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There are 10 ways to get from Grenoble to Transylvania by train, plane, night bus, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train to Lyon, fly to Cluj-Napoca, night bus

  1. Take the train from Grenoble to Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Cluj-Napoca (CLJ)
  3. Take the night bus from Turda to Târgu Mureş

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Train to Geneva, fly to Cluj-Napoca, night bus

  1. Take the train from Grenoble to Geneve
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Cluj-Napoca (CLJ)
  3. Take the night bus from Turda to Târgu Mureş

Train to Lyon, fly to Sibiu, bus, train

  1. Take the train from Grenoble to Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Sibiu (SBZ)
  3. Take the bus from Sibiu to Alba Iulia
  4. Take the train from Alba Iulia to Târgu Mureş

Train to Geneva, fly to Sibiu, bus, train

  1. Take the train from Grenoble to Geneve
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Sibiu (SBZ)
  3. Take the bus from Sibiu to Alba Iulia
  4. Take the train from Alba Iulia to Târgu Mureş

Train, bus via Trieste

  1. Take the train from Grenoble to Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux
  2. Take the train from Chambery Challes Les Eaux to Torino Porta Susa
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Trieste Centrale
  4. Take the bus from Trieste to Târgu Mureș

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Grenoble to Venice Mestre
  2. Take the bus from Venice to Târgu Mureș

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Grenoble to Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux
  2. Take the train from Chambery Challes Les Eaux to Torino Porta Susa
  3. Take the bus from Torino - Piazza Tommaso Campanella to Cluj-Napoca
  4. Take the bus from Cluj-Napoca to Târgu Mureş

Train

  1. Take the train from Grenoble to Geneve
  2. Take the train from Genève to Zürich HB
  3. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Budapest-Keleti
  4. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Deda
  5. Take the train from Deda to Târgu Mureş Nord Hm.

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Grenoble to Sebes
  2. Take the train from Sebeş Alba to Târgu Mureş

Drive

  1. Drive from Grenoble to Transylvania

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The cheapest way to get from Grenoble to Transylvania is to bus which costs €95 - €120 and takes 29h.

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The quickest way to get from Grenoble to Transylvania is to train and fly and night bus which costs €60 - €240 and takes 10h 21m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Grenoble to Transylvania. However, there are services departing from Grenoble and arriving at Band via Venice and Târgu Mureș. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29h.

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The distance between Grenoble and Transylvania is 1449 km. The road distance is 1932.2 km.

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The best way to get from Grenoble to Transylvania without a car is to train and bus via Trieste which takes 27h 36m and costs €140 - €290.

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It takes approximately 10h 21m to get from Grenoble to Transylvania, including transfers.

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Grenoble to Transylvania bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Grenoble station.

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The best way to get from Grenoble to Transylvania is to bus which takes 29h and costs €95 - €120. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €430 - €800 and takes 31h 2m.

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The quickest flight from Lyon Airport to Cluj-Napoca Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 25m.

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Grenoble to Transylvania bus services, operated by Brianna Tour, arrive at Târgu Mureș station.

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Map of how to get from Grenoble to Transylvania.
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  • Distance: 1449.4 km
  • Duration: 10h 21m

What companies run services between Grenoble, France and Transylvania, Romania?

You can take a bus from Grenoble to Transylvania via Venice Mestre, Venice, and Târgu Mureș in around 29h. Alternatively, you can take a train from Grenoble to Transylvania via Genève, Zuerich Hb, Budapest-Keleti, Deda, and Târgu Mureş Nord Hm. in around 31h 2m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lyon to Cluj-Napoca via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Lyon to Cluj-Napoca via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Geneva to Cluj-Napoca via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Geneva to Cluj-Napoca via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Geneva to Cluj-Napoca via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Lyon to Sibiu via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Geneva to Sibiu via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Geneva to Sibiu via Zurich, Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Blue Air
Website
flyblueair.com
Flights from Lyon to Cluj-Napoca via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $230
Flights from Geneva to Cluj-Napoca via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $220
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Lyon to Sibiu via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Geneva to Sibiu via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Lyon to Cluj-Napoca
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$28 - $220
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Geneva to Cluj-Napoca via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Geneva to Cluj-Napoca via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Train operators
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Grenoble to Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$30 - $40
Train from Grenoble to Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
$32 - $38
1st Class
$25 - $30
Train from Chambery Challes Les Eaux to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$45 - $60
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Grenoble to Geneve
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$24 - $35
Rail 1st Class
$35 - $55
Train from Grenoble to Chambery Challes Les Eaux
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $29
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$11 - $17
Rail 1st Class
$19 - $29
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Grenoble to Genève
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Grenoble to Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$29 - $55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $170
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zuerich Hb to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
10h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$310 - $550
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Alba Iulia to Târgu Mureş
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$2 - $11
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
$2 - $4
1st Class
$9 - $11
Train from Deda to Târgu Mureş Nord Hm.
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $7
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$5 - $7
Train from Sebeş Alba to Târgu Mureş
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $12
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
$3 - $5
1st Class
$10 - $12
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $140
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
$45 - $65
Base Standard
$80 - $110
Base Premium
$95 - $140
Interregional Calatori
Phone
004-0264-596775
Email
office@viaterraspedition.ro
Website
viaterraspedition.ro
Train from Deda to Târgu Mureş Nord Hm.
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Website
Interregional Calatori
Bus operators
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Turda to Târgu Mureş
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Sibiu to Alba Iulia
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Grenoble to Venice Mestre
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Grenoble to Sebes
Ave. Duration
30h 25m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Brianna Tour
Phone
004-0745-845.394
Website
briannatour.autogari.ro
Bus from Trieste to Târgu Mureș
Ave. Duration
14h 36m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $90
Schedules at
briannatour.autogari.ro
Bus from Venice to Târgu Mureș
Ave. Duration
17h 21m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $95
Schedules at
briannatour.autogari.ro
Trans Dor
Phone
0231 519 925
Website
trans-dor.ro
Bus from Torino - Piazza Tommaso Campanella to Cluj-Napoca
Ave. Duration
19h 46m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Schedules at
trans-dor.ro
Autogenn
Phone
0259 471 690
Website
autogenn.ro
Bus from Cluj-Napoca to Târgu Mureş
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
autogenn.ro

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Yes, the driving distance between Grenoble to Transylvania is 1932 km. It takes approximately 18h 59m to drive from Grenoble to Transylvania.

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Wizz Air, Blue Air and Lufthansa offer flights from Lyon Airport to Cluj-Napoca Airport.

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