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There are 5 ways to get from Athens to Cluj-Napoca by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  6 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Cluj-Napoca (CLJ) ATH - CLJ

$54 - $385

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  24 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Athens to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Sibiu
  3. Take the train from Sibiu to Cluj Napoca Ir

$84 - $122

Bus Simeonidis Tours  •  28 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Thessaloniki Monastiriou
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Cluj Simeonidis

$110 - $155

Bus Crazy Holidays  •  30 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Szeged
  2. Take the bus from Szeged to Cluj 547

$73 - $101

Drive  •  17 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Athens to Cluj-Napoca 952.7 miles

$220 - $340

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The cheapest way to get from Athens to Cluj-Napoca is to bus which costs 60€ - 90€ and takes 30 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Cluj-Napoca is to fly which costs 45€ - 340€ and takes 6 h 57 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Athens to Cluj-Napoca. However, there are services departing from Athens and arriving at Cluj via Thessaloniki. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28 h 57 min.

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The distance between Athens and Cluj-Napoca is 977 km. The road distance is 1524.3 km.

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The best way to get from Athens to Cluj-Napoca without a car is to train and bus which takes 24 h 29 min and costs 70€ - 110€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 57 min to get from Athens to Cluj-Napoca, including transfers.

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Athens to Cluj-Napoca bus services, operated by KTEL Thessalonikis, depart from Athens station.

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The best way to get from Athens to Cluj-Napoca is to fly which takes 6 h 57 min and costs 45€ - 340€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 95€ - 140€ and takes 28 h 57 min.

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There is no direct flight from Athens Airport to Cluj-Napoca Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 5 min and has one stopover.

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Athens to Cluj-Napoca bus services, operated by Simeonidis Tours, arrive at Cluj station.

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Map of how to get from Athens to Cluj-Napoca.
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  • Distance: 610.7 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 57 min

What companies run services between Athens, Greece and Cluj-Napoca, Romania?

Tarom, Turkish Airlines and nine other airlines fly from Athens to Cluj-Napoca every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Athens to Cluj-Napoca via Thessaloniki Monastiriou and Thessaloniki in around 28 h 57 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Athens to Cluj-Napoca via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Athens to Cluj-Napoca via Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Athens to Cluj-Napoca via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Athens to Cluj-Napoca via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Athens to Cluj-Napoca via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
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Raileurope.com
Second Class
$27 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Bus operators
Simeonidis Tours
Phone
+30-2310540970
Email
info@simeonidistours.gr
Website
simeonidistours.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Sibiu
Ave. Duration
12 h 43 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
simeonidistours.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Cluj
Ave. Duration
22 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Schedules at
simeonidistours.gr
KTEL Thessalonikis
Phone
+30 2310 510835
Email
contact@ktelthes.gr
Website
ktelthes.gr
Bus from Athens to Thessaloniki Monastiriou
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45
Schedules at
ktelthes.gr
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Athens to Szeged
Ave. Duration
21 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr

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Yes, the driving distance between Athens to Cluj-Napoca is 1524 km. It takes approximately 17 h 20 min to drive from Athens to Cluj-Napoca.

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

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There are 662+ hotels available in Cluj-Napoca. Prices start at $34 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Athens to Athens Airport is to subway which takes 42 min and costs 9€.

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