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Train from Poland to Serbia and car from Lithuania to Budapest


Allani 1 | 1
31 May 2011  #1
I just wondering is there any train carries passenger with vehicles from Warsaw to Belgrade/Serbia or from Warsaw to Budapest ( i need to know the time table & ticket fee please . We are planning to travel by own our vehicle from Vilnius/Lithuania to Warsaw/Poland and from there we want to take a train .
peterweg 36 | 2,316
31 May 2011  #2
Try looking here
seat61.com/index.html

Although I'm sure Crow can point you to the Lobotomy Express, they have a Return to the Middle Ages class, which is recommended.
delphiandomine 83 | 17,626
31 May 2011  #3
is there any train carries passenger with vehicles from Warsaw to Belgrade/Serbia or from Warsaw to Budapest

No, nothing at all.
asik 2 | 220
31 May 2011  #4
I just wondering is there any train carries passenger with vehicles

In Europe the Motorail trains transport passengers and vehicles at the same time. Not sure if it connects cities to your liking but you can find out all the details here:

seat61.com/Motorail.htm#Map%20of%20European%20motorail%20routes
JonnyM 11 | 2,621
31 May 2011  #5
In Europe the Motorail trains transport passengers and vehicles at the same time.

Not used much nowadays, extremely expensive and doesn't go anywhere near Poalnd.

Easier just to drive.
Harry
31 May 2011  #6
Not used much nowadays, extremely expensive and doesn't go anywhere near Poalnd.

Which is a real pitym the old motor-rail trains used to be superb for long distances: put the car on the train in Gdynia and when you wake up, you're in Krakow. Now to do the same journey is 8+ hours of stress!
Zuza
31 May 2011  #7
There is night train from warszawa centralna to budapeszt.
Antek_Stalich 5 | 997
31 May 2011  #8
That's right, and there are plenty of buses from Budapest to Belgrade.
OP Allani 1 | 1
1 Jun 2011  #9
Merged thread:
Driving from Vilnius / Lithuania to Budapest

Hi i will drive to Budapest on July from Vilnius/Lithuania crossing Poland from north to south was wondering what is the best route shall i take in Poland .

shall i take
Vilnius - Bialystok-Lublin - Rzeszow-Budapest
or
Vilnius - Warszawa - Katowice - Bratislava - Budapest

what from that two routes are more comfortable for driving .
Antek_Stalich 5 | 997
1 Jun 2011  #10
Allani, both routes are poor and I will tell you why. I will finally recommend a third route to you.

In Eastern Poland close to Lithuania, you have not many options. If you take the eastern way, the roads are in poor conditions, no dual carriageways. However I believe the traffic on the route might not be that heavy... Finally, you are getting into mountain driving in Subcarpathia after Rzeszów, continue through Slovakia and enter Hungary near to Miskolc. If I were in your position and had plenty of time, I would took my chances and drove

Vilnius - Bialystok-Lublin - Rzeszow-Budapest

hoping for gain from lighter traffic.

The route

Vilnius - Warszawa - Katowice - Bratislava - Budapest

is wrong in general for two reasons: Major construction works between Warszawa and Katowice; and tremendous traffic jams in Warsaw. Besides it is very long route even if after Katowice you are driving on expressways and motorways. The distance will be so long that no speed will help you recover wasted time.

My recommended route will be, pay attention now:
Segment 1: Drive from Vilnius to Ostrów Mazowiecika via Augustów, Grajewo, £omża (Routes 16 and 61 in Poland)
Segment 2: Białystok - Ostrów Mazowiecka (Route E67, National Route 8)
Segment 3: Ostrów Mazowiecka -> Mińsk Mazowiecki via £ochów (switch to Route 50 southwards)
Segment 4: Continue on Route 50 to (near to) Grójec and switch to E77, National Route 7 towards Radom
Segment 5: Drive on Route 7 via Radom, Kielce, to Kraków
Segment 6: Pass Kraków and stay on E77/7 until you reach Polish/Slovak border in Chyżne/Trstena
Segment 7: Go on Slovak roads via Dolny Kubin, Ruzomberok, Banska Bystrica, Krupina, Šahy border crossing to Hungary, continue via Vac to Budapest.

