There are 7 ways to get from Cluj-Napoca to Budapest by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train via Püspökladany  •  7 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Cluj Napoca to Biharkeresztes Ic
  2. Take the train from Biharkeresztes to Püspökladany R / ...
  3. Take the train from Püspökladany to Budapest-Nyugati Ic / ...

$17 - $27

6 alternative options

Train  •  7 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Cluj Napoca to Budapest-Keleti Ic

$16 - $25

Bus Kameleon  •  8 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Cluj to Budapest Népliget

$24 - $29

Bus SC Latino Expres S.R.L.  •  8 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Cluj Napoca OMV to Budapest

$55 - $80

Rideshare  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Cluj-Napoca to Budapest 278.7 miles

$27

Drive  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Cluj-Napoca to Budapest 282.7 miles

$50 - $75

Fly  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Cluj-Napoca (CLJ) to Budapest (BUD) CLJ - BUD

$41 - $327

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cluj Napoca OMV and arriving at Budapest. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 44 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Cluj Napoca and arriving at Budapest-Keleti. Services depart three times a day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 35 min.

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The distance between Cluj-Napoca and Budapest is 354 km. The road distance is 452.3 km.

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The best way to get from Cluj-Napoca to Budapest without a car is to train which takes 7 h 23 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 23 min to get from Cluj-Napoca to Budapest, including transfers.

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Cluj-Napoca to Budapest bus services, operated by Kameleon, depart from Cluj station.

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Cluj-Napoca to Budapest train services, operated by Romanian Railways (CFR), depart from Cluj Napoca station.

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The best way to get from Cluj-Napoca to Budapest is to train which takes 7 h 23 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8 h 19 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 4 h 19 min.

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There is no direct flight from Cluj-Napoca Airport to Budapest Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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Cluj-Napoca to Budapest bus services, operated by Kameleon, arrive at Budapest Népliget station.

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Map of how to get from Cluj-Napoca to Budapest.
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  • Distance: 221.5 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 23 min

What companies run services between Cluj-Napoca, Romania and Budapest, Hungary?

You can take a train from Cluj-Napoca to Budapest via Biharkeresztes and Püspökladany in around 7 h 23 min. Alternatively, Kameleon operates a bus from Cluj-Napoca to Budapest 3 times a day. Tickets cost $23 and the journey takes 8 h. Three other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Budapest via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Budapest via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Budapest via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Budapest via London Luton
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Budapest via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Budapest via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $650
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Budapest via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Train operators
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Cluj Napoca to Biharkeresztes
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Cluj Napoca to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Biharkeresztes to Püspökladany
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Püspökladany to Budapest-Nyugati
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Bus operators
Kameleon
Phone
0040-264-599182
Email
office@kameleon.ro
Website
kameleon.ro
Bus from Cluj to Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
kameleon.ro
Huben
Website
huben.ro
Bus from Cluj to Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $25
Schedules at
huben.ro
President Tour
Phone
0720 008899
Email
office@presidenttour.ro
Website
presidenttour.ro
Bus from Cluj to Budapest - Népliget
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Schedules at
presidenttour.ro
Brianna Tour
SC Latino Expres S.R.L.
Phone
0040263701919
Email
latinoexpres@yahoo.com
Website
latinoexpres.ro
Bus from Cluj Napoca OMV to Budapest
Ave. Duration
8 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
latinoexpres.ro
GIG
Phone
+40722258311
Email
office@gigimpex.ro
Website
gigimpex.ro
Bus from Cluj-Napoca to Budapest
Ave. Duration
7 h 29 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$33
Schedules at
gigimpex.ro
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Cluj-Napoca to Budapest
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Budapest is 1 h behind Cluj-Napoca. It is currently 12:50 AM in Cluj-Napoca and 11:50 PM in Budapest.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Cluj-Napoca to Budapest is 452 km. It takes approximately 5 h 54 min to drive from Cluj-Napoca to Budapest.

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Tarom, Turkish Airlines, LOT and two other airlines offer flights from Cluj-Napoca Airport to Budapest Airport.

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There are 4266+ hotels available in Budapest. Prices start at $47 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Cluj-Napoca and Budapest. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Cluj-Napoca to Cluj-Napoca Airport is to taxi which takes 10 min and costs .

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