There are 7 ways to get from Budapest to Romania by plane, 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 to Bucharest Otopeni  •  4 h 45 min

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

$33 - $314

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EuroNight  •  18 h 37 min

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

$32 - $52

5 alternative options

Fly to Iasi  •  6 h 13 min

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

$71 - $1,601

Bus Maxibus Travel  •  9 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest to Bucharest

$67 - $82

Bus SC Latino Expres S.R.L.  •  14 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest to Bucharest

$65 - $87

Train  •  16 h 11 min

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

$64 - $92

Drive  •  9 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Bucharest 523.9 miles

$90 - $140

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The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Romania is to EuroNight which costs 8 500 Ft - 15 000 Ft and takes 18 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Romania is to fly which costs 9 000 Ft - 90 000 Ft and takes 4 h 45 min.

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The distance between Budapest and Romania is 462 km. The road distance is 838.3 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Romania without a car is to bus which takes 9 h 37 min and costs 18 000 Ft - 23 000 Ft.

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It takes approximately 4 h 45 min to get from Budapest to Romania, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Romania is to fly which takes 4 h 45 min and costs 9 000 Ft - 90 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 18 000 Ft - 23 000 Ft and takes 9 h 37 min, you could also train, which costs 17 000 Ft - 26 000 Ft and takes 16 h 11 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. It is currently 5:46 PM in Budapest and 6:46 PM in Romania.

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

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Wizz Air and Tarom offer flights from Budapest Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport.

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There are 26+ hotels available in Romania. Prices start at $31 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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Map of how to get from Budapest to Romania.
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  • Distance: 288.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 45 min

What companies run services between Budapest, Hungary and Romania?

Tarom and Wizz Air fly from Budapest to Sector 2 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 Budapest to Iasi via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
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
Flights from Budapest to Iasi via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $300
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Iasi via Frankfurt, Vienna
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $2,700
Flights from Budapest to Iasi via Munich, Vienna
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $3,500
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Iasi via Vienna
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $3,500
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Budapest to Iasi via Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $440
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
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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