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Duration 11h 38m
Distance 365.5 km
Average price 8 810 Ft
Frequency Daily

Trip overview

The average train between Zalău and Budapest takes 11h 38m and the fastest train takes 8h 6m. There is at least one train per day from Zalău to Budapest. 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. Zalău Nord
  2. Carei
  3. Debrecen
  4. Budapest
8h 23m
5 148 Ft - 9 780 Ft

Zalău to Budapest train times

Trains run once daily between Zalău and Budapest. The service departs Zalău at 07:31 in the morning, which arrives into Budapest at 14:37. All services require a transfer, and take on average 11h 38m. 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 Zalău to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Zalău Nord and arriving at Budapest-Nyugati via Carei and Debrecen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 23m.

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The distance between Zalău and Budapest is 304 km. The road distance is 365.5 km.

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Zalău to Budapest train services, operated by Romanian Railways (CFR), depart from Zalău Nord station.

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Zalău to Budapest train services, operated by Hungarian Railways (MÁV), arrive at Budapest-Nyugati station.

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Budapest is 1h behind Zalău. It is currently 2:35 PM in Zalău and 1:35 PM in Budapest.

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