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

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 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucharest to Budapest

$74 - $87

Cheapest option

Fly to Oradea, drive, train  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Oradea (OMR) OTP - OMR
  2. Drive from Oradea to Nagykereki
  3. Take the train from Nagykereki to Debrecen

$29 - $163

6 alternative options

Train  •  14 h 16 min

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

$37 - $55

Bus SC Latino Expres S.R.L.  •  14 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucharest to Budapest

$69 - $92

EuroNight  •  18 h 20 min

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

$36 - $53

Drive  •  9 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Bucharest to Budapest 523.6 miles

$90 - $140

Fly to Budapest, line 49 tram  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Budapest (BUD) OTP - BUD
  2. Take the line 49 tram from Kálvin tér M to Kosztolányi Dezső tér

$33 - $317

Fly to Satu Mare, train  •  7 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Satu Mare (SUJ) OTP - SUJ
  2. Take the train from Satu Mare Sud to Debrecen

$61 - $226

What companies run services between Bucharest, Romania and 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 Oradea
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $270
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 Satu Mare
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $420
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)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
14 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Satu Mare Sud to Debrecen
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
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 Budapest-Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
17 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
cd.cz
BKK
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 Hungary?

The distance between Bucharest and Hungary is 596 km. The road distance is 838 km.

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

The cheapest way to get from Bucharest to Hungary is to train which costs $35 - $60 and takes 14 h 16 min.

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

The quickest way to get from Bucharest to Hungary is to fly and drive and train which takes 5 h 17 min and costs $28 - $170.

Is there a direct bus between Bucharest and Hungary?

No, there is no direct bus from Bucharest to Hungary. However, there are services departing from Bucharest and arriving at Clark Ádám tér via Népliget M and Deák Ferenc tér M. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 18 min.

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

It takes approximately 8 h 18 min to get from Bucharest to Hungary, including transfers.