There are 6 ways to get from Budapest to Bucharest by plane, bus, train, night train or car

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Fly  •  4h 38m

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

$52 - $363

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Train  •  15h 45m

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Bucuresti Nord Ir

$20 - $60

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Bus  •  14h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Budapest to Bucharest

$60 - $85

Bus via Népliget M  •  18h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari N959 / ...

$47 - $62

Night train  •  15h 58m

  1. Take the night train from Budapest-Keleti to Bucuresti Nord Night Train

$21 - $65

Drive  •  9h 32m

  1. Drive from Budapest to Bucharest 840.1 km

$90 - $140

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Bucharest is to train which costs 6 000 Ft - 19 000 Ft and takes 15h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Bucharest is to fly which costs 16 000 Ft - 120 000 Ft and takes 4h 38m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Budapest and arriving at Bucharest. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 14h 26m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Budapest-Keleti and arriving at Bucuresti Nord. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 15h 45m.

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The distance between Budapest and Bucharest is 643 km. The road distance is 840.1 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Bucharest without a car is to bus which takes 14h 26m and costs 18 000 Ft - 26 000 Ft.

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It takes approximately 4h 38m to get from Budapest to Bucharest, including transfers.

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

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Budapest to Bucharest train services, operated by Romanian Railways (CFR), depart from Budapest-Keleti station.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Bucharest is to fly which takes 4h 38m and costs 16 000 Ft - 120 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 18 000 Ft - 26 000 Ft and takes 14h 26m, you could also train, which costs 6 000 Ft - 19 000 Ft and takes 15h 45m.

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Bucharest.
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  • Distance: 643.4 km
  • Duration: 4h 38m

What companies run services between Budapest, Hungary and Bucharest, Romania?

Tarom and LOT fly from Budapest to Bucharest 3 times a day. Alternatively, SC Latino Expres S.R.L. operates a bus from Budapest to Bucharest once daily. Tickets cost $60 - $85 and the journey takes 14h 26m.

Airlines
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Budapest to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $200
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Budapest to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $240
Train operators
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Bus operators
SC Latino Expres S.R.L.
Phone
0040263701919
Email
latinoexpres@yahoo.com
Website
latinoexpres.ro
Bus from Budapest to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
14h 26m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
latinoexpres.ro
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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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
16h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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

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Bucharest is 1h ahead of Budapest. It is currently 10:27 PM in Budapest and 11:27 PM in Bucharest.

Budapest to Bucharest train services, operated by Romanian Railways (CFR), arrive at Bucuresti Nord station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Bucharest is 840 km. It takes approximately 9h 32m to drive from Budapest to Bucharest.

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LOT and Tarom offer flights from Budapest Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport.

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There are 2011+ hotels available in Bucharest. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Budapest Airport is to bus which takes 29 min and costs 350 Ft.

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