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

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

  1. Take the bus from Budapest to Bistriţa

$60 - $85

Cheapest option

Train  •  12 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Nyugati to Püspökladany Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Püspökladany to Cluj Napoca Ic
  3. Take the train from Cluj Napoca to Dej Calatori R / ...
  4. Take the train from Dej Calatori to Bistrita Nord R

$21 - $34

4 alternative options

Bus Alexa Trans  •  12 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest to Oradea
  2. Take the bus from Oradea to Bistriţa

$75 - $125

Night train  •  11 h 18 min

  1. Take the night train from Budapest-Keleti to Saratel Ic

$22 - $32

Drive  •  6 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Bistriţa 323.9 miles

$55 - $85

Fly, train  •  10 h 43 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 Calatori to Bistrita Nord

$41 - $331

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The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Bistriţa is to night train which costs 6 000 Ft - 9 000 Ft and takes 11 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Bistriţa is to drive which costs 16 000 Ft - 24 000 Ft and takes 6 h 46 min.

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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.

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No, there is no direct train from Budapest to Bistriţa. However, there are services departing from Budapest-Nyugati and arriving at Bistrita Nord via Püspökladany, Cluj Napoca and Dej Calatori. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 56 min.

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The distance between Budapest and Bistriţa is 414 km. The road distance is 518.3 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Bistriţa without a car is to bus which takes 10 h 24 min and costs 16 000 Ft - 23 000 Ft.

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

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

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

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The best way to get from Budapest to Bistriţa is to bus which takes 10 h 24 min and costs 16 000 Ft - 23 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 6 000 Ft - 10 000 Ft and takes 12 h 56 min.

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Bistriţa.
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  • Distance: 258.5 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 24 min

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, you can take a train from Budapest to Bistriţa via Püspökladany, Cluj Napoca, and Dej Calatori in around 12 h 56 min.

Airlines
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Budapest to Cluj-Napoca via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
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
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
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Budapest to Cluj-Napoca via Rome
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Flights from Budapest to Cluj-Napoca via London Luton
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Flights from Budapest to Cluj-Napoca via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $190
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
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
Train operators
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Nyugati to Püspökladany
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Püspökladany to Cluj Napoca
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Night train from Budapest-Keleti to Saratel
Ave. Duration
10 h 6 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Cluj Napoca to Dej Calatori
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Dej Calatori to Bistrita Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Apahida to Dej Calatori
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
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
Euro Pop
Phone
+4-0744-116.138
Website
europop.autogari.ro
Bus from Budapest to Oradea
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$98
Schedules at
europop.autogari.ro
Brianna Tour
Alexa Trans
Phone
0040 263 215 521
Email
alexa.trans@yahoo.com
Website
alexatrans.ro
Bus from Oradea to Bistriţa
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
alexatrans.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 Bistriţa bus services, operated by SC Latino Expres S.R.L., arrive at Bistriţa station.

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Bistriţa is 1 h ahead of Budapest. It is currently 9:30 AM in Budapest and 10:30 AM in Bistriţa.

Budapest to Bistriţa train services, operated by Romanian Railways (CFR), arrive at Bistrita Nord station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Bistriţa is 518 km. It takes approximately 6 h 46 min to drive from Budapest to Bistriţa.

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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 61+ hotels available in Bistriţa. Prices start at $28 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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