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

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Fly  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) MUC - OTP

$71 - $247

6 alternative options

Train, bus  •  15 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from München Hbf to Wien Hbf Rj
  2. Take the bus from Vienna to Bucharest

$125 - $189

Bus Maxibus Travel  •  21 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from ZOB München, Arnulfstraße, Bezirksteil St. Paul, Stadtbezirk 02 Ludwigsvorstadt-Isarvorstadt, München, OB, Bayern, 80335, Deutschland to Bucharest

Bus FlixBus  •  25 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari 1929

$88 - $144

Train  •  26 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf M / ...
  2. Take the train from Salzburg 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 / ...

$157 - $244

Train, night train  •  24 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from München Hbf to Wien Hbf Rj
  2. Take the night train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Gara A D

$175 - $269

Drive  •  15 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Munich to Bucharest 928.9 miles

$190 - $290

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The cheapest way to get from Munich to Bucharest is to fly which costs 60€ - 220€ and takes 5 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Munich to Bucharest is to fly which costs 60€ - 220€ and takes 5 h 36 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from ZOB München, Arnulfstraße, Bezirksteil St. Paul, Stadtbezirk 02 Ludwigsvorstadt-Isarvorstadt, München, OB, Bayern, 80335, Deutschland and arriving at Bucharest. Services depart twice a week, and operate Monday and Tuesday. The journey takes approximately 21 h 4 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Munich to Bucharest. However, there are services departing from München Hbf and arriving at Bucuresti Nord Gara A via Salzburg Hbf, Budapest-Keleti and Brasov. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26 h 32 min.

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The distance between Munich and Bucharest is 1188 km. The road distance is 1486.3 km.

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The best way to get from Munich to Bucharest without a car is to train and bus which takes 15 h 56 min and costs 100€ - 170€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 36 min to get from Munich to Bucharest, including transfers.

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Munich to Bucharest bus services, operated by Maxibus Travel, depart from ZOB München, Arnulfstraße, Bezirksteil St. Paul, Stadtbezirk 02 Ludwigsvorstadt-Isarvorstadt, München, OB, Bayern, 80335, Deutschland station.

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Munich to Bucharest train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from München Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Munich to Bucharest is to fly which takes 5 h 36 min and costs 60€ - 220€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 21 h 4 min, you could also train, which costs 130€ - 220€ and takes 26 h 32 min.

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Map of how to get from Munich to Bucharest.
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  • Distance: 742.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 36 min

What companies run services between Munich, Germany and Bucharest, Romania?

Lufthansa, Tarom and four other airlines fly from Munich to Bucharest hourly. Alternatively, Maxibus Travel operates a bus from Munich to Bucharest twice a week, and the journey takes 21 h 4 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Munich to Bucharest Otopeni via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Munich to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Munich to Bucharest Otopeni via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Blue Air
Website
blueairweb.com
Flights from Munich to Bucharest Otopeni via Iasi
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $600
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Munich to Bucharest Otopeni via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Munich to Bucharest Otopeni via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
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 München Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $100
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 Salzburg Hbf to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $140
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 Vienna to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
10 h 56 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Schedules at
maxibustravel.ro
Bus from ZOB München, Arnulfstraße, Bezirksteil St. Paul, Stadtbezirk 02 Ludwigsvorstadt-Isarvorstadt, München, OB, Bayern, 80335, Deutschland to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
21 h 4 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
maxibustravel.ro
SC Latino Expres S.R.L.
Phone
0040263701919
Email
latinoexpres@yahoo.com
Website
latinoexpres.ro
Bus from Wien to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
21 h 26 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
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 Munich, Munich central bus station to Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari
Ave. Duration
25 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Munich Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 55 min.

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

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Bucharest is 1 h ahead of Munich. It is currently 4:59 AM in Munich and 5:59 AM in Bucharest.

Munich 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 Munich to Bucharest is 1486 km. It takes approximately 15 h 32 min to drive from Munich to Bucharest.

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Tarom, Austrian Airlines, Blue Air and three other airlines offer flights from Munich Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport.

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There are 1972+ hotels available in Bucharest. Prices start at $36 USD per night.

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