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There are 6 ways to get from Hungary to Romania by tram, plane, bus, train, night train or car

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Line 49 tram, fly  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Take the line 49 tram from Kosztolányi Dezső tér to Kálvin tér M
  2. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) BUD - OTP

$35 - $316

Cheapest option

EuroNight  •  18 h 37 min

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

$32 - $52

4 alternative options

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

  1. Take the bus from Budapest to Bucharest

$64 - $85

Bus FlixBus  •  16 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari 1929 / ...

$48 - $83

Train  •  18 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Brasov Ic
  2. Take the train from Brasov to Bucuresti Nord Gara A R / ...

$35 - $57

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 Hungary 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 Hungary to Romania is to line 49 tram and fly which costs 9 500 Ft - 90 000 Ft and takes 5 h 3 min.

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The distance between Hungary and Romania is 418 km. The road distance is 838.3 km.

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The best way to get from Hungary to Romania without a car is to bus which takes 14 h 42 min and costs 17 000 Ft - 24 000 Ft.

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It takes approximately 5 h 3 min to get from Hungary to Romania, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Hungary to Romania is to bus which takes 14 h 42 min and costs 17 000 Ft - 24 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 9 500 Ft - 16 000 Ft and takes 18 h 48 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 Hungary. It is currently 6:44 PM in Hungary and 7:44 PM in Romania.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Hungary to Romania.
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  • Distance: 261 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 3 min

What companies run services between Hungary and Romania?

SC Latino Expres S.R.L. operates a bus from Budapest to Bucharest once daily. Tickets cost $60 - $85 and the journey takes 14 h 26 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Budapest to Bucharest via Keleti pályaudvar, Budapest-Keleti, Brasov, Bucuresti Nord Gara A, and Gara de Nord in around 18 h 48 min.

Airlines
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Budapest to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Bucharest Otopeni via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Train operators
BKK
Romanian Railways (CFR)
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
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
Night train from Kelenföld to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
17 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
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 - $85
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari
Ave. Duration
15 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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