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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus Maxibus Travel  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucharest to Budapest

$71 - $84

Cheapest option

Fly to Budapest  •  4 h 59 min

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

$32 - $316

5 alternative options

Train  •  14 h 5 min

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

$35 - $55

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

  1. Take the bus from Bucharest to Budapest

$65 - $90

EuroNight  •  18 h 20 min

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

$35 - $52

Drive  •  9 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Bucharest to Budapest 523.6 miles

$90 - $140

Fly to Oradea, train  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Oradea (OMR) OTP - OMR
  2. Take the train from Biharkeresztes to Püspökladany
  3. Take the train from Püspökladany to Budapest-Nyugati

$36 - $175

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

Maxibus Travel operates a bus from Bucharest to Budapest 6 times a week, and the journey takes 7 h 39 min. Brianna Tour also services this route twice a week. Alternatively, Romanian Railways (CFR) operates a train from Bucharest to Budapest twice daily. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 14 h 5 min.

Airlines
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 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
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
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
17 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
cd.cz
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Biharkeresztes to Püspökladany
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Püspökladany to Budapest-Nyugati
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Bus operators
Maxibus Travel
Phone
004 0756 117 331
Email
contact@maxibustravel.ro
Website
maxibustravel.ro
Bus from Bucharest to Budapest
Ave. Duration
7 h 39 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
$65 - $90
Schedules at
latinoexpres.ro

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Bucharest to Budapest?

The distance between Bucharest and Budapest is 643 km. The road distance is 838 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Bucharest to Budapest?

The cheapest way to get from Bucharest to Budapest is to train which costs $35 - $55 and takes 14 h 5 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Bucharest to Budapest?

The quickest way to get from Bucharest to Budapest is to fly which takes 4 h 59 min and costs $30 - $320.

Is there a direct train between Bucharest and Budapest?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bucuresti Nord Gara A and arriving at Budapest-Keleti. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 14 h 5 min.

Is there a direct bus between Bucharest and Budapest?

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.

How long does it take to get from Bucharest to Budapest?

It takes approximately 8 h 5 min to get from Bucharest to Budapest, including transfers.