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

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Train to Stuttgart, fly to Cluj-Napoca, night bus  •  10h 3m

  1. Take the train from Heidelberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Cluj-Napoca (CLJ) STR - CLJ
  3. Take the night bus from Turda to Târgu Mureş

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Train to Karlsruhe/Baden Baden, fly to Cluj-Napoca, night bus  •  10h 25m

  1. Take the train from Heidelberg Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
  2. Fly from Karlsruhe/Baden Baden (FKB) to Cluj-Napoca (CLJ) FKB - CLJ
  3. Take the night bus from Turda to Târgu Mureş

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Train to Frankfurt, fly to Cluj-Napoca, night bus  •  9h 50m

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Cluj-Napoca (CLJ) FRA - CLJ
  3. Take the night bus from Turda to Târgu Mureş

Train to Stuttgart, fly to Sibiu, bus, train  •  12h 42m

  1. Take the train from Heidelberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Sibiu (SBZ) STR - SBZ
  3. Take the bus from Sibiu to Alba Iulia
  4. Take the train from Alba Iulia to Târgu Mureş

Train  •  23h 55m

  1. Take the train from Heidelberg Hbf to Budapest-Keleti Rjx
  2. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Cluj Napoca Ir
  3. Take the train from Cluj Napoca to Târgu Mureş

Train via Vienna  •  24h 18m

  1. Take the train from Heidelberg Hbf to Wien Hbf Rjx
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Cluj Napoca Ir
  3. Take the train from Cluj Napoca to Războieni
  4. Take the train from Războieni to Chirileu h.

Bus  •  24h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Heidelberg Post Waypoint to Prague N109 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Praha Florenc to Târgu Mureș

Train #2  •  25h 41m

  1. Take the train from Heidelberg Hbf to Budapest-Keleti Rjx
  2. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Deda Ir
  3. Take the train from Deda to Târgu Mureş

Train, bus  •  29h 25m

  1. Take the train from Heidelberg Hbf to Heilbronn Hbf Re / ...
  2. Take the bus from Heilbronn to Cluj-Napoca Autogara Sens Vest
  3. Take the bus from Cluj-Napoca to Târgu Mureş

Drive  •  14h 56m

  1. Drive from Heidelberg to Transylvania 1568.3 km

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The most affordable way to get from Heidelberg to Transylvania is to train and fly and night bus, which costs €65 - €280 and takes 9h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Heidelberg to Transylvania is to train and fly and night bus which costs €65 - €280 and takes 9h 50m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Heidelberg to Transylvania. However, there are services departing from Heidelberg Post Waypoint and arriving at Band via Praha Florenc and Târgu Mureș. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24h 30m.

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The distance between Heidelberg and Transylvania is 1205 km. The road distance is 1568.3 km.

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The best way to get from Heidelberg to Transylvania without a car is to train which takes 23h 55m and costs €130 - €220.

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It takes approximately 10h 3m to get from Heidelberg to Transylvania, including transfers.

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Heidelberg to Transylvania bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Heidelberg Post Waypoint station.

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The best way to get from Heidelberg to Transylvania is to train which takes 23h 55m and costs €130 - €220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €85 - €130 and takes 24h 30m.

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The quickest flight from Stuttgart Airport to Cluj-Napoca Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 55m.

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

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Map of how to get from Heidelberg to Transylvania.
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  • Distance: 1205.5 km
  • Duration: 10h 3m

What companies run services between Heidelberg, Germany and Transylvania, Romania?

You can take a train from Heidelberg to Transylvania via Budapest-Keleti, Cluj Napoca, Târgu Mureş, and Târgu Mureș in around 23h 55m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Heidelberg to Transylvania via Prague, Praha Florenc, and Târgu Mureș in around 24h 30m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Cluj-Napoca via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Stuttgart to Cluj-Napoca via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Cluj-Napoca
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $480
Flights from Frankfurt to Cluj-Napoca via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $480
Flights from Stuttgart to Sibiu via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Blue Air
Website
flyblueair.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Cluj-Napoca
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Flights from Frankfurt to Cluj-Napoca via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Flights from Stuttgart to Sibiu
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $310
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Cluj-Napoca via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $480
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Sibiu via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Karlsruhe/Baden Baden to Cluj-Napoca
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $370
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
Deutsche Bahn
DB Fernverkehr AG
Website
delfi.de
Train from Heidelberg, Hauptbahnhof to Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Heidelberg, Hauptbahnhof to Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Heidelberg central station to Stuttgart central station
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
Flixtrain
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Abellio
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Heilbronn Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
ABELLIO Rail
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Heidelberg, Hauptbahnhof to Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
ABELLIO Rail
Train from Heidelberg, Hauptbahnhof to Heilbronn Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ABELLIO Rail
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
Railjet
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Website
Railjet
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
10h 6m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$140 - $220
Website
Railjet
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
7h 27m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
Railjet
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Cluj Napoca
Ave. Duration
7h 19m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $27
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Deda
Ave. Duration
10h 42m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
mavcsoport.hu
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 Budapest-Keleti to Cluj Napoca
Ave. Duration
7h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $35
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
$10 - $13
1st Class
$27 - $31
Train from Cluj Napoca to Târgu Mureş
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $12
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
$3 - $4
1st Class
$10 - $12
Train from Wien Hbf to Cluj Napoca
Ave. Duration
10h 41m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $50
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
$16 - $21
1st Class
$43 - $49
Train from Cluj Napoca to Războieni
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $8
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
$1 - $3
1st Class
$6 - $8
Train from Războieni to Chirileu h.
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $6
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$5 - $6
Train from Deda to Târgu Mureş
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$1 - $7
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$5 - $7
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bahn DE
Phone
0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.de
Train from Heidelberg, Hauptbahnhof to Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
Bahn DE
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 911 / 240 388 – 22
Email
info@bahntouristikexpress.de
Website
rdc-deutschland.de
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Website
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Interregional Calatori
Phone
004-0264-596775
Email
office@viaterraspedition.ro
Website
viaterraspedition.ro
Train from Cluj Napoca to Târgu Mureş
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Interregional Calatori
Train from Cluj Napoca to Războieni
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Website
Interregional Calatori
Train from Războieni to Chirileu h.
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Website
Interregional Calatori
Train from Deda to Târgu Mureş
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Website
Interregional Calatori
Transferoviar Calatori
Phone
+40 238 434 380
Email
sesizari@transferoviarcalatori.ro
Website
transferoviarcalatori.ro
Train from Cluj Napoca to Târgu Mureş
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Transferoviar Calatori
Train from Cluj Napoca to Războieni
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Website
Transferoviar Calatori
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Heilbronn Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
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).

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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
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Sibiu to Alba Iulia
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Heidelberg Post Waypoint to Prague
Ave. Duration
6h 44m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
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
Alexa Trans
Phone
0040 263 215 521
Email
alexa.trans@yahoo.com
Website
alexatrans.ro
Bus from Heilbronn to Cluj-Napoca Autogara Sens Vest
Ave. Duration
22h 1m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$125
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alexatrans.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 Heidelberg to Transylvania is 1568 km. It takes approximately 14h 56m to drive from Heidelberg to Transylvania.

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Blue Air and Lufthansa offer flights from Stuttgart Airport to Cluj-Napoca Airport.

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