There are 7 ways to get from Bucharest to Košice by plane, 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 Kosice  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Kosice (KSC) OTP - KSC

$121 - $462

Cheapest option

Night train, train  •  26 h 49 min

  1. Take the night train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Carei
  2. Take the train from Mateszalka to Zahony R
  3. Take the train from Chop to Košice

$62 - $95

5 alternative options

Fly to Budapest  •  7 h 39 min

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

$71 - $397

Bus  •  12 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucharest to Budapest
  2. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Košice 912 / ...

$77 - $106

Train  •  20 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Budapest-Keleti D / ...
  2. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Kosice Ic

$113 - $165

Bus, train  •  22 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucharest - Gară Filaret to Turda
  2. Take the bus from Turda to Debrecen
  3. Take the train from Debrecen to Chop 147
  4. Take the train from Chop to Košice, Košice

$69 - $96

Drive  •  11 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Bucharest to Košice 529.9 miles

$100 - $160

What companies run services between Bucharest, Romania and Košice, Slovakia?

Austrian Airlines, LOT and four other airlines fly from Bucharest to Košice every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bucharest to Košice via Budapest and Budapest, Budapest Népliget in around 12 h 34 min.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Kosice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
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
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Kosice via Frankfurt, Vienna
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Kosice via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $460
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Kosice via Prague
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Kosice via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
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
15 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Night train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Carei
Ave. Duration
14 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Kosice
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Ukrainian Railways
Website
uz.gov.ua
Train from Debrecen to Chop
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
Train from Chop to Košice, Košice
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
Train from Chop to Košice
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
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
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Košice
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Leo Express s.r.o.
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Bus from Budapest Népliget aut.áll. to Košice AS
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$10 - $14
S.C. Autotrans Calatori Filaret S.A.
Phone
021.335.32.90
Email
agentia.filaret@acfilaret.ro
Website
acfilaret.ro
Bus from Bucharest - Gară Filaret to Turda
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
acfilaret.ro
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Questions & Answers

The distance between Bucharest and Košice is 603 km. The road distance is 848 km.

The cheapest way to get from Bucharest to Košice is to night train and train which costs $60 - $95 and takes 26 h 49 min.

The quickest way to get from Bucharest to Košice is to fly which takes 7 h 10 min and costs $120 - $470.

No, there is no direct train from Bucharest to Košice. However, there are services departing from Bucuresti Nord Gara A and arriving at Kosice via Budapest-Keleti. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 24 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Bucharest to Košice. However, there are services departing from Bucharest and arriving at Košice via Budapest, Budapest Népliget. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 34 min.

It takes approximately 7 h 10 min to get from Bucharest to Košice, including transfers.