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There are 6 ways to get from Budapest Airport (BUD) to Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP) by plane, bus, train, night train or car

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Fly  •  1 h 15 min

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

$30 - $310

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Bus Maxibus Travel  •  10 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest to Bucharest

$19 - $44

4 alternative options

Bus President Tour  •  16 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest - Liszt Ferenc Airport to Turda 961 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Turda to Otopeni Airport

$39 - $51

Train  •  18 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Ferihegy to Szolnok Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Szolnok to Arad Ic
  3. Take the train from Arad to Bucuresti Nord Gara A D

$39 - $61

Night train  •  19 h 52 min

  1. Take the night train from Budapest-Ferencváros to Bucuresti Nord Gara A D

$72 - $110

Drive  •  9 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Budapest Airport (BUD) to Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP) 526.5 miles

$90 - $140

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The cheapest way to get from Budapest Airport (BUD) to Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP) is to bus which costs 5 000 Ft - 13 000 Ft and takes 10 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest Airport (BUD) to Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP) is to fly which costs 8 500 Ft - 90 000 Ft and takes 1 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Budapest Airport (BUD) to Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP). However, there are services departing from Budapest Airport and arriving at Otopeni Airport via Budapest and Bucuresti. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 55 min.

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The distance between Budapest Airport (BUD) and Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP) is 615 km. The road distance is 842.4 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest Airport (BUD) to Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP) without a car is to bus which takes 10 h 55 min and costs 5 000 Ft - 13 000 Ft.

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It takes approximately 1 h 15 min to fly from Budapest (BUD) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP), including transfers and time at the airport.

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Budapest Airport (BUD) to Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP) bus services, operated by Maxibus Travel, depart from Budapest station.

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The best way to get from Budapest Airport (BUD) to Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP) is to fly which takes 1 h 15 min and costs 8 500 Ft - 90 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 5 000 Ft - 13 000 Ft and takes 10 h 55 min, you could also train, which costs 11 000 Ft - 18 000 Ft and takes 18 h 50 min.

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The quickest flight from Budapest Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Budapest Airport (BUD) to Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP) bus services, operated by Maxibus Travel, arrive at Bucharest station.

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Map of how to get from Budapest Airport (BUD) to Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP).
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  • Distance: 384.3 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 15 min

What companies run services between Budapest Airport (BUD), Hungary and Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP), Romania?

Tarom and Austrian Airlines fly from Budapest Airport (BUD) to Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP) twice daily. Alternatively, Maxibus Travel operates a bus from Budapest Airport (BUD) to Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP) 6 times a week, and the journey takes 8 h 8 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Budapest to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Bucharest Otopeni via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Train operators
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Ferihegy to Szolnok
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Szolnok to Arad
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Night train from Budapest-Ferencváros to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
16 h 54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
Maxibus Travel
Phone
004 0756 117 331
Email
contact@maxibustravel.ro
Website
maxibustravel.ro
Bus from Budapest to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
8 h 8 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Schedules at
maxibustravel.ro
Mayer & Mayer Reisen
Phone
0744509279
Email
arminmayerreisen@yahoo.de
Website
mayer-transport.ro
Bus from Budapest to Bucuresti
Ave. Duration
18 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $40
Schedules at
mayer-transport.ro
Brianna Tour
President Tour
Phone
0720 008899
Email
office@presidenttour.ro
Website
presidenttour.ro
Bus from Budapest - Liszt Ferenc Airport to Turda
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $25
Schedules at
presidenttour.ro
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 Airport to Turda
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
MementoBus
Phone
(+40) 317.105.518
Email
rezervari@mementobus.com
Website
mementobus.com
Bus from Turda to Otopeni Airport
Ave. Duration
7 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
mementobus.com

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Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP) is 1 h ahead of Budapest Airport (BUD). It is currently 3:09 PM in Budapest Airport (BUD) and 4:09 PM in Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP).

Yes, the driving distance between Budapest Airport (BUD) to Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP) is 842 km. It takes approximately 9 h 28 min to drive from Budapest Airport (BUD) to Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP).

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Austrian Airlines and Tarom offer flights from Budapest Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport.

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There are 2015+ hotels available in Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP). Prices start at $36 USD per night.

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