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.

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

  1. Take the bus from Budapest to Bistriţa

$55 - $80

Cheapest option

Bus Kameleon  •  12 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest - Liszt Ferenc Airport to Cluj
  2. Take the bus from Cluj to Bistriţa 005

$27 - $32

3 alternative options

Train  •  11 h 16 min

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

$64 - $90

Drive  •  6 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Bistriţa 323.9 miles

$55 - $85

Fly, train  •  8 h

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

$40 - $328

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Bistriţa is to bus which costs 7 500 Ft - 9 500 Ft and takes 12 h 55 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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The distance between Budapest and Bistriţa is 414 km. The road distance is 518.3 km.

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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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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-Keleti and arriving at Bistrita Nord via Saratel. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 16 min.

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Wizz Air offers flights from Budapest Airport to Cluj-Napoca Airport.

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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 $55 - $80 and the journey takes 10 h 24 min. Trans Nicolaescu also services this route once a week. Alternatively, Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Budapest to Bistriţa once daily. Tickets cost $60 - $90 and the journey takes 10 h 6 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
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Saratel
Ave. Duration
10 h 6 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
bahn.de
Romanian Railways (CFR)
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
$55 - $80
Schedules at
latinoexpres.ro
Kameleon
Phone
0040-264-599182
Email
office@kameleon.ro
Website
kameleon.ro
Bus from Budapest - Liszt Ferenc Airport to Cluj
Ave. Duration
7 h 43 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
kameleon.ro
President Tour
Phone
0720 008899
Email
office@presidenttour.ro
Website
presidenttour.ro
Bus from Budapest - Liszt Ferenc Airport to Cluj
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $25
Schedules at
presidenttour.ro
Sami Trans
Phone
+4-0332-804.020
Website
sami.ro
Bus from Cluj to Bistriţa
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
sami.ro

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