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There are 6 ways to get from Budapest to Arad by bus, train, night train, rideshare or car

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Bus  •  4h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Budapest to Arad

$50 - $75

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Night train  •  4h 22m

  1. Take the night train from Budapest-Keleti to Arad Night Train

$6 - $20

4 alternative options

Train  •  4h 48m

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Loekoeshaza Ic / ...

$13 - $19

Bus via Népliget M  •  6h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Budapest Nepliget to Arad Gas Station OMV Budapest - Timisoara / ...

$17 - $221

Rideshare  •  3h 43m

  1. Take the rideshare from Budapest to Arad 263 km

$13

Drive  •  2h 30m

  1. Drive from Budapest to Arad 263.9 km

$29 - $45

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Arad is to rideshare which costs 3 836 Ft and takes 3h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Arad is to drive which costs 9 000 Ft - 14 000 Ft and takes 2h 30m.

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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 4h 17m.

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Yes, there is an overnight train departing from Budapest-Keleti and arriving at Arad. This train operates every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 22m.

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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 4h 17m and costs 17 000 Ft - 23 000 Ft.

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The bus from Budapest to Arad takes 4h 17m 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 4h 17m and costs 17 000 Ft - 23 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 4 200 Ft - 6 500 Ft and takes 4h 48m.

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Arad.
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  • Distance: 226.6 km
  • Duration: 4h 17m

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 $50 - $75 and the journey takes 4h 17m. Alternatively, Hungarian Railways (MÁV) operates a train from Budapest-Keleti to Loekoeshaza every 3 hours. Tickets cost $12 - $15 and the journey takes 3h. Romanian Railways (CFR) also services this route once daily.

Train operators
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Loekoeshaza
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $18
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
$5 - $7
1st Class
$16 - $18
Night train from Budapest-Keleti to Arad
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $20
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
$6 - $8
1st Class
$17 - $20
Bus operators
SC Latino Expres S.R.L.
Phone
0040263701919
Email
latinoexpres@yahoo.com
Website
latinoexpres.ro
Bus from Budapest to Arad
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
latinoexpres.ro
Christian Transfers
Website
christiantransfers.ro
Bus from Budapest Nepliget to Arad Gas Station OMV
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $220
Website
Christian Transfers
Shuttle
$40 - $60
Private Shuttle
$150 - $220
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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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 Arad, Arad
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Budapest to Arad
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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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 1h ahead of Budapest. It is currently 2:35 AM in Budapest and 3:35 AM in Arad.

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

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

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There are 119+ hotels available in Arad. Prices start at $100 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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