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There are 6 ways to get from Budapest to Bâlea Lake by bus, train, night train, car, plane or taxi

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Budapest to Avrig

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Night train

  1. Take the night train from Budapest-Keleti to Sibiu

4 alternative options

Train

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Sibiu

Bus via Budapest Ulloi ut

  1. Take the bus from Budapest to Avrig

Drive

  1. Drive from Budapest to Bâlea Lake

Fly, taxi

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Sibiu (SBZ)
  2. Take a taxi from Sibiu to Bâlea Lake
Hungary → Romania
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International entry into Romania from Hungary

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Hungary
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Romania from Hungary

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 14 day mandatory self quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Hungary
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 8 in quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Belarus, Bermuda, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Curaçao, Laos, Malaysia, North Macedonia, Puerto Rico, Russia, Serbia, Sint Maarten, South Korea, Turks and Caicos Islands, Ukraine and Vietnam
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 14 day mandatory self quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Angola, Anguilla, Aruba, Austria, Barbados, Belgium, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cayman Islands, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Estonia, Eswatini, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Guernsey, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Jersey, Jordan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malawi, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Monaco, Montenegro, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, Northern Mariana Islands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Seychelles, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 8 in quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Romania

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Hungary

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Romania from Hungary.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Bâlea Lake is 800 800 358.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Bâlea Lake is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Bâlea Lake is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 800 358.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Hungary from Romania.

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Last updated: 13 Jan 2022
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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Budapest to Bâlea Lake is to night train, which costs 10 000 Ft - 21 000 Ft and takes 14h 38m.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Bâlea Lake is to drive which costs 22 000 Ft - 33 000 Ft and takes 6h 29m.

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The distance between Budapest and Bâlea Lake is 476 km. The road distance is 634.4 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Bâlea Lake without a car is to bus which takes 9h 9m and costs 27 000 Ft - 36 000 Ft.

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It takes approximately 9h 9m to get from Budapest to Bâlea Lake, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Bâlea Lake is to bus which takes 9h 9m and costs 27 000 Ft - 36 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 20 000 Ft - 27 000 Ft and takes 12h 55m.

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There is no direct flight from Budapest Airport to Sibiu Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 15m and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Bâlea Lake is 634 km. It takes approximately 6h 29m to drive from Budapest to Bâlea Lake.

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

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There are one+ hotels available in Bâlea Lake. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Bâlea Lake.
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  • Distance: 475.6 km
  • Duration: 9h 9m

What companies run services between Budapest, Hungary and Bâlea Lake, Romania?

SC Latino Expres S.R.L. operates a bus from Budapest to Avrig 4 times a day. Tickets cost $55 - $80 and the journey takes 8h 17m. Alternatively, Hungarian Railways (MÁV) operates a train from Budapest-Keleti to Sibiu once daily. Tickets cost $29 - $35 and the journey takes 10h 8m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Sibiu via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $280
Flights from Budapest to Sibiu via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $300
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Sibiu via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $280
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Budapest to Sibiu via Corfu
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$14 - $100
Train operators
Bus operators
SC Latino Expres S.R.L.
Phone
0040263701919
Email
latinoexpres@yahoo.com
Website
latinoexpres.ro
Bus from Budapest to Avrig
Ave. Duration
8h 17m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
latinoexpres.ro
Mayer & Mayer Reisen
Phone
0744509279
Email
arminmayerreisen@yahoo.de
Website
mayer-transport.ro
Bus from Budapest to Avrig
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
mayer-transport.ro
Other operators
Taxi from Sibiu to Bâlea Lake
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Taxi 953
Phone
+40 269 953
Website
taxi953sibiu.ro
Taxi 942 Emilian S.R.L.
Phone
+40 269 237 295
Website
taxi942.ro
TAXI 924
Phone
+40 269 924
Website
taxi924.ro

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The best way to get from Budapest to Budapest Airport is to bus which takes 31 min and costs 900 Ft.

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