There are 10 ways to get from Bucharest to Croatia by plane, shuttle, bus, train, night train or car

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

Fly to Zagreb, line 290 shuttle  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Zagreb (ZAG) OTP - ZAG
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Petina to Velika Gorica

Cheapest option

Fly to Budapest, bus  •  9 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Budapest (BUD) OTP - BUD
  2. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Airport to Osijek

$47 - $340

8 alternative options

Fly to Ljubljana, bus  •  8 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Ljubljana (LJU) OTP - LJU
  2. Take the bus from Trieste to Rijeka

$156 - $557

Fly to Venice Treviso  •  9 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Venice Treviso (TSF) OTP - TSF

$76 - $602

Fly to Belgrade, bus  •  9 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Belgrade (BEG) OTP - BEG
  2. Take the bus from Beograd to Osijek

$83 - $249

Bus  •  14 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucharest to Budapest
  2. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld to Zagreb 976 / ...

$87 - $115

Train  •  23 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Kelenföld D
  2. Take the train from Kelenföld to Zagreb Glavni Kolod. D

$135 - $197

Bus, shuttle  •  27 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucharest to Graz
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Graz - Hbf Busbahnhof to Zagreb

$103 - $412

EuroNight, train  •  24 h 23 min

  1. Take the EuroNight from Gara de Nord to Budapest-Kelenföld Dacia
  2. Take the train from Kelenföld to Zagreb Glavni Kolod. D

$93 - $139

Drive  •  11 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Bucharest to Zagreb 634.4 miles

$120 - $180

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bucharest to Croatia is to bus which costs $85 - $120 and takes 14 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bucharest to Croatia is to fly and bus which costs $150 - $600 and takes 8 h 32 min.

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The distance between Bucharest and Croatia is 726 km. The road distance is 1015 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 48 min to get from Bucharest to Croatia, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bucharest to Croatia. However, there are services departing from Bucharest and arriving at Zagreb via Budapest Népliget Autóbusz Állomás and Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 6 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bucharest to Croatia. However, there are services departing from Bucuresti Nord Gara A and arriving at Zagreb Glavni Kolod. via Kelenföld. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23 h 16 min.

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What companies run services between Bucharest, Romania and Croatia?

Wizz Air flies from Bucharest to Pula once daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bucharest to Zagreb via Budapest, Budapest Népliget Autóbusz Állomás, Budapest Sasadi út, and Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld in around 14 h 6 min.

Airlines
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $270
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Zagreb via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $480
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $270
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Ljubljana via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Belgrade via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Venice Treviso
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $230
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $240
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $220
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Train operators
Romanian Railways (CFR)
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
Train from Kelenföld to Zagreb Glavni Kolod.
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
bahn.de
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 - $50
Website
cd.cz
Bus operators
ZET
Phone
072 500 400
Email
javnost@zet.hr
Website
zet.hr
Shuttle from Petina to Velika Gorica
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
zet.hr
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Trieste to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
crnja-tours.hr
Book at
crnja.getbybus.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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Budapest, Budapest Airport to Osijek
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $28
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Šidexpres Šid
Phone
022 / 714-147
Email
sidexpres@ptt.rs
Website
sidexpres.rs
Bus from Beograd to Osijek
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
sidexpres.rs
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 Graz
Ave. Duration
24 h 19 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
latinoexpres.ro

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