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There are 7 ways to get from Cluj-Napoca to Checkpoint Charlie by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly from Cluj-Napoca  •  5h 33m

  1. Fly from Cluj-Napoca (CLJ) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) CLJ - BER

€30 - €166

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Train, train to Tirgu Mures, fly  •  12h 23m

  1. Take the train from Cluj Napoca to Războieni
  2. Take the train from Războieni to Vidrasău h.
  3. Fly from Tirgu Mures (TGM) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) TGM - BER

€15 - €90

5 alternative options

Bus via Dresden  •  19h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Cluj to Dresden
  2. Take the bus from Dresden, Hbf., Bayrische Str. to Berlin, Südkreuz Bf RegioJet / ...

€70 - €91

Train  •  19h 49m

  1. Take the train from Cluj Napoca to Biharkeresztes Ir
  2. Take the train from Biharkeresztes to Puespoekladany Re / ...
  3. Take the train from Puespoekladany to Budapest-Nyugati Ic / ...
  4. Take the train from Budapest-Nyugati to Berlin Suedkreuz Ec

€60 - €88

Bus  •  27h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Cluj-Napoca to Berlin

€63 - €85

Train, night train  •  23h 22m

  1. Take the train from Cluj Napoca to Budapest-Keleti Ir
  2. Take the night train from Budapest-Keleti to Berlin Zoologischer Garten En

€91 - €149

Drive  •  13h 49m

  1. Drive from Cluj-Napoca to Checkpoint Charlie 1328.4 km

€140 - €210

Cluj-Napoca to Checkpoint Charlie by train and walk

The journey time between Cluj-Napoca and Checkpoint Charlie is around 28h 53m and covers a distance of around 1367 km. The fastest journey normally takes 28h 53m. Operated by Romanian Railways (CFR), Hungarian Railways (MÁV) and S-Bahn Berlin, the Cluj-Napoca to Checkpoint Charlie service departs from Cluj Napoca and arrives in Checkpoint Charlie. Typically six services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
28h 53m
Fastest journey time:
28h 53m
Journey distance:
1367 km
Services per week:
6
Cheapest price:
€61
Carbon emissions:
72 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
14:53
Last service departs at:
14:53

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Cluj-Napoca to Checkpoint Charlie train and walk schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
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  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Checkpoint Charlie is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Checkpoint Charlie is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Checkpoint Charlie is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

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Last updated: 28 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cluj-Napoca to Checkpoint Charlie is to train and fly which costs $18 - $110 and takes 12h 23m.

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The quickest way to get from Cluj-Napoca to Checkpoint Charlie is to fly which costs $35 - $210 and takes 5h 33m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cluj-Napoca to Checkpoint Charlie. However, there are services departing from Cluj and arriving at Berlin, Jüdisches Museum via Dresden, Hbf., Bayrische Str. and S Südkreuz Bhf/Ostseite. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Cluj-Napoca to Checkpoint Charlie. However, there are services departing from Cluj Napoca and arriving at S Anhalter Bahnhof via Biharkeresztes, Puespoekladany, Budapest-Nyugati and S Südkreuz Bhf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 49m.

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The distance between Cluj-Napoca and Checkpoint Charlie is 972 km. The road distance is 1328.4 km.

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The best way to get from Cluj-Napoca to Checkpoint Charlie without a car is to bus via Dresden which takes 19h 45m and costs $85 - $110.

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It takes approximately 5h 33m to get from Cluj-Napoca to Checkpoint Charlie, including transfers.

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Cluj-Napoca to Checkpoint Charlie bus services, operated by Brianna Tour, depart from Cluj station.

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Cluj-Napoca to Checkpoint Charlie train services, operated by Romanian Railways (CFR), depart from Cluj Napoca station.

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The best way to get from Cluj-Napoca to Checkpoint Charlie is to fly which takes 5h 33m and costs $35 - $210. Alternatively, you can bus via Dresden, which costs $85 - $110 and takes 19h 45m, you could also train, which costs $70 - $110 and takes 19h 49m.

