There are 6 ways to get from Madrid to Bucharest by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) MAD - OTP

$48 - $235

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Train, bus  •  34 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Atocha Cercanías to Murcia del Carmen Atr / ...
  2. Take the bus from Harlau to Pitesti
  3. Take the train from Pitesti to Bucuresti Nord Gara A Ir

$211 - $316

Bus Amring  •  45 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid - Estacion Sur to Bucureşti - Militari

$83 - $106

Bus Maxibus Travel  •  2 days 3 h

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Bucharest

Train, EuroNight  •  2 days 5 h

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants Ave / ...
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants Station to Gare de Valence TGV Tgv
  3. Take the train from Valence TGV to Nice Ville Tgv
  4. Take the train from Nice Ville to Wien Hbf R / ...
  5. Take the EuroNight from Wien Hauptbahnhof to Budapest-Keleti
  6. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Bucuresti Nord Gara A Ic

$397 - $585

Drive  •  32 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Bucharest 2003 miles

$370 - $550

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid and arriving at Bucharest. Services depart twice a week, and operate Monday and Tuesday. The journey takes approximately 2 days 3 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid to Bucharest. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arriving at Bucuresti Nord Gara A via Barcelona Sants Station, Valence TGV, Nice Ville, Wien Hauptbahnhof and Budapest-Keleti. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 5 h.

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The distance between Madrid and Bucharest is 2473 km. The road distance is 3204.8 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Bucharest without a car is to train and bus which takes 34 h 57 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 56 min to get from Madrid to Bucharest, including transfers.

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Madrid to Bucharest bus services, operated by Maxibus Travel, depart from Madrid station.

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Madrid to Bucharest train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, depart from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Bucharest is to fly which takes 6 h 56 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 45 h 36 min.

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 40 min.

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Madrid to Bucharest bus services, operated by Maxibus Travel, arrive at Bucharest station.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Bucharest.
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  • Distance: 1545.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 56 min

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Bucharest, Romania?

Wizz Air, Ryanair and 16 other airlines fly from Madrid to Bucharest hourly. Alternatively, Amring operates a bus from Madrid to Bucharest once a week. Tickets cost $80 - $110 and the journey takes 45 h 15 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Bucharest Otopeni via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Flights from Madrid to Bucharest Otopeni via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Bucharest Otopeni via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Madrid to Bucharest Otopeni via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Madrid to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $380
Blue Air
Website
blueairweb.com
Flights from Madrid to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $350
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Madrid to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Bucharest Otopeni via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $500
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Bucharest Otopeni via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Madrid to Bucharest Otopeni via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $900
Train operators
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Atocha Cercanías to Murcia del Carmen
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants Station to Gare de Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Website
renfe.com
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Spanish Railways AVE
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Valence TGV to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$85 - $100
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$85 - $100
1st Class
$120 - $170
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Nice Ville to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
19 h 18 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $230
Website
en.oui.sncf
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Night train from Wien Hauptbahnhof to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
cd.cz
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Bus operators
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Harlau to Pitesti
Ave. Duration
27 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $240
Website
alsa.com
Amring
Phone
+4-0269-238.788
Website
amring.autogari.ro
Bus from Madrid - Estacion Sur to Bucureşti - Militari
Ave. Duration
45 h 15 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Schedules at
amring.autogari.ro
Maxibus Travel
Phone
004 0756 117 331
Email
contact@maxibustravel.ro
Website
maxibustravel.ro
Bus from Madrid to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
2 days 3 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
maxibustravel.ro

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Bucharest is 1 h ahead of Madrid. It is currently 12:00 PM in Madrid and 1:00 PM in Bucharest.

Madrid to Bucharest train services, operated by Hungarian Railways (MÁV), arrive at Bucuresti Nord Gara A station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Bucharest is 3205 km. It takes approximately 32 h 8 min to drive from Madrid to Bucharest.

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Wizz Air, Blue Air, Tarom and seven other airlines offer flights from Madrid Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport.

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There are 1888+ hotels available in Bucharest. Prices start at $36 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Madrid Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs .

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