There are 5 ways to get from Budapest to Transylvania by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  4h 7m

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Tirgu Mures (TGM) BUD - TGM

$34 - $86

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Bus via Budapest, Budapest Népliget  •  12h 58m

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

$26 - $33

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Train  •  11h 52m

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Nyugati to Puespoekladany Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Puespoekladany to Cluj Napoca Ir
  3. Take the train from Cluj Napoca to Târgu Mureş

$39 - $57

Bus  •  12h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Budapest to Târgu Mureș

$32 - $35

Drive  •  7h 4m

  1. Drive from Budapest to Transylvania 624.3 km

$65 - $110

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Transylvania is to bus via Budapest, Budapest Népliget which costs 8 000 Ft - 11 000 Ft and takes 12h 58m.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Transylvania is to fly which costs 10 000 Ft - 27 000 Ft and takes 4h 7m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Budapest to Transylvania. However, there are services departing from Deák Ferenc tér M and arriving at Band via Budapest, Budapest Népliget and Târgu Mureș. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 58m.

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The distance between Budapest and Transylvania is 416 km. The road distance is 624.3 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Transylvania without a car is to train which takes 11h 52m and costs 12 000 Ft - 18 000 Ft.

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It takes approximately 4h 7m to get from Budapest to Transylvania, including transfers.

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Budapest to Transylvania bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Budapest, Budapest Népliget station.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Transylvania is to fly which takes 4h 7m and costs 10 000 Ft - 27 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 12 000 Ft - 18 000 Ft and takes 11h 52m, you could also bus, which costs 9 500 Ft - 11 000 Ft and takes 12h 5m.

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The quickest flight from Budapest Airport to Tirgu Mures Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Budapest to Transylvania bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Târgu Mureș, Târgu Mureş station.

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Transylvania.
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  • Distance: 416.3 km
  • Duration: 4h 7m

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

Wizz Air flies from Budapest to Transylvania once daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Budapest to Transylvania via Puespoekladany, Cluj Napoca, and Târgu Mureş in around 11h 52m.

Airlines
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Budapest to Tirgu Mures
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$29 - $70
Train operators
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Nyugati to Puespoekladany
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $12
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Puespoekladany to Cluj Napoca
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Puespoekladany to Cluj Napoca
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $18
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
$5 - $7
1st Class
$15 - $18
Train from Cluj Napoca to Târgu Mureş
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $12
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
$3 - $4
1st Class
$10 - $12
Bus operators
GIG
Phone
+40722258311
Email
office@gigimpex.ro
Website
gigtour.ro
Bus from Budapest to Târgu Mureș
Ave. Duration
9h 14m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$30
Website
GIG
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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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
9h 50m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Transylvania is 624 km. It takes approximately 7h 4m to drive from Budapest to Transylvania.

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Wizz Air offers flights from Budapest Airport to Tirgu Mures Airport.

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There are 119+ hotels available in Transylvania. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Budapest Airport is to bus which takes 29 min and costs 350 Ft.

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