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There are 8 ways to get from Budapest Airport (BUD) to Romania by plane, bus, train, night train or car

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Fly to Bucharest Otopeni  •  2 h 12 min

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

$34 - $307

Cheapest option

Bus Maxibus Travel  •  9 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest to Bucharest

$17 - $44

6 alternative options

Fly to Iasi  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Iasi (IAS) BUD - IAS

$70 - $1,600

Fly to Cluj-Napoca  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Cluj-Napoca (CLJ) BUD - CLJ

$42 - $319

Bus FlixBus  •  17 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari 1922 / ...

$48 - $83

Train  •  17 h 46 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

$35 - $55

Night train  •  18 h 48 min

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

$68 - $104

Drive  •  9 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Budapest Airport (BUD) to Bucharest 520.7 miles

$90 - $140

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The cheapest way to get from Budapest Airport (BUD) to Romania is to bus which costs 4 800 Ft - 13 000 Ft and takes 9 h 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest Airport (BUD) to Romania is to fly which costs 9 000 Ft - 90 000 Ft and takes 2 h 12 min.

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The distance between Budapest Airport (BUD) and Romania is 444 km. The road distance is 833.2 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest Airport (BUD) to Romania without a car is to bus which takes 9 h 58 min and costs 4 800 Ft - 13 000 Ft.

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It takes approximately 2 h 12 min to get from Budapest Airport (BUD) to Romania, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Budapest Airport (BUD) to Romania is to fly which takes 2 h 12 min and costs 9 000 Ft - 90 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 4 800 Ft - 13 000 Ft and takes 9 h 58 min, you could also train, which costs 9 500 Ft - 16 000 Ft and takes 17 h 46 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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Romania is 1 h ahead of Budapest Airport (BUD). It is currently 3:02 PM in Budapest Airport (BUD) and 4:02 PM in Romania.

Yes, the driving distance between Budapest Airport (BUD) to Romania is 833 km. It takes approximately 9 h 19 min to drive from Budapest Airport (BUD) to Romania.

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

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Map of how to get from Budapest Airport (BUD) to Romania.
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  • Distance: 277.3 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 12 min

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

Tarom and Austrian Airlines fly from Budapest Airport (BUD) to Sector 2 3 times a day. Alternatively, Maxibus Travel operates a bus from Budapest Airport (BUD) to Bucharest 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
Flights from Budapest to Iasi via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $2,000
Flights from Budapest to Cluj-Napoca via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
8 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $650
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Budapest to Iasi via Venice Treviso
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $280
Flights from Budapest to Cluj-Napoca via Rome
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Flights from Budapest to Cluj-Napoca via London Luton
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Iasi via Frankfurt, Vienna
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $2,700
Flights from Budapest to Cluj-Napoca via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Budapest to Cluj-Napoca via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Budapest to Cluj-Napoca via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Budapest to Cluj-Napoca via Krakow, Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Bucharest Otopeni via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Budapest to Iasi via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $3,500
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Budapest to Iasi via Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Blue Air
Website
blueairweb.com
Flights from Budapest to Iasi via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Budapest to Cluj-Napoca via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
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
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 Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari
Ave. Duration
15 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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