The cheapest buses from Budapest to Kraków

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Cheapest

$40

Average

$40

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Budapest to Kraków will cost around $ 40 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 40.

10:50PMBudapest, Népliget autóbusz-pályaudvar17h20 04:10PMKrakow, Dworzec Autobusowy
2 changes
$401One-way

Timetable Budapest to Kraków

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10:50PMBudapest, Népliget autóbusz-pályaudvar17h20 04:10PMKrakow, Dworzec Autobusowy
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Oct 27
$38STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$315Lot Polish Airlines
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Oct 28
$33STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$282Lot Polish Airlines
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Oct 29
$30STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$250Lot Polish Airlines
Sat
Oct 30
$32Flixbus
$452Lot Polish Airlines
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Nov 1
$30STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$32ryanair sun

The fastest buses from Budapest to Kraków

Showing times and prices for Oct 28

Fastest Journey

17 h 20 m

Average

17 h 20 m

Buses per day

1

Distance

295 km

It's difficult to get from Budapest to Kraków without transferring at least 2 times.

10:50PMBudapest, Népliget autóbusz-pályaudvar17h20 04:10PMKrakow, Dworzec Autobusowy
2 changes
$401One-way

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FlixBus and Student Agency from Budapest to Kraków

Find the best buses from Budapest to Kraków with Omio's travel partners FlixBus and Student Agency from $28 (€23). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best route.

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Flixbus is one of Europe's biggest bus companies which was created in Germany and offers bus services around Europe and US. Flixbus offers only one ticket type called Standard for your upcoming bus trip between Budapest and Kraków.

It’s easy to book your FlixBus bus ticket between Budapest and Kraków online with Omio! Simply check the current FlixBus bus schedules for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route from Budapest to Kraków as well as relevant travel information (such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard) for that bus and book cheap FlixBus bus tickets online. Prices for FlixBus buses from Budapest to Kraków start at $28 (€23) one-way if you book in advance, and you can expect to travel around 182 miles (294 km). If you search for FlixBus buses in the Omio app, you can check straight away if the FlixBus tickets are mobile tickets, which makes it easier than ever to go paperless when traveling by bus between Budapest and Kraków. Let Omio do all the work for you finding the best Budapest to Kraków FlixBus bus ticket so you can enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey!

FlixBus has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your FlixBus tickets from Budapest to Kraków and when traveling by bus:

  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • All bookings can be canceled up to 15 minutes before departure (a fee may apply).
  • Cancellations made 30 days before departure are free of charge.
  • Canceled tickets are refunded as a voucher, which is valid for 12 months, and is the value of the original booking (minus a cancellation fee, if applicable).
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Buses from Budapest to Krakow

Buses from Budapest to Krakow run six times a week and daily during the summer season. Routes from Budapest to Krakow are operated by InfoBus and Flixbus. Buses from Budapest to Krakow depart three times a day. The earliest buses leave Budapest at 7:00 a.m. and arrive in Krakow around 2 p.m. In the evening, buses leave at 5:30 p.m. and final buses depart just before midnight at 11:45 p.m. arriving at 6 in the morning in Krakow.

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Budapest to Krakow Bus Cost

Average prices for buses from Budapest to Krakow when you book in advance

Booking Period

Average Price

Same Day

€15

1 Day in Advance

€14

1 Week in Advance

€14

2 Weeks in Advance

€13

1 Month in Advance

€12

3 Months in Advance

€12

Budapest to Krakow Buses: General Information


While taking a bus is slower than flying it is significantly cheaper and can take as little as 7 hours to arrive in Krakow.

  • autobus Most Budapest to Krakow buses are run by either InfoBus and Flixbus.
  • autobus Most buses are direct, depart from Budapest's Nepliget bus station and arrive at Krakow's MDA bus station.
  • autobus Traveling from Budapest to Krakow by bus takes as little as 7 hours.
  • autobus Most travelers book their Budapest to Krakow bus ticket 1 day in advance of the travel date.




Based on Omio's travel data, as the table above illustrates, ticket prices on Budapest to Krakow buses decrease the further they are booked in advance:

  • It is 7% cheaper on average to purchase an Budapest to Krakow bus ticket a day in advance as opposed to at the station on the day of travel.
  • It is 7% cheaper to book an Budapest to Krakow bus ticket 1 week in advance as opposed to the day you intend to travel.
  • Budapest to Krakow bus tickets are 20% cheaper on average when booked 1 month in advance as opposed to purchasing a bus ticket the day of.

