How to travel from Zakopane to Budapest

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from Zakopane to Budapest

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

Our recommendation

To get from Zakopane to Budapest on Mar 29 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

12:30PMZakopane8h05 08:35PMBudapest
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12:30PMZakopane8h05 08:35PMBudapest
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10:50AMZakopane8h26 07:16PMBudapest, Népliget autóbusz-pályaudvar
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12:30PMZakopane8h25 08:55PMBudapest, Népliget autóbusz-pályaudvar
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10:50AMZakopane8h00 06:50PMBudapest
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Travel Information between Zakopane and Budapest

distanceDistance131 miles (211 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$9 - $59
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $9 (€8) • 12 h 50 min
fastestFastest modeBus • $59 (€52) • 8 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus

Take a bus or train to travel 131 miles (211 km) between Zakopane and Budapest. If speed is a priority, then a bus is the best option with an average duration of 8 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $9 (€8). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus from Zakopane to Budapest.

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Travel Tips: Travel to Budapest easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Zakopane to Budapest.

Travel between Zakopane, Poland and Budapest, Hungary is: Unrestricted.

Can travelers from Poland enter Hungary?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Poland.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Budapest from Zakopane?

Conditions of entry into Hungary:

  • There are no current restrictions

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Budapest, Hungary?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Hungary has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 3/8/23. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey from Zakopane to Budapest.

The current restriction level for returning to Zakopane, Poland from Hungary is: Unrestricted.

Am I allowed to reenter Zakopane, Poland from Budapest, Hungary?

Reentering Poland is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Hungary

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Zakopane from Budapest?

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Zakopane, Poland regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Poland must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 3/22/23. 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 Zakopane from Budapest here.

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

The cheapest way to go to Budapest from Zakopane is by taking a train, which costs on average $9 (€8).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Budapest:

Taking a train is usually $50 (€44) less than taking a bus to Budapest, which costs on average $59 (€52) for the same trip.

The fastest way to get to Budapest from Zakopane is by bus with an average travel time of 8 h 15 min.

Other travel options to Budapest can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 12 h 50 min.

The distance from Zakopane to Budapest is approximately 131 miles (211 km).

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Zakopane to Budapest:

  • Buses mostly leave from Zakopane, Zakopiański Dworzec Autobusowy and tend to arrive in Budapest, Nyugati pályaudvar.
  • Trains from Zakopane to Budapest most often leave from Zakopane and arrive in Budapest-Déli.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Zakopane to Budapest:

  • You can take a bus from Zakopane to Budapest with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for $59 (€52) with Flixbus from Zakopane to Budapest.

Yes, there are direct services available from Zakopane to Budapest with the following travel companies:

  • You can take a direct bus with.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Budapest as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Budapest from Zakopane.

Many of our customers traveling from Zakopane 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!

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

  • Bus tickets cost $59 (€52) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing $9 (€8) one way on average.

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

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