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There are 9 ways to get from Geneva to Bucharest by plane, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly from Geneva  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) GVA - OTP

$86 - $240

8 alternative options

Train to Lyon, fly  •  7 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) LYS - OTP

$110 - $248

Train to Zurich, fly  •  8 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) ZRH - OTP

$169 - $397

Train, bus Maxibus Travel  •  23 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Zürich HB 1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Wien Hbf Rj
  3. Take the bus from Vienna to Bucharest

$256 - $440

Train, bus Vito Reisen & Transporte AG  •  31 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Renens VD 150 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lausanne to Bucuresti

Train  •  32 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Zürich HB 1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Budapest-Keleti Rj
  3. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Brasov Ic
  4. Take the train from Brasov to Bucuresti Nord Gara A R / ...

$279 - $465

Bus FlixBus  •  33 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari 1921

$125 - $204

Bus Eurolines CH  •  35 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Bucharest

$130 - $180

Drive  •  20 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Geneva to Bucharest 1225.4 miles

$250 - $370

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The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Bucharest is to fly which costs SFr 85 - SFr 240 and takes 5 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Bucharest is to fly which costs SFr 85 - SFr 240 and takes 5 h 46 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Geneva and arriving at Bucharest. Services depart once daily, and operate Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 35 h 58 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Geneva to Bucharest. However, there are services departing from Genève and arriving at Bucuresti Nord Gara A via Zürich HB, Budapest-Keleti and Brasov. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 32 h 49 min.

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The distance between Geneva and Bucharest is 1569 km. The road distance is 1960.7 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Bucharest without a car is to train and bus which takes 23 h 32 min and costs SFr 250 - SFr 440.

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It takes approximately 5 h 46 min to get from Geneva to Bucharest, including transfers.

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Geneva to Bucharest bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, depart from Geneva station.

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Geneva to Bucharest train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Genève station.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Bucharest is to fly which takes 5 h 46 min and costs SFr 85 - SFr 240. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 270 - SFr 470 and takes 32 h 49 min, you could also bus, which costs SFr 120 - SFr 210 and takes 33 h 42 min.

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Bucharest.
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  • Distance: 980.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 46 min

What companies run services between Geneva, Switzerland and Bucharest, Romania?

Wizz Air, Lufthansa and seven other airlines fly from Geneva to Bucharest hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Geneva to Bucharest via Zürich HB, Budapest-Keleti, and Brasov in around 32 h 49 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Bucharest Otopeni via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Geneva to Bucharest Otopeni via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Lyon to Bucharest Otopeni via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Bucharest Otopeni via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Flights from Zurich to Bucharest Otopeni via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Geneva to Bucharest Otopeni via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Bucharest Otopeni via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Bucharest Otopeni via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Geneva to Bucharest Otopeni via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Geneva to Bucharest Otopeni via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Lyon to Bucharest Otopeni via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Zurich to Bucharest Otopeni via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Geneva to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $750
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Geneva to Bucharest Otopeni via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Blue Air
Website
blueairweb.com
Flights from Lyon to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $300
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Lyon to Bucharest Otopeni via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Train operators
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $160
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $200
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Renens VD
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
10 h 39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$160 - $260
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Bus operators
Maxibus Travel
Phone
004 0756 117 331
Email
contact@maxibustravel.ro
Website
maxibustravel.ro
Bus from Vienna to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
10 h 56 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Schedules at
maxibustravel.ro
SC Latino Expres S.R.L.
Phone
0040263701919
Email
latinoexpres@yahoo.com
Website
latinoexpres.ro
Bus from Wien to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
21 h 26 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
latinoexpres.ro
Vito Reisen & Transporte AG
Phone
+41 52 624 40 00
Website
vito-reisen.ch
Bus from Lausanne to Bucuresti
Ave. Duration
29 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
vito-reisen.ch
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Geneva to Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari
Ave. Duration
33 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $210
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Geneva to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
35 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $180
Book at
eurolines.ch

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 35 min.

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Geneva to Bucharest bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, arrive at Bucharest station.

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Bucharest is 1 h ahead of Geneva. It is currently 5:45 PM in Geneva and 6:45 PM in Bucharest.

Geneva to Bucharest train services, operated by Romanian Railways (CFR), arrive at Bucuresti Nord Gara A station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Geneva to Bucharest is 1961 km. It takes approximately 20 h 43 min to drive from Geneva to Bucharest.

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Wizz Air, Swiss, LOT and four other airlines offer flights from Geneva Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport.

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There are 1972+ hotels available in Bucharest. Prices start at $36 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Geneva Airport is to line 1 train which takes 7 min and costs SFr 10 - SFr 18.

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