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There are 9 ways to get from Budapest to Bucharest by plane, shuttle, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly from Budapest

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

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Train

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

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Shuttle to Timisoara, fly

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Budapest to Timişoara
  2. Fly from Timisoara (TSR) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP)

Train, train to Oradea, fly

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Nyugati to Puespoekladany
  2. Take the train from Puespoekladany to Biharkeresztes
  3. Fly from Oradea (OMR) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP)

Train to Vienna, fly

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP)

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Budapest to Bucharest

Bus via Népliget M

  1. Take the bus from Budapest to Bucuresti

Night train

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

Drive

  1. Drive from Budapest to Bucharest

Budapest to Bucharest by train

The train journey time between Budapest and Bucharest is around 15h 25m and covers a distance of around 834 km. Operated by Romanian Railways (CFR) and Hungarian Railways (MÁV), the Budapest to Bucharest train service departs from Budapest-Keleti and arrives in Bucuresti Nord. Typically eight trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

8 Weekly Trains
15h 25m Average Duration
$30 Cheapest Price
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Hungary → Romania
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International entry into Romania from Hungary

  • Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Hungary
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Conditions of entry into Romania from Hungary

  • There are no current restrictions
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Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, entry into Romania is currently allowed from Hungary.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Bucharest is 800 800 358.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Bucharest is recommended.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 800 358.

No, returning to Hungary from Romania is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 26 Sep 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Bucharest is to train which costs 14 000 Ft - 17 000 Ft and takes 15h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Bucharest is to fly which costs 24 000 Ft - 110 000 Ft and takes 4h 37m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Budapest and arriving at Bucharest. Services depart once a week, and operate Friday. The journey takes approximately 17h 8m.

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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 25m.

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The distance between Budapest and Bucharest is 643 km. The road distance is 826.1 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Bucharest without a car is to train which takes 15h 25m and costs 14 000 Ft - 17 000 Ft.

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It takes approximately 4h 37m 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 37m and costs 24 000 Ft - 110 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 14 000 Ft - 17 000 Ft and takes 15h 25m, you could also bus, which costs 22 000 Ft - 31 000 Ft and takes 17h 8m.

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Bucharest.
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  • Distance: 643.4 km
  • Duration: 4h 37m

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

Tarom, LOT and Austrian Airlines fly from Budapest to Bucharest 3 times a day. Alternatively, Romanian Railways (CFR) operates a train from Budapest-Keleti to Bucuresti Nord once daily. Tickets cost $17 - $55 and the journey takes 15h 25m. Hungarian Railways (MÁV) also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Budapest to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $330
Flights from Timisoara to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Flights from Oradea to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $190
Flights from Vienna to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $300
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Bucharest Otopeni via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Vienna to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Timisoara to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $170
Flights from Vienna to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $340
Blue Air
Website
flyblueair.com
Flights from Timisoara to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $110
Flights from Oradea to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$28 - $100
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Budapest to Bucharest Otopeni via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $370
HiSky
Website
hisky.aero
Flights from Timisoara to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$30 - $85
Harbour Air Seaplanes
Website
harbourair.com
Flights from Timisoara to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$14 - $220
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Vienna to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Vienna to Bucharest Otopeni via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Train operators
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Nyugati to Puespoekladany
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Puespoekladany to Biharkeresztes
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $12
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Bucuresti Nord
Ave. Duration
17h 48m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
mavcsoport.hu
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Puespoekladany to Biharkeresztes
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
oebb.at
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Budapest-Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $17
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
$5 - $7
1st Class
$15 - $17
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Bucuresti Nord
Ave. Duration
15h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $55
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
$17 - $22
1st Class
$46 - $52
Bus operators
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 70 282 1827
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Budapest to Timişoara
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Schedules at
eurobusways.com
SC Latino Expres S.R.L.
Phone
0040263701919
Email
latinoexpres@yahoo.com
Website
latinoexpres.ro
Bus from Budapest to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
17h 8m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
latinoexpres.ro
Mayer & Mayer Reisen
Phone
0744509279
Email
arminmayerreisen@yahoo.de
Website
mayer-transport.ro
Bus from Budapest to Bucuresti
Ave. Duration
18h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $40
Schedules at
mayer-transport.ro
Maxibus Travel
Phone
+40 745 766 766
Email
dispecerat@maxibustravel.ro
Website
maxibustravel.ro
Bus from Budapest to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
8h 8m
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
maxibustravel.ro
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The quickest flight from Budapest Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 45m.

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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 6:40 PM in Budapest and 7:40 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 826 km. It takes approximately 9h 11m to drive from Budapest to Bucharest.

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

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The best way to get from Budapest to Budapest Airport is to bus which takes 31 min and costs 3 400 Ft - 4 200 Ft.

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