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Recommended option

Train  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Intercity / ...

$12 - $19

3 alternative options

Bus Obada Trans SRL  •  7 h 9 min

$13 - $18

Bus Normandia Transport  •  9 h

  1. T2-T3 / ...

$17 - $21

Drive  •  5 h 12 min

  1. 213.8 miles

$30 - $50

What companies run services between Craiova, Romania and Timișoara, Romania?

Romanian Railways (CFR) operates a train from Craiova to Timișoara 3 times a day. Tickets cost $12 - $19 and the journey takes 5 h 48 min. Alternatively, Obada Trans SRL operates a bus from Craiova to Timișoara 3 times a day, and the journey takes 7 h 9 min. Dacos also services this route once daily.

Train operators
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Bus operators
Obada Trans SRL
Phone
+4-0726.922.277
Website
obadatrans.autogari.ro
Bus from Craiova to Timişoara
Ave. Duration
7 h 9 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
obadatrans.autogari.ro
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
$6
Schedules at
axitours.com
Normandia Transport
Phone
+4-0250.861.151
Website
normandiatransport.com
Bus from Târgu Jiu to Timişoara
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
normandiatransport.com
Expres Transport
Phone
0353.806.666
Email
office@eta.ro
Website
eta.ro
Bus from Târgu Jiu to Timişoara
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
etatargujiu.autogari.ro

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Craiova and Timișoara is 258 km. The road distance is 342 km.

The cheapest way to get from Craiova to Timișoara is to train which costs $12 - $19 and takes 5 h 48 min.

The quickest way to get from Craiova to Timișoara is to drive which takes 5 h 12 min and costs $30 - $50.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Craiova and arriving at Timisoara Nord. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 48 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Craiova and arriving at Timişoara. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 9 min.

The train from Craiova to Timisoara Nord takes 5 h 48 min including transfers and departs three times a day.