There are 8 ways to get from Zagreb to Cluj-Napoca by plane, bus, train, night train, car or shuttle

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Recommended option

Fly to Cluj-Napoca  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Cluj-Napoca (CLJ) ZAG - CLJ

$139 - $382

Cheapest option

Train, EuroNight, bus  •  13 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Zagreb to Budapest-Keleti
  2. Take the EuroNight from Budapest-Keleti to Szolnok
  3. Take the bus from Szolnok to Cluj

$40 - $57

6 alternative options

Fly to Sibiu, bus  •  11 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Sibiu (SBZ) ZAG - SBZ
  2. Take the bus from Sibiu to Cluj-Napoca

$168 - $725

Bus  •  12 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Zagreb to Budapest, Budapest Népliget 976 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Budapest Népliget to Cluj

$41 - $59

Train, bus via Debrecen  •  14 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Zagreb to Budapest-Keleti
  2. Take the train from Zugló to Debrecen Ic
  3. Take the bus from Debrecen to Cluj-Napoca

Train, bus SC Latino Expres S.R.L.  •  17 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Zagreb to Budapest-Déli
  2. Take the bus from Budapest to Cluj-Napoca

$83 - $118

Drive  •  9 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Zagreb to Cluj-Napoca 492.9 miles

$95 - $140

Shuttle  •  11 h 30 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Zagreb to Budapest Eurobusways
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Budapest to Cluj-Napoca Eurobusways

$142 - $237

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zagreb to Cluj-Napoca is to train and EuroNight and bus which costs 250 kn - 370 kn and takes 13 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zagreb to Cluj-Napoca is to fly which costs 850 kn - 2.500 kn and takes 5 h 44 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zagreb to Cluj-Napoca. However, there are services departing from Zagreb and arriving at Cluj via Budapest Népliget. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 10 min.

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The distance between Zagreb and Cluj-Napoca is 595 km. The road distance is 788.6 km.

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The best way to get from Zagreb to Cluj-Napoca without a car is to bus which takes 12 h 10 min and costs 250 kn - 380 kn.

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It takes approximately 5 h 44 min to get from Zagreb to Cluj-Napoca, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Zagreb to Cluj-Napoca is to fly which takes 5 h 44 min and costs 850 kn - 2.500 kn. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 250 kn - 380 kn and takes 12 h 10 min.

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There is no direct flight from Zagreb Airport to Cluj-Napoca Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 20 min and has one stopover.

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

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Cluj-Napoca is 1 h ahead of Zagreb. It is currently 4:13 PM in Zagreb and 5:13 PM in Cluj-Napoca.

Yes, the driving distance between Zagreb to Cluj-Napoca is 789 km. It takes approximately 9 h 8 min to drive from Zagreb to Cluj-Napoca.

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  • Distance: 371.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 44 min

What companies run services between Zagreb, Croatia and Cluj-Napoca, Romania?

LOT, Lufthansa and four other airlines fly from Zagreb to Cluj-Napoca 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zagreb to Cluj-Napoca via Budapest, Budapest Népliget and Budapest Népliget in around 12 h 10 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zagreb to Cluj-Napoca via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $650
Flights from Zagreb to Sibiu via Munich
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Zagreb to Sibiu via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Zagreb to Sibiu via Dubrovnik, Munich
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Zagreb to Sibiu via Split, Munich
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Zagreb to Cluj-Napoca via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Zagreb to Cluj-Napoca via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $180
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Zagreb to Cluj-Napoca via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zagreb to Sibiu via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Train operators
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Zagreb to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
5 h 49 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Zugló to Debrecen
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Croatian Railways (HŽPP)
Website
hzpp.hr
Train from Zagreb to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
hzpp.hr
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$23 - $35
1st Class
$35 - $50
Train from Zagreb to Budapest-Déli
Ave. Duration
5 h 44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
hzpp.hr
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$23 - $35
1st Class
$35 - $50
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Night train from Budapest-Keleti to Szolnok
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
cd.cz
Bus operators
Fany
Phone
0741 607 941
Email
office@fany.ro
Website
fany.ro
Bus from Sibiu to Cluj-Napoca
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
fany.ro
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 Zagreb to Budapest, Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Huben
Website
huben.ro
Bus from Budapest Népliget to Cluj
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $26
Schedules at
huben.ro
Bus from Szolnok to Cluj
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $26
Schedules at
huben.ro
President Tour
Phone
0720 008899
Email
office@presidenttour.ro
Website
presidenttour.ro
Bus from Budapest - Népliget to Cluj
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $24
Schedules at
presidenttour.ro
Brianna Tour
GIG
Phone
+40722258311
Email
office@gigimpex.ro
Website
gigimpex.ro
Bus from Debrecen to Cluj-Napoca
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
gigimpex.ro
SC Latino Expres S.R.L.
Phone
0040263701919
Email
latinoexpres@yahoo.com
Website
latinoexpres.ro
Bus from Budapest to Cluj-Napoca
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
latinoexpres.ro
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 20 9148100
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Zagreb to Budapest
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Schedules at
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Budapest to Cluj-Napoca
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$95 - $130
Schedules at
eurobusways.com

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