to Ruzomberok
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
1 400 Ft - 2 000 Ft
Website
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Regional 2nd Class
1 400 Ft - 2 000 Ft
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Poprad, Tatry to Košice, žel. st.
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
1 400 Ft - 3 500 Ft
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
1 400 Ft - 2 100 Ft
1st Class
2 300 Ft - 3 500 Ft
Train from Poprad, Tatry to Ružomberok, žel. st.
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
1 300 Ft - 3 000 Ft
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
1 300 Ft - 1 900 Ft
1st Class
2 000 Ft - 3 000 Ft
LEO Express
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Train from Poprad-Tatry to Košice
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
1 300 Ft - 4 500 Ft
Website
LEO Express
Economy
1 300 Ft - 1 700 Ft
Business
2 200 Ft - 2 500 Ft
Premium
3 600 Ft - 4 500 Ft
Train from Poprad-Tatry to Ružomberok
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
1 200 Ft - 4 100 Ft
Website
LEO Express
Economy
1 200 Ft - 1 600 Ft
Business
2 000 Ft - 2 300 Ft
Premium
3 200 Ft - 4 100 Ft
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Satoraljaujhely to Szerencs
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
800 Ft - 1 000 Ft
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Szerencs to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
3 800 Ft - 4 500 Ft
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Bus operators
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 Poprad to Budapest, Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
5 500 Ft - 7 000 Ft
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Ružomberok, Ružomberok bus station to Budapest, Budapest Mexikói út
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
4 700 Ft - 6 000 Ft
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 70 282 1827
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Poprad to Budapest
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
17 000 Ft - 25 000 Ft
Schedules at
eurobusways.com

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

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Poprad to Budapest train services, operated by Hungarian Railways (MÁV), arrive at Budapest-Keleti station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Poprad to Budapest is 259 km. It takes approximately 3h 49m to drive from Poprad to Budapest.

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