There are 9 ways to get from Rotterdam to Bucharest by train, plane, bus 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

Train to Amsterdam, fly  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) AMS - OTP

$82 - $241

Cheapest option

Bus Transmarian  •  2 days 1 h

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam to Ploieşti
  2. Take the bus from Ploiesti to Bucuresti

$3 - $5

7 alternative options

Train to Eindhoven, fly  •  7 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Eindhoven
  2. Fly from Eindhoven (EIN) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) EIN - OTP

$54 - $271

Train to Brussels, fly  •  6 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) BRU - OTP

$97 - $273

Train, bus  •  27 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal
  2. Take the train from Anvers-Central to Bruxelles-Nord Ic
  3. Take the bus from Brussels-North Station to Bucharest

Train  •  32 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Utrecht Centraal
  2. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Frankfurt
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof to Wien Ice
  4. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Gara A D

$340 - $507

Bus FlixBus  •  36 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari 1924

$132 - $216

Drive, train  •  23 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to München Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from München Hbf to Kufstein M / ...
  4. Drive from Kufstein to Bucharest

$349 - $519

Drive  •  21 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to Bucharest 1398.3 miles

$340 - $500

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Bucharest is to bus which costs 2€ - 5€ and takes 2 days 1 h.

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The quickest way to get from Rotterdam to Bucharest is to train and fly which costs 70€ - 210€ and takes 5 h 58 min.

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The distance between Rotterdam and Bucharest is 1797 km. The road distance is 2237.3 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 58 min to get from Rotterdam to Bucharest, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rotterdam to Bucharest. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam and arriving at Bucuresti via Ploiesti. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 1 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Rotterdam to Bucharest. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam Centraal and arriving at Bucuresti Nord Gara A via Utrecht Centraal, Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof and Wien Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 32 h 29 min.

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What companies run services between Rotterdam, Netherlands and Bucharest, Romania?

You can take a train from Rotterdam to Bucharest via Utrecht Centraal, Frankfurt, Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof, Wien, and Wien Hbf in around 32 h 29 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Rotterdam to Bucharest 5 times a week. Tickets cost $130 - $220 and the journey takes 35 h 50 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Bucharest Otopeni via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Brussels to Bucharest Otopeni via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $470
Flights from Brussels to Bucharest Otopeni via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $470
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Flights from Brussels to Bucharest Otopeni via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $490
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Amsterdam to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Flights from Brussels to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $500
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Bucharest Otopeni via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Bucharest Otopeni via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $460
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Bucharest Otopeni via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Brussels to Bucharest Otopeni via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Amsterdam to Bucharest Otopeni via Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Brussels to Bucharest Otopeni via Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Bucharest Otopeni via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Brussels to Bucharest Otopeni via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Eindhoven to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Flights from Eindhoven to Bucharest Otopeni via Cluj-Napoca
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Bucharest Otopeni via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Bucharest Otopeni via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Bucharest Otopeni via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Blue Air
Website
blueairweb.com
Flights from Brussels to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $390
Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$50 - $65
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Anvers-Central to Bruxelles-Nord
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$10 - $16
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 Utrecht Centraal to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof to Wien
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $200
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Kufstein
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$25 - $40
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 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
Maxibus Travel
Phone
004 0756 117 331
Email
contact@maxibustravel.ro
Website
maxibustravel.ro
Bus from Brussels-North Station to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
25 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
maxibustravel.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 Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari
Ave. Duration
35 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $220
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Transmarian
Website
transmarian.ro
Bus from Rotterdam to Ploieşti
Ave. Duration
47 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
transmarian.ro
Sir Trans
Phone
+4-021-316.42.21
Website
sirtrans.ro
Bus from Ploiesti to Bucuresti
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
sirtrans.ro
GSM Trans
Phone
021-314-0444
Email
office@gsmtrans.ro
Website
gsmtrans.ro
Bus from Ploiești to Bucuresti
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
gsmtrans.ro
Comanto Trans
Phone
+4-021-312.03.45
Website
comantotrans.autogari.ro
Bus from Ploiesti to Bucureşti
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
comantotrans.ro

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