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There are 8 ways to get from Varaždin to Košice by train, shuttle, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  10h 48m

  1. Take the train from Varazdin to Koprivnica Re
  2. Take the train from Koprivnica to Budapest-Kelenfoeld Ic
  3. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Kosice Ic

€22 - €43

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Train, shuttle  •  10h 51m

  1. Take the train from Varazdin to Koprivnica Re
  2. Take the train from Koprivnica to Budapest-Deli Ic
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Budapest Airport to Košice

€62 - €109

Bus  •  14h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Varaždin to Wien Erdberg
  2. Take the bus from Vienna VIB Erdberg to Košice 709805 / ...

€40 - €63

Drive  •  5h 33m

  1. Drive from Varaždin to Košice 533.5 km

€55 - €85

Bus to Graz, fly  •  7h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Varaždin to Maribor
  2. Fly from Graz (GRZ) to Kosice (KSC) GRZ - KSC

€130 - €554

Bus, shuttle to Vienna, fly  •  7h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Varaždin to Maribor
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Maribor to Vienna Airport
  3. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Kosice (KSC) VIE - KSC

€61 - €669

Bus, shuttle to Zagreb, fly  •  9h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Varaždin to Maribor
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Maribor to Zagreb Airport
  3. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Kosice (KSC) ZAG - KSC

€103 - €419

Bus, shuttle to Klagenfurt, fly  •  10h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Varaždin to Maribor
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Maribor to Ljubljana Airport
  3. Fly from Klagenfurt (KLU) to Kosice (KSC) KLU - KSC

€161 - €439

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Slovakia from Croatia.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Košice is 917 222 682.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Košice is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Košice is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 917 222 682.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Croatia from Slovakia.

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The cheapest way to get from Varaždin to Košice is to train which costs 160 kn - 330 kn and takes 10h 48m.

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The quickest way to get from Varaždin to Košice is to drive which costs 420 kn - 650 kn and takes 5h 33m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Varaždin to Košice. However, there are services departing from Varaždin and arriving at Košice via Vienna VIB Erdberg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Varaždin to Košice. However, there are services departing from Varazdin and arriving at Kosice via Koprivnica, Kelenföld vasútállomás and Budapest-Keleti. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 48m.

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The distance between Varaždin and Košice is 456 km. The road distance is 533.5 km.

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The best way to get from Varaždin to Košice without a car is to train which takes 10h 48m and costs 160 kn - 330 kn.

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It takes approximately 10h 48m to get from Varaždin to Košice, including transfers.

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Varaždin to Košice bus services, operated by Croatia Bus International, depart from Varaždin station.

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Varaždin to Košice train services, operated by Croatian Railways (HŽPP), depart from Varazdin station.

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The best way to get from Varaždin to Košice is to train which takes 10h 48m and costs 160 kn - 330 kn. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 300 kn - 480 kn and takes 14h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Varaždin to Košice.
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  • Distance: 456.3 km
  • Duration: 10h 48m

What companies run services between Varaždin, Croatia and Košice, Slovakia?

You can take a train from Varaždin to Košice via Koprivnica, Budapest-Kelenfoeld, Kelenföld vasútállomás, Keleti pályaudvar, and Budapest-Keleti in around 10h 48m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Varaždin to Košice via Wien Erdberg and Vienna VIB Erdberg in around 14h 30m.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Graz to Kosice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €460
Flights from Graz to Kosice via Stuttgart, Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€120 - €550
Flights from Vienna to Kosice
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €220
Flights from Zagreb to Kosice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €370
Flights from Klagenfurt to Kosice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €420
Flights from Klagenfurt to Kosice via Cologne Bonn, Vienna
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€120 - €550
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Zagreb to Kosice via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €210
Flights from Zagreb to Kosice via Frankfurt, Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€110 - €270
Train operators
Croatian Railways (HŽPP)
Phone
+385 1 3782 583
Email
informacije@hzpp.hr
Website
hzpp.hr
Train from Varazdin to Koprivnica
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€3 - €5
Website
Croatian Railways (HŽPP)
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Croatia Rail Pass
Train from Koprivnica to Budapest-Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€14 - €19
Website
Croatian Railways (HŽPP)
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Croatia Rail Pass
Train from Koprivnica to Budapest-Deli
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
Croatian Railways (HŽPP)
Book at
Croatia Rail Pass
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Koprivnica to Budapest-Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€5 - €22
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
€5 - €7
1st Class
€14 - €22
Bus operators
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 70 282 1827
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Budapest Airport to Košice
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
€35 - €75
Schedules at
eurobusways.com
Croatia Bus International
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.getbybus.com
Bus from Varaždin to Wien Erdberg
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Varaždin to Maribor
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€13 - €19
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Eurobus SK
Phone
+421 55 680 73 06
Email
onlinepredaj@eurobus.sk
Website
eurobus.sk
Bus from Vienna VIB Erdberg to Košice
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Schedules at
eurobus.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 Vienna Erdberg to Košice bus station
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€25 - €31
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Varaždin bus station to Maribor bus station
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Vincek Autobusi ltd.
Phone
0800 1992
Email
Gradski-bus@autobusi-vincek.com
Website
autobusi-vincek.com
Bus from Varazdin to Maribor
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€6 - €8
Schedules at
autobusi-vincek.com
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Maribor to Vienna Airport
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
€30 - €390
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
€30 - €45
Private
€150 - €390
Shuttle from Maribor to Zagreb Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
€30 - €200
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
€32 - €35
Private
€100 - €200
ZUP Prevozi
Phone
+386 (0) 31 30 41 41
Email
info@zup-prevozi.eu
Website
zup-prevozi.eu
Shuttle from Maribor to Ljubljana Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
€13 - €120
Schedules at
zup-prevozi.eu
Economy class
€95 - €120

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There is no direct flight from Graz Airport to Kosice Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 35m and has one stopover.

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Varaždin to Košice bus services, operated by Eurobus SK, arrive at Košice station.

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Varaždin to Košice train services, operated by Hungarian Railways (MÁV), arrive at Kosice station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Varaždin to Košice is 533 km. It takes approximately 5h 33m to drive from Varaždin to Košice.

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Eurowings and Austrian Airlines offer flights from Graz Airport to Kosice Airport.

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