There are 4 ways to get from Satu Mare to Budapest by train, bus, car or shuttle
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Train • 5h 30m
4 725 Ft - 7 719 Ft
3 alternative options
Bus • 7h 13m
7 273 Ft - 8 842 Ft
Drive • 3h 30m
10 000 Ft - 16 000 Ft
Shuttle • 4h
23 000 Ft - 31 000 Ft
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International entry into Hungary from Romania
- Entry is restricted for citizens and permanent residents of Romania
Restricted for: Foreign nationals
Conditions of entry into Hungary from Romania
- 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
Rules to follow in Hungary
Considerations leaving from Romania
The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries
Frequently Asked Questions
No, entry into Hungary from Romania is currently restricted.Explore options for future travel
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
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.
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.See options for return travel.
Last updated: 20 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers
The cheapest way to get from Satu Mare to Budapest is to train which costs $16 - $27 and takes 5h 30m.
The quickest way to get from Satu Mare to Budapest is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 3h 30m.
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.
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.
The distance between Satu Mare and Budapest is 288 km. The road distance is 325.5 km.
The best way to get from Satu Mare to Budapest without a car is to train which takes 5h 30m and costs $16 - $27.
It takes approximately 5h 30m to get from Satu Mare to Budapest, including transfers.
Satu Mare to Budapest bus services, operated by Autogenn, depart from Satu Mare station.
Satu Mare to Budapest train services, operated by Romanian Railways (CFR), depart from Satu Mare station.
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.
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 from Satu Mare to Debrecen
- Ave. Duration
- 2h 33m
- Twice daily
- Estimated price
- 800 Ft - 3 200 Ft
- Romanian Railways (CFR)
- 2nd Class
- 800 Ft - 1 100 Ft
- 1st Class
- 2 800 Ft - 3 200 Ft
Train from Debrecen to Budapest-Nyugati
- Ave. Duration
- 2h 30m
- Estimated price
- 3 900 Ft - 4 600 Ft
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More Questions & Answers
Satu Mare to Budapest bus services, operated by GIG, arrive at Budapest station.
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.
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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