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

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Fly to Tirgu Mures  •  4 h 11 min

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

$36 - $169

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Bus FlixBus  •  13 h 3 min

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

$32 - $53

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Fly to Sibiu, bus  •  12 h 32 min

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

$108 - $614

Bus Brianna Tour  •  9 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest Népliget to Târgu Mureș

$74 - $92

Train, taxi  •  10 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Vintu de Jos D
  2. Take a taxi from Vintu de Jos to Transylvania

$107 - $147

Bus SC Latino Expres S.R.L.  •  15 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest to Cluj-Napoca
  2. Take the bus from Cluj-Napoca to Târgu Mureş

$64 - $88

Drive  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Transylvania 388.7 miles

$65 - $100

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The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Transylvania is to bus which costs 9 000 Ft - 15 000 Ft and takes 13 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Transylvania is to fly which costs 10 000 Ft - 48 000 Ft and takes 4 h 11 min.

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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 13 h 3 min.

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The distance between Budapest and Transylvania is 416 km. The road distance is 621.9 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Transylvania without a car is to bus which takes 9 h 25 min and costs 20 000 Ft - 26 000 Ft.

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It takes approximately 4 h 11 min 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 4 h 11 min and costs 10 000 Ft - 48 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 20 000 Ft - 26 000 Ft and takes 9 h 25 min.

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

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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: 260.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 11 min

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

Wizz Air flies from Budapest to Transylvania twice a week. Alternatively, Brianna Tour operates a bus from Budapest to Transylvania twice a week. Tickets cost $60 - $75 and the journey takes 7 h 43 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
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 Tirgu Mures
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Thursday and Sunday
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
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
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Budapest to Sibiu via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$470 - $1,300
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Vintu de Jos
Ave. Duration
8 h 46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
Balint Trans
Phone
+4- 0265-255-092
Website
balinttrans.ro
Bus from Sibiu to Târgu Mureș
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
balinttrans.ro
Book at
balinttrans.ro
Brianna Tour
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
$30 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
SC Latino Expres S.R.L.
Phone
0040263701919
Email
latinoexpres@yahoo.com
Website
latinoexpres.ro
Bus from Budapest to Cluj-Napoca
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
latinoexpres.ro
Autogenn
Phone
0259 471 690
Website
autogenn.ro
Bus from Cluj-Napoca to Târgu Mureş
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
autogenn.ro
Other operators
Taxi from Vintu de Jos to Transylvania
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Estimated price
$60 - $80

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Transylvania is 622 km. It takes approximately 7 h 4 min 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 100+ hotels available in Transylvania. Prices start at $30 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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