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Map of how to get from Cluj-Napoca to Checkpoint Charlie.
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  • Distance: 972.1 km
  • Duration: 5h 33m

What companies run services between Cluj-Napoca, Romania and Checkpoint Charlie, Germany?

Wizz Air, LOT and Lufthansa fly from Cluj-Napoca to Checkpoint Charlie once daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cluj-Napoca to Checkpoint Charlie via Dresden, Dresden, Hbf., Bayrische Str., Berlin, Südkreuz Bf, S Südkreuz Bhf/Ostseite, and Berlin, Jüdisches Museum in around 19h 45m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€140 - €380
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €380
Flights from Tirgu Mures to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Budapest, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €330
Flights from Tirgu Mures to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Rome, Munich
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€23 - €130
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€22 - €120
Flights from Tirgu Mures to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Budapest
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€12 - €90
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €380
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Tirgu Mures to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Budapest
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€10 - €65
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Tirgu Mures to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Rome
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€50 - €170
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Tirgu Mures to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Budapest, Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €250
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Tirgu Mures to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Budapest, Vienna
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €340
Train operators
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Cluj Napoca to Războieni
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€1 - €7
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
€1 - €2
1st Class
€5 - €7
Train from Războieni to Vidrasău h.
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€1 - €6
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
€1 - €2
1st Class
€4 - €6
Train from Cluj Napoca to Biharkeresztes
Ave. Duration
3h 19m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€3 - €13
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
€3 - €5
1st Class
€11 - €13
Train from Biharkeresztes to Puespoekladany
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€1 - €6
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
€1 - €2
1st Class
€4 - €6
Train from Cluj Napoca to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
7h 27m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€8 - €27
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
€8 - €11
1st Class
€23 - €27
Interregional Calatori
Phone
004-0264-596775
Email
office@viaterraspedition.ro
Website
viaterraspedition.ro
Train from Cluj Napoca to Războieni
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€1 - €2
Website
Interregional Calatori
Train from Războieni to Vidrasău h.
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€1 - €2
Website
Interregional Calatori
Transferoviar Calatori
Phone
+40 238 434 380
Email
sesizari@transferoviarcalatori.ro
Website
transferoviarcalatori.ro
Train from Cluj Napoca to Războieni
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€1 - €3
Website
Transferoviar Calatori
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Biharkeresztes to Puespoekladany
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€2 - €3
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Puespoekladany to Budapest-Nyugati
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Nyugati to Berlin Suedkreuz
Ave. Duration
10h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€45 - €55
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Dresden, Hbf., Bayrische Str. to Berlin, Südkreuz Bf
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
RegioJet
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 Dresden central station to Berlin Südkreuz train station
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Dresden to Berlin - Südkreuz
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Blablabus
SC Latino Expres S.R.L.
Phone
0040263701919
Email
latinoexpres@yahoo.com
Website
latinoexpres.ro
Bus from Cluj-Napoca to Berlin
Ave. Duration
26h 56m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€55 - €80
Schedules at
latinoexpres.ro

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The quickest flight from Cluj-Napoca Airport to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 55m.

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Cluj-Napoca to Checkpoint Charlie bus services, operated by RegioJet, arrive at Berlin, Südkreuz Bf station.

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Cluj-Napoca to Checkpoint Charlie train services, operated by Hungarian Railways (MÁV), arrive at Berlin Suedkreuz station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cluj-Napoca to Checkpoint Charlie is 1328 km. It takes approximately 13h 49m to drive from Cluj-Napoca to Checkpoint Charlie.

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Wizz Air, LOT and Lufthansa offer flights from Cluj-Napoca Airport to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport.

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There are 767+ hotels available in Checkpoint Charlie. Prices start at €75 per night.

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The best way to get from Cluj-Napoca to Cluj-Napoca Airport is to train which takes 14 min and costs $1 - $4.

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