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Bucharest to Cluj-Napoca by train

The journey from Bucharest to Cluj-Napoca by train is 201.93 mi and takes 11 hr 9 min. There are 7 connections per day, with the first departure at 6:08 AM and the last at 9:03 PM. It is possible to travel from Bucharest to Cluj-Napoca by train for as little as $5.31 or as much as $58.30. The best price for this journey is $5.31.

Lowest Price$5.31
Journey Duration11 hr 9 min
Connection per Day7
Lowest Price$5.31
Highest Price$58.30
First Departure6:08 AM
Last Departure9:03 PM
Distance201.93 mi
DepartureBucharest
ArrivalCluj-Napoca
CarriersRomanian Railways

Bucharest to Cluj-Napoca Train Times

Departure date
Monday, Apr 22, 2024

Traveling from Bucharest to Cluj-Napoca by Train

The average duration of a train journey between Bucharest and Cluj-Napoca is approximately 11 hr 9 min. Covering a distance of about 201.93 mi, several daily trains bridge the gap between Romania's vibrant capital and the historic city of Cluj-Napoca in the heart of Transylvania. Prices for this popular route start at around $5.31. Departures are primarily from Bucharest's main station, Gara de Nord, with arrivals at Cluj-Napoca's primary railway station. Depending on preferences and schedules, travelers can opt for either direct services or routes with transfers.

Trains on this route will take you on a fascinating tour of Romania's diverse landscapes, from the plains of Wallachia to the rolling hills and mountainous areas of Transylvania. Onboard services vary depending on the chosen train, with options such as sleeper cars and comfortable seating classes available for passengers who desire them.

Discover Cluj-Napoca: The Treasure City of Transylvania

Cluj-Napoca, commonly known as Cluj, is a mix of ancient architecture, historical landmarks, and a modern urban vibe. As the unofficial capital of Transylvania, Cluj is teeming with arts, culture, and youthful energy, thanks to its diverse population and large student community. It's a city where Gothic churches coexist with contemporary coffee shops and music festivals.

Things to do/see in Cluj-Napoca:

  1. Visit St. Michael's Church, an iconic Gothic-style church in the main square.
  2. Explore the Cluj-Napoca Botanical Garden, a haven of tranquility and beauty.
  3. Discover the history of the region at the National Museum of Transylvanian History.
  4. Stroll around Union Square (Piața Unirii) and soak in the city's vibrant atmosphere.
  5. Indulge in local and international cuisine at Cluj's diverse restaurants and cafes.

Things to eat/drink in Cluj-Napoca:

  1. Try the traditional mămăligă, a cornmeal dish often served with cheese, sour cream, or meat.
  2. Savor the flavors of mămăligă cu brânză și smântână, a cheesy and creamy delight.
  3. Pair your meals with some of Romania's local wines or tuică, a traditional plum brandy.

Day trips from Cluj-Napoca:

Its strategic location in Transylvania means Cluj-Napoca is the perfect base for day trips. Explore the Salt Mine in Turda, the rural landscapes of the Apuseni Mountains, or visit nearby medieval fortresses and castles that dot the Transylvanian landscape.

Cluj-Napoca Travel Tips:

Public transport within the city is reliable and affordable, with trams, buses, and trolleybuses making it easy to explore. Although Cluj is a major city, many of its key attractions are within walking distance of each other, especially in the city center. If traveling during winter, be prepared for colder temperatures and snow.

Planning your train journey from Bucharest to Cluj-Napoca? Let our platform guide you. From departure times to ticket prices and more, we provide all the information you need for a seamless and enjoyable journey. Travel comfortably and arrive ready to explore everything that Cluj-Napoca has to offer.

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Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Bucharest to Cluj-Napoca.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Bucharest to Cluj-Napoca, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Bucharest to Cluj-Napoca.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Price as departure date approaches

Train companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $3.48 to $13.47 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 74% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Bucharest to Cluj-Napoca

The cheapest Bucharest - Cluj-Napoca train tickets can be found for as low as $0.82 if you’re lucky, or $7.32 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $27.52.

Find the best day to travel to Cluj-Napoca by train

When travelling to Cluj-Napoca by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Bucharest to Cluj-Napoca CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
22.75kg
Bus
24.37kg
Flight
65kg
Car
52kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Bucharest to Cluj-Napoca by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Bucharest and Cluj-Napoca are 22.75kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Bucharest and Cluj-Napoca? By taking the train between Bucharest and Cluj-Napoca you will save 42.25kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 1.62kg compared to a bus and 29.25kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Bucharest to Cluj-Napoca?
A train ticket from Bucharest to Cluj-Napoca is $32.34. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $5.31.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Bucharest to Cluj-Napoca?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Bucharest to Cluj-Napoca is $5.31. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Bucharest and Cluj-Napoca by train?
Bucharest to Cluj-Napoca is 201.93 mi.
How long does the train between Bucharest and Cluj-Napoca take?
Bucharest to Cluj-Napoca is on average 11 hr 9 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 8 hr 29 min.
How many train connections per day go from Bucharest to Cluj-Napoca?
Bucharest to Cluj-Napoca has 7 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Bucharest to Cluj-Napoca leave?
The earliest train from Bucharest to Cluj-Napoca departs at 6:08 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Bucharest to Cluj-Napoca depart?
The latest train from Bucharest to Cluj-Napoca departs at 9:03 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Bucharest to Cluj-Napoca in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $5.31 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from Bucharest to Cluj-Napoca?
There are on average 6 direct connection(s) from Bucharest to go to Cluj-Napoca.
What's the fastest journey time between Bucharest to Cluj-Napoca by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Bucharest and Cluj-Napoca is 8 hr 29 min.
Is there a direct train from Bucharest to Cluj-Napoca?
Yes, there is a direct train between Bucharest and Cluj-Napoca.
What are the CO2 emissions for Bucharest to Cluj-Napoca by train?
The train journey from Bucharest to Cluj-Napoca creates 22.75kg of CO2 emissions.

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