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There are 7 ways to get from Bratislava to Bucharest by bus, plane, train, night train or car

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Bus to Vienna, fly  •  5h 9m

  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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EuroNight  •  20h 11m

  1. Take the EuroNight from Hegyeshalom to Gara de Nord Dacia / ...

$37 - $63

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Train to Budapest, fly  •  7h 21m

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

$65 - $360

Bus Omega Group  •  15h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Bratislava to Bucureşti

$60 - $120

Bus FlixBus  •  19h 2m

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

$61 - $100

Train  •  21h 1m

  1. Take the train from Bratislava hl.st. to Budapest-Nyugati Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Brasov Ic
  3. Take the train from Brasov to Bucuresti Nord Gara A R / ...

$66 - $101

Drive  •  11h 10m

  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 EuroNight which costs 30€ - 55€ and takes 20h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from Bratislava to Bucharest is to bus and fly which costs 55€ - 190€ and takes 5h 9m.

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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 15h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bratislava to Bucharest. However, there are services departing from Bratislava-Petrzalka and arriving at Gara de Nord via Hegyeshalom. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 11m.

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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 15h 35m and costs 55€ - 110€.

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It takes approximately 5h 9m 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 Czech Railways (ČD), depart from Hegyeshalom station.

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The best way to get from Bratislava to Bucharest is to bus which takes 15h 35m and costs 55€ - 110€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 55€ - 90€ and takes 21h 1m.

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Map of how to get from Bratislava to Bucharest.
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  • Distance: 503 miles
  • Duration: 5h 9m

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

Omega Group operates a bus from Bratislava to Bucharest once daily. Tickets cost $85 - $120 and the journey takes 15h 35m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bratislava to Bucharest via Budapest-Nyugati, Nyugati pályaudvar M, Blaha Lujza tér M, Blaha Lujza tér, Keleti pályaudvar, Budapest-Keleti, and Brasov in around 21h 1m.

Airlines
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Vienna to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $350
Flights from Budapest to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $280
Flights from Budapest to Bucharest Otopeni via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Cairo Aviation
Website
cairoaviation.com.eg
Flights from Vienna to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Vienna to Bucharest Otopeni via Zagreb
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
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
3h 40m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,500
Train operators
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Website
zssk.sk
Train from Bratislava hl.st. to Budapest-Nyugati
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
slovakrail.sk
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Night train from Hegyeshalom to Gara de Nord
Ave. Duration
18h 37m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
cd.cz
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Night train from Hegyeshalom to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
18h 37m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Bratislava, Most SNP to Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf.
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
regiojet.com
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
45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bratislava to Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari
Ave. Duration
18h 45m
Frequency
4 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
15h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $120
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
11h 38m
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
20h 18m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
latinoexpres.ro

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

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

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Bucharest is 1h ahead of Bratislava. It is currently 8:40 AM in Bratislava and 9:40 AM in Bucharest.

Bratislava to Bucharest train services, operated by Czech Railways (ČD), arrive at Gara de Nord station.

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

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

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There are 2016+ hotels available in Bucharest. Prices start at $34 USD per night.

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