There are 8 ways to get from Romania to Budapest by plane, shuttle, bus, train, night train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Budapest  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Budapest (BUD) OTP - BUD

$34 - $315

Cheapest option

EuroNight  •  18 h 30 min

  1. Take the EuroNight from Gara de Nord to Budapest-Kelenföld Dacia

$32 - $52

6 alternative options

Fly to Oradea, shuttle  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Oradea (OMR) OTP - OMR
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Oradea to Budapest

$61 - $252

Fly to Timisoara, shuttle  •  7 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Timisoara (TSR) OTP - TSR
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Timişoara to Budapest

$88 - $191

Bus Maxibus Travel  •  9 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucharest to Budapest

$68 - $83

Bus SC Latino Expres S.R.L.  •  15 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucharest to Budapest

$61 - $91

Train  •  17 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Budapest-Keleti D

$61 - $96

Drive  •  9 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Bucharest to Budapest 523.6 miles

$90 - $140

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Romania to Budapest is to EuroNight which costs $30 - $55 and takes 18 h 30 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Romania to Budapest is to fly which costs $30 - $320 and takes 5 h 5 min.

More details

The distance between Romania and Budapest is 462 km. The road distance is 837.7 km.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Romania to Budapest without a car is to bus which takes 9 h 38 min and costs $65 - $85.

More details

It takes approximately 5 h 5 min to get from Romania to Budapest, including transfers.

More details

The best way to get from Romania to Budapest is to fly which takes 5 h 5 min and costs $30 - $320. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $65 - $85 and takes 9 h 38 min, you could also train, which costs $60 - $100 and takes 17 h 1 min.

Mode details

The quickest flight from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Budapest Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

Search flights

Budapest is 1 h behind Romania. It is currently 12:16 PM in Romania and 11:16 AM in Budapest.

Yes, the driving distance between Romania to Budapest is 838 km. It takes approximately 9 h 30 min to drive from Romania to Budapest.

Get driving directions

Wizz Air and Tarom offer flights from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Budapest Airport.

Search flights

Map of how to get from Romania to Budapest.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 288.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 5 min

What companies run services between Romania and Budapest, Hungary?

Tarom and Wizz Air fly from Sector 2 to Budapest twice daily. Alternatively, Maxibus Travel operates a bus from Bucharest to Budapest 6 times a week, and the journey takes 8 h 7 min. Brianna Tour also services this route twice a week.

Airlines
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Oradea
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Timisoara
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $210
Blue Air
Website
blueairweb.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Oradea
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$21 - $200
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Timisoara
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$10 - $150
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $240
Train operators
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Night train from Gara de Nord to Budapest-Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
16 h 54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
cd.cz
Bus operators
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 20 9148100
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Oradea to Budapest
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Schedules at
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Timişoara to Budapest
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$70 - $95
Schedules at
eurobusways.com
Maxibus Travel
Phone
004 0756 117 331
Email
contact@maxibustravel.ro
Website
maxibustravel.ro
Bus from Bucharest to Budapest
Ave. Duration
8 h 7 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Schedules at
maxibustravel.ro
Brianna Tour
SC Latino Expres S.R.L.
Phone
0040263701919
Email
latinoexpres@yahoo.com
Website
latinoexpres.ro
Bus from Bucharest to Budapest
Ave. Duration
14 h 26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
latinoexpres.ro

Want to know more about travelling around the world?

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Read our range of informative guides on popular transport routes and companies - including How to get from Southend Airport into central London, Travel Insider: Top Japan travel tips by Beatrix Holland and Italy Travel Guides - to help you get the most out of your next trip.