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Travel Information from Kraków to Budapest

distanceDistance182 miles (294 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or flight
priceTicket price range£25 - £160
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £25 • 6 h 50 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £160 • 2 h 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSTUDENT AGENCY k. S. Or Lot Polish Airlines

Travel 182 miles (294 km) by coach or flight from Kraków to Budapest. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 55 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £25. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Or Lot Polish Airlines among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Kraków to Budapest.

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FAQs
Is cross-border travel to Budapest, Hungary from Kraków, Poland currently allowed?

International travel from Kraków, Poland to Budapest, Hungary is: Partially open.

Can I enter Hungary if coming from Poland?

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

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Budapest if travelling from Kraków?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing

What measures do I need to follow in Budapest, Hungary due to the pandemic?

All travellers in Hungary must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 24/10/2021; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey to Budapest from Kraków.

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

The restriction level for your return to Kraków, Poland from Hungary is: Partially open.

Is my journey back to Kraków from Budapest restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry into Poland:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 8 in quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Health declaration required
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Kraków, 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 23/10/2021. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Kraków from Budapest closer to your date of departure here.

How do I go from Kraków to Budapest?

There are 2 ways that you can travel between Kraków and Budapest. You can take a coach or flight.

How do I get from Kraków to Budapest the cheapest way?

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Kraków to Budapest. Tickets for a coach cost on average £25.

This is compared to other travel options to Budapest:

A coach is £135 less than a flight for this journey with tickets for a flight from Kraków to Budapest costing on average £160.

What is the fastest way to get from Kraków to Budapest?

The fastest way from Kraków to Budapest is by flight with an average journey time of 2 h 55 min.

Other travel options from Kraków to Budapest can usually take longer:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 6 h 50 min.

How far is it from Kraków to Budapest?

The Kraków to Budapest distance is approximately 182 miles (294 km).

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

The average frequency per day from Kraków to Budapest is:

  • 1 coach per day.

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

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Kraków to Budapest:

  • Most travellers who book a coach ticket from Kraków to Budapest depart from Kraków, Jubilat to Budapest, Thököly út (Budapest-Keleti).
  • Most travellers who purchase a plane ticket from Kraków to Budapest depart from John Paul II International Airport Krakow Balice to Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport.
Which travel companies can take me from Kraków to Budapest?

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

  • Travel with STUDENT AGENCY k. S. For coaches to Budapest. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Kraków to Budapest tickets on Omio for £25.
  • Lot Polish Airlines can get you to Budapest by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Lot Polish Airlines from Kraków to Budapest for £160 on Omio.
What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Kraków to Budapest?
Looking to extend your trip from Kraków to Budapest? Many Omio customers who go from Kraków to Budapest usually extend their holiday 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 between Kraków and Budapest online to get the best deals?

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

  • Coach tickets cost £25 one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average £160 one way.

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