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Cheapest price$11.68
Shortest Duration6h 35m
Trips per day12
bus carriers2
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What is the best way to travel from Krakow to Budapest?

The best way to get from Krakow to Budapest is either by bus or flying. Flixbus offers six direct trips per day for this route, with an average time of 7 hours and 30 minutes, and an average ticket price of $23.28. A direct flight takes 1 hour and 5 minutes, but there is only one direct flight a day (from Polish airline LOT), with prices between $144 and $242 per ticket.

The fastest direct train takes 8 hours and 55 minutes, and will set you back around $60. Direct overnight trains are also available, but they take closer to 10 hours at a more expensive price (if you want a sleeper car).

What buses go from Krakow to Budapest?

There are two bus carriers that go between Krakow and Budapest: Flixbus and RegioJet Bus.

FlixBus offers six trips per day for this route, with an average travel time of 7 hours and 30 minutes. You can expect tickets to cost somewhere around $23.28.

RegioJet Bus offers one bus per day for this route, with an average travel time of 14 hours and 14 minutes. You can expect tickets to cost somewhere around $23.28

Is there an overnight bus from Krakow to Budapest?

FlixBus offers one direct overnight route between Krakow and Budapest, Hungary, per day. The bus departs at 11:50 p.m. and arrives into Budapest at 7:10 a.m.

How to book cheap Kraków to Budapest bus tickets?

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets from Kraków to Budapest is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Kraków to Budapest were $18.55. By booking 17 days out, tickets are on average $3.84 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from Kraków to Budapest?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Kraków to Budapest by bus is usually around 4:00 PM on Saturday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out and you may find buses more full than usual. Around 9:00 AM on Monday tends to be when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, buses departing at this time are the least likely to be crowded.

FlixBus from Kraków to Budapest has the most daily schedules

On average there are 12 scheduled bus trips per day. FlixBus has the most regularly scheduled departures from Kraków to Budapest, with an average of 12 trips per day and 252 monthly trips. 2 bus carriers serve the route from Kraków to Budapest. Of the 12 trips there are 9 trips that are direct connections to Budapest.

Need more travel options? Traveling by Train from Kraków to Budapest starts at $29.18.

2 carriers offer Kraków to Budapest bus trips

RegioJet Bus

Book RegioJet Bus from Kraków to Budapest from $23.83. Typically there is one RegioJet Bus schedule per day from Kraków to Budapest and you can expect on average to pay $27.45 for a RegioJet Bus ticket to Budapest. In Kraków, RegioJet Bus departs to Budapest from ul. Bosacka 18, In Budapest, RegioJet Bus arrives at Vasút u.16. and one other station.

An average trip on RegioJet Bus from Kraków to Budapest takes 13 hours and 45 minutes, while the fastest available RegioJet Bus trip will get you to Budapest in 6 hours and 35 minutes,

Restroom
WiFi
Newspaper/Magazine
Movies
Snacks
Satellite TV
Extra legroom
Games
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Free water
Avg. Time
13h 45m
Avg. Price
$27.45

FlixBus

Book FlixBus from Kraków to Budapest from $11.68. There are 12 trips per day offered by FlixBus from Kraków to Budapest and you can expect on average to pay $21.60 for a FlixBus ticket to Budapest. In Kraków, FlixBus departs to Budapest from ul. Bosacka 18, In Budapest, FlixBus arrives at Üllői út 131 and 2 other stations.

An average trip on FlixBus from Kraków to Budapest takes 7 hours and 57 minutes, while the fastest available FlixBus trip will get you to Budapest in 6 hours and 35 minutes,

On weekends, FlixBus offers 12 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $21.70 for a weekend trip to Budapest.

Restroom
WiFi
Meal
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Beverage
Avg. Time
7h 57m
Avg. Price
$21.60
Depending on the bus line you travel with, your options include one station that has bus departures from Kraków. Most bus trips to Budapest will depart from ul. Bosacka 18.
  • ul. Bosacka 18
Bus trips arrive in Budapest at 5 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. Üllői út 131, Mexikói út, Etele tér, Vasút u.16., Airport Terminal 2A are the main bus stations in Budapest for trips arriving from Kraków.
  • Üllői út 131
  • Mexikói út
  • Etele tér
  • Vasút u.16.
  • Airport Terminal 2A