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There are 6 ways to get from Dubrovnik to Bistriţa by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  28h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Dubrovnik to Belgrade
  2. Take the bus from Belgrad Central Bus Station to Timisoara Bus Station
  3. Take the bus from Timişoara to Bistriţa

$92 - $236

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Bus via Vienna  •  32h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Dubrovnik to Wien
  2. Take the bus from Viena- Hotel IBIS to Bistriţa

$78 - $108

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Bus, train  •  29h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Dubrovnik to Belgrade
  2. Take the bus from Belgrad Central Bus Station to Timisoara Bus Station
  3. Take the train from Timişoara Nord to Beclean pe Someş

$84 - $249

Drive, train, bus  •  31h 3m

  1. Drive from Dubrovnik to Nikšić
  2. Take the train from Nikšić to Podgorica
  3. Take the train from Podgorica to Lajkovac 430 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Lajkovac to Beograd
  5. Take the bus from Belgrad Central Bus Station to Timisoara Bus Station
  6. Take the train from Timişoara Nord to Beclean pe Someş

Drive  •  14h 48m

  1. Drive from Dubrovnik to Bistriţa 1047.7 km

$120 - $190

Fly, bus  •  10h 55m

  1. Fly from Dubrovnik (DBV) to Cluj-Napoca (CLJ) DBV - CLJ
  2. Take the bus from Cluj-Napoca Airport to Bistriţa

$113 - $515

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Yes, entry into Romania is currently allowed from Croatia.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

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The COVID-19 helpline number in Bistriţa is 800 800 358.

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

The social distance requirement in Bistriţa is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus hotline on 800 800 358.

No, returning to Croatia from Romania is currently allowed.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dubrovnik to Bistriţa is to bus via Vienna which costs 500 kn - 700 kn and takes 32h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Dubrovnik to Bistriţa is to fly and bus which costs 700 kn - 3.300 kn and takes 10h 55m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dubrovnik to Bistriţa. However, there are services departing from Dubrovnik - Pile and arriving at Bistriţa via Dubrovnik, Belgrad Central Bus Station and Timişoara. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28h 34m.

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The distance between Dubrovnik and Bistriţa is 709 km. The road distance is 1047.7 km.

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The best way to get from Dubrovnik to Bistriţa without a car is to bus which takes 28h 34m and costs 550 kn - 1.600 kn.

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It takes approximately 28h 34m to get from Dubrovnik to Bistriţa, including transfers.

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Dubrovnik to Bistriţa bus services, operated by Croatia Bus International, depart from Dubrovnik station.

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There is no direct flight from Dubrovnik Airport to Cluj-Napoca Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 30m and has one stopover.

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Dubrovnik to Bistriţa bus services, operated by Fany, arrive at Bistriţa station.

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Bistriţa is 1h ahead of Dubrovnik. It is currently 4:32 AM in Dubrovnik and 5:32 AM in Bistriţa.

Map of how to get from Dubrovnik to Bistriţa.
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  • Distance: 708.8 km
  • Duration: 28h 34m

What companies run services between Dubrovnik, Croatia and Bistriţa, Romania?

You can take a bus from Dubrovnik to Bistriţa via Dubrovnik, Belgrad Central Bus Station, Timisoara Bus Station, and Timişoara in around 28h 34m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dubrovnik to Cluj-Napoca via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 7m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Flights from Dubrovnik to Cluj-Napoca via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Monday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Dubrovnik to Cluj-Napoca via Zagreb, Munich
Ave. Duration
8h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Train operators
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Railways of Montenegro (ŽPCG)
Website
zcg-prevoz.me
Train from Nikšić to Podgorica
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
zcg-prevoz.me
Second Class
$3 - $4
First Class
$4 - $6
Train from Podgorica to Lajkovac
Ave. Duration
9h 7m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $28
Website
zcg-prevoz.me
Second Class
$16 - $18
First Class
$24 - $28
Bus operators
Croatia Bus International
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.getbybus.com
Bus from Dubrovnik to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
12h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Dubrovnik to Wien
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Christian Transfers
Website
christiantransfers.ro
Bus from Belgrad Central Bus Station to Timisoara Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $150
Website
Christian Transfers
Shuttle
$35 - $55
Private Shuttle
$100 - $150
Fany
Phone
0741 607 941
Email
office@fany.ro
Website
fany.ro
Bus from Timişoara to Bistriţa
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
fany.ro
Europa Bus Valjevo
Phone
+43 68120704025
Email
biletarnicaeb@gmail.com
Website
europabus.rs
Bus from Lajkovac to Beograd
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
europabus.rs
Sami Trans
Phone
+4-0332-804.020
Website
sami.autogari.ro
Bus from Cluj-Napoca Airport to Bistriţa
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
sami.autogari.ro
Apetrans Ltd
Phone
+4-0231-517.509
Website
apetrans.ro
Bus from Cluj-Napoca Airport to Bistriţa
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Schedules at
apetrans.ro

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Yes, the driving distance between Dubrovnik to Bistriţa is 1048 km. It takes approximately 14h 48m to drive from Dubrovnik to Bistriţa.

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Lufthansa and Croatia Airlines offer flights from Dubrovnik Airport to Cluj-Napoca Airport.

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There are five+ hotels available in Bistriţa. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Dubrovnik to Dubrovnik Airport is to shuttle which takes 25 min and costs 55 kn.

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