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

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Recommended option

Bus SC Latino Expres S.R.L.  •  10 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Bistriţa to Budapest

$60 - $80

Cheapest option

Train  •  12 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Beclean pe Somes to Cluj Napoca D / ...
  2. Take the train from Cluj Napoca to Püspökladany Ic
  3. Take the train from Püspökladany to Budapest-Nyugati Ic / ...

$21 - $34

4 alternative options

Bus FlixBus  •  11 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Bistriţa to Cluj-Napoca 001 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Cluj-Napoca to Budapest, Budapest Népliget 961

$28 - $124

Night train  •  11 h 56 min

  1. Take the night train from Saratel to Budapest-Keleti Ic

$23 - $38

Drive  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Bistriţa to Budapest 324.2 miles

$55 - $85

Train, fly  •  10 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Bistrita Nord to Dej Calatori
  2. Take the train from Dej Calatori to Cluj Napoca Est
  3. Fly from Cluj-Napoca (CLJ) to Budapest (BUD) CLJ - BUD

$41 - $328

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The cheapest way to get from Bistriţa to Budapest is to train which costs $21 - $35 and takes 12 h 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bistriţa to Budapest is to drive which costs $55 - $85 and takes 6 h 48 min.

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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 10 h 23 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bistriţa to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Bistrita Nord and arriving at Budapest-Nyugati via Beclean pe Somes, Cluj Napoca and Püspökladany. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 7 min.

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The distance between Bistriţa and Budapest is 414 km. The road distance is 518.6 km.

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The best way to get from Bistriţa to Budapest without a car is to bus which takes 10 h 23 min and costs $60 - $80.

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The bus from Bistriţa to Budapest takes 10 h 23 min 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 Beclean pe Somes station.

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The best way to get from Bistriţa to Budapest is to bus which takes 10 h 23 min and costs $60 - $80. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $21 - $35 and takes 12 h 7 min.

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Map of how to get from Bistriţa to Budapest.
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  • Distance: 258.5 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 23 min

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 $60 - $80 and the journey takes 10 h 23 min. Trans Nicolaescu also services this route once a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bistriţa to Budapest via Beclean pe Somes, Cluj Napoca, and Püspökladany in around 12 h 7 min.

Airlines
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Budapest via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Budapest via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Budapest via London Luton
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $190
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Budapest via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Train operators
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Beclean pe Somes to Cluj Napoca
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Cluj Napoca to Püspökladany
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Night train from Saratel to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
10 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Bistrita Nord to Dej Calatori
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Dej Calatori to Cluj Napoca Est
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Bus operators
SC Latino Expres S.R.L.
Phone
0040263701919
Email
latinoexpres@yahoo.com
Website
latinoexpres.ro
Bus from Bistriţa to Budapest
Ave. Duration
10 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Schedules at
latinoexpres.ro
Fany
Phone
0741 607 941
Email
office@fany.ro
Website
fany.ro
Bus from Bistriţa to Cluj-Napoca
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
fany.ro
Sami Trans
Phone
+4-0332-804.020
Website
sami.ro
Bus from Bistriţa to Cluj-Napoca
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
sami.ro
Tabita Tour
Phone
+4-0263-21.55.00
Website
tabitatour.ro
Bus from Bistriţa to Cluj-Napoca
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $85
Schedules at
tabitatour.autogari.ro
Alexandros Tur
Phone
0722 23 89 69
Email
alexandros_tur@yahoo.com
Website
alexandros.ro
Bus from Bistriţa to Cluj-Napoca
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
alexandros.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 Cluj-Napoca to Budapest, Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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Budapest is 1 h behind Bistriţa. It is currently 5:21 AM in Bistriţa and 4:21 AM in Budapest.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Bistriţa to Budapest is 519 km. It takes approximately 6 h 48 min to drive from Bistriţa to Budapest.

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LOT, Tarom, Lufthansa and Wizz Air offer flights from Cluj-Napoca Airport to Budapest Airport.

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There are 4446+ hotels available in Budapest. Prices start at $40 USD per night.

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