There are 7 ways to get from Budapest to Craiova by bus, train, shuttle, 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.

Recommended option

Bus  •  10 h 49 min

$60 - $85

Cheapest option

Train  •  11 h 37 min

  1. Intercity

$26 - $40

5 alternative options

Shuttle, bus  •  12 h 52 min

  1. Eurobusways

Drive  •  7 h 45 min

  1. 394.3 miles

$70 - $110

Fly to Bucharest Otopeni, train  •  9 h 9 min

  1. BUD - OTP

$49 - $336

Fly to Craiova  •  9 h 23 min

  1. BUD - CRA

$55 - $237

Fly to Cluj-Napoca, bus  •  8 h 20 min

  1. BUD - CLJ

$45 - $332

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, Hungarian Railways (MÁV) operates a train from Budapest to Craiova once daily. Tickets cost $26 - $40 and the journey takes 11 h 37 min.

Airlines
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
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
Flights from Budapest to Cluj-Napoca
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Budapest to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Train operators
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
S.C. Autotrans Calatori Filaret S.A.
Phone
021.335.32.90
Email
agentia.filaret@acfilaret.ro
Website
acfilaret.ro
Bus from Turda to Craiova
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
acfilaret.ro

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Budapest and Craiova is 510 km. The road distance is 631 km.

The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Craiova is to train which costs 7 000 Ft - 11 000 Ft and takes 11 h 37 min.

The quickest way to get from Budapest to Craiova is to drive which takes 7 h 45 min and costs 19 000 Ft - 28 000 Ft.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Budapest-Keleti and arriving at Craiova. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11 h 37 min.

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.

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