Taking the Bus from Budapest

Buses from Budapest to Krakow leave from Nepliget bus station which is located at 131 Üllői Street in the 9th district. Nepliget Station is the main intercity and international bus terminal in Budapest. The station is easily accessible by public transport. It can be reached by disembarking at Népliget Metro Station on the M3 Metro Blue Line. There are also local bus services, tram routes, and taxi services available that operate throughout the day and late into the night.

Getting in Krakow by Bus

The ancient city of Krakow is full of wonderful Gothic and Renaissance architecture. The Old Town is full of historic treasures including the 500-year-old Wawel Castle and Rynek Główny medieval square. Buses from Budapest to Krakow generally stop in the center of the city at the MDA Bus Station in ul. Bosacka 18. The bus station is integrated with the Krakow Glówny Underground Station. In fact, the most direct way to reach the city's Old Town is through the underground transit center which exits in the direction of the famous market square. There are also buses, mini-buses, and taxis available from the station which has a 24/7 waiting room facilities.

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FAQs
What are the travel restrictions for Kraków, Poland if I'm coming from Budapest, Hungary by bus?

Travel between Budapest, Hungary and Kraków, Poland by bus is: Partially open.

Can I enter Poland from Hungary?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Hungary

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Poland from Budapest?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 8 in quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Health declaration required
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in Kraków, Poland?

All travelers in Poland must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 10/23/21. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your bus to Kraków from Budapest as this information can change.

Are there restrictions on returning to Hungary from Poland by bus?

Return travel from Poland to Hungary is: Partially open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Budapest from Kraków?

Entry into Hungary is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Poland

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Hungary from Kraków?

Requirements for reentering:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing

What are the safety rules to follow in Budapest, Hungary?

The government of Hungary has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

Last checked on 10/24/21. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your bus to Budapest from Kraków.

How much do cheap bus tickets between Budapest and Kraków cost?
Bus tickets to Kraków from Budapest for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $28 (€23)  one way in the next 7 days.
How much does it cost to take a bus to Kraków from Budapest?
In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $33 (€27)  for a bus ticket from Budapest to Kraków.
How far is it from Budapest to Kraków by bus?
The Budapest to Kraków bus distance is approximately 182 miles (294 km).
How many hours is the bus time between Budapest and Kraków?
The bus time between Budapest and Kraków is on average 7 h 15 min  for the 182 miles (294 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Kraków from Budapest by bus can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
Which bus station from Budapest to Kraków do I depart from? Which Kraków bus station from Budapest do I arrive in?

When departing from Budapest, you have various bus station options to start your journey from including Budapest, Thököly út (Budapest-Keleti), Budapest, Nyugati pályaudvar and Budapest, Clark Ádám Tér. When arriving in Kraków, you can end your route in bus stations like Kraków, Jubilat, Kraków, Muzeum Narodowe and Kraków, Rondo Matecznego.

Omio customers book a bus from Budapest-Déli   to Kraków, Jubilat   most frequently for this route.

Where is the Budapest bus station located? Where is the Kraków bus station located?

The most popular departure bus station with passengers for this journey, called Budapest-Déli, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center of Budapest.

The most popular arrival bus station, Kraków, Jubilat, is located 2 mile (s) / 3 km away from the city center of Kraków.

What bus companies offer a service to Kraków from Budapest?
When taking a bus from Budapest to Kraków, you can count on Flixbus, PolskiBus, RegioJet, Ecolines or Eurolines Switzerland for the best way to get you to Kraków. You can also check all possible bus providers who offer a service between Budapest and Kraków and compare the amenities they offer before buying a bus ticket.
Are there any nonstop bus services from Budapest to Kraków?
Yes, there is 1 direct bus per day from Budapest to Kraków. You can look to travel with Flixbus  without needing to transfer at another stop in between. Taking a direct bus tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this trip.
How many bus services are there from Budapest to Kraków a day?
The average number of buses departing Budapest for Kraków is 1 a day. The bus schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
When does the first bus depart from Budapest to Kraków? When does the last bus depart from Budapest to Kraków?
The earliest bus departing from Budapest to Kraków leaves at 7: 50 AM. The last bus departing from Budapest to Kraków leaves at 9: 59 PM. You can find the latest Budapest to Kraków bus schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
How early should I buy bus tickets to Kraków from Budapest to score the best deals?
If you book the Budapest to Kraków bus within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $33 (€27). However, booking your bus ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for buses from Budapest to Kraków. Look out for bus tickets for this journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

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