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from Košice to Budapest

You can get from Košice to Budapest by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Košice to Budapest on Oct 22 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:50AMKošice, Železničná Stanica12h16 08:06PMBudapest, Könyves Kálmán k
2 changes
$671One-way
Cheapest
03:50AMKošice, Železničná Stanica12h30 04:20PMBudapest
3 changes
$481One-way
Other options
09:14PMKošice, Železničná Stanica14h52 12:06PMBudapest, Könyves Kálmán k
2 changes
$561One-way

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Thu
Oct 21
$34RegioJet a.s.
Fri
Oct 22
$48RegioJet a.s.
Sat
Oct 23
$30RegioJet a.s.
Sun
Oct 24
$30RegioJet a.s.
Tue
Oct 26
$30RegioJet a.s.
Wed
Oct 27
$40RegioJet a.s.
Thu
Oct 28
$44RegioJet a.s.
Fri
Oct 29
$36RegioJet a.s.
Sat
Oct 30
$33RegioJet a.s.
Tue
Nov 2
$30RegioJet a.s.
Wed
Nov 3
$28RegioJet a.s.
Thu
Nov 4
$33RegioJet a.s.
Fri
Nov 5
$30RegioJet a.s.
Sat
Nov 6
$30RegioJet a.s.
Sun
Nov 7
$30RegioJet a.s.
Mon
Nov 8
$30RegioJet a.s.
Tue
Nov 9
$30RegioJet a.s.
Wed
Nov 10
$28RegioJet a.s.

Travel Information from Košice to Budapest

distanceDistance132 miles (213 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$33 - $37
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $33 (€27) • 7 h 13 min
fastestFastest modeBus • $33 (€27) • 7 h 13 min
carriersPopular travel companiesRegioJet a. S. Or RegioJet a. S.

Take a bus or train to travel 132 miles (213 km) from Košice to Budapest. If speed is a priority, then a bus is the best option with an average duration of 7 h 13 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $33 (€27). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are RegioJet a. S. Or RegioJet a. S. Among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Košice to Budapest.

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FAQs
Is cross-border travel to Budapest, Hungary from Košice, Slovakia currently allowed?

Travel from Košice, Slovakia to Budapest, Hungary is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Budapest from Košice restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Slovakia.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Budapest, Hungary from Košice?

  • 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 COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Budapest, Hungary?

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

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

The above information was last verified on 10/17/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip from Košice to Budapest closer to your planned date of departure here.

Am I required to self-quarantine when I return to Košice, Slovakia from Budapest, Hungary?

The restriction level for your return to Košice, Slovakia from Hungary is: Partially open.

Is my journey back to Košice from Budapest restricted?

Entry into Slovakia is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Hungary.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Košice from Budapest?

Conditions of reentry into Slovakia:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 14 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Košice, Slovakia?

You should observe these safety measures in Slovakia as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

This information about your return travel to Slovakia was last checked on 10/17/21. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Košice from Budapest closer to your date of departure here.

How do I go from Košice to Budapest?

There are 2 ways that you can travel between Košice and Budapest. You can take a bus or train.

How do I get from Košice to Budapest the cheapest way?

The cheapest way to go to Budapest from Košice is by taking a bus, which costs on average $33 (€27).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Budapest:

A bus is generally $4 (€3) less than a train for the same journey. Taking a train costs on average $37 (€30) from Košice to Budapest.

What is the fastest way from Košice to Budapest?

The quickest way to travel to Budapest from Košice is by bus, which takes on average 7 h 13 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by train can take 12 h 45 min   on average.

What is the distance between Košice and Budapest?

Budapest is approximately 132 miles (213 km) away from Košice.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Košice to Budapest?

The average frequency per day from Košice to Budapest is:

  • 1 train a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Košice to Budapest as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

When traveling between Košice and Budapest, where do I depart from Košice and where do I arrive in Budapest?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Košice to Budapest:

  • Most travelers who buy a bus ticket from Košice to Budapest depart from Košice, Železničná Stanica to Budapest, Thököly út (Budapest-Keleti).
  • Most travelers who book a train ticket from Košice to Budapest depart from Kosice to Budapest-Déli.
Who can get me from Košice to Budapest?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Košice to Budapest, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with RegioJet a. S. For buses to Budapest. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for RegioJet a. S. Košice to Budapest tickets on Omio for $33 (€27).
  • RegioJet a. S. Can take you to Budapest by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for RegioJet a. S. From Košice to Budapest for $37 (€30).
What is another destination I should add to my tour from Košice to Budapest?
Many of our customers traveling from Košice to Budapest don't make Budapest their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Budapest are Vienna, Prague or Bratislava, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Budapest to any of these top destinations today!
How early should I book tickets to Budapest from Košice online for the best deals?

When planning your trip from Košice to Budapest, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing $33 (€27) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing $37 (€30) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Košice to Budapest online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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