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There are 5 ways to get from Craiova to Cluj-Napoca by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus ALSA  •  7 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Craiova to Piteşti
  2. Take the bus from Pitesti to Cluj Napoca*Roumanie

$30 - $55

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Bus Normandia Transport  •  9 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Craiova to Târgu Jiu
  2. Take the bus from Târgu Jiu to Cluj-Napoca Cj2-Cj3 / ...

$13 - $19

3 alternative options

Train  •  9 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Craiova to Cluj Napoca Ir

$15 - $23

Drive  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Craiova to Cluj-Napoca 250.1 miles

$40 - $60

Train, fly  •  7 h 8 min

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

$31 - $107

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Craiova to Cluj-Napoca is to bus which costs $13 - $19 and takes 9 h 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Craiova to Cluj-Napoca is to drive which costs $40 - $60 and takes 5 h 56 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Craiova to Cluj-Napoca. However, there are services departing from Craiova and arriving at Cluj Napoca*Roumanie via Pitesti. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 43 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Craiova and arriving at Cluj Napoca. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 9 h 4 min.

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The distance between Craiova and Cluj-Napoca is 273 km. The road distance is 400.2 km.

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The best way to get from Craiova to Cluj-Napoca without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 43 min and costs $30 - $55.

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It takes approximately 7 h 43 min to get from Craiova to Cluj-Napoca, including transfers.

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Craiova to Cluj-Napoca bus services, operated by Astra S.A, depart from Craiova station.

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

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The best way to get from Craiova to Cluj-Napoca is to bus which takes 7 h 43 min and costs $30 - $55. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $15 - $23 and takes 9 h 4 min.

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Map of how to get from Craiova to Cluj-Napoca.
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  • Distance: 170.5 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 43 min

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

You can take a bus from Craiova to Cluj-Napoca via Piteşti and Pitesti in around 7 h 43 min. Alternatively, Romanian Railways (CFR) operates a train from Craiova to Cluj-Napoca once daily. Tickets cost $15 - $23 and the journey takes 9 h 4 min.

Airlines
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Cluj-Napoca
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $240
Blue Air
Website
blueairweb.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Cluj-Napoca
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$29 - $170
Train operators
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Craiova to Cluj Napoca
Ave. Duration
9 h 4 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Craiova to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Bus operators
Astra S.A
Phone
+4-0248-63.63.02
Website
astrasa.autogari.ro
Bus from Craiova to Piteşti
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
astrasa.autogari.ro
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Pitesti to Cluj Napoca*Roumanie
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
alsa.com
AXI Tours
Phone
021-300.75.35
Website
axitours.com
Bus from Craiova to Târgu Jiu
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
axitours.com
Normandia Transport
Phone
+4-0250.861.151
Website
normandiatransport.com
Bus from Târgu Jiu to Cluj-Napoca
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
normandiatransport.com
Expres Transport
Phone
0353.806.666
Email
office@eta.ro
Website
eta.ro
Bus from Târgu Jiu to Targu Mure
Ave. Duration
6 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
etatargujiu.autogari.ro

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The quickest flight from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Cluj-Napoca Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Craiova to Cluj-Napoca bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Cluj Napoca*Roumanie station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Craiova to Cluj-Napoca is 400 km. It takes approximately 5 h 56 min to drive from Craiova to Cluj-Napoca.

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Blue Air and Tarom offer flights from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Cluj-Napoca Airport.

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There are 648+ hotels available in Cluj-Napoca. Prices start at $34 USD per night.

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