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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 Ciampino  •  5h 12m

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

€23 - €106

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Fly to Rome  •  5h 39m

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

€39 - €127

Fly to Naples, train  •  6h 38m

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

€51 - €159

Bus, train  •  25h 46m

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

€93 - €186

Bus via Sibiu  •  31h 45m

  1. Take the bus from București to Sibiu
  2. Take the bus from Sibiu to Roma

€62 - €92

Train  •  31h 59m

  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 Tiburtina Fr / ...

€122 - €290

Bus  •  35h 34m

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

€100 - €115

Bus #2  •  39h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Bucharest to Roma

€65 - €90

Drive  •  19h 59m

  1. Drive from Bucharest to Rome 1893.5 km

€230 - €350

Bucharest to Rome by train

The train journey time between Bucharest and Rome is around 2 days 4h and covers a distance of around 2193 km. The fastest train normally takes 2 days 4h. Operated by Romanian Railways (CFR), Railjet, Hungarian Railways (MÁV) and others, the Bucharest to Rome train service departs from Bucuresti Nord and arrives in Roma Tiburtina. Typically five trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
2 days 4h
Fastest train time:
2 days 4h
Train distance:
2193 km
Trains per week:
5
Cheapest price:
€158
Carbon emissions:
115 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:46
Last train departs at:
05:46

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Bucharest to Rome train schedules

Romania → Italy
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International entry into Italy from Romania

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Romania
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Italy, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, Canada, Cyprus, Israel, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Brazil, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Italy from Romania

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from Romania
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
This applies to arrivals from Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and United States
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom
  • 5-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
This applies to arrivals from United Kingdom
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area, Canada, Japan and United States
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of San Marino and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Italy

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Considerations leaving from Romania

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Italy from Romania.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Inter-regional travel is permitted

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Rome is 1500.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Rome is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Rome is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1500.

No, returning to Romania from Italy is currently allowed.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 29 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bucharest to Rome is to fly which costs $27 - $130 and takes 5h 12m.

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The quickest way to get from Bucharest to Rome is to fly which costs $27 - $130 and takes 5h 12m.

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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 Tiburtina via Budapest-Keleti, Wien Hbf and Venezia Mestre. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31h 59m.

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The distance between Bucharest and Rome is 1137 km. The road distance is 1893.5 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 46m and costs $110 - $230.

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It takes approximately 5h 12m 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 12m and costs $27 - $130. Alternatively, you can bus via Sibiu, which costs $70 - $110 and takes 31h 45m, you could also train, which costs $140 - $350 and takes 31h 59m.

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Map of how to get from Bucharest to Rome.
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  • Distance: 1137.2 km
  • Duration: 5h 12m

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

Ryanair and Wizz Air fly from Bucharest to Rome 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bucharest to Rome via Sibiu in around 31h 45m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€10 - €220
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Rome Ciampino via Chania
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€10 - €220
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Rome via Palermo
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€27 - €55
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Rome via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€27 - €55
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€14 - €170
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Naples
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€19 - €140
Blue Air
Website
flyblueair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€18 - €110
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Naples
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€26 - €160
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Rome via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €390
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Naples via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€210 - €550
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€85 - €160
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Rome via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday
Estimated price
€85 - €240
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Rome via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €320
Anima Wings
Website
animawings.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Naples
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€30 - €310
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 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €65
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€19 - €26
Base Standard
€35 - €50
Base Premium
€45 - €65
Train from Venezia Mestre to Roma Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
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 to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€17 - €50
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€19 - €28
Smart Low Cost
€17 - €25
Smart Flex
€35 - €50
Train from Mestre to Roma Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€29 - €85
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€30 - €45
Smart Low Cost
€29 - €40
Smart Flex
€55 - €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 2 hours
Estimated price
€14 - €21
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€14 - €21
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 55m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€15 - €30
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€27 - €30
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Bucuresti Nord to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
15h 20m
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
€15 - €18
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
Railjet
Train from Wien Hbf to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
7h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€70 - €110
Website
Railjet
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
€60 - €80
Schedules at
tabitatour.autogari.ro
Fany
Phone
0741 607 941
Email
office@fany.ro
Website
fany.ro
Bus from București to Sibiu
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€12 - €17
Schedules at
fany.ro
Bep's Travel
Phone
+40-745.499.985
Website
bepstravel.autogari.ro
Bus from Sibiu to Roma
Ave. Duration
25h 45m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Schedules at
Bep's Travel
Brianna Tour
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 Ciampino Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h.

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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 12:38 AM in Bucharest and 11:38 PM in Rome.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Bucharest to Rome is 1894 km. It takes approximately 19h 59m to drive from Bucharest to Rome.

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Wizz Air and Ryanair offer flights from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Rome Ciampino Airport.

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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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