There are 5 ways to get from Budapest to Bistriţa by bus, train, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus SC Latino Expres S.R.L.  •  10 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest to Bistriţa

$60 - $85

Cheapest option

Train  •  10 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Saratel Intercity

$23 - $34

3 alternative options

Bus FlixBus  •  12 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Cluj-Napoca, Cluj 961 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Cluj-Napoca to Bistriţa 001

$29 - $136

Drive  •  6 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Bistriţa 323.9 miles

$55 - $85

Fly, train  •  7 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Cluj-Napoca (CLJ) BUD - CLJ
  2. Take the train from Apahida to Dej Calatori
  3. Take the train from Dej to Bistrita Fabrici H.

$41 - $332

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

SC Latino Expres S.R.L. operates a bus from Budapest to Bistriţa once daily. Tickets cost $60 - $85 and the journey takes 10 h 24 min. Trans Nicolaescu also services this route once a week. Alternatively, Hungarian Railways (MÁV) operates a train from Budapest to Bistriţa once daily. Tickets cost $22 - $35 and the journey takes 9 h 40 min.

Airlines
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Budapest to Cluj-Napoca
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Train operators
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Apahida to Dej Calatori
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Dej to Bistrita Fabrici H.
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Bus operators
SC Latino Expres S.R.L.
Phone
0040263701919
Email
latinoexpres@yahoo.com
Website
latinoexpres.ro
Bus from Budapest to Bistriţa
Ave. Duration
10 h 24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
latinoexpres.ro
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Cluj-Napoca, Cluj
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Orange Ways
Phone
+3670-400-4874
Email
info@orw.hu
Website
orangeways.com
Bus from Budapest Népliget to Cluj-Napoca
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
orangeways.com
Eurolines HU
Phone
+36 (1) 382-0888
Email
info@volanbusz.hu
Website
eurolines.hu
Bus from Budapest Népliget to Cluj-Napoca
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Schedules at
nemzetkozi.volanbusz.hu
Fany
Phone
0741 607 941
Email
office@fany.ro
Website
fany.ro
Bus from Cluj-Napoca to Bistriţa
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Schedules at
fany.ro
Tabita Tour
Phone
+4-0263-21.55.00
Website
tabitatour.ro
Bus from Cluj-Napoca to Bistriţa
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $90
Schedules at
tabitatour.autogari.ro
Sami Trans
Phone
+4-0332-804.020
Website
sami.ro
Bus from Cluj-Napoca to Bistriţa
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
sami.ro
Alexandros Tur
Phone
0722 23 89 69
Email
alexandros_tur@yahoo.com
Website
alexandros.ro
Bus from Cluj-Napoca to Bistriţa
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
alexandros.ro
Apetrans Ltd
Phone
+4-0231-517.509
Website
apetrans.ro
Bus from Cluj-Napoca to Bistriţa
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Schedules at
apetrans.ro

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Budapest to Bistriţa?

The distance between Budapest and Bistriţa is 414 km. The road distance is 518 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Budapest to Bistriţa?

The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Bistriţa is to train which costs 6 000 Ft - 9 000 Ft and takes 10 h 50 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Budapest to Bistriţa?

The quickest way to get from Budapest to Bistriţa is to drive which takes 6 h 46 min and costs 14 000 Ft - 22 000 Ft.

Is there a direct train between Budapest and Bistriţa?

No, there is no direct train from Budapest to Bistriţa. However, there are services departing from Budapest-Keleti and arriving at Bistrita Fabrici H. via Saratel. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 50 min.

Is there a direct bus between Budapest and Bistriţa?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Budapest and arriving at Bistriţa. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10 h 24 min.

How long does it take to get from Budapest to Bistriţa?

The bus from Budapest to Bistriţa takes 10 h 24 min including transfers and departs once daily.