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There are 6 ways to get from Drobeta-Turnu Severin to Budapest by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train  •  9h 15m

  1. Take the train from Drobeta Tr.Severin to Budapest-Keleti Ir

3 900 Ft - 12 000 Ft

5 alternative options

Bus via Timișoara  •  10h

  1. Take the bus from Drobeta-Turnu Severin to Timişoara
  2. Take the bus from Timisoara Bus Station to Budapest Airport Timisoara - Budapest / ...

Bus  •  10h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Turnu Severin to Caransebeş
  2. Take the bus from Caransebeş to Budapest

18 591 Ft - 26 004 Ft

Night train  •  10h 20m

  1. Take the night train from Drobeta Tr.Severin to Budapest-Keleti Night Train / ...

4 219 Ft - 12 154 Ft

Drive  •  5h 53m

  1. Drive from Drobeta-Turnu Severin to Budapest 517 km

17 000 Ft - 25 000 Ft

Bus, fly  •  11h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Drobeta-Turnu Severin to Sofia
  2. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Budapest (BUD) SOF - BUD

16 710 Ft - 57 389 Ft

Drobeta-Turnu Severin to Budapest by train

The train journey time between Drobeta-Turnu Severin and Budapest is around 9h 45m and covers a distance of around 514 km. The fastest train normally takes 9h 45m. Operated by Romanian Railways (CFR), the Drobeta-Turnu Severin to Budapest train service departs from Drobeta Tr.Severin and arrives in Budapest-Keleti. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
9h 45m
Fastest train time:
9h 45m
Train distance:
514 km
Trains per week:
7
Cheapest price:
3 900 Ft
Carbon emissions:
27 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
11:35
Last train departs at:
11:35

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Drobeta-Turnu Severin to Budapest train schedules

Romania → Hungary
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International entry into Hungary from Romania

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Romania
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Austria, Bahrain, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Georgia, Hungary, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey and Ukraine

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Conditions of entry into Hungary from Romania

  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
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Rules to follow in Hungary

1.5m

Mandatory

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Considerations leaving from Romania

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Hungary from Romania.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Budapest is 0036 6 80 277 455.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Budapest is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Budapest is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0036 6 80 277 455.

No, returning to Romania from Hungary is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 25 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Drobeta-Turnu Severin to Budapest is to train which costs $13 - $40 and takes 9h 15m.

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The fastest way to get from Drobeta-Turnu Severin to Budapest is to drive. Taking this option will cost $55 - $85 and takes 5h 53m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Drobeta-Turnu Severin to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Drobeta-Turnu Severin and arriving at Deák Ferenc tér M via Timisoara Bus Station and Liszt Ferenc Airport 2. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Drobeta Tr.Severin and arriving at Budapest-Keleti. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9h 15m.

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The distance between Drobeta-Turnu Severin and Budapest is 424 km. The road distance is 517 km.

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The best way to get from Drobeta-Turnu Severin to Budapest without a car is to train which takes 9h 15m and costs $13 - $40.

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The train from Drobeta Tr.Severin to Budapest-Keleti takes 9h 15m including transfers and departs once daily.

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Drobeta-Turnu Severin to Budapest bus services, operated by Obada Trans SRL, depart from Drobeta-Turnu Severin station.

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Drobeta-Turnu Severin to Budapest train services, operated by Romanian Railways (CFR), depart from Drobeta Tr.Severin station.

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The best way to get from Drobeta-Turnu Severin to Budapest is to train which takes 9h 15m and costs $13 - $40. Alternatively, you can bus via Timișoara, which costs and takes 10h.

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Map of how to get from Drobeta-Turnu Severin to Budapest.
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  • Distance: 423.7 km
  • Duration: 9h 15m

What companies run services between Drobeta-Turnu Severin, Romania and Budapest, Hungary?

Romanian Railways (CFR) operates a train from Drobeta Tr.Severin to Budapest-Keleti once daily. Tickets cost 3 900 Ft - 12 000 Ft and the journey takes 9h 15m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Drobeta-Turnu Severin to Budapest via Timişoara, Timisoara Bus Station, Budapest Airport, and Liszt Ferenc Airport 2 in around 10h.

Airlines
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Sofia to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
17 000 Ft - 50 000 Ft
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Sofia to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
7 000 Ft - 60 000 Ft
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Sofia to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
15 000 Ft - 85 000 Ft
Train operators
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Drobeta Tr.Severin to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
3 900 Ft - 12 000 Ft
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
3 900 Ft - 5 000 Ft
1st Class
10 000 Ft - 12 000 Ft
Bus operators
Obada Trans SRL
Phone
+4-0726.922.277
Website
obadatrans.autogari.ro
Bus from Drobeta-Turnu Severin to Timişoara
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
Obada Trans SRL
Christian Transfers
Phone
+44 7440 708355
Website
christiantransfers.eu
Bus from Timisoara Bus Station to Budapest Airport
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
14 000 Ft - 85 000 Ft
Website
Christian Transfers
Shuttle
14 000 Ft - 21 000 Ft
Private Shuttle
55 000 Ft - 85 000 Ft
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Timişoara, autogara AUTOTIM to Budapest, Ferenc Liszt Airport, T2
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
3 400 Ft - 4 800 Ft
Website
RegioJet
Dacos
Phone
(0250) 747-41
Email
secretariat@dacos.com.ro
Website
dacos.com.ro
Bus from Turnu Severin to Caransebeş
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
1 500 Ft - 2 000 Ft
Schedules at
dacos.autogari.ro
SC Latino Expres S.R.L.
Phone
0040263701919
Email
latinoexpres@yahoo.com
Website
latinoexpres.ro
Bus from Caransebeş to Budapest
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
17 000 Ft - 24 000 Ft
Schedules at
latinoexpres.ro
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Drobeta-Turnu Severin to Sofia
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
6 500 Ft - 8 000 Ft
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Sofia Airport to Budapest Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Drobeta-Turnu Severin to Budapest bus services, operated by Christian Transfers, arrive at Budapest Airport station.

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Budapest is 1h behind Drobeta-Turnu Severin. It is currently 11:41 PM in Drobeta-Turnu Severin and 10:41 PM in Budapest.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Drobeta-Turnu Severin to Budapest is 517 km. It takes approximately 5h 53m to drive from Drobeta-Turnu Severin to Budapest.

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Bulgaria Air, Ryanair and Wizz Air offer flights from Sofia Airport to Budapest Airport.

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