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Budapest - Kraków Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 19 intercity buses per day from Budapest to Kraków. Traveling by bus from Budapest to Kraków usually takes around 8 hours and 14 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus bus can make the trip in 6 hours and 15 minutes.

Distance182 mi (293 km)
Shortest duration6h 15m
Cheapest price$16.19
Trips per day16
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Bus lines2

What bus companies travel from Budapest to Kraków?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Budapest to Kraków that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, FlixBus usually offers more choice, with 17 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus177h 38m$36.04
RegioJet218h 58m$51.17
  • First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity bus companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 17 trips from Budapest to Krakow, and usually makes the trip in about 7 hours and 38 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

  • Book RegioJet from Budapest to Krakow from $45. There are 2 trips per day offered by RegioJet from Budapest to Kraków and you can expect on average to pay for a RegioJet ticket to Krakow. In Budapest, RegioJet departs to Krakow from Üllői út 131 . In Krakow, RegioJet arrives at ul. Bosacka 18 .

    An average trip on RegioJet from Budapest to Krakow takes 18 hours and 58 minutes , while the fastest available RegioJet trip will get you to Krakow in 6 hours and 15 minutes .

    On weekends, RegioJet offers 2 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Krakow.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 8 hours and 14 minutes to cover the 182 miles from Budapest to Kraków. However, the fastest bus only takes 6 hours and 15 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Friday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday ticket is the way to go.

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Budapest to Kraków, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 19 scheduled buses that travel from Budapest to Kraków every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 16 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Budapest to Kraków; ticket prices start at $28.98.

City Information

Budapest

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As the commercial and cultural hub of Hungary, Budapest is a multi-faceted city that appeals to many different kinds of travelers. The city’s star attraction is the blue Danube, which runs through town, dividing it in two. To explore the river to its fullest, you should go on a boat cruise. This is also a good way to enjoy an unobstructed view of the surrounding architecture. After enjoying the sapphire-colored water of the Danube, take a stroll around the historic Castle Hill quarter, which features cobblestone streets and quaint old buildings. While here, don’t hesitate to visit the area’s iconic Buda Castle, which dates back to the 13th century. For those who do not want to pass up a good photo shoot, Fisherman’s Bastion offers amazing panoramic views.

If you are looking for some unique Hungarian dishes, Arany Kaviar Restaurant offers a great selection. For a more casual experience, Hoppacska is a great choice.

The three main rail stations in Budapest are Keleti, Nyugati, and Déii, which offer access to various other Hungarian and European cities. The main bus station is Népliget and it is located on the edge of Budapest’s popular People’s Park. The main airport in the city is the Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Budapest?

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Main departure station: Üllői út 131

The station at Üllői út 131 is Budapest's center of intercity bus transport, plus a hub for local bus and subway services that run through the Népliget station. The station itself is large and spacious, so you can expect to find public restrooms as well as a comfortable waiting area with seats. The station's location is slightly south of Budapest's inner city, but there are still many cafes and hotels in the area since the immense People's Park and the MVM Dome are on either side of the station. Many of Budapest's local buses stop here, along with intercity service on lines including FlixBus and Slovak Lines.

All bus stations in Budapest:

  • Üllői út 131

  • Mexikói út

  • Airport Terminal 2A

  • Üllői út 131

  • Etele tér

Where does the bus arrive in Kraków?

Main arrival station: ul. Bosacka 18

All buses from Budapest arrive at one main station in Krakow.

All bus stations in Kraków:

  • ul. Bosacka 18

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