There are 11 ways to get from Bucharest to Italy by plane, bus, 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.

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Fly to Bologna  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Bologna (BLQ) OTP - BLQ

$26 - $118

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Fly to Milan Linate  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Milan Linate (LIN) OTP - LIN

$24 - $195

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Fly to Rome  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Rome (FCO) OTP - FCO

$42 - $169

Fly to Bari  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Bari (BRI) OTP - BRI

$57 - $208

Fly to Rome Ciampino  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Rome Ciampino (CIA) OTP - CIA

$24 - $117

Fly to Naples  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Naples (NAP) OTP - NAP

$77 - $264

Bus, train  •  26 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucureşti to Verona
  2. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Roma Termini Fa / ...

$133 - $174

Train  •  31 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Wien Hbf D
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Venezia Mestre Rj / ...
  3. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Roma Termini Fr / ...

$220 - $380

Bus Brianna Tour  •  36 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucuresti to Pescara
  2. Take the bus from Pescara to Rome 550 / ...

$111 - $137

Bus SC Latino Expres S.R.L.  •  39 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucharest to Roma

$79 - $106

Drive  •  19 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Bucharest to Rome 1190.2 miles

$280 - $420

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Bucharest to Italy. However, there are services departing from Bucuresti and arriving at Principe Umberto via Pescara and Tiburtina/Verano. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 36 h 44 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bucharest to Italy. However, there are services departing from Bucuresti Nord Gara A and arriving at Roma Termini via Wien Hbf and Venezia Mestre. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31 h 47 min.

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The distance between Bucharest and Italy is 1100 km. The road distance is 1904.3 km.

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Italy without a car is to bus and train which takes 26 h 51 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 22 min to get from Bucharest to Italy, including transfers.

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Bucharest to Italy bus services, operated by Brianna Tour, depart from Bucuresti station.

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Bucharest to Italy 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 Italy is to fly which takes 5 h 22 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 31 h 47 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 36 h 44 min.

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The quickest flight from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Bologna Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 10 min.

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Bucharest to Italy bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Rome station.

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Map of how to get from Bucharest to Italy.
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  • Distance: 687.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 22 min

What companies run services between Bucharest, Romania and Italy?

Ryanair, Wizz Air and six other airlines fly from Bucharest to Bologna every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bucharest to Rome via Wien Hbf and Venezia Mestre in around 31 h 47 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $180
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $260
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Milan Linate via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Rome
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $380
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Rome via Naples
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $300
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Bari via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Naples
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Naples via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Naples via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Naples via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $150
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $160
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Rome Ciampino via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $160
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Naples via Bologna
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$24 - $170
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Bari
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $230
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$29 - $220
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Naples
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $190
Blue Air
Website
blueairweb.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $260
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Rome
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $300
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Naples
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Bologna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Naples via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Bologna via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $360
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Rome via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Naples via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Rome
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $460
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Rome via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Bari via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia Mestre to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
7 h 28 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Wien HBF to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
7 h 28 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Venezia Mestre Station to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
italotreno.it
Bus operators
Tabita Tour
Phone
+4-0263-21.55.00
Website
tabitatour.ro
Bus from Bucureşti to Verona
Ave. Duration
22 h 58 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $95
Schedules at
tabitatour.autogari.ro
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 Pescara to Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
flixbus.co.uk
SC Latino Expres S.R.L.
Phone
0040263701919
Email
latinoexpres@yahoo.com
Website
latinoexpres.ro
Bus from Bucharest to Roma
Ave. Duration
39 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Schedules at
latinoexpres.ro

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Italy is 1 h behind Bucharest. It is currently 6:51 PM in Bucharest and 5:51 PM in Italy.

Bucharest to Italy train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Roma Termini station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bucharest to Italy is 1904 km. It takes approximately 19 h 58 min to drive from Bucharest to Italy.

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Ryanair, Wizz Air, Blue Air and five other airlines offer flights from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Bologna Airport.

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There are 564+ hotels available in Italy. Prices start at $52 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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