There are 5 ways to get from Alba Iulia to Budapest by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus SC Latino Expres S.R.L.  •  7 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Alba Iulia to Budapest

$55 - $80

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Bus FlixBus  •  10 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Alba Iulia to Budapest, Budapest Népliget 961

$31 - $50

3 alternative options

Train  •  9 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Vintu de Jos to Budapest-Keleti D / ...

$45 - $71

Drive  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Alba Iulia to Budapest 316.3 miles

$55 - $85

Bus, fly  •  9 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Alba Iulia to Sibiu
  2. Fly from Sibiu (SBZ) to Budapest (BUD) SBZ - BUD

$107 - $616

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Alba Iulia and arriving at Budapest. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 17 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Alba Iulia to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Alba Iulia and arriving at Budapest-Keleti via Vintu de Jos. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 58 min.

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The distance between Alba Iulia and Budapest is 381 km. The road distance is 506 km.

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The best way to get from Alba Iulia to Budapest without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 17 min and costs .

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The bus from Alba Iulia to Budapest takes 7 h 17 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Alba Iulia to Budapest bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Alba Iulia station.

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Alba Iulia to Budapest train services, operated by Romanian Railways (CFR), depart from Vintu de Jos station.

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The best way to get from Alba Iulia to Budapest is to bus which takes 7 h 17 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 9 h 58 min.

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There is no direct flight from Sibiu Airport to Budapest Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 45 min and has one stopover.

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Alba Iulia to Budapest bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Budapest, Budapest Népliget station.

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Map of how to get from Alba Iulia to Budapest.
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  • Distance: 238 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 17 min

What companies run services between Alba Iulia, Romania and Budapest, Hungary?

SC Latino Expres S.R.L. operates a bus from Alba Iulia to Budapest once daily. Tickets cost $55 - $80 and the journey takes 7 h 17 min. Alternatively, Romanian Railways (CFR) operates a train from Alba Iulia to Budapest 5 times a day. Tickets cost $45 - $70 and the journey takes 8 h 47 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Sibiu to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Sibiu to Budapest via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Sibiu to Budapest via London Luton
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $290
Flights from Sibiu to Budapest via Tel Aviv
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Sibiu to Budapest via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$470 - $1,300
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Sibiu to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Train operators
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Bus operators
SC Latino Expres S.R.L.
Phone
0040263701919
Email
latinoexpres@yahoo.com
Website
latinoexpres.ro
Bus from Alba Iulia to Budapest
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
latinoexpres.ro
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Alba Iulia to Budapest, Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Fany
Phone
0741 607 941
Email
office@fany.ro
Website
fany.ro
Bus from Alba Iulia to Sibiu
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
fany.ro

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Budapest is 1 h behind Alba Iulia. It is currently 12:40 PM in Alba Iulia and 11:40 AM in Budapest.

Alba Iulia to Budapest train services, operated by Romanian Railways (CFR), arrive at Budapest-Keleti station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Alba Iulia to Budapest is 506 km. It takes approximately 5 h 15 min to drive from Alba Iulia to Budapest.

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Tarom, Austrian Airlines, Wizz Air and Lufthansa offer flights from Sibiu Airport to Budapest Airport.

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