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There are 6 ways to get from Budapest to Craiova by bus, shuttle, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  10 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest to Craiova

$60 - $85

Cheapest option

Train  •  13 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Ilia Ic
  2. Take the train from Ilia to Craiova D

$25 - $38

4 alternative options

Shuttle, bus  •  12 h 52 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Budapest to Timişoara Eurobusways
  2. Take the bus from Timişoara to Craiova

Drive  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Craiova 394.3 miles

$70 - $110

Fly to Bucharest Otopeni, train  •  9 h 50 min

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

$42 - $328

Fly to Craiova  •  9 h 8 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 which costs 7 000 Ft - 11 000 Ft and takes 13 h 5 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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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 Ilia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 5 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 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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The bus from Budapest to Craiova takes 10 h 49 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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

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

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The best way to get from Budapest to Craiova is to bus which takes 10 h 49 min and costs 16 000 Ft - 23 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 7 000 Ft - 11 000 Ft and takes 13 h 5 min, you could also fly, which costs 15 000 Ft - 70 000 Ft and takes 9 h 8 min.

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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 Ilia in around 13 h 5 min.

Airlines
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Budapest to Craiova via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $230
Flights from Budapest to Craiova via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $250
Flights from Budapest to Craiova via Munich, Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $250
Flights from Budapest to Craiova via Munich, Bologna
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $230
Flights from Budapest to Craiova via Prague, Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
11 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $240
Flights from Budapest to Craiova via Munich, Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$55 - $230
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Budapest to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Bucharest Otopeni via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Train operators
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Ilia to Craiova
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Craiova
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
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
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 20 9148100
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Budapest to Timişoara
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$70 - $95
Schedules at
eurobusways.com
Obada Trans SRL
Phone
+4-0726.922.277
Website
obadatrans.autogari.ro
Bus from Timişoara to Craiova
Ave. Duration
7 h 9 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
obadatrans.autogari.ro

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

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

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Craiova is 1 h ahead of Budapest. It is currently 6:08 PM in Budapest and 7:08 PM in Craiova.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Craiova is 631 km. It takes approximately 7 h 45 min to drive from Budapest to Craiova.

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Austrian Airlines and Tarom offer flights from Budapest Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport.

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There are 90+ hotels available in Craiova. Prices start at $29 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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