There are 7 ways to get from Craiova to Budapest by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Craiova  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Craiova (CRA) to Budapest (BUD) CRA - BUD

$46 - $187

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Train via Lököshaza  •  13 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Craiova to Arad D
  2. Take the train from Lököshaza to Budapest-Keleti D / ...

$26 - $40

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Train to Bucharest Otopeni, fly  •  9 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Craiova to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
  2. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Budapest (BUD) OTP - BUD

$43 - $329

Bus SC Latino Expres S.R.L.  •  11 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Craiova to Budapest

$60 - $85

Train  •  13 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Craiova to Arad D
  2. Take the train from Arad to Budapest-Keleti D / ...

$50 - $82

Bus RegioJet  •  13 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Craiova to Timişoara
  2. Take the bus from Timişoara, autogara AUTOTIM to Budapest, Kelenföld vasútállomás M - Etele tér RegioJet

$27 - $34

Drive  •  7 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Craiova to Budapest 394.4 miles

$70 - $110

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Craiova and arriving at Budapest. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11 h 48 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Craiova to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Craiova and arriving at Budapest-Keleti via Arad. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 23 min.

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The distance between Craiova and Budapest is 510 km. The road distance is 631.1 km.

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The best way to get from Craiova to Budapest without a car is to bus which takes 11 h 48 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 29 min to get from Craiova to Budapest, including transfers.

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

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Craiova to Budapest train services, operated by Romanian Railways (CFR), depart from Craiova station.

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The best way to get from Craiova to Budapest is to fly which takes 5 h 29 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 11 h 48 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 13 h 23 min.

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There is no direct flight from Craiova Airport to Budapest Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 50 min and has one stopover.

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Craiova to Budapest bus services, operated by SC Latino Expres S.R.L., arrive at Budapest station.

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Map of how to get from Craiova to Budapest.
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  • Distance: 319.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 29 min

What companies run services between Craiova, Romania and Budapest, Hungary?

Wizz Air and Ryanair fly from Craiova to Budapest once daily. Alternatively, SC Latino Expres S.R.L. operates a bus from Craiova to Budapest 3 times a day. Tickets cost $60 - $85 and the journey takes 11 h 48 min.

Airlines
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Craiova to Budapest via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $220
Flights from Craiova to Budapest via London Luton
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $250
Flights from Craiova to Budapest via Tel Aviv
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $260
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Craiova to Budapest via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Train operators
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Craiova to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Craiova to Arad
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Arad to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Bus operators
SC Latino Expres S.R.L.
Phone
0040263701919
Email
latinoexpres@yahoo.com
Website
latinoexpres.ro
Bus from Craiova to Budapest
Ave. Duration
11 h 48 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
latinoexpres.ro
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Timişoara, autogara AUTOTIM to Budapest, Kelenföld vasútállomás M - Etele tér
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Schedules at
regiojet.sk

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Budapest is 1 h behind Craiova. It is currently 2:16 AM in Craiova and 1:16 AM in Budapest.

Craiova to Budapest train services, operated by Romanian Railways (CFR), arrive at Budapest-Keleti station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Craiova to Budapest is 631 km. It takes approximately 7 h 48 min to drive from Craiova to Budapest.

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Ryanair and Wizz Air offer flights from Craiova Airport to Budapest Airport.

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There are 4266+ hotels available in Budapest. Prices start at $47 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Craiova to Craiova Airport is to taxi which takes 10 min and costs .

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