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

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Fly  •  4 h 42 min

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

$32 - $313

5 alternative options

Bus SC Latino Expres S.R.L.  •  14 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest to Bucharest

$60 - $85

Bus FlixBus  •  16 h 56 min

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

$47 - $82

Train  •  17 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Brasov Ic
  2. Take the train from Brasov to Bucuresti Nord Gara A R / ...

$34 - $51

Night train  •  15 h 55 min

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

$60 - $90

Drive  •  9 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Bucharest 523.9 miles

$90 - $140

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Bucharest is to train which costs 9 000 Ft - 15 000 Ft and takes 17 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Bucharest is to fly which costs 9 000 Ft - 90 000 Ft and takes 4 h 42 min.

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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 14 h 26 min.

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Yes, there is an overnight train departing from Budapest-Keleti and arriving at Bucuresti Nord Gara A. This train operates every day. The journey takes approximately 15 h 55 min.

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The distance between Budapest and Bucharest is 643 km. The road distance is 838.3 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Bucharest without a car is to bus which takes 14 h 26 min and costs 17 000 Ft - 24 000 Ft.

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It takes approximately 4 h 42 min 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 Deutsche Bahn, depart from Budapest-Keleti station.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Bucharest is to fly which takes 4 h 42 min and costs 9 000 Ft - 90 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 17 000 Ft - 24 000 Ft and takes 14 h 26 min, you could also train, which costs 9 000 Ft - 15 000 Ft and takes 17 h 24 min.

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Bucharest.
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  • Distance: 402.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 42 min

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

Tarom and Austrian Airlines 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 14 h 26 min.

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
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Train operators
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-Keleti to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
15 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
bahn.de
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Night train from Budapest-Keleti to Gara de Nord
Ave. Duration
15 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
cd.cz
Bus operators
SC Latino Expres S.R.L.
Phone
0040263701919
Email
latinoexpres@yahoo.com
Website
latinoexpres.ro
Bus from Budapest to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
14 h 26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
latinoexpres.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 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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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 to Bucharest bus services, operated by SC Latino Expres S.R.L., arrive at Bucharest station.

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Bucharest is 1 h ahead of Budapest. It is currently 2:55 PM in Budapest and 3:55 PM in Bucharest.

Budapest to Bucharest train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Bucuresti Nord Gara A station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Bucharest is 838 km. It takes approximately 9 h 25 min to drive from Budapest to Bucharest.

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

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There are 1903+ hotels available in Bucharest. Prices start at $36 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Budapest Airport is to bus which takes 33 min and costs 350 Ft.

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