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There are 7 ways to get from Budapest to Alba Iulia by bus, train, night train, car, plane or shuttle

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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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Train  •  9 h 43 min

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

$20 - $29

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Bus FlixBus  •  10 h 59 min

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

$30 - $51

Night train  •  11 h 1 min

  1. Take the night train from Budapest-Keleti to Vintu de Jos Ic / ...

$21 - $31

Drive  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Alba Iulia 316.7 miles

$55 - $85

Fly to Cluj-Napoca, shuttle  •  8 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Cluj-Napoca (CLJ) BUD - CLJ
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Cluj Airport to Alba Iulia

$40 - $411

Fly to Sibiu, bus  •  9 h 28 min

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

$105 - $615

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Alba Iulia is to train which costs 5 500 Ft - 8 500 Ft and takes 9 h 43 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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No, there is no direct train from Budapest to Alba Iulia. However, there are services departing from Budapest-Keleti and arriving at Alba Iulia via Vintu de Jos. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 43 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 SC Latino Expres S.R.L., depart from Budapest station.

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Budapest to Alba Iulia train services, operated by Hungarian Railways (MÁV), depart from Budapest-Keleti 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 5 500 Ft - 8 500 Ft and takes 9 h 43 min.

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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, Hungarian Railways (MÁV) operates a train from Budapest to Alba Iulia once daily. Tickets cost $18 - $28 and the journey takes 8 h 38 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Cluj-Napoca via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Budapest to Cluj-Napoca via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Budapest to Sibiu via Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Budapest to Sibiu via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Budapest to Cluj-Napoca via Rome
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Flights from Budapest to Cluj-Napoca via London Luton
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Flights from Budapest to Cluj-Napoca via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Flights from Budapest to Sibiu via London Luton
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Flights from Budapest to Sibiu via Basel
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $280
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Budapest to Cluj-Napoca via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Budapest to Cluj-Napoca via Krakow, Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Budapest to Cluj-Napoca via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $650
Flights from Budapest to Sibiu via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$470 - $1,300
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Budapest to Cluj-Napoca via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Sibiu via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Train operators
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Night train from Budapest-Keleti to Vintu de Jos
Ave. Duration
8 h 46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $26
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
5 times a week
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Aerotran Pass
Phone
+4 0758 928 530
Email
aerotrans_pass@yahoo.com
Website
transportaeroportcluj.ro
Shuttle from Cluj Airport to Alba Iulia
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$4 - $90
Schedules at
transportaeroportcluj.ro
Fany
Phone
0741 607 941
Email
office@fany.ro
Website
fany.ro
Bus from Sibiu to Alba Iulia
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
fany.ro

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There is no direct flight from Budapest Airport to Cluj-Napoca Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 10 min and has one stopover.

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

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Alba Iulia is 1 h ahead of Budapest. It is currently 5:30 PM in Budapest and 6:30 PM in Alba Iulia.

Budapest to Alba Iulia train services, operated by Hungarian Railways (MÁV), arrive at Vintu de Jos station.

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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, Turkish Airlines, Tarom and three other airlines offer flights from Budapest Airport to Cluj-Napoca Airport.

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There are 319+ hotels available in Alba Iulia. Prices start at $34 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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