There are 5 ways to get from Satu Mare to Budapest by train, bus, car, plane or shuttle

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

Recommended option

Train  •  5h 32m

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

4 711 Ft - 7 666 Ft

4 alternative options

Bus  •  7h 13m

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

7 147 Ft - 8 689 Ft

Drive  •  3h 32m

  1. Drive from Satu Mare to Budapest 325.7 km

11 000 Ft - 17 000 Ft

Fly  •  9h 16m

  1. Fly from Satu Mare (SUJ) to Budapest (BUD) SUJ - BUD

24 177 Ft - 63 687 Ft

Shuttle  •  4h

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

22 000 Ft - 30 000 Ft

Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Hungary

There is widespread community transmission globally.
Some travel restrictions are being lifted in Hungary. For the latest travel status, please check the official page for Hungary.

For travel planning advice, please refer to our Rome2rio Coronavirus information page .
For the latest travel status, we recommend checking the official page for Hungary.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Advice

Some international borders began to reopen in Hungary from 4/24/2020.

Source Type: Government | Last updated: 4/27/2020

There are currently lockdown measures within Hungary to control the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Domestic travel within Hungary may be affected.

Source Type: Government | Last updated: 4/27/2020

Currently, we are unable to provide travel restriction information for leaving Romania. For the latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) travel status in Romania, please check government recommendations.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Hungary

Data sourced from: CDC, ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Satu Mare to Budapest is to train which costs $14 - $24 and takes 5h 32m.

More details

The quickest way to get from Satu Mare to Budapest is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 3h 32m.

More details

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.

More details

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 32m.

More details

The distance between Satu Mare and Budapest is 288 km. The road distance is 325.7 km.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Satu Mare to Budapest without a car is to train which takes 5h 32m and costs $14 - $24.

More details

It takes approximately 5h 32m to get from Satu Mare to Budapest, including transfers.

More details

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

More details

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

More details

The best way to get from Satu Mare to Budapest is to train which takes 5h 32m and costs $14 - $24. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $22 - $27 and takes 7h 13m, you could also fly, which costs $75 - $200 and takes 9h 16m.

Mode details

Map of how to get from Satu Mare to Budapest.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 288.3 km
  • Duration: 5h 32m

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 32m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Satu Mare to Budapest via Oradea in around 7h 13m.

Airlines
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Satu Mare to Budapest via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
12h 47m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
21 000 Ft - 60 000 Ft
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Satu Mare to Budapest via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
19 000 Ft - 65 000 Ft
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Satu Mare to Budapest via London Luton
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
22 000 Ft - 65 000 Ft
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Satu Mare to Budapest via Bucharest Otopeni, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
39 000 Ft - 180 000 Ft
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Satu Mare to Budapest via Bucharest Otopeni, Vienna
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
26 000 Ft - 160 000 Ft
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Satu Mare to Budapest via Bucharest Otopeni, Prague
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
27 000 Ft - 80 000 Ft
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 - 2 900 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
5 795 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
22 000 Ft - 30 000 Ft
Schedules at
eurobusways.com

Want to know more about travelling around the world?

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Read our range of informative guides on popular transport routes and companies - including Need to know: Jadrolinija, Travelling to and around Russia for the 2018 FIFA World Cup and 5 delightfully under-the-radar French towns you need to visit - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

There is no direct flight from Satu Mare Airport to Budapest Airport. The quickest flight takes 11h 5m and has one stopover.

Search flights

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

More details

Budapest is 1h behind Satu Mare. It is currently 4:28 AM in Satu Mare and 3:28 AM in Budapest.

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

More details

Yes, the driving distance between Satu Mare to Budapest is 326 km. It takes approximately 3h 32m to drive from Satu Mare to Budapest.

Get driving directions

LOT, Air Bagan, Wizz Air and four other airlines offer flights from Satu Mare Airport to Budapest Airport.

Search flights

There are 4978+ hotels available in Budapest. Prices start at 30 000 Ft per night.

More details

The best way to get from Satu Mare to Satu Mare Airport is to taxi which takes 16 min and costs $7 - $10.

More details