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There are 6 ways to get from Craiova to Budapest by bus, shuttle, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  10h 49m

  1. Take the bus from Craiova to Budapest

$60 - $85

Cheapest option

Train via Simeria  •  13h 29m

  1. Take the train from Craiova to Simeria Ir / ...
  2. Take the train from Simeria to Lököshaza Ic
  3. Take the train from Lököshaza to Budapest-Keleti D / ...

$26 - $40

4 alternative options

Bus, shuttle  •  11h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Craiova to Timişoara
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Timişoara to Budapest Eurobusways

$75 - $95

Train  •  13h 48m

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

$27 - $40

Drive  •  7h 48m

  1. Drive from Craiova to Budapest 394.4 miles

$70 - $110

Fly  •  6h 25m

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

$46 - $187

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The cheapest way to get from Craiova to Budapest is to train which costs $25 - $40 and takes 13h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Craiova to Budapest is to fly which costs $45 - $190 and takes 6h 25m.

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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 10h 49m.

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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 Simeria and Lököshaza. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 29m.

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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 10h 49m and costs $60 - $85.

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The bus from Craiova to Budapest takes 10h 49m including transfers and departs twice daily.

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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 bus which takes 10h 49m and costs $60 - $85. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $25 - $40 and takes 13h 29m, you could also fly, which costs $45 - $190 and takes 6h 25m.

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Map of how to get from Craiova to Budapest.
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  • Distance: 319.1 miles
  • Duration: 10h 49m

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

SC Latino Expres S.R.L. operates a bus from Craiova to Budapest twice daily. Tickets cost $60 - $85 and the journey takes 10h 49m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Craiova to Budapest via Simeria and Lököshaza in around 13h 29m.

Airlines
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Craiova to Budapest via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $220
Flights from Craiova to Budapest via London Luton
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $250
Flights from Craiova to Budapest via Tel Aviv
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$75 - $260
Flights from Craiova to Budapest via Bologna
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Craiova to Budapest via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Train operators
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Craiova to Simeria
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Simeria to Lököshaza
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Craiova to Arad
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Arad to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
4h 29m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $17
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
10h 49m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
latinoexpres.ro
Obada Trans SRL
Phone
+4-0726.922.277
Website
obadatrans.autogari.ro
Bus from Craiova to Timişoara
Ave. Duration
7h 9m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
obadatrans.autogari.ro
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 20 9148100
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Timişoara to Budapest
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$70 - $95
Schedules at
eurobusways.com

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There is no direct flight from Craiova Airport to Budapest Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 30m 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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Budapest is 1h behind Craiova. It is currently 7:54 AM in Craiova and 6:54 AM in Budapest.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Craiova to Budapest is 631 km. It takes approximately 7h 48m 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 4612+ hotels available in Budapest. Prices start at $32 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Craiova to Craiova Airport is to taxi which takes 10m and costs $4 - $6.

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