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There are 9 ways to get from Zakopane to Cluj-Napoca by train, bus, shuttle, night train, car or plane

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Train  •  14h 38m

  1. Take the train from Strba to Kosice Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Kosice to Miskolc Tiszai Ec
  3. Take the train from Miskolc Tiszai to Puespoekladany Ic
  4. Take the train from Puespoekladany to Biharkeresztes Re / ...
  5. Take the train from Biharkeresztes to Cluj Napoca Ir

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Bus, train to Kosice, fly  •  14h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Zakopane, Dworzec Autobusowy to Poprad bus station
  2. Take the train from Poprad-Tatry to Kosice
  3. Fly from Kosice (KSC) to Cluj-Napoca (CLJ) KSC - CLJ

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Bus  •  14h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Zakopane, Dworzec Autobusowy to Budapest Népliget bus station 1263
  2. Take the bus from Budapest Népliget to Cluj-Napoca 961

Bus, train  •  15h 41m

  1. Take the bus from Zakopane, Dworzec Autobusowy to Poprad bus station
  2. Take the train from Poprad-Tatry to Kosice Re / ...
  3. Take the train from Kosice to Miskolc Tiszai Ec
  4. Take the train from Miskolc Tiszai to Puespoekladany Ic
  5. Take the train from Puespoekladany to Cluj Napoca Ir

Bus, train via Biharkeresztes  •  16h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Zakopane, Dworzec Autobusowy to Poprad bus station
  2. Take the train from Poprad-Tatry to Kosice Re / ...
  3. Take the train from Kosice to Miskolc Tiszai Ec
  4. Take the train from Miskolc Tiszai to Puespoekladany Ic
  5. Take the train from Puespoekladany to Biharkeresztes Re / ...
  6. Take the train from Biharkeresztes to Cluj Napoca Ir

Shuttle, night train  •  14h 9m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Zakopane to Budapest Eurobusways
  2. Take the night train from Budapest-Keleti to Cluj Napoca Night Train

Drive  •  8h 7m

  1. Drive from Zakopane to Cluj-Napoca 590.9 km

Bus to Krakow, fly  •  9h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Zakopane ZDA to Kraków
  2. Fly from Krakow (KRK) to Cluj-Napoca (CLJ) KRK - CLJ

Bus, train to Katowice, fly  •  11h 42m

  1. Take the bus from Zakopane ZDA to Kraków
  2. Take the train from Krakow Glowny to Katowice
  3. Fly from Katowice (KTW) to Cluj-Napoca (CLJ) KTW - CLJ
Poland → Romania
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International entry into Romania from Poland

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Conditions of entry into Romania from Poland

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 14 day mandatory self quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Poland
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  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Romania from Poland.

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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

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Cluj-Napoca is 800 800 358.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Cluj-Napoca is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Cluj-Napoca is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 800 358.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Poland from Romania.

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Last updated: 21 Jan 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Zakopane to Cluj-Napoca is to bus and train via Biharkeresztes which costs 140 zł - 330 zł and takes 16h 7m.

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The fastest way to get from Zakopane to Cluj-Napoca is to drive. Taking this option will cost 250 zł - 370 zł and takes 8h 7m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zakopane to Cluj-Napoca. However, there are services departing from Zakopane, Dworzec Autobusowy and arriving at Cluj-Napoca via Budapest Népliget. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 32m.

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The distance between Zakopane and Cluj-Napoca is 391 km. The road distance is 590.9 km.

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The best way to get from Zakopane to Cluj-Napoca without a car is to bus which takes 14h 32m and costs 180 zł - 240 zł.

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It takes approximately 14h 38m to get from Zakopane to Cluj-Napoca, including transfers.

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Zakopane to Cluj-Napoca bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Zakopane, Dworzec Autobusowy station.

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The best way to get from Zakopane to Cluj-Napoca is to train which takes 14h 38m and costs 160 zł - 260 zł. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 180 zł - 240 zł and takes 14h 32m.

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There is no direct flight from Krakow Airport to Cluj-Napoca Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 30m and has one stopover.

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Zakopane to Cluj-Napoca bus services, operated by GIG, arrive at Cluj-Napoca station.

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Map of how to get from Zakopane to Cluj-Napoca.
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  • Distance: 391.1 km
  • Duration: 14h 38m

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

You can take a train from Zakopane to Cluj-Napoca via Strba, Kosice, Miskolc Tiszai, Puespoekladany, and Biharkeresztes in around 14h 38m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zakopane to Cluj-Napoca via Budapest Népliget in around 14h 32m.

