There are 7 ways to get from Craiova to Budapest by plane, train, bus 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 from Craiova  •  5 h 29 min

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

$46 - $187

Cheapest option

Bus RegioJet  •  13 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Craiova to Timişoara
  2. Take the bus from Temešvár, autogara AUTOTIM to Budapešť, Kelenföld vasútállomás M - Etele tér Rj

$27 - $33

5 alternative options

Train to Bucharest Otopeni, fly  •  8 h 42 min

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

$45 - $330

Bus SC Latino Expres S.R.L.  •  10 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Craiova to Budapest

$55 - $80

Train  •  13 h 23 min

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

$49 - $76

Train via Szolnok  •  13 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Craiova to Arad D
  2. Take the train from Lököshaza to Szolnok D / ...
  3. Take the train from Szolnok to Budapest-Nyugati Ic / ...

$30 - $46

Drive  •  7 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Craiova to Budapest 394.4 miles

$70 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Craiova to Budapest is to bus which costs $26 - $35 and takes 13 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Craiova to Budapest is to fly which costs $45 - $190 and takes 5 h 29 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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It takes approximately 5 h 29 min to get from Craiova to Budapest, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Craiova and arriving at Budapest. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10 h 49 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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There are 4559+ hotels available in Budapest. Prices start at $44 USD per night.

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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, Ryanair and two other airlines fly from Craiova to Budapest twice daily. Alternatively, SC Latino Expres S.R.L. operates a bus from Craiova to Budapest twice daily. Tickets cost $55 - $80 and the journey takes 10 h 49 min.

Airlines
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
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
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $240
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 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
6 h 52 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Craiova to Budapest via Cologne/Bonn Apt, Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $210
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Craiova to Budapest via Bologna, Prague
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $190
Train operators
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Craiova to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $12
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 - $55
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Lököshaza to Szolnok
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Szolnok to Budapest-Nyugati
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Bus operators
SC Latino Expres S.R.L.
Phone
0040263701919
Email
latinoexpres@yahoo.com
Website
latinoexpres.ro
Bus from Craiova to Budapest
Ave. Duration
10 h 49 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
latinoexpres.ro
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Temešvár, autogara AUTOTIM to Budapešť, Kelenföld vasútállomás M - Etele tér
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Schedules at
regiojet.sk

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