I am planning to travel from Budapest to Zakopane via Poprad in June 2014 with my family and teenage kids. So far what I have found is:
06:30am - 09:58 Budapest - Kosice, EC 532 Rakoczi
10:07am - 11:22 Kosice - Poprad, R 606 Liptov
And then 11:50am bus from Poprad to Zakopane.
I was preferring this route over overnight train from Budapest to Krakow and then bus to Zakopane to see the Tatras Mountains.
Please could someone who has traveled this route tell me how reliable are the train times and whether the 9 min layover in Kosice is sufficient for the transfer. I have no idea how big the Kosice train station is or how far is the Poprad train station from bus station to make the transfers.
Thanks for any help!