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There are 7 ways to get from Craiova to Budapest by bus, train, night train, car or plane

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Bus SC Latino Expres S.R.L.  •  10 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Craiova to Budapest

$60 - $85

Cheapest option

Train, EuroNight  •  14 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Craiova to Arad D
  2. Take the EuroNight from Gara Arad to Budapest-Kelenföld Dacia / ...

$25 - $38

5 alternative options

Train  •  13 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Craiova to Simeria Ir / ...
  2. Take the train from Simeria to Lököshaza Ic
  3. Take the train from Lököshaza to Budapest-Keleti D / ...

$26 - $40

Bus RegioJet  •  13 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Craiova to Timişoara
  2. Take the bus from Timişoara, autogara AUTOTIM to Budapest, Kelenföld vasútállomás M - Etele tér RegioJet

$27 - $34

Drive  •  7 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Craiova to Budapest 394.4 miles

$70 - $110

Fly from Craiova  •  6 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Craiova (CRA) to Budapest (BUD) CRA - BUD

$46 - $187

Train to Bucharest Otopeni, fly  •  9 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Craiova to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
  2. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Budapest (BUD) OTP - BUD

$43 - $329

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The cheapest way to get from Craiova to Budapest is to bus which costs $26 - $35 and takes 13 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Craiova to Budapest is to fly which costs $45 - $190 and takes 6 h 29 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Craiova and arriving at Budapest. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10 h 49 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Craiova to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Craiova and arriving at Budapest-Keleti via Simeria and Lököshaza. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 29 min.

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The distance between Craiova and Budapest is 510 km. The road distance is 631.1 km.

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The best way to get from Craiova to Budapest without a car is to bus which takes 10 h 49 min and costs $60 - $85.

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The bus from Craiova to Budapest takes 10 h 49 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Craiova to Budapest bus services, operated by SC Latino Expres S.R.L., depart from Craiova station.

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Craiova to Budapest train services, operated by Romanian Railways (CFR), depart from Craiova station.

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The best way to get from Craiova to Budapest is to bus which takes 10 h 49 min and costs $60 - $85. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $25 - $40 and takes 13 h 29 min, you could also fly, which costs $45 - $190 and takes 6 h 29 min.

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Map of how to get from Craiova to Budapest.
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  • Distance: 319.1 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 49 min

What companies run services between Craiova, Romania and Budapest, Hungary?

SC Latino Expres S.R.L. operates a bus from Craiova to Budapest twice daily. Tickets cost $60 - $85 and the journey takes 10 h 49 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Craiova to Budapest via Simeria and Lököshaza in around 13 h 29 min.

Airlines
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Craiova to Budapest via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $220
Flights from Craiova to Budapest via London Luton
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $250
Flights from Craiova to Budapest via Tel Aviv
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $260
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Arkia Israel Airlines
Website
arkia.com
Flights from Craiova to Budapest via Tel Aviv
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$700 - $1,700
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Craiova to Budapest via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Train operators
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Craiova to Simeria
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Simeria to Lököshaza
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Craiova to Arad
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Night train from Arad to Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Craiova to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Night train from Gara Arad to Budapest-Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
cd.cz
Bus operators
SC Latino Expres S.R.L.
Phone
0040263701919
Email
latinoexpres@yahoo.com
Website
latinoexpres.ro
Bus from Craiova to Budapest
Ave. Duration
10 h 49 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
latinoexpres.ro
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Timişoara, autogara AUTOTIM to Budapest, Kelenföld vasútállomás M - Etele tér
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
regiojet.com

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There is no direct flight from Craiova Airport to Budapest Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 30 min and has one stopover.

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Craiova to Budapest bus services, operated by SC Latino Expres S.R.L., arrive at Budapest station.

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Budapest is 1 h behind Craiova. It is currently 1:14 PM in Craiova and 12:14 PM in Budapest.

Craiova to Budapest train services, operated by Hungarian Railways (MÁV), arrive at Budapest-Keleti station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Craiova to Budapest is 631 km. It takes approximately 7 h 48 min to drive from Craiova to Budapest.

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Arkia Israel Airlines, Ryanair and Wizz Air offer flights from Craiova Airport to Budapest Airport.

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There are 4366+ hotels available in Budapest. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Craiova to Craiova Airport is to taxi which takes 10 min and costs $4 - $6.

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