I would choose this route myself if I were you.

Note: You need to buy the sticker for your car for Slovakia and "electronic sticker" for Hungary, for paying toll-roads in advance.

Sorry! I was developing the route and made mistakes.

Here's the recommended route, correctly:
Segment 1: Drive from Vilnius to Ostrów Mazowiecka via Augustów, Grajewo, £omża (Routes 16 and 61 in Poland)
Segment 2: Ostrów Mazowiecka -> Mińsk Mazowiecki via £ochów (switch to Route 50 southwards)
Segment 3: Continue on Route 50 to (near to) Grójec and switch to E77, National Route 7 towards Radom
Segment 4: Drive on Route 7 via Radom, Kielce, to Kraków
Segment 5: Pass Kraków and stay on E77/7 until you reach Polish/Slovak border in Chyżne/Trstena
Segment 6: Go on Slovak roads via Dolny Kubin, Ruzomberok, Banska Bystrica, Krupina, Šahy border crossing to Hungary, continue via Vac to Budapest.

I have to add I live some 10 km to the Warsaw -> Katowice road and some 15 km to the E77/7, at the south side of Warsaw and was taking all possible routes to Budapest already in the past; I've been also from my place farther than Augustów towards Lithuania several times; so I know what I'm talking about. ;-)
delphiandomine 83 | 17,626
1 Jun 2011  #11
Segment 6: Go on Slovak roads via Dolny Kubin, Ruzomberok, Banska Bystrica, Krupina, Šahy border crossing to Hungary, continue via Vac to Budapest.

Any idea how long it'll take from the border to Budapest? Driving that way soon...
Antek_Stalich 5 | 997
1 Jun 2011  #12
Four and half hours. There is nothing complicated on the route.
rauf
25 Jul 2016  #13
hi, i want to go from poland to budapest what is the cheapest way?is there any bus?thanks
Harry
25 Jul 2016  #14
from poland to budapest

The train from Warsaw to Budapest is EUR 29 (booked in advance). The bus might be slightly cheaper but it'll be a far more uncomfortable journey. One thing though, the restaurant car on that train is far more expensive than a WARS car (more than double), so take some food with you, it's quite a long way to Budapest.

intercity.pl/pl/site/dla-pasazera/oferty/zagraniczne/budapeszt.html
kpc21 1 | 763
27 Jul 2016  #15
hi, i want to go from poland to budapest what is the cheapest way?is there any bus?thanks

If you can find a cheap flight (and you don't have to carry a big luggage with you), then WizzAir plane, if not, Lux Express bus. There is also PolskiBus, and, if I remember well, also buses of Hungarian companies: OrangeWays and VolanBusz, but Lux Express is the most comfortable and with prices comparable with the others. The second in the comfort row would be VolanBusz, then PolskiBus. OrangeWays - don't try to take it unless you really have to. I have read a lot of very bad opinions about this company.

The train is a little bit more expensive, but still worth its price. It has such a disadvantage that the ticket cannot be bought online. Interestingly, a train ticket from Budapest to Warsaw can be bought online (through the website of Hungarian railways), a return ticket as well, but not if you begin your trip in Poland. You have to do it at a ticket counter in Poland or in Hungary. Theoretically also in almost any other European country, but then it will cost much more (the special offer which makes the price 29 euro only will not be available). Maybe yet also in Czechia and Slovakia it's possible, but not anywhere else in Europe.

Some of the mentioned connections are from Warsaw, some from Cracow, some from Warsaw through Cracow.

In the Lux Express bus you have quite a lot of space for your legs (as for a bus), wifi (in my case it worked only in Poland, but even the drivers were surprised, so I assume that normally it works along the whole route) and an entertainment system.


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