There are 7 ways to get from Budapest to Bucharest by plane, shuttle, bus, train, night train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly from Budapest  •  4 h 42 min

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

$32 - $313

Cheapest option

EuroNight  •  18 h 21 min

  1. Take the EuroNight from Budapest-Kelenföld to Gara de Nord Dacia

$31 - $51

5 alternative options

Shuttle to Oradea, fly  •  7 h 2 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Budapest to Oradea
  2. Fly from Oradea (OMR) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) OMR - OTP

$60 - $250

Bus Maxibus Travel  •  9 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest to Bucharest

$66 - $81

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

  1. Take the bus from Budapest to Bucharest

$60 - $90

Train  •  15 h 55 min

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

$60 - $95

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 EuroNight which costs 8 500 Ft - 14 000 Ft and takes 18 h 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Bucharest is to fly which costs 8 500 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 a direct train departing from Budapest-Keleti and arriving at Bucuresti Nord Gara A. Services depart once daily. 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 9 h 21 min and costs 18 000 Ft - 23 000 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 Maxibus Travel, 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 8 500 Ft - 90 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 18 000 Ft - 23 000 Ft and takes 9 h 21 min, you could also train, which costs 17 000 Ft - 26 000 Ft and takes 15 h 55 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 Wizz Air fly from Budapest to Bucharest twice daily. Alternatively, Maxibus Travel operates a bus from Budapest to Bucharest 6 times a week, and the journey takes 8 h 8 min. Brianna Tour also services this route twice a week.

Airlines
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Budapest to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Oradea to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Blue Air
Website
blueairweb.com
Flights from Oradea to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$21 - $200
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Budapest to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $240
Train operators
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
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
15 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
bahn.de
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Night train from Budapest-Kelenföld to Gara de Nord
Ave. Duration
17 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
cd.cz
Bus operators
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 20 9148100
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Budapest to Oradea
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Schedules at
eurobusways.com
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
Brianna Tour
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 - $90
Schedules at
latinoexpres.ro

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