There are 10 ways to get from Budapest to Bran Castle by bus, train, night train, car, plane or shuttle

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Bus  •  11h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Budapest to Braşov

$58 - $82

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Night train  •  15h 16m

  1. Take the night train from Budapest-Nyugati to Brasov Night Train

$25 - $41

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Bus via Budapest, Budapest Népliget  •  14h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Brașov 1926 / ...

$37 - $48

Train  •  15h 4m

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Nyugati to Brasov Ir

$30 - $47

Drive  •  7h 40m

  1. Drive from Budapest to Bran Castle 699 km

$75 - $120

Fly Budapest to Bucharest Otopeni, bus  •  9h 16m

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) BUD - OTP
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Otopeni Airport to Brasov

$46 - $338

Fly Budapest to Sibiu, bus  •  11h 11m

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Sibiu (SBZ) BUD - SBZ
  2. Take the bus from Sibiu to Brașov

$113 - $620

Fly Budapest to Tirgu Mures, bus  •  10h 34m

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Tirgu Mures (TGM) BUD - TGM
  2. Take the bus from Târgu Mureș to Brasov

$34 - $174

Train to Vienna, fly to Sibiu, bus  •  11h 9m

  1. Take the train from Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Sibiu (SBZ) VIE - SBZ
  3. Take the bus from Sibiu to Brașov

$139 - $486

Train to Vienna, fly to Bucharest Otopeni, bus  •  11h 55m

  1. Take the train from Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) VIE - OTP
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Otopeni Airport to Brasov

$92 - $304

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Bran Castle is to night train which costs 7 000 Ft - 13 000 Ft and takes 15h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Bran Castle is to drive which costs 23 000 Ft - 34 000 Ft and takes 7h 40m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Budapest to Bran Castle. However, there are services departing from Budapest and arriving at Bran via Braşov. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 12m.

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The distance between Budapest and Bran Castle is 532 km. The road distance is 699 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Bran Castle without a car is to bus which takes 11h 12m and costs 17 000 Ft - 25 000 Ft.

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It takes approximately 11h 12m to get from Budapest to Bran Castle, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Budapest to Bran Castle is to bus which takes 11h 12m and costs 17 000 Ft - 25 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 9 000 Ft - 15 000 Ft and takes 15h 4m.

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The quickest flight from Budapest Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Budapest to Bran Castle bus services, operated by SC Latino Expres S.R.L., arrive at Braşov station.

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Bran Castle.
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  • Distance: 531.9 km
  • Duration: 11h 12m

What companies run services between Budapest, Hungary and Bran Castle, Romania?

SC Latino Expres S.R.L. operates a bus from Budapest to Bran Castle once daily. Tickets cost $55 - $80 and the journey takes 9h 48m. Alternatively, Hungarian Railways (MÁV) operates a train from Budapest to Bran Castle once daily. Tickets cost $29 - $45 and the journey takes 13h 40m.

Airlines
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Budapest to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Budapest to Sibiu via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$470 - $1,300
Flights from Vienna to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $350
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Sibiu via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Vienna to Sibiu
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $490
Flights from Vienna to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $280
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Sibiu via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Budapest to Sibiu via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Budapest to Sibiu via Dusseldorf, Munich
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Vienna to Sibiu via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $550
Flights from Vienna to Bucharest Otopeni via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $420
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Budapest to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Budapest to Tirgu Mures
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $150
Cairo Aviation
Website
cairoaviation.com.eg
Flights from Vienna to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Vienna to Bucharest Otopeni via Zagreb
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $2,000
Train operators
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Nyugati to Brasov
Ave. Duration
13h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Night train from Budapest-Nyugati to Brasov
Ave. Duration
13h 52m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Train from Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Railjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
Railjet
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Bus operators
SC Latino Expres S.R.L.
Phone
0040263701919
Email
latinoexpres@yahoo.com
Website
latinoexpres.ro
Bus from Budapest to Braşov
Ave. Duration
9h 48m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
latinoexpres.ro
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 Brașov
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Sibiu to Brașov
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Direct Aeroport
Phone
0371.503.503
Email
office@direct-aeroport.ro
Website
direct-aeroport.ro
Shuttle from Otopeni Airport to Brasov
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Schedules at
direct-aeroport.ro
Fany
Phone
0741 607 941
Email
office@fany.ro
Website
fany.ro
Bus from Târgu Mureș to Brasov
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
fany.ro

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Bran Castle is 699 km. It takes approximately 7h 40m to drive from Budapest to Bran Castle.

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LOT and Tarom offer flights from Budapest Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport.

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There are 2149+ hotels available in Bran Castle. Prices start at $100 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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