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There are 8 ways to get from Bucharest to Arad by bus, train, night train, car, plane or shuttle

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Recommended option

Bus Vertrantis  •  10 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from București to Sibiu
  2. Take the bus from Sibiu to Arad

$26 - $37

Cheapest option

Fly to Timisoara, train  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Timisoara (TSR) OTP - TSR
  2. Take the train from Timisoara Nord to Arad

$15 - $93

6 alternative options

Train  •  11 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Arad D

$22 - $35

Bus Apetrans Ltd  •  12 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucharest to Sibiu
  2. Take the bus from Sibiu to Arad

$29 - $36

Night train  •  11 h 18 min

  1. Take the night train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Arad D / ...

$22 - $35

Drive  •  7 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Bucharest to Arad 362.4 miles

$55 - $85

Fly to Oradea, bus  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Oradea (OMR) OTP - OMR
  2. Take the bus from Nojorid to Arad

$30 - $165

Fly to Budapest, shuttle  •  8 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Budapest (BUD) OTP - BUD
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Budapest Airport to Arad

$43 - $324

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The cheapest way to get from Bucharest to Arad is to train which costs $22 - $35 and takes 11 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bucharest to Arad is to fly and bus which costs $29 - $170 and takes 5 h 58 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bucharest to Arad. However, there are services departing from București and arriving at Arad via Sibiu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 32 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bucuresti Nord Gara A and arriving at Arad. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11 h 20 min.

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The distance between Bucharest and Arad is 422 km. The road distance is 579.9 km.

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Arad without a car is to bus which takes 10 h 32 min and costs $25 - $40.

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It takes approximately 10 h 32 min to get from Bucharest to Arad, including transfers.

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Bucharest to Arad bus services, operated by Fany, depart from București station.

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Bucharest to Arad train services, operated by Romanian Railways (CFR), depart from Bucuresti Nord Gara A station.

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Arad is to bus which takes 10 h 32 min and costs $25 - $40. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $22 - $35 and takes 11 h 20 min.

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Map of how to get from Bucharest to Arad.
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  • Distance: 263.8 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 32 min

What companies run services between Bucharest, Romania and Arad, Romania?

You can take a bus from Bucharest to Arad via Sibiu in around 10 h 32 min. Alternatively, Romanian Railways (CFR) operates a train from Bucharest to Arad once daily. Tickets cost $22 - $35 and the journey takes 11 h 20 min.

Airlines
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Oradea
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Timisoara
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $210
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Timisoara
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$10 - $150
Blue Air
Website
blueairweb.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Oradea
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$21 - $200
Train operators
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Arad
Ave. Duration
11 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Timisoara Nord to Arad
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Night train from Gara de Nord to Gara Arad
Ave. Duration
11 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
cd.cz
Bus operators
Fany
Phone
0741 607 941
Email
office@fany.ro
Website
fany.ro
Bus from București to Sibiu
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Schedules at
fany.ro
Vertrantis
Phone
+4-0235-420.980
Website
vertrantis.autogari.ro
Bus from Sibiu to Arad
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
vertrantis.autogari.ro
Transmixt
Phone
0269/217757
Email
transmixt@atlassib.ro
Website
transmixt.ro
Bus from Bucharest to Sibiu
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $13
Schedules at
transmixt.ro
Apetrans Ltd
Phone
+4-0231-517.509
Website
apetrans.ro
Bus from Sibiu to Arad
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Schedules at
apetrans.ro
Autogenn
Phone
0259 471 690
Website
autogenn.ro
Bus from Nojorid to Arad
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
autogenn.ro
Mayer & Mayer Reisen
Phone
0744509279
Email
arminmayerreisen@yahoo.de
Website
mayer-transport.ro
Shuttle from Budapest Airport to Arad
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
mayer-transport.ro

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

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Bucharest to Arad bus services, operated by Vertrantis, arrive at Arad station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Bucharest to Arad is 580 km. It takes approximately 7 h 6 min to drive from Bucharest to Arad.

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Blue Air and Tarom offer flights from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Oradea Airport.

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There are 87+ hotels available in Arad. Prices start at $28 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Bucharest Otopeni Airport is to shuttle which takes 44 min and costs $1 - $2.

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