There are 6 ways to get from Arad to Budapest by bus, train, rideshare or car

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Bus SC Latino Expres S.R.L.  •  4 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Arad to Budapest

$55 - $75

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Train Hungarian Railways (MÁV)  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Lököshaza to Budapest-Keleti D / ...

$11 - $18

4 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Arad to Budapest-Keleti D / ...

$35 - $60

Bus FlixBus  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Arad, Arad to Budapest, Budapest Népliget 962 / ...

$18 - $28

Rideshare  •  2 h 43 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Arad to Budapest 164.6 miles

$13

Drive  •  2 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Arad to Budapest 165.1 miles

$29 - $45

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Arad and arriving at Budapest. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 17 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Arad and arriving at Budapest-Keleti. Services depart every four hours. The journey takes approximately 4 h 23 min.

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The distance between Arad and Budapest is 227 km. The road distance is 264.1 km.

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The best way to get from Arad to Budapest without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 17 min and costs .

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The bus from Arad to Budapest takes 4 h 17 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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

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

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The best way to get from Arad to Budapest is to bus which takes 4 h 17 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 4 h 23 min.

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

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Budapest is 1 h behind Arad. It is currently 5:30 PM in Arad and 4:30 PM in Budapest.

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  • Distance: 141.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 17 min

What companies run services between Arad, Romania and Budapest, Hungary?

SC Latino Expres S.R.L. operates a bus from Arad to Budapest every 4 hours. Tickets cost $55 - $75 and the journey takes 4 h 17 min. Alternatively, Romanian Railways (CFR) operates a train from Arad to Budapest every 4 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $60 and the journey takes 4 h 23 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
SC Latino Expres S.R.L.
Phone
0040263701919
Email
latinoexpres@yahoo.com
Website
latinoexpres.ro
Bus from Arad to Budapest
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $75
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Arad, Arad to Budapest, Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Arad to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Arad to Budapest is 264 km. It takes approximately 2 h 35 min to drive from Arad to Budapest.

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

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