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Cheap bus tickets and times from Kraków to Budapest

Showing times and prices for Jun 20


Fastest Journey

6 h 20 m


9 h 27 m

Buses per day



292 km

Cheap bus tickets from Kraków to Budapest start from $36 with an average ticket price of $37.

The fastest bus from Kraków to Budapest takes 6h 20m in comparison to an average duration of 9h 27m and covers a distance of 292 km.

44 buses leave Kraków for Budapest every day with 18 travelling directly.

Krakow, Dworzec Autobusowy
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Krakow, Dworzec Autobusowy
08:55PMBudapest, Népliget autóbusz-pályaudvar
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Krakow, Dworzec Autobusowy
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Krakow, Dworzec Autobusowy
11:45PMBudapest, Népliget autóbusz-pályaudvar
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Krakow, Dworzec Autobusowy
06:25AMBudapest, Népliget autóbusz-pályaudvar
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Overview: Bus from Kraków to Budapest

distanceDistance181 miles (292 km)
durationAverage bus duration6 h 20 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$43 (€38)
frequencyBus frequency3 a day
changesDirect busYes, there are 3 direct buses a day
carriersBus providersFlixBus, STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Or RegioJet a. S.

Buses from Kraków to Budapest cover the 181 miles (292 km) long journey taking on average 6 h 20 min with our travel partners like FlixBus, STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Or RegioJet a. S. Normally, there are 3 buses operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this route for as low as $37 (€32), but the average price of bus tickets is $43 (€38). Travelers depart most frequently from Kraków, Airport and arrive in Budapest, Liszt Ferenc Nemzetközi Repülőtér.

Bus providers: FlixBus and STUDENT AGENCY k. S. From Kraków to Budapest

For as little as $19 (€17) you can travel by bus from Kraków to Budapest with FlixBus and STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this journey.

FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost bus companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance bus at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight buses on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long bus journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

Kraków to Budapest bus information with FlixBus:

  • Average Duration: 6 h 20 min
  • Cheapest Price: $19
  • FlixBus frequency: 3 a day

Buses from Krakow to Budapest

Krakow and Budapest are located around 300 km apart, with Slovakia separating them. There are direct buses from Krakow to Budapest offered approximately 4 times per day by FlixBus, Infobus, and RegioJet. Buses depart from Krakow's Glówny bus station and arrives at Budapest's Népliget station. There are several non-direct services, which mostly involve a change of bus in Bratislava, elsewhere in Slovakia or Vienna.

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

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Krakow to Budapest Buses: General Information

Taking a bus from Krakow can take as little as 7 hours to arrive in Budapest.

  • autobus Most Krakow to Budapest buses are run by either FlixBus, Infobus, and RegioJet.
  • autobus Most buses are direct, departing from Krakow's Glówny bus station and arriving at Budapest's Népliget station.
  • autobus Traveling from Krakow to Budapest by bus takes as little as 7 hours.
  • autobus Most travelers book their Krakow to Budapest bus ticket 1 day in advance of the travel date.

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

  • Krakow to Budapest bus tickets are 50% cheaper on average when booked 3 months in advance as opposed to purchasing a bus ticket the day of.
  • Taking the Bus from Krakow

    Krakow's main bus terminal is integrated into the newly redeveloped, underground Krakow Glówny transportation center, just to the east of the railway station in the city center. Getting to the station is easy, and Krakow has a well-developed public transport system of buses and tram lines, that are simple to navigate. Taxis are a good and inexpensive option, especially for those with lots of luggage. There are 8 night bus lines in Krakow, all of which pass through the Glówny railway station.

    Getting into Budapest by Bus

    The capital city of Hungary, Budapest has gained a name for itself amongst Europeans as the "Paris of the former Eastern bloc". The city's laid-back feel has been attracting visitors from across the continent and beyond, for those who wish to relax in the numerous geothermal spas, spend time in the many bars and coffee shops, party away in the burgeoning nightlife or take in the cultural splendor of the palaces and museums. Buses from Krakow to Budapest arrive at Népliget bus station. The M3 metro line (the blue one) is the easiest way of continuing your journey. Taxis in Budapest are pretty cheap, and the Népliget is well served by buses, also at night.

    FAQs: Bus from Kraków to Budapest

    FAQs: Take the bus from Kraków to Budapest with ease. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have the information you need to know so you can find the best option from Kraków to Budapest.
    Cheap bus tickets from Kraków to Budapest can start from as little as $37 (€32) when you book in advance. The average bus ticket price for Kraków to Budapest is $43 (€38); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
    The average journey time by bus from Kraków to Budapest is 6 h 20 min   to travel the 181 mile (292 km) long route, with around there are 3 buses per day. Journey times can vary on weekends and holidays.
    The first bus from Kraków to Budapest leaves at 2: 30 PM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
    The last bus from Kraków to Budapest leaves at 10: 45 PM.
    Yes, it is possible to travel from Kraków to Budapest without having to change trains with FlixBus. There are 3 direct buses from Kraków to Budapest each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
    When taking a bus from Kraków to Budapest, you can count on FlixBus, STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Or RegioJet a. S. For the best way to get you to Budapest. You can also check all possible bus providers who offer a service to Budapest from Kraków and compare the amenities they offer before buying a bus ticket.

    When departing from Kraków, you have various bus station options to start your trip from including Kraków, Airport, Kraków, Dworzec Autobusowy MDA and Krakow, Czyżyny Bus Station. When arriving in Budapest, you can end your trip in bus stations like Budapest, Liszt Ferenc Nemzetközi Repülőtér, Budapest, Liszt Ferenc International Airport (Terminal 2) and Budapest, Népliget Autóbusz-Pályaudvar.

    Passengers board the bus most frequently from Kraków, Airport, which is located around 10.4 miles (16.7 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the bus at Budapest, Liszt Ferenc Nemzetközi Repülőtér, located 11.3 miles (18.2 km) away from the city centre.

    The cheapest month to travel from Kraków to Budapest by bus is July.
    You have options as you can travel from Kraków to Budapest 3 different ways: train, bus or flight.

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