There are 5 ways to get from Budapest to Arad by bus, train, rideshare or car

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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Bus SC Latino Expres S.R.L.  •  4 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest to Arad

$55 - $75

Cheapest option

Bus RegioJet  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Kelenföld vasútállomás M - Etele tér to Arad, autogara Transdara RegioJet

$11 - $14

3 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Arad Ic

$11 - $17

Rideshare  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Budapest to Arad 164.4 miles

$13

Drive  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Arad 164.9 miles

$29 - $45

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Budapest and arriving at Arad. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 17 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Budapest-Keleti and arriving at Arad. Services depart every four hours. The journey takes approximately 4 h 24 min.

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The distance between Budapest and Arad is 227 km. The road distance is 263.9 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Arad without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 17 min and costs .

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The bus from Budapest to Arad takes 4 h 17 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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

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Budapest to Arad train services, operated by Hungarian Railways (MÁV), depart from Budapest-Keleti station.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Arad is to bus which takes 4 h 17 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 4 h 24 min.

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

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Arad is 1 h ahead of Budapest. It is currently 2:13 PM in Budapest and 3:13 PM in Arad.

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  • Distance: 141.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 17 min

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

SC Latino Expres S.R.L. operates a bus from Budapest to Arad every 4 hours. Tickets cost $55 - $75 and the journey takes 4 h 17 min. Alternatively, Hungarian Railways (MÁV) operates a train from Budapest to Arad every 4 hours. Tickets cost $11 - $17 and the journey takes 4 h 24 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
SC Latino Expres S.R.L.
Phone
0040263701919
Email
latinoexpres@yahoo.com
Website
latinoexpres.ro
Bus from Budapest to Arad
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Schedules at
latinoexpres.ro
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Budapest, Kelenföld vasútállomás M - Etele tér to Arad, autogara Transdara
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Budapest to Arad
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Arad is 264 km. It takes approximately 2 h 30 min to drive from Budapest to Arad.

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There are 83+ hotels available in Arad. Prices start at $29 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Budapest and Arad. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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