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There are 7 ways to get from Zagreb to Cluj-Napoca by plane, bus, train, car or shuttle

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Fly to Cluj-Napoca  •  6h 46m

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

$126 - $267

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Train  •  14h 37m

  1. Take the train from Zagreb to Budapest-Keleti
  2. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Cluj Napoca Ic

$39 - $58

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Fly to Sibiu, bus  •  10h 45m

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

$152 - $590

Bus  •  12h 11m

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

$43 - $59

Train via Püspökladany  •  14h 17m

  1. Take the train from Zagreb to Budapest-Keleti
  2. Take the train from Zugló to Püspökladany Ic / ...
  3. Take the train from Püspökladany to Biharkeresztes R / ...
  4. Take the train from Biharkeresztes to Cluj Napoca Ic

$41 - $61

Drive  •  9h 8m

  1. Drive from Zagreb to Cluj-Napoca 492.9 miles

$95 - $140

Shuttle  •  11h 30m

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

$141 - $235

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The cheapest way to get from Zagreb to Cluj-Napoca is to train which costs 250 kn - 380 kn and takes 14h 37m.

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The quickest way to get from Zagreb to Cluj-Napoca is to fly which costs 800 kn - 1.800 kn and takes 6h 46m.

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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 Népliget M, Kőbánya-Kispest M and Budapest. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 11m.

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No, there is no direct train from Zagreb to Cluj-Napoca. However, there are services departing from Zagreb and arriving at Cluj Napoca via Budapest-Keleti. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 37m.

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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 12h 11m and costs 270 kn - 390 kn.

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It takes approximately 6h 46m 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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Zagreb to Cluj-Napoca train services, operated by Croatian Railways (HŽPP), depart from Zagreb station.

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The best way to get from Zagreb to Cluj-Napoca is to fly which takes 6h 46m and costs 800 kn - 1.800 kn. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 270 kn - 390 kn and takes 12h 11m, you could also train, which costs 260 kn - 400 kn and takes 14h 17m.

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Map of how to get from Zagreb to Cluj-Napoca.
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  • Distance: 371.8 miles
  • Duration: 6h 46m

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

Lufthansa, Croatia Airlines and six other airlines fly from Zagreb to Cluj-Napoca every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zagreb to Cluj-Napoca via Budapest, Budapest Népliget, Népliget M, Kőbánya-Kispest M, Ferihegy vasútállomás, and Budapest in around 12h 11m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zagreb to Cluj-Napoca via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $650
Flights from Zagreb to Cluj-Napoca via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $650
Flights from Zagreb to Cluj-Napoca via Split, Munich
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $650
Flights from Zagreb to Sibiu via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Zagreb to Sibiu via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Zagreb to Sibiu via Split, Munich
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Zagreb to Cluj-Napoca via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$30 - $180
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Zagreb to Cluj-Napoca via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zagreb to Sibiu via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Train operators
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Zugló to Püspökladany
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Püspökladany to Biharkeresztes
Ave. Duration
59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Biharkeresztes to Cluj Napoca
Ave. Duration
3h 19m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Cluj Napoca
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Bus operators
Fany
Phone
0741 607 941
Email
office@fany.ro
Website
fany.ro
Bus from Sibiu to Cluj-Napoca
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $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
4h 40m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Huben
Website
huben.ro
Bus from Budapest to Cluj
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $25
Schedules at
huben.ro
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 20 9148100
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Zagreb to Budapest
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Schedules at
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Budapest to Cluj-Napoca
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$95 - $130
Schedules at
eurobusways.com

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More Questions & Answers

There is no direct flight from Zagreb Airport to Cluj-Napoca Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 5m 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 1h ahead of Zagreb. It is currently 3:48 PM in Zagreb and 4:48 PM in Cluj-Napoca.

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

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

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Austrian Airlines, Wizz Air, Air Serbia and three other airlines offer flights from Zagreb Airport to Cluj-Napoca Airport.

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There are 681+ hotels available in Cluj-Napoca. Prices start at $34 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Zagreb to Zagreb Airport is to line 290 shuttle which takes 31m and costs .

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