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

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Fly from Brussels  •  5h 13m

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) BRU - OTP

$57 - $206

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Fly from Charleroi  •  6h 1m

  1. Fly from Charleroi (CRL) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) CRL - OTP

$49 - $183

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Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly  •  6h 34m

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) AMS - OTP

$137 - $329

Train to Cologne Bonn, fly  •  6h 54m

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nord to Koeln Hbf
  2. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) CGN - OTP

$114 - $318

Bus  •  25h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Brussels-North Station to Bucharest

Train  •  31h 11m

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nord to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Budapest-Keleti Rjx
  3. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Bucuresti Nord Ir

$267 - $420

Bus via Păcii  •  37h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Brussels-North train station to Bucharest Autogara Militari 1929

$124 - $148

Night train  •  33h 58m

  1. Take the night train from Bruxelles-Nord to Wien Hbf Nj
  2. Take the night train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Night Train

$144 - $238

Drive  •  20h 46m

  1. Drive from Brussels to Bucharest 2176.2 km

$280 - $410

Belgium → Romania
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International entry into Romania from Belgium

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium
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Conditions of entry into Romania from Belgium

  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Belgium
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 8
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
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  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 8
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
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Rules to follow in Romania

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Considerations leaving from Belgium

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Romania from Belgium.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Bucharest is 800 800 358.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Bucharest is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Bucharest is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 800 358.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Belgium from Romania.

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Last updated: 14 Jun 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Bucharest is to fly which costs €40 - €150 and takes 6h 1m.

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The fastest way to get from Brussels to Bucharest is to fly. Taking this option will cost €45 - €170 and takes 5h 13m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brussels-North Station station and arriving at Bucharest. Services depart four times a week, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. The journey takes approximately 25h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Bucharest. However, there are services departing from Bruxelles-Nord and arriving at Bucuresti Nord via Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf and Budapest-Keleti. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31h 11m.

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The distance between Brussels and Bucharest is 1771 km. The road distance is 2176.2 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Bucharest without a car is to bus which takes 25h 15m and costs .

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It takes approximately 5h 13m to get from Brussels to Bucharest, including transfers.

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Brussels to Bucharest bus services, operated by Maxibus Travel, depart from Brussels-North Station.

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Brussels to Bucharest train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Bruxelles-Nord station.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Bucharest is to fly which takes 5h 13m and costs €45 - €170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 25h 15m, you could also train, which costs €210 - €350 and takes 31h 11m.

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Bucharest.
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  • Distance: 1770.9 km
  • Duration: 5h 13m

What companies run services between Brussels, Belgium and Bucharest, Romania?

Tarom, Blue Air and nine other airlines fly from Brussels to Bucharest hourly. Alternatively, Maxibus Travel operates a bus from Brussels-North Station to Bucharest 4 times a week, and the journey takes 25h 15m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Bucharest Otopeni via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Brussels to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $370
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $330
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Brussels to Bucharest Otopeni via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bucharest Otopeni via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Bucharest Otopeni via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Bucharest Otopeni via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Brussels to Bucharest Otopeni via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bucharest Otopeni via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Bucharest Otopeni via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $490
Blue Air
Website
flyblueair.com
Flights from Brussels to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $190
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Brussels to Bucharest Otopeni via Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$40 - $250
Flights from Charleroi to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$21 - $180
Flights from Charleroi to Bucharest Otopeni via Athens
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$21 - $180
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Brussels to Bucharest Otopeni via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bucharest Otopeni via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $400
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Brussels to Bucharest Otopeni via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $360
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bucharest Otopeni via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$180 - $390
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bucharest Otopeni via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $490
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Bucharest Otopeni via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$230 - $450
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Charleroi to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$10 - $140
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bucharest Otopeni via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $240
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Bucharest Otopeni via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $150
Website
Thalys
Standard
$75 - $110
Comfort
$90 - $120
Premium
$100 - $150
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bruxelles-Nord to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bruxelles-Nord to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$160 - $240
Website
Railjet
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Bucuresti Nord
Ave. Duration
15h 49m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $65
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
$22 - $28
1st Class
$55 - $65
Night train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord
Ave. Duration
19h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $90
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
$29 - $40
1st Class
$75 - $90
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Bruxelles-Nord to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
13h 36m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $150
Website
Nightjet
Bus operators
Maxibus Travel
Phone
+40 745 766 766
Email
dispecerat@maxibustravel.ro
Website
maxibustravel.ro
Bus from Brussels-North Station to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
25h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
maxibustravel.ro
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels-North train station to Bucharest Autogara Militari
Ave. Duration
37h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 40m.

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

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Bucharest is 1h ahead of Brussels. It is currently 2:34 AM in Brussels and 3:34 AM in Bucharest.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Bucharest is 2176 km. It takes approximately 20h 46m to drive from Brussels to Bucharest.

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Tarom, Blue Air, Ryanair and five other airlines offer flights from Brussels Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport.

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There are 216+ hotels available in Bucharest. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 12 min and costs €8 - €10.

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