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

EuroNight, train  •  23 h 39 min

  1. Take the EuroNight from Gara de Nord to Szolnok
  2. Take the train from Szolnok to Chop Ic
  3. Take the train from Chop to Kosice predmestie

$58 - $87

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Fly to Budapest  •  7 h 39 min

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

$71 - $397

Bus  •  13 h 2 min

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

$83 - $106

Train, bus  •  21 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Budapest-Ferencváros D
  2. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Košice 912

$87 - $128

Train  •  23 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Szolnok D
  2. Take the train from Szolnok to Zahony Ic
  3. Take the train from Chop to Kosice predmestie

$81 - $119

Drive  •  11 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Bucharest to Košice 529.9 miles

$100 - $160

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bucharest to Košice is to EuroNight and train which costs $55 - $90 and takes 23 h 39 min.

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

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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 13 h 2 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bucharest to Košice. However, there are services departing from Bucuresti Nord Gara A and arriving at Kosice predmestie via Szolnok, Zahony and Chop. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23 h 49 min.

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The distance between Bucharest and Košice is 603 km. The road distance is 847.8 km.

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Košice without a car is to bus which takes 13 h 2 min and costs $80 - $110.

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

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

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Bucharest to Košice 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 Košice is to fly which takes 7 h 10 min and costs $120 - $470. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $80 - $110 and takes 13 h 2 min, you could also train, which costs $80 - $120 and takes 23 h 49 min.

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Map of how to get from Bucharest to Košice.
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  • Distance: 376.9 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 10 min

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

Austrian Airlines, LOT and three other airlines fly from Bucharest to Košice 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bucharest to Košice via Budapest and Budapest, Budapest Népliget in around 13 h 2 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 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
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-Ferencváros
Ave. Duration
16 h 48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Szolnok
Ave. Duration
14 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Szolnok to Zahony
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Szolnok to Chop
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Ukrainian Railways
Website
uz.gov.ua
Train from Chop to Kosice predmestie
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Night train from Gara de Nord to Szolnok
Ave. Duration
14 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
cd.cz
Bus operators
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
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 Népliget to Košice
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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