There are 14 ways to get from Cardiff to Romania by train, plane, bus, car, car train or car ferry

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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Train to Bristol, fly to Cluj-Napoca  •  8 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Cluj-Napoca (CLJ) BRS - CLJ

$157 - $509

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Train to Bristol, fly to Bucharest Otopeni  •  7 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) BRS - OTP

$95 - $717

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Fly Cardiff to Bucharest Otopeni  •  8 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) CWL - OTP

$168 - $659

Train to Bristol, fly to Timisoara  •  9 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Timisoara (TSR) BRS - TSR

$134 - $425

Train to Birmingham, fly to Bucharest Otopeni  •  8 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) BHX - OTP

$123 - $438

Train, train to London Luton, fly to Cluj-Napoca  •  8 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
  3. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Cluj-Napoca (CLJ) LTN - CLJ

$141 - $402

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Bucharest Otopeni  •  8 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) LHR - OTP

$176 - $603

Train, train to London Gatwick, fly to Bucharest Otopeni  •  9 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
  3. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) LGW - OTP

$134 - $533

Train, bus Maxibus Travel  •  33 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria to Bucharest

Train, bus via Wien Hbf  •  44 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Frankfurt
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Wien Hbf Ice
  4. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Gara A D

$352 - $565

Bus  •  2 days 0 h

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Castle Street to London Victoria Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the bus from London to Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari 1920

$166 - $280

Train, bus UBB Turistic  •  2 days 6 h

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
  2. Take the bus from London to București

$153 - $216

Drive, Eurotunnel, train  •  29 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  3. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Paris Nord Tgv
  4. Take the train from Paris Est to Stuttgart Hbf Tgv / ...
  5. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to München Hbf Ice / ...
  6. Drive from München Ost to Bucharest

$660 - $885

Drive, car ferry  •  27 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Bucharest

$393 - $576

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Romania is to train and bus which costs £110 - £170 and takes 2 days 6 h.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Romania is to train and fly which costs £70 - £550 and takes 7 h 37 min.

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The distance between Cardiff and Romania is 1324 miles.

The best way to get from Cardiff to Romania without a car is to train and bus which takes 33 h 39 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 25 min to get from Cardiff to Romania, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Romania is to fly which takes 8 h 32 min and costs £120 - £550. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £120 - £220 and takes 2 days 0 h.

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There is no direct flight from Bristol Airport to Cluj-Napoca Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h and has one stopover.

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Romania is 2 h ahead of Cardiff. It is currently 9:13 AM in Cardiff and 11:13 AM in Romania.

Ryanair, Wizz Air, Aer Lingus and six other airlines offer flights from Bristol Airport to Cluj-Napoca 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 Cardiff to Cardiff Airport is to bus which takes 30 min and costs £5.

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Map of how to get from Cardiff to Romania.
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  • Distance: 1324 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 25 min

What companies run services between Cardiff, Wales and Romania?

KLM, Vueling Airlines and five other airlines fly from Cardiff to Sector 2 every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cardiff to Bucharest via London Victoria Coach Station, London, Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari, and Păcii in around 2 days 0 h.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bristol to Cluj-Napoca via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,500
Flights from Bristol to Cluj-Napoca via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Bristol to Bucharest Otopeni via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Bristol to Timisoara via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Bristol to Timisoara via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
8 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Bristol to Timisoara via Cologne/Bonn Apt, Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Birmingham to Bucharest Otopeni via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Birmingham to Bucharest Otopeni via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from London Heathrow to Bucharest Otopeni via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Flights from London Heathrow to Bucharest Otopeni via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bristol to Cluj-Napoca via Amsterdam, Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Bristol to Bucharest Otopeni via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Cardiff to Bucharest Otopeni via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Birmingham to Bucharest Otopeni via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from London Heathrow to Bucharest Otopeni via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Bristol to Cluj-Napoca via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $440
Flights from Bristol to Timisoara via Madrid
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Flights from Birmingham to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $650
Flights from London Luton to Cluj-Napoca
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Flights from London Luton to Cluj-Napoca via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Flights from London Gatwick to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $700
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bristol to Bucharest Otopeni via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from Cardiff to Bucharest Otopeni via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Birmingham to Bucharest Otopeni via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from London Heathrow to Bucharest Otopeni via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Bristol to Cluj-Napoca via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Cardiff to Bucharest Otopeni via Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Bristol to Timisoara via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from London Heathrow to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $1,200
Blue Air
Website
blueairweb.com
Flights from Bristol to Cluj-Napoca via Dublin
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Birmingham to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Cardiff to Bucharest Otopeni via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Birmingham to Bucharest Otopeni via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Birmingham to Bucharest Otopeni via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bucharest Otopeni via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bristol to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $300
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bucharest Otopeni via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Bucharest Otopeni via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $290
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
Train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $140
Train from Cardiff Central to Reading
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $110
Train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $55
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $55
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$20 - $35
Train from Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$55 - $90
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $75
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Website
bahn.de
Train from Paris Est to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
19 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$172
Website
eurotunnel.com
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$95 - $130
Train from Paris Est to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $230
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $100
Bus operators
Maxibus Travel
Phone
004 0756 117 331
Email
contact@maxibustravel.ro
Website
maxibustravel.ro
Bus from London Victoria to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
30 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
maxibustravel.ro
Eurolines CZ
Email
info@eurolines.cz
Website
elines.cz
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
13 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
elines.cz
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cardiff, Castle Street to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
nationalexpress.com
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 London to Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari
Ave. Duration
43 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$150 - $260
Website
flixbus.co.uk
UBB Turistic
Phone
0040 744 274 274
Email
rezervari@ubbturistic.ro
Website
ubbturistic.ro
Bus from London to București
Ave. Duration
2 days 3 h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$71
Schedules at
ubbturistic.ro
Ferry operators

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