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

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Fly from Kosice  •  7h 11m

  1. Fly from Kosice (KSC) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) KSC - OTP

$108 - $389

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Bus  •  13h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Košice to Budapest, Budapest Népliget 912
  2. Take the bus from Budapest to Bucharest

$30 - $66

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Shuttle to Budapest, fly  •  7h 9m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Košice to Budapest Airport
  2. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) BUD - OTP

$71 - $394

Train, train to Oradea, fly  •  9h 24m

  1. Take the train from Kosice to Miskolc-Tiszai
  2. Take the train from Miskolc-Tiszai to Debrecen
  3. Take the train from Debrecen to Nagykereki
  4. Fly from Oradea (OMR) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) OMR - OTP

$38 - $180

Train  •  22h 2m

  1. Take the train from Kosice to Miskolc-Tiszai Ic
  2. Take the train from Miskolc-Tiszai to Debrecen Ic
  3. Take the train from Valea lui Mihai to Bucuresti Nord Gara A D

$39 - $61

Train, night train  •  20h 33m

  1. Take the train from Kosice to Budapest-Keleti Ic
  2. Take the night train from Budapest-Keleti to Bucuresti Nord Gara A D / ...

$72 - $108

Drive  •  11h 39m

  1. Drive from Košice to Bucharest 530.4 miles

$100 - $160

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The cheapest way to get from Košice to Bucharest is to bus which costs 25€ - 60€ and takes 13h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Košice to Bucharest is to shuttle and fly which costs 60€ - 350€ and takes 7h 9m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Košice to Bucharest. However, there are services departing from Košice and arriving at Bucharest via Budapest. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 8m.

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No, there is no direct train from Košice to Bucharest. However, there are services departing from Kosice and arriving at Bucuresti Nord Gara A via Miskolc-Tiszai, Debrecen and Valea lui Mihai. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22h 2m.

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The distance between Košice and Bucharest is 603 km. The road distance is 848.6 km.

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The best way to get from Košice to Bucharest without a car is to bus which takes 13h 8m and costs 25€ - 60€.

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It takes approximately 7h 11m to get from Košice to Bucharest, including transfers.

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Košice to Bucharest bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Košice station.

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Košice to Bucharest train services, operated by Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK), depart from Kosice station.

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The best way to get from Košice to Bucharest is to fly which takes 7h 11m and costs 90€ - 340€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 25€ - 60€ and takes 13h 8m, you could also train, which costs 30€ - 55€ and takes 22h 2m.

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  • Distance: 376.9 miles
  • Duration: 7h 11m

What companies run services between Košice, Slovakia and Bucharest, Romania?

Austrian Airlines, Turkish Airlines and five other airlines fly from Košice to Bucharest 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Košice to Bucharest via Budapest in around 13h 8m.

Airlines
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Budapest to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Oradea to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Kosice to Bucharest Otopeni via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Budapest to Bucharest Otopeni via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Kosice to Bucharest Otopeni via Prague
Ave. Duration
7h 27m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Blue Air
Website
blueairweb.com
Flights from Oradea to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$21 - $200
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Kosice to Bucharest Otopeni via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $490
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Kosice to Bucharest Otopeni via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Kosice to Bucharest Otopeni via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Train operators
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Website
zssk.sk
Train from Kosice to Miskolc-Tiszai
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
slovakrail.sk
Train from Kosice to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
slovakrail.sk
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Miskolc-Tiszai to Debrecen
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Debrecen to Nagykereki
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Romanian Railways (CFR)
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 Budapest-Keleti to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
15h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
bahn.de
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Night train from Budapest-Keleti to Gara de Nord
Ave. Duration
15h 55m
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 Košice to Budapest Airport
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Schedules at
eurobusways.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 Košice to Budapest, Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Maxibus Travel
Phone
004 0756 117 331
Email
contact@maxibustravel.ro
Website
maxibustravel.ro
Bus from Budapest to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
8h 8m
Frequency
6 times a week
Schedules at
maxibustravel.ro
Mayer & Mayer Reisen
Phone
0744509279
Email
arminmayerreisen@yahoo.de
Website
mayer-transport.ro
Bus from Budapest to Bucuresti
Ave. Duration
18h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $40
Schedules at
mayer-transport.ro
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More Questions & Answers

There is no direct flight from Kosice Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 55m and has one stopover.

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Košice to Bucharest bus services, operated by Maxibus Travel, arrive at Bucharest station.

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Bucharest is 1h ahead of Košice. It is currently 2:21 PM in Košice and 3:21 PM in Bucharest.

Košice to Bucharest train services, operated by Romanian Railways (CFR), arrive at Bucuresti Nord Gara A station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Košice to Bucharest is 849 km. It takes approximately 11h 39m to drive from Košice to Bucharest.

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Tarom, Eurowings, Lufthansa and four other airlines offer flights from Kosice Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport.

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There are 2016+ hotels available in Bucharest. Prices start at $34 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Košice to Kosice Airport is to line 23 bus which takes 22m and costs .

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