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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 37m

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

$41 - $265

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Train, night train  •  24h 24m

  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

$40 - $127

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Bus  •  15h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Prague to Bucharest

$70 - $180

Train  •  24h 21m

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

$118 - $267

Drive  •  13h 52m

  1. Drive from Prague to Bucharest 1346.7 km

$150 - $220

Prague (PRG) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) flights

The flight time between Prague (PRG) and Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) is around 3h 47m and covers a distance of around 1080 km. The fastest flight normally takes 1h 50m. Services are operated by Tarom, Blue Air, LOT and others. Typically 23 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Flight route overview

Average flight journey time:
3h 47m
Fastest flight journey time:
1h 50m
Flight distance:
1080 km
Flights per week:
23
Cheapest price:
$30
Carbon emissions:
219 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
09:35
Last flight departs at:
19:50

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Prague (PRG) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) flight schedules

Czech Republic → Romania
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International entry into Romania from Czech Republic

  • Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Czech Republic
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Romania from Czech Republic

  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 8 in quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Aruba, Belgium, Denmark, Eswatini, Faroe Islands, France, Guatemala, Honduras, Iceland, Indonesia, Israel, Kyrgyzstan, Luxembourg, Russia, Sint Maarten, Suriname, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, United Arab Emirates, United States and Zimbabwe
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  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 8 in quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
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Rules to follow in Romania

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Czech Republic

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, entry into Romania is currently allowed from Czech Republic.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Bucharest is 800 800 358.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Bucharest is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Bucharest is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 800 358.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Czech Republic from Romania.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 29 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Prague to Bucharest is to train and night train which costs 850 Kč - 2 800 Kč and takes 24h 24m.

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The quickest way to get from Prague to Bucharest is to fly which costs 850 Kč - 6 000 Kč and takes 4h 37m.

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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 21m.

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The distance between Prague and Bucharest is 1081 km. The road distance is 1346.7 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 - 3 800 Kč.

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It takes approximately 4h 37m 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 37m and costs 850 Kč - 6 000 Kč. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 1 500 Kč - 3 800 Kč and takes 15h 33m, you could also train, which costs 2 500 Kč - 6 000 Kč and takes 24h 21m.

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Map of how to get from Prague to Bucharest.
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  • Distance: 1081.1 km
  • Duration: 4h 37m

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

Tarom, Blue Air and five other airlines fly from Prague to Bucharest 3 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
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Prague to Bucharest Otopeni via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Prague to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $200
Blue Air
Website
flyblueair.com
Flights from Prague to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$30 - $170
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Prague to Bucharest Otopeni via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$90 - $260
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Prague to Bucharest Otopeni via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $390
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Prague to Bucharest Otopeni via Sofia
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $350
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
$28 - $45
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
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
Railjet
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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 - $21
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
$6 - $9
1st Class
$19 - $21
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Bucuresti Nord
Ave. Duration
15h 49m
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 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $85
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$70 - $85
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)
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
Schedules at
omegagroup84.autogari.ro
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
$70 - $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 2:12 AM in Prague and 3:12 AM 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 1347 km. It takes approximately 13h 52m to drive from Prague to Bucharest.

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Tarom, Blue Air, Bulgaria Air and four other airlines offer flights from Prague Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport.

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