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There are 4 ways to get from Zakopane to Budapest by train, bus, car or shuttle

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Train  •  7 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Strba to Kosice R / ...
  2. Take the train from Kosice to Budapest-Keleti Ic

$25 - $48

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Zakopane ZDA to Myślenice
  2. Take the bus from Myślenice to Budapest, Budapest Mexikói út 976

$24 - $43

2 alternative options

Drive  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Zakopane to Budapest 199.9 miles

$35 - $55

Shuttle  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Zakopane to Budapest Eurobusways

$71 - $97

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The cheapest way to get from Zakopane to Budapest is to train which costs 95 zł - 180 zł and takes 7 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zakopane to Budapest is to drive which costs 130 zł - 200 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, Budapest Mexikói út via Myślenice. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 49 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 which takes 8 h 49 min and costs 85 zł - 160 zł.

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It takes approximately 7 h 40 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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The best way to get from Zakopane to Budapest is to train which takes 7 h 40 min and costs 95 zł - 180 zł. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 85 zł - 160 zł and takes 8 h 49 min.

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Zakopane to Budapest bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Budapest, Budapest Mexikói út station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zakopane to Budapest is 320 km. It takes approximately 4 h 55 min to drive from Zakopane to Budapest.

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  • Distance: 132 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 40 min

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

You can take a train from Zakopane to Budapest via Strba and Kosice in around 7 h 40 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zakopane to Budapest via Myślenice in around 8 h 49 min.

Train operators
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Website
zssk.sk
Train from Strba to Kosice
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
slovakrail.sk
Train from Kosice to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
slovakrail.sk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Štrba, žel. st. to Košice, žel. st.
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
regiojet.com
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Štrba to Košice
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
LEO Express
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Train from Štrba to Košice
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $16
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$4 - $6
Business
$8 - $9
Premium
$13 - $16
Bus operators
MajerBus
Phone
669 060 060
Email
biuro@majerbus.pl
Website
majerbus.pl
Bus from Zakopane ZDA to Myślenice
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
majerbus.pl
PKS Zielona Gora
Phone
+48 703 40 23 57
Email
pks@pks.zgora.pl
Website
pks.zgora.pl
Bus from Zakopane to Myślenice
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
pks.zgora.pl
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 Myślenice to Budapest, Budapest Mexikói út
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 20 9148100
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Zakopane to Budapest
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
eurobusways.com

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