You can get from Zakopane to Budapest by train, bus or flight.
To get from Zakopane to Budapest on Mar 29 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||131 miles (211 km)|
|Available travel modes||Bus or train|
|Ticket price range||$9 - $59|
|Cheapest mode||Train • $9 (€8) • 12 h 50 min|
|Fastest mode||Bus • $59 (€52) • 8 h 15 min|
|Popular travel companies||Flixbus|
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.
Travel between Zakopane, Poland and Budapest, Hungary is: Unrestricted.
International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Poland.
Conditions of entry into Hungary:
To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Hungary has imposed the following measures:
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.
Reentering Poland is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted 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 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:
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Yes, there are direct services available from Zakopane to Budapest with the following travel companies:
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.
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:
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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