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Duration 7h 36m
Distance 364.8 km
Average price $29
Frequency 2/day

Trip overview

The average train between Hungary and Zalău takes 7h 36m and the fastest train takes 6h 59m. The train service runs several times per day from Hungary to Zalău. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.


  1. Budapest-Nyugati
  2. Debrecen
  3. Carei
  4. Zalău
8h 22m
$16 - $33

Hungary to Zalău train times

Trains run twice daily between Budapest and Zalău. The service departs Budapest at 13:23 in the afternoon, which arrives into Zalău at 22:27. All services require a transfer, and take on average 7h 36m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.
Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
These schedules are estimated: The schedules shown above are estimated schedules based on typical services on the average day and may vary depending on when you plan to travel. Please make sure you confirm the departure/arrival times and availability with the operator before planning your trip.

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No, there is no direct train from Hungary to Zalău. However, there are services departing from Budapest-Nyugati and arriving at Zalău Nord via Debrecen and Carei. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 22m.

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The distance between Hungary and Zalău is 268 km. The road distance is 364.8 km.

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Hungary to Zalău train services, operated by Hungarian Railways (MÁV), depart from Budapest-Nyugati station.

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Hungary to Zalău train services, operated by Romanian Railways (CFR), arrive at Zalău Nord station.

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Zalău is 1h ahead of Hungary. It is currently 4:21 AM in Hungary and 5:21 AM in Zalău.

There are two+ hotels available in Zalău. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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