There are 7 ways to get from Budapest to Craiova by bus, train, night 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  •  10 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest to Craiova

$60 - $85

Cheapest option

Fly to Bucharest Otopeni, train  •  9 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) BUD - OTP
  2. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Craiova

$43 - $330

5 alternative options

Train  •  13 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Deva Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Deva to Craiova Ir

$62 - $91

Train, night train  •  13 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Arad D / ...
  2. Take the night train from Arad to Craiova D

$53 - $77

Drive  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Craiova 394.3 miles

$70 - $110

Fly to Sibiu, train  •  12 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Sibiu (SBZ) BUD - SBZ
  2. Take the train from Sibiu to Craiova

$112 - $619

Fly to Craiova  •  9 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Craiova (CRA) BUD - CRA

$55 - $236

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Craiova is to train and night train which costs 14 000 Ft - 22 000 Ft and takes 13 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Craiova is to drive which costs 19 000 Ft - 29 000 Ft and takes 7 h 45 min.

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The distance between Budapest and Craiova is 510 km. The road distance is 630.8 km.

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The bus from Budapest to Craiova takes 10 h 49 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Budapest and arriving at Craiova. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10 h 49 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Budapest to Craiova. However, there are services departing from Budapest-Keleti and arriving at Craiova via Deva. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 27 min.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Craiova without a car is to bus which takes 10 h 49 min and costs 16 000 Ft - 23 000 Ft.

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Craiova.
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  • Distance: 319.1 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 49 min

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

SC Latino Expres S.R.L. operates a bus from Budapest to Craiova twice daily. Tickets cost $60 - $85 and the journey takes 10 h 49 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Budapest to Craiova via Deva in around 13 h 27 min.

Airlines
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Budapest to Sibiu via London Luton
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Flights from Budapest to Sibiu via Basel
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $280
Flights from Budapest to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $240
Flights from Budapest to Craiova via London Luton
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $300
Flights from Budapest to Craiova via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$50 - $230
Flights from Budapest to Craiova via Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $250
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Sibiu via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Budapest to Sibiu via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
8 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Budapest to Sibiu via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$470 - $1,300
Flights from Budapest to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Sibiu via Vienna
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Deva
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Arad
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Deva to Craiova
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Night train from Arad to Craiova
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Sibiu to Craiova
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Craiova
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Bus operators
SC Latino Expres S.R.L.
Phone
0040263701919
Email
latinoexpres@yahoo.com
Website
latinoexpres.ro
Bus from Budapest to Craiova
Ave. Duration
10 h 49 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
latinoexpres.ro

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