There are 7 ways to get from Bucharest to Transylvania by train, bus, car, plane or taxi

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

Train, bus  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Ploiesti Sud Regional
  2. Take the bus from Ploiesti to Fântânele

Cheapest option

Bus Fany  •  8 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucuresti to Ploiesti
  2. Take the bus from Ploiesti Sud to Targu Mures

$19 - $30

5 alternative options

Bus Alexa Trans  •  8 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucharest Gară Filaret to Târgu Mureș

$35 - $36

Train  •  8 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Targu Mures Regional

$31 - $43

Drive  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Bucharest to Transylvania 239.2 miles

$35 - $55

Fly to Cluj-Napoca, bus, taxi  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Cluj-Napoca (CLJ) OTP - CLJ
  2. Take the bus from Turda to Târgu Mureş
  3. Take a taxi from Târgu Mureş to Transylvania

$34 - $112

Fly to Sibiu, bus  •  8 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Sibiu (SBZ) OTP - SBZ
  2. Take the bus from Sibiu to Târgu Mureș
  3. Take the bus from Târgu Mureș to Band

$168 - $715

What companies run services between Bucharest, Romania and Transylvania, Romania?

You can take a bus from Bucharest to Transylvania via Ploiesti, Ploiesti Sud, Targu Mures, and Târgu Mureș in around 8 h 27 min. Alternatively, Romanian Railways (CFR) operates a train from Bucharest to Transylvania once daily. Tickets cost $17 - $27 and the journey takes 8 h 25 min.

Airlines
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Cluj-Napoca
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $240
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Sibiu
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,600
Blue Air
Website
blueairweb.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Cluj-Napoca
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$29 - $170
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Cluj-Napoca
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$18 - $130
Train operators
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Ploiesti Sud
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Targu Mures
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $27
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Bus operators
Chivaran Com
Phone
+4-0731-835.540
Website
chivarancom.autogari.ro
Bus from Ploiesti to Fântânele
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
chivarancom.autogari.ro
Sir Trans
Phone
+4-021-316.42.21
Website
sirtrans.ro
Bus from Bucuresti to Ploiesti
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
sirtrans.ro
GSM Trans
Phone
021-314-0444
Email
office@gsmtrans.ro
Website
gsmtrans.ro
Bus from Bucuresti to Ploiești
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
gsmtrans.ro
Comanto Trans
Phone
+4-021-312.03.45
Website
comantotrans.autogari.ro
Bus from Bucureşti to Ploiesti
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
comantotrans.ro
Fany
Phone
0741 607 941
Email
office@fany.ro
Website
fany.ro
Bus from Ploiesti Sud to Targu Mures
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Schedules at
fany.ro
Alexa Trans
Phone
0263 215 521
Email
alexa.trans@yahoo.com
Website
alexatrans.ro
Bus from Ploieşti to Târgu Mureș
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
alexatrans.ro
Bus from Bucharest Gară Filaret to Târgu Mureș
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$34
Schedules at
alexatrans.ro
MementoBus
Phone
(+40) 317.105.518
Email
rezervari@mementobus.com
Website
mementobus.com
Bus from Ploiești to Targu Mures
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
mementobus.com
Duda Trans
Phone
+40 265 977
Website
dudatrans.ro
Bus from Turda to Târgu Mureş
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
dudatrans.ro
Bus from Târgu Mureș to Band
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
dudatrans.ro
Balint Trans
Phone
+4- 0265-255-092
Website
balinttrans.ro
Bus from Sibiu to Târgu Mureș
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
balinttrans.ro
Book at
balinttrans.ro
Other operators
Taxi from Târgu Mureş to Transylvania
Ave. Duration
33 min
Estimated price
$13 - $17

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Bucharest and Transylvania is 276 km. The road distance is 383 km.

The cheapest way to get from Bucharest to Transylvania is to bus which costs $19 - $35 and takes 8 h 27 min.

The quickest way to get from Bucharest to Transylvania is to drive which takes 5 h 40 min and costs $35 - $55.

No, there is no direct bus from Bucharest to Transylvania. However, there are services departing from Bucuresti and arriving at Band via Ploiesti Sud and Târgu Mureș. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 27 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 36 min to get from Bucharest to Transylvania, including transfers.