There are 5 ways to get from Budapest to Timișoara by bus, train, rideshare or car

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Bus  •  4h 43m

  1. Take the bus from Budapest to Timisoara

$50 - $75

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Train  •  5h 23m

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Timisoara Nord Ir

$7 - $24

3 alternative options

Bus via Népliget M  •  7h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Budapest Nepliget to Timisoara Bus Station Budapest - Timisoara

$46 - $251

Rideshare  •  4h 5m

  1. Take the rideshare from Budapest to Timișoara 312.7 km

$19

Drive  •  3h 1m

  1. Drive from Budapest to Timișoara 312.6 km

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Timișoara is to rideshare which costs 5 853 Ft and takes 4h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Timișoara is to drive which costs 10 000 Ft - 16 000 Ft and takes 3h 1m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Budapest and arriving at Timisoara. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 43m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Budapest-Keleti and arriving at Timisoara Nord. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 23m.

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The distance between Budapest and Timișoara is 256 km. The road distance is 312.6 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Timișoara without a car is to bus which takes 4h 43m and costs 16 000 Ft - 23 000 Ft.

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The bus from Budapest to Timisoara takes 4h 43m including transfers and departs three times a day.

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

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Budapest to Timișoara train services, operated by Romanian Railways (CFR), depart from Budapest-Keleti station.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Timișoara is to bus which takes 4h 43m and costs 16 000 Ft - 23 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 2 300 Ft - 7 500 Ft and takes 5h 23m.

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  • Distance: 255.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 43m

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

SC Latino Expres S.R.L. operates a bus from Budapest to Timisoara 3 times a day. Tickets cost $50 - $75 and the journey takes 4h 43m. Alternatively, Romanian Railways (CFR) operates a train from Budapest-Keleti to Timisoara Nord once daily. Tickets cost $7 - $24 and the journey takes 5h 23m. Hungarian Railways (MÁV) also services this route once daily.

Train operators
Bus operators
SC Latino Expres S.R.L.
Phone
0040263701919
Email
latinoexpres@yahoo.com
Website
latinoexpres.ro
Bus from Budapest to Timisoara
Ave. Duration
4h 43m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
latinoexpres.ro
Christian Transfers
Website
christiantransfers.ro
Bus from Budapest Nepliget to Timisoara Bus Station
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $250
Website
Christian Transfers
Shuttle
$45 - $65
Private Shuttle
$170 - $250
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Budapest to Timișoara
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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Timișoara is 1h ahead of Budapest. It is currently 3:53 AM in Budapest and 4:53 AM in Timișoara.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Timișoara is 313 km. It takes approximately 3h 1m to drive from Budapest to Timișoara.

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There are 555+ hotels available in Timișoara. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Budapest and Timișoara. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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