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You can get from Kraków to Budapest by train, bus or flight.
To get from Kraków to Budapest on Jan 24 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||182 miles (294 km)|
|Available travel modes||Flight or bus|
|Ticket price range||$13 - $21|
|Cheapest mode||Flight • $13 (€10) • 1 h|
|Fastest mode||Flight • $13 (€10) • 1 h|
|Popular travel companies||ryanair sun or Flixbus|
Take a flight or bus to travel 182 miles (294 km) to Budapest from Kraków. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as $13 (€10). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are ryanair sun or Flixbus among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight or bus from Kraków to Budapest.
There are regular bus and flight services between Krakow and Budapest every day, and it's a popular route with up to 30 flights and 15 buses per day. The average bus journey takes between 7 and 10 hours, while the average flight duration is around 4 hours.
The cheapest way to get from Krakow to Budapest is by bus. Travelers can take a bus from Krakow Dworzec Autobusowy on a direct afternoon FlixBus service, which takes around 7 to 8 hours and arrives into either the Budapest Nepliget, Kelenfold Etele Ter, or Mexikoi Metro stations late at night. They can also travel on the indirect evening and overnight services operated by Eurolines and Regio Jet. These services arrive early in the morning at Budapest Kelenfold Vasut, taking 10 or more hours via a change in Brno or Vienna. All of these services operate daily.
Flying is the fastest way to travel from Krakow to Budapest, specifically via the direct flights operated by Lot Airlines from the John Paul II International Airport (KRK) in Krakow to the Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (BUD). These flights depart early in the morning and operate four times a week, on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. The total flight duration is only 1 hour and 5 minutes, but travelers should allow at least 30 minutes to drive to the airport (50 minutes if taking the bus) and arrive at least 60 minutes before their flight, as checkin closes 30 minutes before departure.
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Eurolines, Regio Jet, and FlixBus all operate daily bus services between Krakow and Budapest. The Regio Jet and Eurolines services depart in the afternoon and require at least one transfer, while FlixBus offers direct services throughout the day. These direct services are the fastest, taking just over 7 hours on average. Most bus services arrive into Budapest Nepliget (M3 metro line), while some night buses arrive into Mexikoi Ut (M1) or Kelenfold Etele Ter (M4 line) stations. From any station, it should be no more than 10 minutes by car or 25 minutes by metro to the city center.
There are up to 30 daily flight connections from Krakow to Budapest. Air France, KLM (Royal Dutch Airways) and Lot Polish Airlines all operate multiple indirect flights every day, from early morning until early evening, while Lot also offers a direct flight four days a week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday). Norwegian (Friday and Sunday) and Eurowings (Monday-Friday) also operate regular indirect services. All services depart from Krakow's John Paul II International Airport and arrive into Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport, which is a 30 minute shuttle bus or 40 minute train ride to the city center.
Travel from Kraków, Poland to Budapest, Hungary is: Partially open.
International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Poland.
The government of Hungary has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
The above information was last verified on 1/17/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Kraków and Budapest closer to your planned date of departure here.
The current restriction level for returning to Kraków, Poland from Hungary is: Partially open.
Reentering Poland is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Hungary
All travelers returning to Poland must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:
The information above was last checked on 1/20/22. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Kraków from Budapest here.
There are 2 ways that you can travel to Budapest from Kraków. You can take a flight or bus.
The cheapest way to get from Kraków to Budapest is by taking a flight. You can find average ticket prices around $13 (€10) compared to other travel options to Budapest:
A flight is $8 (€7) less than a bus for this trip with tickets for a bus from Kraków to Budapest costing on average $21 (€17).
The fastest way from Kraków to Budapest is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h.
There are alternative travel options to Budapest that can usually take longer:
In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 6 h 50 min.
Budapest is approximately 182 miles (294 km) away from Kraków.
The average frequency per day from Kraków to Budapest is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Kraków to Budapest as scheduled services by flight or bus can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Kraków to Budapest:
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Yes, there are direct routes from Kraków to Budapest with the following travel companies:
Direct services to Budapest tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your trip.
When planning your trip from Kraków to Budapest, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:
However, we recommend buying tickets from Kraków to Budapest online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.
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