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

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 SC Latino Expres S.R.L.  •  4h 43m

  1. Take the bus from Budapest to Timisoara

$55 - $75

Cheapest option

Bus RegioJet  •  8h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Vasút u.16. to Timişoara, autogara AUTOTIM RegioJet

$13 - $17

3 alternative options

Train  •  5h 40m

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Lököshaza Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Lököshaza to Timisoara Nord Ic

$13 - $21

Rideshare  •  4h 5m

  1. Take the rideshare from Budapest to Timișoara 195.4 miles

$20

Drive  •  3h 1m

  1. Drive from Budapest to Timișoara 195.4 miles

$35 - $55

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Timișoara is to bus which costs 3 600 Ft - 4 800 Ft and takes 8h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Timișoara is to drive which costs 9 500 Ft - 15 000 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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No, there is no direct train from Budapest to Timișoara. However, there are services departing from Budapest-Keleti and arriving at Timisoara Nord via Lököshaza. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 40m.

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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 15 000 Ft - 22 000 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 Hungarian Railways (MÁV), 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 15 000 Ft - 22 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 3 700 Ft - 6 000 Ft and takes 5h 40m.

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Timișoara.
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  • Distance: 159.9 miles
  • 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 Timișoara 3 times a day. Tickets cost $55 - $75 and the journey takes 4h 43m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Budapest to Timișoara via Lököshaza in around 5h 40m.

Train operators
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Lököshaza
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Lököshaza to Timisoara Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
mavcsoport.hu
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
$55 - $75
Schedules at
latinoexpres.ro
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Budapest, Vasút u.16. to Timişoara, autogara AUTOTIM
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
regiojet.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. 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 be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Budapest to Timișoara
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20
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 1:50 PM in Budapest and 2:50 PM in Timișoara.

Budapest to Timișoara train services, operated by Hungarian Railways (MÁV), 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 415+ hotels available in Timișoara. Prices start at $34 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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