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

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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

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Bus  •  14 h 6 min

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

$34 - $73

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Fly to Venice Treviso, shuttle  •  9 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Venice Treviso (TSF) OTP - TSF
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Treviso Airport to Pula railway Stattion

$76 - $602

Fly to Belgrade, bus  •  9 h 39 min

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

$82 - $249

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

$134 - $196

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

$102 - $401

EuroNight, train  •  23 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 - $138

Drive  •  11 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Bucharest to Zagreb 634.4 miles

$120 - $180

Questions & Answers

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

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Croatia without a car is to bus which takes 14 h 6 min and costs .

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

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

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Bucharest to Croatia 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 Croatia is to bus which takes 14 h 6 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 23 h 16 min.

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The quickest flight from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Zagreb Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 55 min.

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Bucharest to Croatia bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Zagreb station.

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Map of how to get from Bucharest to Croatia.
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  • Distance: 453.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 48 min

What companies run services between Bucharest, Romania and Croatia?

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. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bucharest to Zagreb via Kelenföld in around 23 h 16 min.

Airlines
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Zagreb via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 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
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
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 Belgrade via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Zagreb via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
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
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
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
16 h 54 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
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Treviso Airport to Pula railway Stattion
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$45 - $470
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$47 - $51
Private
$250 - $470
Shuttle from Graz - Hbf Busbahnhof to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$35 - $310
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$35 - $45
Private
$150 - $310
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
Mayer & Mayer Reisen
Phone
0744509279
Email
arminmayerreisen@yahoo.de
Website
mayer-transport.ro
Bus from Bucuresti to Budapest
Ave. Duration
18 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $40
Schedules at
mayer-transport.ro
Brianna Tour
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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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Croatia is 1 h behind Bucharest. It is currently 5:28 PM in Bucharest and 4:28 PM in Croatia.

Bucharest to Croatia train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Zagreb Glavni Kolod. station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bucharest to Croatia is 1015 km. It takes approximately 11 h 48 min to drive from Bucharest to Croatia.

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Croatia Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa and Air Serbia offer flights from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Zagreb Airport.

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There are 39+ hotels available in Croatia. Prices start at $23 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 .

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