There are 7 ways to get from Madrid to Bucharest by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Madrid  •  7 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) MAD - OTP

$48 - $235

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Train to Valencia, fly  •  8 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Valencia Joaquin Sorolla
  2. Fly from Valencia (VLC) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) VLC - OTP

$124 - $323

Train, bus ALSA  •  30 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Albacete Ave / ...
  2. Take the train from Albacete to Murcia del Carmen Atr / ...
  3. Take the bus from Harlau to Ploiesti
  4. Take the bus from Ploiesti to Bucuresti

$224 - $348

Bus Amring  •  45 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid - Estacion Sur to Bucureşti - Militari

$85 - $108

Train, bus via Zürich HB  •  46 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Girona Ave / ...
  2. Take the train from Girona to Figueres Ir / ...
  3. Take the bus from Figueres to Dijon
  4. Take the train from Dijon Ville to Zürich HB Tgv
  5. Take the train from Zürich HB to Wien Hbf Rj
  6. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Gara A D

Bus Maxibus Travel  •  2 days 3 h

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Bucharest

Drive  •  32 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Bucharest 2003 miles

$370 - $550

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Bucharest is to fly which costs 40€ - 200€ and takes 7 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Bucharest is to fly which costs 40€ - 200€ and takes 7 h 1 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid and arriving at Bucharest. Services depart twice a week, and operate Monday and Tuesday. The journey takes approximately 2 days 3 h.

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The distance between Madrid and Bucharest is 2473 km. The road distance is 3204.8 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Bucharest without a car is to train and bus which takes 30 h 55 min and costs 190€ - 300€.

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It takes approximately 7 h 1 min to get from Madrid to Bucharest, including transfers.

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Madrid to Bucharest bus services, operated by Maxibus Travel, depart from Madrid station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Bucharest is to fly which takes 7 h 1 min and costs 40€ - 200€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 70€ - 95€ and takes 45 h 36 min.

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 45 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Bucharest.
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  • Distance: 1545.6 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 1 min

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Bucharest, Romania?

Wizz Air, Ryanair and 16 other airlines fly from Madrid to Bucharest hourly. Alternatively, Amring operates a bus from Madrid to Bucharest once a week. Tickets cost $80 - $110 and the journey takes 45 h 15 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Bucharest Otopeni via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Madrid to Bucharest Otopeni via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Valencia to Bucharest Otopeni via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $850
Flights from Valencia to Bucharest Otopeni via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $850
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Madrid to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Madrid to Bucharest Otopeni via Iasi
Ave. Duration
5 h 46 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Valencia to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Bucharest Otopeni via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Valencia to Bucharest Otopeni via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Flights from Madrid to Bucharest Otopeni via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Flights from Valencia to Bucharest Otopeni via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $280
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Madrid to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $380
Flights from Valencia to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $330
Blue Air
Website
blueairweb.com
Flights from Madrid to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $350
Flights from Valencia to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $430
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Bucharest Otopeni via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Bucharest Otopeni via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Valencia to Bucharest Otopeni via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways AVE
Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Valencia Joaquin Sorolla
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Albacete
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Girona
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
renfe.com
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Albacete to Murcia del Carmen
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
renfe.com
Train from Girona to Figueres
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $15
Website
renfe.com
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Dijon Ville to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$95 - $130
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $210
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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
Bus operators
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Harlau to Ploiesti
Ave. Duration
23 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $240
Website
alsa.com
Sir Trans
Phone
+4-021-316.42.21
Website
sirtrans.ro
Bus from Ploiesti to Bucuresti
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
sirtrans.ro
GSM Trans
Phone
021-314-0444
Email
office@gsmtrans.ro
Website
gsmtrans.ro
Bus from Ploiești to Bucuresti
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
gsmtrans.ro
Comanto Trans
Phone
+4-021-312.03.45
Website
comantotrans.autogari.ro
Bus from Ploiesti to Bucureşti
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
comantotrans.autogari.ro
Amring
Phone
+4-0269-238.788
Website
amring.autogari.ro
Bus from Madrid - Estacion Sur to Bucureşti - Militari
Ave. Duration
45 h 15 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Schedules at
amring.autogari.ro
Starbus
Phone
+34 (0) 963 49 67 67
Email
comercial@starbus.es
Website
starbus.es
Bus from Figueres to Dijon
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
starbus.es
Maxibus Travel
Phone
004 0756 117 331
Email
contact@maxibustravel.ro
Website
maxibustravel.ro
Bus from Madrid to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
2 days 3 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
maxibustravel.ro

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Bucharest is 1 h ahead of Madrid. It is currently 5:13 AM in Madrid and 6:13 AM in Bucharest.

Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Bucharest is 3205 km. It takes approximately 32 h 8 min to drive from Madrid to Bucharest.

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Wizz Air, Blue Air, Vueling Airlines and five other airlines offer flights from Madrid Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport.

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There are 1889+ hotels available in Bucharest. Prices start at $37 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Madrid Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs 1€ - 3€.

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