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

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Recommended option

Bus  •  10 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Cluj to Budapest
  2. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Airport to Košice 912

$39 - $52

Cheapest option

Train via Püspökladany  •  10 h 58 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 Nyiregyhaza Ic / ...
  4. Take the train from Nyiregyhaza to Miskolc-Tiszai R / ...
  5. Take the train from Miskolc-Tiszai to Kosice Ic

$21 - $35

4 alternative options

Bus, shuttle  •  11 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Cluj to Budapest - Liszt Ferenc Airport
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Budapest Airport to Košice Eurobusways

$62 - $112

Train  •  15 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Cluj Napoca to Carei D / ...
  2. Take the train from Mateszalka to Zahony R
  3. Take the train from Chop to Kosice predmestie

$31 - $53

Drive  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Cluj-Napoca to Košice 228 miles

$45 - $70

Fly  •  6 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Cluj-Napoca (CLJ) to Kosice (KSC) CLJ - KSC

$44 - $245

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The cheapest way to get from Cluj-Napoca to Košice is to train which costs $20 - $35 and takes 10 h 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cluj-Napoca to Košice is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 5 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cluj-Napoca to Košice. However, there are services departing from Cluj and arriving at Košice via Ferihegy vasútállomás and Budapest, Budapest Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 46 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cluj-Napoca to Košice. However, there are services departing from Cluj Napoca and arriving at Kosice via Biharkeresztes, Püspökladany, Nyiregyhaza and Miskolc-Tiszai. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 58 min.

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The distance between Cluj-Napoca and Košice is 278 km. The road distance is 364.8 km.

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The best way to get from Cluj-Napoca to Košice without a car is to bus which takes 10 h 46 min and costs $35 - $55.

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It takes approximately 10 h 46 min to get from Cluj-Napoca to Košice, including transfers.

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Cluj-Napoca to Košice bus services, operated by Huben, depart from Cluj station.

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Cluj-Napoca to Košice 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 Košice is to bus which takes 10 h 46 min and costs $35 - $55. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $20 - $35 and takes 10 h 58 min, you could also fly, which costs $40 - $250 and takes 6 h 11 min.

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Map of how to get from Cluj-Napoca to Košice.
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  • Distance: 174 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 46 min

What companies run services between Cluj-Napoca, Romania and Košice, Slovakia?

You can take a bus from Cluj-Napoca to Košice via Budapest, Ferihegy vasútállomás, and Budapest, Budapest Airport in around 10 h 46 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Cluj-Napoca to Košice via Biharkeresztes, Püspökladany, Nyiregyhaza, and Miskolc-Tiszai in around 10 h 58 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Kosice via Munich, Vienna
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Kosice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Kosice via Southend
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $410
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Kosice via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Kosice via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
11 h 40 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Kosice via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Kosice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $240
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 Carei
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $14
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 Nyiregyhaza
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Nyiregyhaza to Miskolc-Tiszai
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Miskolc-Tiszai to Kosice
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Mateszalka to Zahony
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Ukrainian Railways
Website
uz.gov.ua
Train from Chop to Kosice predmestie
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
Bus operators
Huben
Website
huben.ro
Bus from Cluj to Budapest
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $25
Schedules at
huben.ro
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 Airport to Košice
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
President Tour
Phone
0720 008899
Email
office@presidenttour.ro
Website
presidenttour.ro
Bus from Cluj to Budapest - Liszt Ferenc Airport
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Schedules at
presidenttour.ro
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 20 9148100
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Budapest Airport to Košice
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Schedules at
eurobusways.com

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There is no direct flight from Cluj-Napoca Airport to Kosice Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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Cluj-Napoca to Košice bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Košice station.

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Košice is 1 h behind Cluj-Napoca. It is currently 11:48 AM in Cluj-Napoca and 10:48 AM in Košice.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Cluj-Napoca to Košice is 365 km. It takes approximately 5 h 55 min to drive from Cluj-Napoca to Košice.

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Eurowings, Wizz Air, Ryanair and four other airlines offer flights from Cluj-Napoca Airport to Kosice Airport.

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There are 180+ hotels available in Košice. Prices start at $37 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cluj-Napoca to Cluj-Napoca Airport is to taxi which takes 10 min and costs $4 - $5.

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