There are 8 ways to get from Cluj-Napoca to Budapest by plane, 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

Fly  •  2 h 9 min

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

$41 - $327

Cheapest option

Train via Püspökladany  •  7 h 32 min

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

$20 - $32

6 alternative options

Bus Huben  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Cluj to Budapest Népliget

$23 - $27

Train  •  7 h 35 min

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

$50 - $80

Bus Kameleon  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Cluj to Budapest - Liszt Ferenc Airport

$25 - $27

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

  1. Take the bus from Cluj Napoca OMV to Budapest

$55 - $80

Rideshare  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Cluj-Napoca to Budapest 278.7 miles

$27

Drive  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Cluj-Napoca to Budapest 282.7 miles

$50 - $75

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

Wizz Air flies from Cluj-Napoca to Budapest twice a week. Alternatively, Huben operates a bus from Cluj-Napoca to Budapest twice daily. Tickets cost $22 - $26 and the journey takes 6 h 30 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Train operators
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Cluj Napoca to Biharkeresztes
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Cluj Napoca to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Biharkeresztes to Püspökladany
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Püspökladany to Budapest-Nyugati
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Bus operators
Huben
Website
huben.ro
Bus from Cluj to Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $26
Schedules at
huben.ro
President Tour
Phone
0720 008899
Email
office@presidenttour.ro
Website
presidenttour.ro
Bus from Cluj to Budapest - Népliget
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $23
Schedules at
presidenttour.ro
Bus from Cluj to Budapest - Liszt Ferenc Airport
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $26
Schedules at
presidenttour.ro
Brianna Tour
Kameleon
Phone
0040-264-599182
Email
office@kameleon.ro
Website
kameleon.ro
Bus from Cluj to Budapest - Liszt Ferenc Airport
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
kameleon.ro
SC Latino Expres S.R.L.
Phone
0040263701919
Email
latinoexpres@yahoo.com
Website
latinoexpres.ro
Bus from Cluj Napoca OMV to Budapest
Ave. Duration
8 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
latinoexpres.ro
GIG
Phone
+40722258311
Email
office@gigimpex.ro
Website
gigimpex.ro
Bus from Cluj-Napoca to Budapest
Ave. Duration
7 h 29 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$33
Schedules at
gigimpex.ro
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Cluj-Napoca to Budapest
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Cluj-Napoca and Budapest is 354 km. The road distance is 452 km.

The cheapest way to get from Cluj-Napoca to Budapest is to bus which costs $22 - $28 and takes 6 h 50 min.

The quickest way to get from Cluj-Napoca to Budapest is to fly which takes 2 h 9 min and costs $40 - $330.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Cluj Napoca and arriving at Budapest-Keleti. Services depart three times a day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 35 min.

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

It takes approximately 2 h 9 min to get from Cluj-Napoca to Budapest, including transfers.