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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train via Bratislava hl.st.  •  9 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Strba to Zilina Sc / ...
  2. Take the train from Zilina to Bratislava hl.st. Rex
  3. Take the train from Bratislava hl.st. to Budapest-Nyugati Ec

$46 - $83

Cheapest option

Train Polish Railways (PKP)  •  12 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Zakopane to Rybnik(PL) Regional
  2. Take the train from Rybnik(PL) to Budapest-Nyugati Ec

$43 - $66

3 alternative options

Bus, KRAKBUD  •  9 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Zakopane ZDA to Agh
  2. Take the KRAKBUD from Krakow to Budapest Eurobusways

$84 - $127

Drive  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Zakopane to Budapest 199.9 miles

$35 - $55

Shuttle  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Zakopane to Budapest Eurobusways

$72 - $99

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zakopane to Budapest is to drive which costs 130 zł - 190 zł and takes 4 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zakopane to Budapest is to drive which costs 130 zł - 190 zł and takes 4 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zakopane to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Zakopane ZDA and arriving at Budapest via Krakow. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 16 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zakopane to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Zakopane and arriving at Budapest-Nyugati via Rybnik(PL). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 23 min.

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The distance between Zakopane and Budapest is 211 km. The road distance is 319.8 km.

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The best way to get from Zakopane to Budapest without a car is to bus and KRAKBUD which takes 9 h 16 min and costs 300 zł - 470 zł.

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It takes approximately 9 h 6 min to get from Zakopane to Budapest, including transfers.

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Zakopane to Budapest bus services, operated by MajerBus, depart from Zakopane ZDA station.

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Map of how to get from Zakopane to Budapest.
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  • Distance: 132 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 6 min

What companies run services between Zakopane, Poland and Budapest, Hungary?

You can take a train from Zakopane to Budapest via Strba, Zilina, and Bratislava hl.st. in around 9 h 6 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zakopane to Budapest via Agh and Krakow in around 9 h 16 min.

Train operators
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Website
zssk.sk
Train from Strba to Zilina
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
slovakrail.sk
Train from Zilina to Bratislava hl.st.
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
slovakrail.sk
Train from Bratislava hl.st. to Budapest-Nyugati
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
slovakrail.sk
Leo Express s.r.o.
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Train from Štrba to Žilina
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $17
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$4 - $6
Business
$8 - $10
Premium
$13 - $17
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Štrba to Žilina, Žilina
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
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 Zakopane to Rybnik(PL)
Ave. Duration
5 h 9 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$10 - $16
Train from Rybnik(PL) to Budapest-Nyugati
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bus operators
MajerBus
Phone
669 060 060
Email
biuro@majerbus.pl
Website
majerbus.pl
Bus from Zakopane ZDA to Agh
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Schedules at
majerbus.pl
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 20 9148100
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Bus from Krakow to Budapest
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
eurobusways.com
Book at
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Zakopane to Budapest
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Schedules at
eurobusways.com

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