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There are 4 ways to get from Cluj-Napoca to Debrecen by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Cluj-Napoca to Debrecen

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Train  •  5 h 50 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 Debrecen Ic / ...

$11 - $18

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Cluj Napoca to Oradea R / ...
  2. Take the bus from Oradea to Debrecen

Drive  •  3 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Cluj-Napoca to Debrecen 139 miles

$24 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Cluj-Napoca to Debrecen is to train which costs $10 - $18 and takes 5 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cluj-Napoca to Debrecen is to drive which costs $24 - $40 and takes 3 h 42 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cluj-Napoca and arriving at Debrecen. Services depart four times a week, and operate Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 3 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cluj-Napoca to Debrecen. However, there are services departing from Cluj Napoca and arriving at Debrecen via Biharkeresztes and Püspökladany. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 50 min.

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The distance between Cluj-Napoca and Debrecen is 171 km. The road distance is 222.4 km.

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The best way to get from Cluj-Napoca to Debrecen without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 40 min and costs .

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The bus from Cluj-Napoca to Debrecen takes 3 h 40 min including transfers and departs four times a week.

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Cluj-Napoca to Debrecen bus services, operated by GIG, depart from Cluj-Napoca station.

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Cluj-Napoca to Debrecen 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 Debrecen is to bus which takes 3 h 40 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs $10 - $18 and takes 5 h 50 min.

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Map of how to get from Cluj-Napoca to Debrecen.
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  • Distance: 107.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 40 min

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

GIG operates a bus from Cluj-Napoca to Debrecen 4 times a week, and the journey takes 3 h 40 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Cluj-Napoca to Debrecen via Biharkeresztes and Püspökladany in around 5 h 50 min.

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
$6 - $10
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Cluj Napoca to Oradea
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $9
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 - $4
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Püspökladany to Debrecen
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Bus operators
GIG
Phone
+40722258311
Email
office@gigimpex.ro
Website
gigimpex.ro
Bus from Cluj-Napoca to Debrecen
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
gigimpex.ro
Bus from Oradea to Debrecen
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
gigimpex.ro

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Cluj-Napoca to Debrecen bus services, operated by GIG, arrive at Debrecen station.

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Debrecen is 1 h behind Cluj-Napoca. It is currently 5:16 PM in Cluj-Napoca and 4:16 PM in Debrecen.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Cluj-Napoca to Debrecen is 222 km. It takes approximately 3 h 42 min to drive from Cluj-Napoca to Debrecen.

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There are 601+ hotels available in Debrecen. Prices start at $32 USD per night.

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