There are 8 ways to get from Warsaw to Banská Bystrica by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  7h 40m

  1. Take the train from Warszawa Centralna to Krakow Glowny Eip / ...
  2. Take the bus from Kraków, Kraków MDA to Banská Bystrica 1260 / ...

24€ - 35€

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Train  •  11h 23m

  1. Take the train from Warszawa Centralna to Katowice Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Katowice to Skalite Tlk
  3. Take the train from Skalite to Zilina Re
  4. Take the train from Zilina to Banska Bystrica 341 / ...

25€ - 44€

Bus  •  11h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Warszawa to Kraków
  2. Take the bus from Kraków, Kraków MDA to Banská Bystrica 1260 / ...

31€ - 41€

Train, night bus  •  7h 20m

  1. Take the train from Warszawa Centralna to Krakow Glowny Eip / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Kraków, Kraków MDA to Banská Bystrica N911

24€ - 35€

Drive  •  6h 38m

  1. Drive from Warsaw to Banská Bystrica 509.1 km

55€ - 85€

Fly to Krakow, night bus  •  7h 49m

  1. Fly from Warsaw Chopin (WAW) to Krakow (KRK) WAW - KRK
  2. Take the night bus from Kraków, Kraków MDA to Banská Bystrica

39€ - 93€

Fly to Budapest, bus  •  8h 10m

  1. Fly from Warsaw Chopin (WAW) to Budapest (BUD) WAW - BUD
  2. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Mexikói út to Banská Bystrica

35€ - 165€

Fly to Vienna, bus  •  8h 11m

  1. Fly from Warsaw Chopin (WAW) to Vienna (VIE) WAW - VIE
  2. Take the bus from Vienna Airport to Bratislava Central Bus Station Bottova Stop
  3. Take the bus from Bratislava, Autobusová stanica Nivy to Banská Bystrica, AS Terminal Vlak Bus Shopping

27€ - 473€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Warsaw to Banská Bystrica is to train and bus which costs 100 zł - 160 zł and takes 7h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Warsaw to Banská Bystrica is to drive which costs 250 zł - 370 zł and takes 6h 38m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Warsaw to Banská Bystrica. However, there are services departing from Warszawa and arriving at Banská Bystrica via Kraków, Kraków MDA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Warsaw to Banská Bystrica. However, there are services departing from Warszawa Centralna and arriving at Banska Bystrica via Katowice, Skalite and Zilina. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 23m.

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The distance between Warsaw and Banská Bystrica is 410 km. The road distance is 509.1 km.

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The best way to get from Warsaw to Banská Bystrica without a car is to train and bus which takes 7h 40m and costs 100 zł - 160 zł.

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It takes approximately 7h 40m to get from Warsaw to Banská Bystrica, including transfers.

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Warsaw to Banská Bystrica bus services, operated by Ecolines, depart from Warszawa station.

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Warsaw to Banská Bystrica train services, operated by PKP Intercity, depart from Warszawa Centralna station.

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The best way to get from Warsaw to Banská Bystrica is to train which takes 11h 23m and costs 110 zł - 200 zł. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 140 zł - 190 zł and takes 11h 40m.

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Map of how to get from Warsaw to Banská Bystrica.
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  • Distance: 409.7 km
  • Duration: 7h 40m

What companies run services between Warsaw, Poland and Banská Bystrica, Slovakia?

You can take a train from Warsaw to Banská Bystrica via Katowice, Skalite, and Zilina in around 11h 23m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Warsaw to Banská Bystrica via Kraków, Kraków MDA in around 11h 40m.

Airlines
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Warsaw Chopin to Krakow
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
26€ - 80€
Flights from Warsaw Chopin to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 240€
Flights from Warsaw Chopin to Budapest via Krakow
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
90€ - 240€
Flights from Warsaw Chopin to Budapest via Prague
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 240€
Flights from Warsaw Chopin to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 220€
Flights from Warsaw Chopin to Vienna via Krakow
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 240€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Warsaw Chopin to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 290€
Flights from Warsaw Chopin to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 220€
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Warsaw Chopin to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
22€ - 130€
Flights from Warsaw Chopin to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
15€ - 130€
Train operators
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 Warszawa Centralna to Krakow Glowny
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 19€
Website
PKP Intercity
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Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
10€ - 13€
1st Class
15€ - 19€
Train from Warszawa Centralna to Katowice
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 19€
Website
PKP Intercity
Book at
Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
10€ - 13€
1st Class
15€ - 19€
Train from Katowice to Skalite
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
9€ - 15€
Website
PKP Intercity
Book at
Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
9€ - 11€
1st Class
12€ - 15€
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Phone
+421 24 48 58 188
Email
info@slovakrail.sk
Website
zssk.sk
Train from Skalite to Zilina
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
2€ - 3€
Website
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Regional 2nd Class
2€ - 3€
Train from Zilina to Banska Bystrica
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
3€ - 7€
Website
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Regional 2nd Class
3€ - 7€
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 Kraków, Kraków MDA to Banská Bystrica
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
13€ - 16€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Budapest, Budapest Mexikói út to Banská Bystrica
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
11€ - 14€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Vienna Airport to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
6€ - 8€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bratislava to Banská Bystrica
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
12€ - 16€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Slovak Lines
Phone
+421 2 55422734
Email
info@slovaklines.sk
Website
slovaklines.sk
Bus from Vienna Airport to Bratislava Central Bus Station Bottova Stop
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
3€ - 5€
Schedules at
slovaklines.sk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf. to Bratislava, Autobusová stanica Nivy
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
3€ - 5€
Website
RegioJet
Bus from Bratislava, Autobusová stanica Nivy to Banská Bystrica, AS Terminal Vlak Bus Shopping
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Website
RegioJet
Eurobus SK
Phone
+421 55 680 73 06
Email
onlinepredaj@eurobus.sk
Website
eurobus.sk
Bus from Vienna Airport to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
8€ - 10€
Schedules at
eurobus.sk
Nomago
Phone
+386 1 431 77 00
Email
info@nomago.si
Website
nomago.si
Bus from Vienna Airport Bus Station to Bratislava Central Bus Station Bottova Stop
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
8€ - 17€
Book at
Nomago
Economy
8€ - 12€
Premium
10€ - 15€
Family&friends
12€ - 17€

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The quickest flight from Warsaw Chopin Airport to Krakow Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Warsaw to Banská Bystrica bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Banská Bystrica station.

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Warsaw to Banská Bystrica train services, operated by Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK), arrive at Banska Bystrica station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Warsaw to Banská Bystrica is 509 km. It takes approximately 6h 38m to drive from Warsaw to Banská Bystrica.

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LOT offers flights from Warsaw Chopin Airport to Krakow Airport.

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There are 304+ hotels available in Banská Bystrica. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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

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