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

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Bus to Vienna, fly  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Bratislava, Most SNP to Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf.
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) VIE - OTP

$64 - $208

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Bus FlixBus  •  18 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Bratislava to Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari 1926

$62 - $101

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Train to Budapest, fly  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Bratislava hl.st. to Budapest-Nyugati
  2. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) BUD - OTP

$67 - $361

Bus Omega Group  •  15 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Bratislava to Bucureşti

$60 - $130

Train  •  21 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Bratislava hl.st. to Wien Hbf Rex
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Gara A D

$121 - $186

Drive  •  11 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Bratislava to Bucharest 645 miles

$130 - $190

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The cheapest way to get from Bratislava to Bucharest is to bus which costs 55€ - 110€ and takes 15 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bratislava to Bucharest is to bus and fly which costs 50€ - 180€ and takes 5 h 9 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bratislava and arriving at Bucureşti. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 15 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bratislava to Bucharest. However, there are services departing from Bratislava hl.st. and arriving at Bucuresti Nord Gara A via Wien Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h 28 min.

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The distance between Bratislava and Bucharest is 805 km. The road distance is 1032 km.

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The best way to get from Bratislava to Bucharest without a car is to bus which takes 15 h 35 min and costs 55€ - 110€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 9 min to get from Bratislava to Bucharest, including transfers.

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Bratislava to Bucharest bus services, operated by Omega Group, depart from Bratislava station.

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Bratislava to Bucharest train services, operated by Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK), depart from Bratislava hl.st. station.

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The best way to get from Bratislava to Bucharest is to bus which takes 15 h 35 min and costs 55€ - 110€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 100€ - 160€ and takes 21 h 28 min.

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  • Distance: 503 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 9 min

What companies run services between Bratislava, Slovakia and Bucharest, Romania?

Omega Group operates a bus from Bratislava to Bucharest once daily. Tickets cost $90 - $130 and the journey takes 15 h 35 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bratislava to Bucharest via Wien Hbf in around 21 h 28 min.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $280
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Vienna to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $350
Flights from Budapest to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Vienna to Bucharest Otopeni via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $420
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Vienna to Bucharest Otopeni via Zagreb
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $2,000
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Vienna to Bucharest Otopeni via Sofia
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,500
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Budapest to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $240
Train operators
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Website
zssk.sk
Train from Bratislava hl.st. to Budapest-Nyugati
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
slovakrail.sk
Train from Bratislava hl.st. to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $17
Website
slovakrail.sk
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

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Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
19 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Bratislava, Most SNP to Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf.
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bratislava, Bratislava Most SNP to Vienna Airport
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bratislava to Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari
Ave. Duration
18 h 10 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Omega Group
Phone
+359 878 155 116
Email
omega_group@abv.bg
Website
omega-group84.com
Bus from Bratislava to Bucureşti
Ave. Duration
15 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
omega-group84.com
Maxibus Travel
Phone
004 0756 117 331
Email
contact@maxibustravel.ro
Website
maxibustravel.ro
Bus from Bratislava to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
11 h 38 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
maxibustravel.ro
SC Latino Expres S.R.L.
Phone
0040263701919
Email
latinoexpres@yahoo.com
Website
latinoexpres.ro
Bus from Bratislava to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
20 h 18 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
latinoexpres.ro

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The quickest flight from Vienna Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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Bratislava to Bucharest bus services, operated by Omega Group, arrive at Bucureşti station.

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Bucharest is 1 h ahead of Bratislava. It is currently 6:48 AM in Bratislava and 7:48 AM in Bucharest.

Bratislava to Bucharest train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Bucuresti Nord Gara A station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bratislava to Bucharest is 1032 km. It takes approximately 11 h 10 min to drive from Bratislava to Bucharest.

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Croatia Airlines, Bulgaria Air, Lufthansa and two other airlines offer flights from Vienna Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport.

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There are 1889+ hotels available in Bucharest. Prices start at $37 USD per night.

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