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

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Bus SC Latino Expres S.R.L.  •  7 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest to Alba Iulia

$55 - $80

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EuroNight, bus  •  12 h 16 min

  1. Take the EuroNight from Budapest-Kelenföld to Deva Dacia
  2. Take the bus from Deva to Alba Iulia

$20 - $31

4 alternative options

Train  •  8 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Vintu de Jos D

$54 - $76

Bus FlixBus  •  11 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Alba Iulia 961

$30 - $51

Drive  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Alba Iulia 316.7 miles

$55 - $85

Fly, bus  •  9 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Sibiu (SBZ) BUD - SBZ
  2. Take the bus from Sibiu to Alba Iulia

$105 - $616

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The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Alba Iulia is to EuroNight and bus which costs 5 000 Ft - 8 500 Ft and takes 12 h 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Alba Iulia is to drive which costs 15 000 Ft - 23 000 Ft and takes 5 h 11 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Budapest and arriving at Alba Iulia. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 17 min.

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The distance between Budapest and Alba Iulia is 381 km. The road distance is 506.7 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Alba Iulia without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 17 min and costs 16 000 Ft - 22 000 Ft.

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The bus from Budapest to Alba Iulia takes 7 h 17 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Budapest to Alba Iulia bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Budapest, Budapest Népliget station.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Alba Iulia is to bus which takes 7 h 17 min and costs 16 000 Ft - 22 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 14 000 Ft - 21 000 Ft and takes 8 h 58 min.

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There is no direct flight from Budapest Airport to Sibiu Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 25 min and has one stopover.

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Budapest to Alba Iulia bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Alba Iulia station.

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Alba Iulia.
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  • Distance: 238 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 17 min

What companies run services between Budapest, Hungary and Alba Iulia, Romania?

SC Latino Expres S.R.L. operates a bus from Budapest to Alba Iulia once daily. Tickets cost $55 - $80 and the journey takes 7 h 17 min. Alternatively, Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Budapest to Alba Iulia once daily. Tickets cost $45 - $70 and the journey takes 8 h 46 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Sibiu via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Budapest to Sibiu via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
8 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Budapest to Sibiu via London Luton
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Flights from Budapest to Sibiu via Basel
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $280
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Sibiu via Vienna
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Budapest to Sibiu via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$470 - $1,300
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Vintu de Jos
Ave. Duration
8 h 46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Night train from Budapest-Kelenföld to Deva
Ave. Duration
8 h 26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
cd.cz
Bus operators
SC Latino Expres S.R.L.
Phone
0040263701919
Email
latinoexpres@yahoo.com
Website
latinoexpres.ro
Bus from Budapest to Alba Iulia
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
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 Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Alba Iulia
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Alexandros Tur
Phone
0722 23 89 69
Email
alexandros_tur@yahoo.com
Website
alexandros.ro
Bus from Deva to Alba Iulia
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
alexandros.ro
Fany
Phone
0741 607 941
Email
office@fany.ro
Website
fany.ro
Bus from Sibiu to Alba Iulia
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
fany.ro

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More Questions & Answers

Alba Iulia is 1 h ahead of Budapest. It is currently 1:21 AM in Budapest and 2:21 AM in Alba Iulia.

Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Alba Iulia is 507 km. It takes approximately 5 h 11 min to drive from Budapest to Alba Iulia.

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Austrian Airlines, Tarom, Wizz Air and Lufthansa offer flights from Budapest Airport to Sibiu Airport.

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There are 205+ hotels available in Alba Iulia. Prices start at $35 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Budapest Airport is to bus which takes 33 min and costs 350 Ft.

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