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There are 6 ways to get from Warsaw to Cluj-Napoca by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Warsaw Chopin (WAW) to Cluj-Napoca (CLJ) WAW - CLJ

$70 - $281

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Bus FlixBus  •  20 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Warsaw, Warsaw Centrum to Radom, Radom Dworzec Autobusowy P10
  2. Take the bus from Radom, Radom Dworzec Autobusowy to Budapest, Budapest Népliget
  3. Take the bus from Budapest to Cluj

$59 - $97

4 alternative options

Train via Biharkeresztes  •  17 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Warszawa Centralna to Budapest-Nyugati Ic
  2. Take the train from Budapest-Nyugati to Püspökladany Ic / ...
  3. Take the train from Püspökladany to Biharkeresztes R / ...
  4. Take the train from Biharkeresztes to Cluj Napoca Ic

$64 - $96

Train  •  18 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Warszawa Centralna to Budapest-Nyugati Ic
  2. Take the train from Budapest-Nyugati to Szolnok Ic / ...
  3. Take the train from Szolnok to Cluj Napoca Ic

$65 - $96

Bus Ecolines  •  29 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Warszawa to Szeged
  2. Take the bus from Szeged to Cluj 547

$80 - $116

Drive  •  12 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Warsaw to Cluj-Napoca 515.7 miles

$85 - $130

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The cheapest way to get from Warsaw to Cluj-Napoca is to train which costs 240 zł - 360 zł and takes 18 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Warsaw to Cluj-Napoca is to fly which costs 260 zł - 1 100 zł and takes 4 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Warsaw to Cluj-Napoca. However, there are services departing from Warsaw, Warsaw Centrum and arriving at Cluj via Radom, Radom Dworzec Autobusowy, Népliget M, Kőbánya-Kispest M and Budapest. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 54 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Warsaw to Cluj-Napoca. However, there are services departing from Warszawa Centralna and arriving at Cluj Napoca via Budapest-Nyugati, Püspökladany and Biharkeresztes. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 53 min.

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The distance between Warsaw and Cluj-Napoca is 635 km. The road distance is 825.2 km.

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The best way to get from Warsaw to Cluj-Napoca without a car is to train which takes 17 h 53 min and costs 240 zł - 360 zł.

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It takes approximately 4 h 5 min to get from Warsaw to Cluj-Napoca, including transfers.

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Warsaw to Cluj-Napoca bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Warsaw, Warsaw Centrum station.

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Warsaw to Cluj-Napoca train services, operated by Polish Railways (PKP), depart from Warszawa Centralna station.

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The best way to get from Warsaw to Cluj-Napoca is to fly which takes 4 h 5 min and costs 260 zł - 1 100 zł. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 240 zł - 360 zł and takes 17 h 53 min, you could also bus, which costs 220 zł - 370 zł and takes 20 h 54 min.

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Map of how to get from Warsaw to Cluj-Napoca.
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  • Distance: 397.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 5 min

What companies run services between Warsaw, Poland and Cluj-Napoca, Romania?

LOT flies from Warsaw to Cluj-Napoca 5 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Warsaw to Cluj-Napoca via Budapest-Nyugati, Püspökladany, and Biharkeresztes in around 17 h 53 min.

Airlines
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Warsaw Chopin to Cluj-Napoca
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Train operators
Polish Railways (PKP)

The rail network in Poland is conveniently organised, with many connections between cities, making it an effective method of travelling around the country. Tickets for regional and express trains are affordable, with children, students, pensioners, people with disability, and large families being entitled to discounts. Polish Railways offer a pre-booking service for travellers living outside of Poland - tickets and reservations can be booked in advance for trips inside Poland (up to 30 days in advance for domestic trains), and to/from other countries in the region (up to 60 days in advance).

Contact Details
Phone
703 200 200
Website
intercity.pl
Train from Warszawa Centralna to Budapest-Nyugati
Ave. Duration
9 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Nyugati to Püspökladany
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Püspökladany to Biharkeresztes
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Biharkeresztes to Cluj Napoca
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Nyugati to Szolnok
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Szolnok to Cluj Napoca
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Warsaw, Warsaw Centrum to Radom, Radom Dworzec Autobusowy
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Radom, Radom Dworzec Autobusowy to Budapest, Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Huben
Website
huben.ro
Bus from Budapest to Cluj
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $25
Schedules at
huben.ro

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The quickest flight from Warsaw Chopin Airport to Cluj-Napoca Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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Warsaw to Cluj-Napoca bus services, operated by Huben, arrive at Cluj station.

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Cluj-Napoca is 1 h ahead of Warsaw. It is currently 3:02 PM in Warsaw and 4:02 PM in Cluj-Napoca.

Warsaw to Cluj-Napoca train services, operated by Hungarian Railways (MÁV), arrive at Cluj Napoca station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Warsaw to Cluj-Napoca is 825 km. It takes approximately 12 h 53 min to drive from Warsaw to Cluj-Napoca.

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LOT offers flights from Warsaw Chopin Airport to Cluj-Napoca Airport.

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There are 660+ hotels available in Cluj-Napoca. Prices start at $34 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Warsaw to Warsaw Chopin Airport is to train which takes 20 min and costs 3 zł - 21 zł.

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