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

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Fly to Budapest  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Budapest (BUD) OTP - BUD

$33 - $314

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Fly to Oradea, shuttle  •  7 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Oradea (OMR) OTP - OMR
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Oradea to Budapest

$60 - $251

Fly to Timisoara, shuttle  •  7 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Timisoara (TSR) OTP - TSR
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Timişoara to Budapest

$87 - $195

Bus Maxibus Travel  •  8 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucharest to Budapest

$69 - $81

Bus SC Latino Expres S.R.L.  •  14 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucharest to Budapest

$60 - $90

Train  •  15 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Budapest-Keleti D

$60 - $95

EuroNight  •  17 h 19 min

  1. Take the EuroNight from Gara de Nord to Budapest-Kelenföld Dacia

$34 - $51

Drive  •  9 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Bucharest to Budapest 523.6 miles

$90 - $140

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The cheapest way to get from Bucharest to Budapest is to EuroNight which costs $30 - $55 and takes 17 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bucharest to Budapest is to fly which costs $30 - $320 and takes 4 h 57 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bucharest and arriving at Budapest. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 14 h 26 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bucuresti Nord Gara A and arriving at Budapest-Keleti. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 15 h 50 min.

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The distance between Bucharest and Budapest is 643 km. The road distance is 837.7 km.

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Budapest without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 33 min and costs $65 - $85.

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It takes approximately 4 h 57 min to get from Bucharest to Budapest, including transfers.

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

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Bucharest to Budapest 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 Budapest is to fly which takes 4 h 57 min and costs $30 - $320. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $65 - $85 and takes 8 h 33 min, you could also train, which costs $60 - $95 and takes 15 h 50 min.

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Map of how to get from Bucharest to Budapest.
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  • Distance: 402.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 57 min

What companies run services between Bucharest, Romania and Budapest, Hungary?

Tarom and Wizz Air fly from Bucharest to Budapest twice daily. Alternatively, Maxibus Travel operates a bus from Bucharest to Budapest 6 times a week, and the journey takes 8 h 7 min. Brianna Tour also services this route twice a week.

Airlines
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
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
Blue Air
Website
blueairweb.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Oradea
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$21 - $200
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $240
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Timisoara
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$10 - $150
Train operators
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Night train from Gara de Nord to Budapest-Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
16 h 54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
cd.cz
Bus operators
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 20 9148100
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Oradea to Budapest
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Schedules at
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Timişoara to Budapest
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Schedules at
eurobusways.com
Maxibus Travel
Phone
004 0756 117 331
Email
contact@maxibustravel.ro
Website
maxibustravel.ro
Bus from Bucharest to Budapest
Ave. Duration
8 h 7 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Schedules at
maxibustravel.ro
Brianna Tour
SC Latino Expres S.R.L.
Phone
0040263701919
Email
latinoexpres@yahoo.com
Website
latinoexpres.ro
Bus from Bucharest to Budapest
Ave. Duration
14 h 26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
latinoexpres.ro

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The quickest flight from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Budapest Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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

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Budapest is 1 h behind Bucharest. It is currently 11:05 PM in Bucharest and 10:05 PM in Budapest.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Bucharest to Budapest is 838 km. It takes approximately 9 h 30 min to drive from Bucharest to Budapest.

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Wizz Air and Tarom offer flights from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Budapest Airport.

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There are 4390+ hotels available in Budapest. Prices start at $49 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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