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There are 5 ways to get from Prague to Bucharest by plane, bus, train, night train or car

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Fly  •  4h 38m

  1. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) PRG - OTP

$57 - $565

Cheapest option

Train, night train  •  24h 28m

  1. Take the train from Prague, hl.n. to Vienna, Hbf RegioJet
  2. Take the night train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Night Train

$41 - $126

3 alternative options

Bus  •  15h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Prague to Bucharest

$65 - $180

Train  •  24h 25m

  1. Take the train from Prague, hl.n. to Vienna, Hbf
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Keleti Ec / ...
  3. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Bucuresti Nord Ir

$73 - $176

Drive  •  14h 18m

  1. Drive from Prague to Bucharest 1361 km

$150 - $220

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Prague to Bucharest is to train and night train which costs 900 Kč - 2 800 Kč and takes 24h 28m.

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The quickest way to get from Prague to Bucharest is to fly which costs 1 200 Kč - 13 000 Kč and takes 4h 38m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Prague and arriving at Bucharest. Services depart four times a week, and operate Thursday and Friday. The journey takes approximately 15h 33m.

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No, there is no direct train from Prague to Bucharest. However, there are services departing from Prague, hl.n. and arriving at Bucuresti Nord via Wien Hbf and Budapest-Keleti. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24h 25m.

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The distance between Prague and Bucharest is 1081 km. The road distance is 1361 km.

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The best way to get from Prague to Bucharest without a car is to bus which takes 15h 33m and costs 1 500 Kč - 3 900 Kč.

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It takes approximately 4h 38m to get from Prague to Bucharest, including transfers.

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

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Prague to Bucharest train services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Prague, hl.n. station.

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The best way to get from Prague to Bucharest is to fly which takes 4h 38m and costs 1 200 Kč - 13 000 Kč. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 1 500 Kč - 3 900 Kč and takes 15h 33m, you could also train, which costs 1 600 Kč - 3 900 Kč and takes 24h 25m.

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Map of how to get from Prague to Bucharest.
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  • Distance: 1081.1 km
  • Duration: 4h 38m

What companies run services between Prague, Czech Republic and Bucharest, Romania?

Tarom, CSA and three other airlines fly from Prague to Bucharest 5 times a day. Alternatively, Maxibus Travel operates a bus from Prague to Bucharest twice a week, and the journey takes 15h 33m. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Prague to Bucharest Otopeni via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Prague to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $210
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Prague to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $210
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Prague to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$28 - $130
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Prague to Bucharest Otopeni via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$85 - $190
Train operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Prague, hl.n. to Vienna, Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $45
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
$11 - $17
1st Class
$27 - $45
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
Railjet
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $160
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $22
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
$6 - $9
1st Class
$19 - $22
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Bucuresti Nord
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $65
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
$21 - $27
1st Class
$55 - $65
Night train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord
Ave. Duration
19h 26m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $85
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
$29 - $40
1st Class
$75 - $85
Bus operators
Maxibus Travel
Phone
+40 745 766 766
Email
dispecerat@maxibustravel.ro
Website
maxibustravel.ro
Bus from Prague to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
15h 33m
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
maxibustravel.ro
Omega Group
Phone
+359 878 155 116
Email
omega_group@abv.bg
Website
omega-group84.com
Bus from Praga to Bucuresti
Ave. Duration
17h 35m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
Omega Group
SC Latino Expres S.R.L.
Phone
0040263701919
Email
latinoexpres@yahoo.com
Website
latinoexpres.ro
Bus from Prague to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
26h 23m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
latinoexpres.ro

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The quickest flight from Prague Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 50m.

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

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Bucharest is 1h ahead of Prague. It is currently 10:06 PM in Prague and 11:06 PM in Bucharest.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Prague to Bucharest is 1361 km. It takes approximately 14h 18m to drive from Prague to Bucharest.

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Tarom, CSA, Wizz Air and two other airlines offer flights from Prague Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport.

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There are 1637+ hotels available in Bucharest. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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