Airlines
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Krakow to Cluj-Napoca via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$19 - $120
Flights from Krakow to Cluj-Napoca via London Luton
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$27 - $150
Flights from Krakow to Cluj-Napoca via Bologna
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$17 - $110
Flights from Krakow to Cluj-Napoca via Beauvais
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$24 - $140
Flights from Kosice to Cluj-Napoca via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$12 - $120
Flights from Kosice to Cluj-Napoca via Warsaw Chopin, Vienna
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$19 - $140
Flights from Katowice to Cluj-Napoca via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$23 - $140
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Krakow to Cluj-Napoca via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Flights from Krakow to Cluj-Napoca via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Flights from Kosice to Cluj-Napoca via Vienna, Munich
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Kosice to Cluj-Napoca via Dusseldorf, Munich
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $390
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Krakow to Cluj-Napoca via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $180
Flights from Kosice to Cluj-Napoca via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $240
Flights from Katowice to Cluj-Napoca via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $180
Blue Air
Website
flyblueair.com
Flights from Krakow to Cluj-Napoca via Burgas
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$13 - $85
HiSky
Website
hisky.aero
Flights from Kosice to Cluj-Napoca via Dublin
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Kosice to Cluj-Napoca via Vienna, Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$18 - $120
Train operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Strba to Kosice
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $13
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
$5 - $8
1st Class
$8 - $13
Train from Poprad-Tatry to Kosice
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $12
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
$4 - $7
1st Class
$7 - $12
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Phone
+421 24 48 58 188
Email
info@slovakrail.sk
Website
zssk.sk
Train from Strba to Kosice
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Regional 2nd Class
$6 - $9
Train from Kosice to Miskolc Tiszai
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Regional 2nd Class
$4 - $7
Train from Poprad-Tatry to Kosice
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Regional 2nd Class
$5 - $8
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Strba to Kosice
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
$7 - $9
Business
$9 - $12
1st Class
$9 - $12
Train from Poprad-Tatry to Kosice
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
$6 - $8
Business
$8 - $10
1st Class
$8 - $10
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Miskolc Tiszai to Puespoekladany
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $12
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Puespoekladany to Biharkeresztes
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Biharkeresztes to Cluj Napoca
Ave. Duration
3h 19m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Puespoekladany to Cluj Napoca
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Puespoekladany to Biharkeresztes
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $6
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$5 - $6
Train from Biharkeresztes to Cluj Napoca
Ave. Duration
3h 24m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $15
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
$4 - $6
1st Class
$12 - $15
Train from Puespoekladany to Cluj Napoca
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $18
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
$5 - $7
1st Class
$15 - $18
Night train from Budapest-Keleti to Cluj Napoca
Ave. Duration
8h 34m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $30
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
$9 - $12
1st Class
$26 - $30
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Poprad-Tatry to Kosice
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
PKP Intercity

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 entitled to discounts. Trains have standard 1st and 2nd class reserved seating, and many overnight trains also offer sleepers and couchettes.

Contact Details
Phone
703 200 200
Website
intercity.pl
Train from Krakow Glowny to Katowice
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
PKP Intercity
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Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
$9 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $16
Polregio
Phone
(+48) 22 439 6052
Email
info@p-r.com.pl
Website
polregio.pl
Train from Krakow Glowny to Katowice
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Polregio
Koleje Śląskie
Phone
+48 32 428 88 88
Email
bok@kolejeslaskie.com
Website
kolejeslaskie.com
Train from Krakow Glowny to Katowice
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
Kolśląsk
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zakopane, Dworzec Autobusowy to Budapest Népliget bus station
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $24
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Budapest Népliget bus station to Cluj-Napoca
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zakopane, Dworzec Autobusowy to Poprad bus station
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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GIG
Phone
+40722258311
Email
office@gigimpex.ro
Website
gigtour.ro
Bus from Budapest Népliget to Cluj-Napoca
Ave. Duration
7h 27m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$27
Website
GIG
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 70 282 1827
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Zakopane to Budapest
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
eurobusways.com
MajerBus
Phone
669 060 060
Email
biuro@majerbus.pl
Website
majerbus.pl
Bus from Zakopane ZDA to Kraków
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
majerbus.pl

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Cluj-Napoca is 1h ahead of Zakopane. It is currently 11:47 AM in Zakopane and 12:47 PM in Cluj-Napoca.

Yes, the driving distance between Zakopane to Cluj-Napoca is 591 km. It takes approximately 8h 7m to drive from Zakopane to Cluj-Napoca.

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Blue Air, LOT, Lufthansa and two other airlines offer flights from Krakow Airport to Cluj-Napoca Airport.

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