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There are 6 ways to get from Budapest to Cluj-Napoca by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Püspökladany  •  8h

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Nyugati to Püspökladany Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Püspökladany to Biharkeresztes R / ...
  3. Take the train from Biharkeresztes to Cluj Napoca Ic

$16 - $26

5 alternative options

Bus SC Latino Expres S.R.L.  •  8h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Budapest to Cluj Napoca OMV

$55 - $80

Train  •  8h 58m

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Cluj Napoca Ic

$17 - $26

Bus Kameleon  •  9h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Budapest Népliget to Cluj

$23 - $27

Drive  •  5h 52m

  1. Drive from Budapest to Cluj-Napoca 279.4 miles

$50 - $75

Fly  •  6h 4m

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Cluj-Napoca (CLJ) BUD - CLJ

$40 - $326

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The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Cluj-Napoca is to train which costs 4 800 Ft - 7 500 Ft and takes 8h 58m.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Cluj-Napoca is to drive which costs 14 000 Ft - 21 000 Ft and takes 5h 52m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Budapest and arriving at Cluj Napoca OMV. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 44m.

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No, there is no direct train from Budapest to Cluj-Napoca. However, there are services departing from Budapest-Nyugati and arriving at Cluj Napoca via Püspökladany and Biharkeresztes. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h.

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The distance between Budapest and Cluj-Napoca is 354 km. The road distance is 447 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Cluj-Napoca without a car is to train which takes 8h and costs 4 600 Ft - 7 500 Ft.

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It takes approximately 8h to get from Budapest to Cluj-Napoca, including transfers.

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

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Budapest to Cluj-Napoca train services, operated by Hungarian Railways (MÁV), depart from Budapest-Nyugati station.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Cluj-Napoca is to train which takes 8h and costs 4 600 Ft - 7 500 Ft. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 16 000 Ft - 23 000 Ft and takes 8h 44m, you could also fly, which costs 11 000 Ft - 95 000 Ft and takes 6h 4m.

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Cluj-Napoca.
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  • Distance: 221.5 miles
  • Duration: 8h

What companies run services between Budapest, Hungary and Cluj-Napoca, Romania?

You can take a train from Budapest to Cluj-Napoca via Püspökladany and Biharkeresztes in around 8h. Alternatively, SC Latino Expres S.R.L. operates a bus from Budapest to Cluj-Napoca once daily. Tickets cost $55 - $80 and the journey takes 8h 44m. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Budapest to Cluj-Napoca via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Budapest to Cluj-Napoca via Krakow, Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Cluj-Napoca via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Budapest to Cluj-Napoca via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Budapest to Cluj-Napoca via Rome
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Flights from Budapest to Cluj-Napoca via London Luton
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Flights from Budapest to Cluj-Napoca via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Budapest to Cluj-Napoca via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $650
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Budapest to Cluj-Napoca via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Train operators
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Nyugati to Püspökladany
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Püspökladany to Biharkeresztes
Ave. Duration
59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Biharkeresztes to Cluj Napoca
Ave. Duration
3h 19m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Cluj Napoca
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Bus operators
SC Latino Expres S.R.L.
Phone
0040263701919
Email
latinoexpres@yahoo.com
Website
latinoexpres.ro
Bus from Budapest to Cluj Napoca OMV
Ave. Duration
8h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
latinoexpres.ro
GIG
Phone
+40722258311
Email
office@gigimpex.ro
Website
gigimpex.ro
Bus from Budapest to Cluj-Napoca
Ave. Duration
7h 28m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$32
Schedules at
gigimpex.ro
Kameleon
Phone
0040-264-599182
Email
office@kameleon.ro
Website
kameleon.ro
Bus from Budapest Népliget to Cluj
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
kameleon.ro
Huben
Website
huben.ro
Bus from Budapest Népliget to Cluj
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $25
Schedules at
huben.ro
President Tour
Phone
0720 008899
Email
office@presidenttour.ro
Website
presidenttour.ro
Bus from Budapest - Népliget to Cluj
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $26
Schedules at
presidenttour.ro

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There is no direct flight from Budapest Airport to Cluj-Napoca Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 10m and has one stopover.

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Budapest to Cluj-Napoca bus services, operated by SC Latino Expres S.R.L., arrive at Cluj Napoca OMV station.

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Cluj-Napoca is 1h ahead of Budapest. It is currently 5:13 PM in Budapest and 6:13 PM in Cluj-Napoca.

Budapest to Cluj-Napoca train services, operated by Hungarian Railways (MÁV), arrive at Cluj Napoca station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Cluj-Napoca is 447 km. It takes approximately 5h 52m to drive from Budapest to Cluj-Napoca.

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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 677+ hotels available in Cluj-Napoca. Prices start at $34 USD per night.

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

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