There are 6 ways to get from Bucharest to Transylvania by train, bus, car, plane or taxi

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train, bus  •  7 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Brasov D / ...
  2. Take the bus from Braşov to Targu Mures

$11 - $28

5 alternative options

Bus  •  8 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucharest Gară Filaret to Târgu Mureș

$32 - $33

Train  •  9 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Targu Mures Ir

$30 - $41

Drive  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Bucharest to Transylvania 239.2 miles

$35 - $55

Fly to Cluj-Napoca, bus, taxi  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Cluj-Napoca (CLJ) OTP - CLJ
  2. Take the bus from Turda to Târgu Mureş
  3. Take a taxi from Târgu Mureş to Transylvania

$33 - $111

Fly to Sibiu, bus  •  8 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Sibiu (SBZ) OTP - SBZ
  2. Take the bus from Sibiu to Târgu Mureș
  3. Take the bus from Târgu Mureș to Band

$168 - $715

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bucharest to Transylvania is to train and bus which costs $11 - $29 and takes 7 h 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bucharest to Transylvania is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 5 h 40 min.

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The distance between Bucharest and Transylvania is 276 km. The road distance is 382.8 km.

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It takes approximately 7 h 59 min to get from Bucharest to Transylvania, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bucharest to Transylvania. However, there are services departing from Bucharest Gară Filaret and arriving at Band via Târgu Mureș. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 40 min.

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Transylvania without a car is to train and bus which takes 7 h 59 min and costs $11 - $29.

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Bucharest to Transylvania bus services, operated by Alexa Trans, depart from Mangalia station.

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Map of how to get from Bucharest to Transylvania.
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  • Distance: 172.5 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 59 min

What companies run services between Bucharest, Romania and Transylvania, Romania?

Alexa Trans operates a bus from Bucharest to Transylvania once daily. Tickets cost $32 and the journey takes 6 h 45 min. Alternatively, Romanian Railways (CFR) operates a train from Bucharest to Transylvania once daily. Tickets cost $16 - $25 and the journey takes 8 h 30 min.

Airlines
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Cluj-Napoca
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $240
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Sibiu
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,600
Blue Air
Website
blueairweb.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Cluj-Napoca
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$29 - $170
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Cluj-Napoca
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$18 - $130
Train operators
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Brasov
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Targu Mures
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Bus operators
Fany
Phone
0741 607 941
Email
office@fany.ro
Website
fany.ro
Bus from Braşov to Targu Mures
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
fany.ro
Alexa Trans
Phone
0263 215 521
Email
alexa.trans@yahoo.com
Website
alexatrans.ro
Bus from Braşov to Târgu Mureș
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
alexatrans.ro
Bus from Bucharest Gară Filaret to Târgu Mureș
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$32
Schedules at
alexatrans.ro
MementoBus
Phone
(+40) 317.105.518
Email
rezervari@mementobus.com
Website
mementobus.com
Bus from Braşov to Targu Mures
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
mementobus.com
Balint Trans
Phone
+4- 0265-255-092
Website
balinttrans.ro
Bus from Braşov to Târgu Mureș
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $11
Schedules at
balinttrans.ro
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balinttrans.ro
Bus from Sibiu to Târgu Mureș
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
balinttrans.ro
Book at
balinttrans.ro
Duda Trans
Phone
+40 265 977
Website
dudatrans.ro
Bus from Turda to Târgu Mureş
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
dudatrans.ro
Bus from Târgu Mureș to Band
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
dudatrans.ro
Other operators
Taxi from Târgu Mureş to Transylvania
Ave. Duration
33 min
Estimated price
$12 - $16

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