Travel from Romania to Hungary is: Restricted. See details.

There are 4 ways to get from Satu Mare to Budapest by train, bus, car or shuttle

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Train  •  5h 30m

  1. Take the train from Satu Mare to Debrecen Ir / ...
  2. Take the train from Debrecen to Budapest-Nyugati Ic / ...

4 725 Ft - 7 719 Ft

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Bus  •  7h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Satu Mare to Oradea
  2. Take the bus from Oradea to Budapest

7 273 Ft - 8 842 Ft

Drive  •  3h 30m

  1. Drive from Satu Mare to Budapest 325.5 km

10 000 Ft - 16 000 Ft

Shuttle  •  4h

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Satu Mare to Budapest Eurobusways

23 000 Ft - 31 000 Ft

Romania → Hungary
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International entry into Hungary from Romania

  • Entry is restricted for citizens and permanent residents of Romania
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Bahrain, Croatia, Czech Republic, Georgia, Hungary, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia and Turkey

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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

Rules to follow in Hungary

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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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No, entry into Hungary from Romania is currently restricted.

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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: 20 Jun 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Satu Mare to Budapest is to train which costs $16 - $27 and takes 5h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Satu Mare to Budapest is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 3h 30m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Satu Mare to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Satu Mare and arriving at Budapest via Oradea. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 13m.

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No, there is no direct train from Satu Mare to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Satu Mare and arriving at Budapest-Nyugati via Debrecen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 30m.

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The distance between Satu Mare and Budapest is 288 km. The road distance is 325.5 km.

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The best way to get from Satu Mare to Budapest without a car is to train which takes 5h 30m and costs $16 - $27.

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It takes approximately 5h 30m to get from Satu Mare to Budapest, including transfers.

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Satu Mare to Budapest bus services, operated by Autogenn, depart from Satu Mare station.

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

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The best way to get from Satu Mare to Budapest is to train which takes 5h 30m and costs $16 - $27. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $24 - $30 and takes 7h 13m.

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Map of how to get from Satu Mare to Budapest.
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  • Distance: 288.2 km
  • Duration: 5h 30m

What companies run services between Satu Mare, Romania and Budapest, Hungary?

You can take a train from Satu Mare to Budapest via Debrecen in around 5h 30m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Satu Mare to Budapest via Oradea in around 7h 13m.

Train operators
Bus operators
Autogenn
Phone
0259 471 690
Website
autogenn.ro
Bus from Satu Mare to Oradea
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
1 300 Ft - 3 000 Ft
Schedules at
autogenn.ro
GIG
Phone
+40722258311
Email
office@gigimpex.ro
Website
gigtour.ro
Bus from Oradea to Budapest
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
5 895 Ft
Website
GIG
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 70 282 1827
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Satu Mare to Budapest
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
23 000 Ft - 31 000 Ft
Schedules at
eurobusways.com

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Satu Mare to Budapest bus services, operated by GIG, arrive at Budapest station.

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Budapest is 1h behind Satu Mare. It is currently 9:33 PM in Satu Mare and 8:33 PM in Budapest.

Satu Mare to Budapest train services, operated by Hungarian Railways (MÁV), arrive at Budapest-Nyugati station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Satu Mare to Budapest is 326 km. It takes approximately 3h 30m to drive from Satu Mare to Budapest.

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There are 619+ hotels available in Budapest. Prices start at 27 500 Ft per night.

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