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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 May 28 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

02:10PMJohn Paul II International Airport Krakow Balice1h00 03:10PMBudapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport
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11:21PMZakopane13h37 12:58PMBudapest
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10:53PMŠtrba, Nádraží14h05 12:58PMBudapest
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10:31PMPoprad-Tatry14h27 12:58PMBudapest
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09:50AMZakopane20h15 06:05AMBudapest, Népliget autóbusz-pályaudvar
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Travel Information to Budapest from Zakopane

distanceDistance131 miles (211 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or flight
priceTicket price range$9 - $20
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $9 (€8) • 1 h
fastestFastest modeFlight • $9 (€8) • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or ryanair sun

Travel 131 miles (211 km) by bus or flight from Zakopane to Budapest. 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 $9 (€8). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus or ryanair sun among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Zakopane to Budapest.

Travel Tips: Travel from Zakopane to Budapest

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.

What COVID-19 safety information and travel restrictions should I be aware of before I go to Budapest, Hungary from Zakopane, Poland?

Travel between Zakopane, Poland and Budapest, Hungary is: Fully open.

Can travelers from Poland enter Hungary?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is fully open 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 5/23/22. 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 to Budapest from Zakopane.

Are there restrictions on reentering Poland from Budapest, Hungary due to the coronavirus pandemic?

The restriction level for your return to Zakopane, Poland from Hungary is: Fully open.

Is my journey back to Zakopane from Budapest restricted?

Entry into Poland is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Hungary.

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

Conditions of reentry into Poland:

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine required

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Zakopane, Poland?

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

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

This information about your return travel to Poland was last checked on 5/23/22. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Zakopane from Budapest closer to your date of departure here.

How do I reach Budapest from Zakopane?

There are 2 ways to travel between Zakopane and Budapest including taking a bus or flight.

What is the cheapest way to get from Zakopane to Budapest?

The cheapest way to travel from Zakopane to Budapest is by taking a flight with an average price of $9 (€8).

This is compared to other travel options to Budapest:

A flight is generally $11 (€10) less than a bus for the same journey. Taking a bus costs on average $20 (€18) from Zakopane to Budapest.

What is the quickest way from Zakopane to Budapest?

The fastest way to get to Budapest from Zakopane is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h.

Other travel options to Budapest can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 7 h 55 min   of travel time.

How many miles from Zakopane to Budapest would I travel?

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

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

The average frequency per day from Zakopane to Budapest is:

  • 1 bus per day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points in Zakopane and in Budapest?

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

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Zakopane, Zakopiański Dworzec Autobusowy and arrive in Budapest, Népliget.

Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Zakopane to Budapest?

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

  • Flixbus can get you to Budapest by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Flixbus from Zakopane to Budapest for $20 (€18) on Omio.
  • Travel with ryanair sun for flights to Budapest. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for ryanair sun Zakopane to Budapest tickets on Omio for $9 (€8).

Where should I go next after I travel from Zakopane to Budapest?

Looking to extend your trip from Zakopane to Budapest? Many Omio customers who go from Zakopane to Budapest usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Vienna, Prague or Bratislava. If you're looking to explore Vienna, Prague or Bratislava from Budapest, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

How far in advance should I purchase tickets from Zakopane to Budapest online to get the best deals?

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 on average $20 (€18) one way.
  • Plane 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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