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There are 8 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Bucharest by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) FRA - OTP

$87 - $268

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Bus SC Latino Expres S.R.L.  •  28 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt to Bucharest

$70 - $100

6 alternative options

Train, bus  •  22 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to Amberg Re
  3. Take the bus from Amberg to Bucharest

Train  •  28 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Wien Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Keleti Rj / ...
  3. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Brasov Ic
  4. Take the train from Brasov to Bucuresti Nord Gara A R / ...

$206 - $308

Bus FlixBus  •  30 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari 1925 / ...

$111 - $180

Train, night train  •  26 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Wien Hbf Ice
  2. Take the night train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Gara A D

$233 - $348

Train, drive  •  20 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to München Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf M / ...
  3. Drive from Salzburg Hbf to Bucharest

$268 - $403

Drive  •  17 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Bucharest 1122.7 miles

$230 - $350

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The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Bucharest is to bus which costs 60€ - 85€ and takes 28 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Bucharest is to fly which costs 75€ - 240€ and takes 5 h 22 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Frankfurt and arriving at Bucharest. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 28 h 26 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt am Main to Bucharest. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arriving at Bucuresti Nord Gara A via Wien Hbf, Budapest-Keleti and Brasov. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28 h 16 min.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Bucharest is 1454 km. The road distance is 1796.4 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Bucharest without a car is to train and bus which takes 22 h 24 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 22 min to get from Frankfurt am Main to Bucharest, including transfers.

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Frankfurt am Main to Bucharest bus services, operated by SC Latino Expres S.R.L., depart from Frankfurt station.

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Frankfurt am Main to Bucharest train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Bucharest is to fly which takes 5 h 22 min and costs 75€ - 240€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 170€ - 270€ and takes 28 h 16 min, you could also bus, which costs 60€ - 85€ and takes 28 h 26 min.

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  • Distance: 908.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 22 min

What companies run services between Frankfurt am Main, Germany and Bucharest, Romania?

Lufthansa, Tarom and seven other airlines fly from Frankfurt am Main to Bucharest hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Frankfurt am Main to Bucharest via Wien Hbf, Budapest-Keleti, and Brasov in around 28 h 16 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Bucharest Otopeni via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Bucharest Otopeni via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Frankfurt to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Bucharest Otopeni via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Frankfurt to Bucharest Otopeni via Prague
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Bucharest Otopeni via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Bucharest Otopeni via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Nürnberg Hbf to Amberg
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $50
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 Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Night 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
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Bus operators
Maxibus Travel
Phone
004 0756 117 331
Email
contact@maxibustravel.ro
Website
maxibustravel.ro
Bus from Amberg to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
18 h 6 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
maxibustravel.ro
Bus from Frankfurt to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
20 h 27 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
maxibustravel.ro
SC Latino Expres S.R.L.
Phone
0040263701919
Email
latinoexpres@yahoo.com
Website
latinoexpres.ro
Bus from Frankfurt to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
28 h 26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $100
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari
Ave. Duration
30 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 15 min.

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Frankfurt am Main 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 Frankfurt am Main. It is currently 5:57 PM in Frankfurt am Main and 6:57 PM in Bucharest.

Frankfurt am Main to Bucharest train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Bucuresti Nord Gara A station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt am Main to Bucharest is 1796 km. It takes approximately 17 h 57 min to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Bucharest.

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Tarom, Air Serbia, CSA and four other airlines offer flights from Frankfurt Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport.

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There are 1896+ hotels available in Bucharest. Prices start at $36 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Frankfurt Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs 9€ - 14€.

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