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

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Map of how to get from Bucharest to Craiova.
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  • Distance: 114.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h

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 $8 - $13 and the journey takes 3 hours. 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 hours 30 minutes. 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
Avg. 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
Avg. 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
Avg. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
mementobus.com
Other operators
Taxi
Avg. Duration
2 h 58 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150
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

How far is it from Bucharest to Craiova?

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

What is the cheapest way to get from Bucharest to Craiova?

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

What is the fastest way to get from Bucharest to Craiova?

The quickest way to get from Bucharest to Craiova is to taxi which takes 2 hours 58 minutes and costs $140.

Is there a direct train between Bucharest and Craiova?

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

Is there a direct bus between Bucharest and Craiova?

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 hours 30 minutes.

How long does it take to get from Bucharest to Craiova?

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