There are 5 ways to get from Bucharest to Craiova by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train Romanian Railways (CFR)  •  3 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Craiova Ir / ...

$7 - $12

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Bus  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucharest - Gară Filaret to Craiova

$5

3 alternative options

Train S.C. Softrans S.R.L.  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Chitila to Gara Craiova 15930

Taxi  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Take a taxi from Bucharest to Craiova 143.3 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Bucharest to Craiova 143.3 miles

$22 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Bucharest to Craiova is to bus which costs $5 and takes 4 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bucharest to Craiova is to taxi which takes 2 h 58 min and costs $110 - $140.

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The distance between Bucharest and Craiova is 184 km. The road distance is 229 km.

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The train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Craiova takes 3 h 9 min including transfers and departs every two hours.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bucharest - Gară Filaret and arriving at Craiova. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bucuresti Nord Gara A and arriving at Craiova. Services depart every two hours. The journey takes approximately 3 h 9 min.

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What companies run services between Bucharest, Romania and Craiova, Romania?

Romanian Railways (CFR) operates a train from Bucharest to Craiova every 2 hours. Tickets cost $7 - $12 and the journey takes 3 h 9 min. Alternatively, S.C. Autotrans Calatori Filaret S.A. operates a bus from Bucharest to Craiova twice daily. Tickets cost $5 and the journey takes 4 h 30 min. MementoBus also services this route once daily.

Train operators
Romanian Railways (CFR)
S.C. Softrans S.R.L.
Phone
0351/40.91.53
Email
office@softrans.ro
Website
softrans.ro
Train from Chitila to Gara Craiova
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
softrans.autogari.ro
Bus operators
S.C. Autotrans Calatori Filaret S.A.
Phone
021.335.32.90
Email
agentia.filaret@acfilaret.ro
Website
acfilaret.ro
Bus from Bucharest - Gară Filaret to Craiova
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
acfilaret.ro
MementoBus
Phone
(+40) 317.105.518
Email
rezervari@mementobus.com
Website
mementobus.com
Bus from Bucuresti to Craiova
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
mementobus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Bucharest to Craiova
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140
Taxi Bucharest
Phone
+40 72 255 3322
Website
taxibucuresti.ro
Taxi Mondial
Phone
+40 21 9423
Website
taximondial.ro
Taxi 2000 Srl
Phone
+40 72 394 9494
Website
taxi2000.ro

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