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Cluj-Napoca - Budapest Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 4 intercity buses per day from Cluj-Napoca to Budapest. Traveling by bus from Cluj-Napoca to Budapest usually takes around 9 hours and 10 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus bus can make the trip in 7 hours and 35 minutes.

Distance221 mi (356 km)
Shortest duration7h 35m
Cheapest price$22.95
Trips per day3
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Bus lines1

How much is a bus ticket from Cluj-Napoca to Budapest?

$35.30 is the average price of a bus ticket from Cluj-Napoca to Budapest. Taking a bus is an affordable way to make this trip. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in January. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just C$39 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Cluj-Napoca to Budapest in May, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to C$106 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

What bus companies travel from Cluj-Napoca to Budapest?

On Wanderu there is one intercity bus company that operates from Cluj-Napoca to Budapest. FlixBus is the only company that connects the two cities by bus available on Wanderu. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus49h 10m$39.31
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    FlixBus

    First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity bus companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 4 trips from Cluj-Napoca to Budapest, and usually makes the trip in about 9 hours and 10 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Cluj-Napoca to Budapest during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride from Cluj-Napoca to Budapest?

The bus takes an average of 9 hours and 10 minutes to cover the 356 kilometers from Cluj-Napoca to Budapest. However, the fastest bus only takes 7 hours and 35 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

"Travelers prefer riding the bus on Saturday to enjoy the weekend in Budapest. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Tuesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Tuesday ticket is the way to go."

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Cluj-Napoca?

The first bus leaves at 8:00am and the last bus leaves at 8:00am. To see the times for all buses from Cluj-Napoca to Budapest, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus trips to Budapest are there per day?

There are 4 scheduled buses that travel from Cluj-Napoca to Budapest every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 3 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

City Information

Budapest

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As the commercial and cultural hub of Hungary, Budapest is a multi-faceted city that appeals to many different kinds of travelers. The city’s star attraction is the blue Danube, which runs through town, dividing it in two. To explore the river to its fullest, you should go on a boat cruise. This is also a good way to enjoy an unobstructed view of the surrounding architecture. After enjoying the sapphire-colored water of the Danube, take a stroll around the historic Castle Hill quarter, which features cobblestone streets and quaint old buildings. While here, don’t hesitate to visit the area’s iconic Buda Castle, which dates back to the 13th century. For those who do not want to pass up a good photo shoot, Fisherman’s Bastion offers amazing panoramic views.

If you are looking for some unique Hungarian dishes, Arany Kaviar Restaurant offers a great selection. For a more casual experience, Hoppacska is a great choice.

The three main rail stations in Budapest are Keleti, Nyugati, and Déii, which offer access to various other Hungarian and European cities. The main bus station is Népliget and it is located on the edge of Budapest’s popular People’s Park. The main airport in the city is the Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Cluj-Napoca?

Main departure station: Strada Bruno Giordano nr. 1-3

Most buses depart from the main station in Cluj-Napoca.

All bus stations in Cluj-Napoca:

  • Strada Bruno Giordano nr. 1-3

Where does the bus arrive in Budapest?

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Main arrival station: Üllői út 131

The station at Üllői út 131 is Budapest's center of intercity bus transport, plus a hub for local bus and subway services that run through the Népliget station. The station itself is large and spacious, so you can expect to find public restrooms as well as a comfortable waiting area with seats. The station's location is slightly south of Budapest's inner city, but there are still many cafes and hotels in the area since the immense People's Park and the MVM Dome are on either side of the station. Many of Budapest's local buses stop here, along with intercity service on lines including FlixBus and Slovak Lines.

Bus stations in Budapest:

  • Üllői út 131

  • Airport Terminal 2A

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