There are 6 ways to get from Bistriţa to Budapest by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  10h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Bistriţa to Budapest

18 000 Ft - 25 000 Ft

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Train  •  11h 11m

  1. Take the train from Saratel to Budapest-Keleti Ir

3 880 Ft - 13 026 Ft

4 alternative options

Bus via Cluj-Napoca  •  11h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Bistrita to Cluj Napoca Bcn82
  2. Take the bus from Cluj-Napoca to Budapest

Drive  •  6h 51m

  1. Drive from Bistriţa to Budapest 504.9 km

17 000 Ft - 26 000 Ft

Bus to Cluj-Napoca, fly  •  8h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Bistriţa to Cluj-Napoca Airport
  2. Fly from Cluj-Napoca (CLJ) to Budapest (BUD) CLJ - BUD

21 940 Ft - 82 317 Ft

Train to Tirgu Mures, fly  •  7h 58m

  1. Take the train from Bistriţa Nord to Târgu Mureş
  2. Fly from Tirgu Mures (TGM) to Budapest (BUD) TGM - BUD

6 633 Ft - 23 997 Ft

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The cheapest way to get from Bistriţa to Budapest is to train which costs $12 - $45 and takes 11h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from Bistriţa to Budapest is to drive which costs $55 - $85 and takes 6h 51m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bistriţa and arriving at Budapest. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10h 23m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bistriţa to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Bistriţa Nord and arriving at Budapest-Keleti via Saratel. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 11m.

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The distance between Bistriţa and Budapest is 414 km. The road distance is 504.9 km.

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The best way to get from Bistriţa to Budapest without a car is to bus which takes 10h 23m and costs $55 - $80.

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The bus from Bistriţa to Budapest takes 10h 23m including transfers and departs once daily.

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Bistriţa to Budapest bus services, operated by SC Latino Expres S.R.L., depart from Bistriţa station.

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

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The best way to get from Bistriţa to Budapest is to bus which takes 10h 23m and costs $55 - $80. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $12 - $45 and takes 11h 11m.

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Map of how to get from Bistriţa to Budapest.
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  • Distance: 413.5 km
  • Duration: 10h 23m

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

SC Latino Expres S.R.L. operates a bus from Bistriţa to Budapest once daily. Tickets cost 18 000 Ft - 25 000 Ft and the journey takes 10h 23m. Alternatively, Romanian Railways (CFR) operates a train from Saratel to Budapest-Keleti twice daily. Tickets cost 3 800 Ft - 12 000 Ft and the journey takes 9h 59m.

Airlines
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Budapest via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
26 000 Ft - 110 000 Ft
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Budapest via London Luton
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
26 000 Ft - 110 000 Ft
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Budapest via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
26 000 Ft - 110 000 Ft
Flights from Tirgu Mures to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
9 000 Ft - 22 000 Ft
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
75 000 Ft - 220 000 Ft
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75 000 Ft - 220 000 Ft
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Budapest via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
38 000 Ft - 80 000 Ft
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Budapest via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
48 000 Ft - 170 000 Ft
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Budapest via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
20 000 Ft - 85 000 Ft
Train operators
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Saratel to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
9h 59m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
3 800 Ft - 12 000 Ft
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
3 800 Ft - 4 800 Ft
1st Class
10 000 Ft - 12 000 Ft
Train from Bistriţa Nord to Târgu Mureş
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
800 Ft - 3 200 Ft
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
800 Ft - 1 100 Ft
1st Class
2 800 Ft - 3 200 Ft
Bus operators
SC Latino Expres S.R.L.
Phone
0040263701919
Email
latinoexpres@yahoo.com
Website
latinoexpres.ro
Bus from Bistriţa to Budapest
Ave. Duration
10h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
18 000 Ft - 25 000 Ft
Schedules at
latinoexpres.ro
Transpierre S L
Phone
+34 915 27 00 89
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Bistrita to Cluj Napoca
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
6 times a week
Schedules at
Transpierre S L
GIG
Phone
+40722258311
Email
office@gigimpex.ro
Website
gigtour.ro
Bus from Cluj-Napoca to Budapest
Ave. Duration
7h 29m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
8 283 Ft
Website
GIG
Sami Trans
Phone
+4-0332-804.020
Website
sami.autogari.ro
Bus from Bistriţa to Cluj-Napoca Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
1 200 Ft - 1 600 Ft
Schedules at
sami.autogari.ro

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

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Bistriţa to Budapest bus services, operated by SC Latino Expres S.R.L., arrive at Budapest station.

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Budapest is 1h behind Bistriţa. It is currently 6:19 AM in Bistriţa and 5:19 AM in Budapest.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Bistriţa to Budapest is 505 km. It takes approximately 6h 51m to drive from Bistriţa to Budapest.

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

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There are 4803+ hotels available in Budapest. Prices start at 30 000 Ft per night.

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