Directions from Madrid to Bucharest

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Recommended option

Fly  •  6 h 51 min

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

$48 - $235

5 alternative options

Train, bus  •  31 h 9 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 train from Ploiesti Sud to Bucuresti Nord Gara A

$234 - $335

Train  •  42 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants Ave
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Lyon Part Dieu Ave
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Strasbourg Tgv
  4. Take the train from Strasbourg to München Hbf Tgv
  5. Take the train from München Hbf to Wien Hbf Rj
  6. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Gara A D

$506 - $683

Bus Amring  •  45 h 37 min

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

$84 - $108

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

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

Iberia, Wizz Air and 14 other airlines fly from Madrid to Bucharest hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Madrid to Bucharest via Barcelona Sants, Lyon Part Dieu, Strasbourg, München Hbf, and Wien Hbf in around 42 h 46 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
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$50 - $650
Flights from Madrid to Bucharest Otopeni via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $500
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
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Bucharest Otopeni via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Madrid to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $380
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
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $350
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
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Bucharest Otopeni via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Albacete
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
renfe.com
Spanish Railways (RENFE)
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
Romanian Railways (CFR)
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $110
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $110
1st Class
$130 - $190
Train from Strasbourg to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $80
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$70 - $80
1st Class
$90 - $150
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from München Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
19 h 3 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
Bus operators
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
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Madrid and Bucharest is 2473 km. The road distance is 3205 km.

The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Bucharest is to fly which costs 40€ - 210€ and takes 6 h 51 min.

The quickest way to get from Madrid to Bucharest is to fly which takes 6 h 51 min and costs 40€ - 210€.

No, there is no direct train from Madrid to Bucharest. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arriving at Bucuresti Nord Gara A via Barcelona Sants, Lyon Part Dieu, Strasbourg, München Hbf and Wien Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 42 h 46 min.

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.

It takes approximately 6 h 51 min to get from Madrid to Bucharest, including transfers.