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There are 7 ways to get from Budapest to Sovata by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus GIG  •  10 h

  1. Take the bus from Budapest to Sovata Băi

$32

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  13 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Târgu Mureș, Târgu Mureş N963
  2. Take the bus from Târgu Mureș to Sovata

$32 - $55

5 alternative options

Train  •  13 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Targu Mures Ic

$46 - $57

Drive  •  7 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Sovata 409.8 miles

$70 - $110

Fly to Cluj-Napoca, bus  •  10 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Cluj-Napoca (CLJ) BUD - CLJ
  2. Take the bus from Turda to Sovata

$62 - $349

Fly to Tirgu Mures, bus  •  6 h 58 min

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

$47 - $177

Fly to Sibiu, bus  •  12 h 27 min

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

$132 - $637

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Sovata is to bus which costs 8 999 Ft and takes 10 h.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Sovata is to fly and bus which costs 13 000 Ft - 50 000 Ft and takes 6 h 58 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Budapest and arriving at Sovata Băi. Services depart four times a week, and operate Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 10 h.

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The distance between Budapest and Sovata is 468 km. The road distance is 655.6 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Sovata without a car is to bus which takes 10 h and costs 8 999 Ft.

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The bus from Budapest to Sovata Băi takes 10 h including transfers and departs four times a week.

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Budapest to Sovata bus services, operated by GIG, depart from Budapest station.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Sovata is to bus which takes 10 h and costs 8 999 Ft. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 13 000 Ft - 16 000 Ft and takes 13 h 5 min.

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There is no direct flight from Budapest Airport to Cluj-Napoca Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 20 min and has one stopover.

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Budapest to Sovata bus services, operated by GIG, arrive at Sovata Băi station.

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Sovata.
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  • Distance: 292.4 miles
  • Duration: 10 h

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

GIG operates a bus from Budapest to Sovata 4 times a week. Tickets cost $32 and the journey takes 10 h. Alternatively, Hungarian Railways (MÁV) operates a train from Budapest to Sovata once daily. Tickets cost $21 - $35 and the journey takes 11 h 1 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Cluj-Napoca via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Budapest to Cluj-Napoca via Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
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
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Budapest to Cluj-Napoca via Bologna
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Flights from Budapest to Cluj-Napoca via Rome
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Flights from Budapest to Cluj-Napoca via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Flights from Budapest to Tirgu Mures
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$20 - $150
Flights from Budapest to Sibiu via London Luton
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 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
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Budapest to Cluj-Napoca via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Budapest to Cluj-Napoca via Krakow, Warsaw
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Budapest to Cluj-Napoca via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $650
Flights from Budapest to Sibiu via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$470 - $1,300
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Budapest to Cluj-Napoca via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
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
Bus operators
GIG
Phone
+40722258311
Email
office@gigimpex.ro
Website
gigimpex.ro
Bus from Budapest to Sovata Băi
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$32
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gigimpex.ro
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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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 Târgu Mureș, Târgu Mureş
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Balint Trans
Phone
+4- 0265-255-092
Website
balinttrans.ro
Bus from Târgu Mureș to Sovata
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $4
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Balint Trans
Bus from Sibiu to Târgu Mureș
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $6
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Balint Trans
Irina Trans
Phone
+4-0749-226.971
Website
irinatrans.autogari.ro
Bus from Turda to Sovata
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
irinatrans.autogari.ro
Bus from Târgu Mureș to Sovata
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
irinatrans.autogari.ro

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Sovata is 1 h ahead of Budapest. It is currently 7:55 PM in Budapest and 8:55 PM in Sovata.

Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Sovata is 656 km. It takes approximately 7 h 43 min to drive from Budapest to Sovata.

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Austrian Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Tarom and three other airlines offer flights from Budapest Airport to Cluj-Napoca Airport.

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There are 180+ hotels available in Sovata. Prices start at $27 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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