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There are 9 ways to get from Bucharest to Rome by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Rome  •  5h 13m

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

72€ - 597€

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Fly to Rome Ciampino  •  5h 20m

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

43€ - 158€

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Fly to Naples, train  •  6h 7m

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Naples (NAP) OTP - NAP
  2. Take the train from Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini

79€ - 562€

Bus, train  •  25h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Bucureşti to Venice
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Roma Termini Fr / ...

94€ - 188€

Train  •  31h 1m

  1. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord to Budapest-Keleti Ir
  2. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Wien Hbf Rj / ...
  3. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Venezia Mestre Rj
  4. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Roma Termini Fr / ...

160€ - 319€

Train, bus  •  32h 8m

  1. Take the train from Bucureşti Nord Gr.A to Făgăraş IR: Bucureşti Nord Gr.A - Lokoshaza / ...
  2. Take the bus from Fagaras to Roma

55€ - 96€

Bus via Pescara  •  35h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Bucuresti to Pescara
  2. Take the bus from Pescara to Roma

100€ - 115€

Bus  •  39h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Bucharest to Roma

65€ - 90€

Drive  •  19h 54m

  1. Drive from Bucharest to Rome 1901.8 km

240€ - 350€

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The cheapest way to get from Bucharest to Rome is to bus which costs $75 - $110 and takes 39h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Bucharest to Rome is to fly which costs $85 - $750 and takes 5h 13m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bucharest and arriving at Roma. Services depart once a week, and operate Friday. The journey takes approximately 39h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bucharest to Rome. However, there are services departing from Bucuresti Nord and arriving at Roma Termini via Budapest-Keleti, Wien Hbf and Venezia Mestre. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31h 1m.

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The distance between Bucharest and Rome is 1137 km. The road distance is 1901.8 km.

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Rome without a car is to bus and train which takes 25h 28m and costs $110 - $230.

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It takes approximately 5h 13m to get from Bucharest to Rome, including transfers.

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Bucharest to Rome bus services, operated by SC Latino Expres S.R.L., depart from Bucharest station.

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Bucharest to Rome train services, operated by Romanian Railways (CFR), depart from Bucuresti Nord station.

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Rome is to fly which takes 5h 13m and costs $85 - $750. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $190 - $380 and takes 31h 1m, you could also bus via Pescara, which costs $110 - $140 and takes 35h 33m.

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Map of how to get from Bucharest to Rome.
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  • Distance: 1137.2 km
  • Duration: 5h 13m

What companies run services between Bucharest, Romania and Rome, Italy?

Tarom, Austrian Airlines and two other airlines fly from Bucharest to Rome 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bucharest to Rome via Budapest-Keleti, Wien Hbf, and Venezia Mestre in around 31h 1m.

Airlines
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 130€
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Naples
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
28€ - 130€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Rome via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 270€
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Naples via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 450€
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Rome via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 350€
Air Leisure
Website
air-leisure.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 290€
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 240€
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Rome via Prague
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 350€
Blue Air
Website
blueairweb.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Naples
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
40€ - 170€
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
18€ - 65€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
18€ - 25€
Base Standard
35€ - 50€
Base Premium
45€ - 65€
Train from Venezia Mestre to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 110€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
35€ - 50€
Base Standard
65€ - 90€
Base Premium
75€ - 110€
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Napoli Centrale Station to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
17€ - 50€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
19€ - 27€
Smart Low Cost
17€ - 24€
Smart Flex
35€ - 50€
Train from Venezia Mestre to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
29€ - 85€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
30€ - 45€
Smart Low Cost
29€ - 40€
Smart Flex
60€ - 85€
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
14€ - 20€
Train from Venezia Mestre to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
6h 1m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
30€ - 45€
Trenitalia

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 Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
14€ - 29€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
26€ - 29€
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Bucuresti Nord to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
14h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
18€ - 55€
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
18€ - 23€
1st Class
45€ - 55€
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
5€ - 18€
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
5€ - 7€
1st Class
16€ - 18€
Train from Bucureşti Nord Gr.A to Făgăraş
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
5€ - 17€
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
5€ - 7€
1st Class
14€ - 17€
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
45€ - 60€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Train from Wien Hbf to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
7h 27m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
100€ - 140€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Bus operators
Tabita Tour
Phone
+4-0263-21.55.00
Website
tabitatour.ro
Bus from Bucureşti to Venice
Ave. Duration
21h 15m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
65€ - 80€
Schedules at
tabitatour.autogari.ro
Bep's Travel
Phone
+40-745.499.985
Website
bepstravel.autogari.ro
Bus from Fagaras to Roma
Ave. Duration
27h 15m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
50€ - 80€
Schedules at
Bep's Travel
Brianna Tour
Phone
004-0745-845.394
Website
briannatour.ro
Bus from Bucuresti to Pescara
Ave. Duration
32h 7m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
85€ - 100€
Schedules at
briannatour.ro
Di Fonzo
Phone
0873.364785
Email
info@difonzobus.com
Website
difonzobus.com
Bus from Pescara to Roma
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
15€
Schedules at
difonzobus.com
SC Latino Expres S.R.L.
Phone
0040263701919
Email
latinoexpres@yahoo.com
Website
latinoexpres.ro
Bus from Bucharest to Roma
Ave. Duration
39h 45m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
65€ - 90€
Schedules at
latinoexpres.ro

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

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Bucharest to Rome bus services, operated by SC Latino Expres S.R.L., arrive at Roma station.

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Rome is 1h behind Bucharest. It is currently 4:54 AM in Bucharest and 3:54 AM in Rome.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Bucharest to Rome is 1902 km. It takes approximately 19h 54m to drive from Bucharest to Rome.

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Tarom, Austrian Airlines, CSA and Air Serbia offer flights from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Rome Airport.

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Book your Bucharest to Rome bus tickets online with Omio.

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There are 6480+ hotels available in Rome. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Bucharest Otopeni Airport is to shuttle which takes 21 min and costs $11 - $14.

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