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There are 4 ways to get from Bucharest to Craiova by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus  •  4 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from București to Piteşti
  2. Take the bus from Piteşti to Craiova

$16 - $20

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Train  •  4 h 33 min

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

$9 - $14

2 alternative options

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 train which costs $9 - $14 and takes 4 h 33 min.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Bucharest to Craiova. However, there are services departing from București and arriving at Craiova via Piteşti. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 32 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bucuresti Nord Gara A and arriving at Craiova. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 33 min.

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The distance between Bucharest and Craiova is 184 km. The road distance is 229.3 km.

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Craiova without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 32 min and costs $16 - $21.

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It takes approximately 4 h 32 min to get from Bucharest to Craiova, including transfers.

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Bucharest to Craiova bus services, operated by Fany, depart from București station.

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Bucharest to Craiova train services, operated by Romanian Railways (CFR), depart from Bucuresti Nord Gara A station.

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Craiova is to bus which takes 4 h 32 min and costs $16 - $21. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $9 - $14 and takes 4 h 33 min.

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Map of how to get from Bucharest to Craiova.
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  • Distance: 114.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 32 min

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

You can take a bus from Bucharest to Craiova via Piteşti in around 4 h 32 min. Alternatively, Romanian Railways (CFR) operates a train from Bucharest to Craiova hourly. Tickets cost $9 - $14 and the journey takes 4 h 33 min.

Train operators
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Bus operators
Fany
Phone
0741 607 941
Email
office@fany.ro
Website
fany.ro
Bus from București to Piteşti
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
fany.ro
Astra S.A
Phone
+4-0248-63.63.02
Website
astrasa.autogari.ro
Bus from Piteşti to Craiova
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
astrasa.autogari.ro
Other operators
Taxi from Bucharest to Craiova
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140
Taxi Mondial
Phone
+40 21 9423
Website
taximondial.ro
Taxi Bucharest
Phone
+40 72 255 3322
Website
taxibucuresti.ro
Taxi 2000 Srl
Phone
+40 72 394 9494
Website
taxi2000.ro

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Bucharest to Craiova bus services, operated by Astra S.A, arrive at Craiova station.

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Bucharest to Craiova train services, operated by Romanian Railways (CFR), arrive at Craiova station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bucharest to Craiova is 229 km. It takes approximately 2 h 58 min to drive from Bucharest to Craiova.

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