There are 10 ways to get from Rotterdam to Bucharest by train, plane, bus, 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.

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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

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Bus Transmarian  •  2 days 2 h

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam to Ploieşti
  2. Take the bus from Ploieşti to Bucharest

$3 - $4

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Train to Brussels, fly  •  7 h 13 min

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

$66 - $235

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 - $274

Train to Charleroi, fly  •  8 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
  2. Fly from Charleroi (CRL) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) CRL - OTP

$78 - $254

Train, bus  •  28 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussel-Noord Intercity direct / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brussels-North Station to Bucharest

Train, EuroNight  •  32 h 57 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(Main)Hbf to Wien Hbf Ice
  4. Take the EuroNight from Wien Hauptbahnhof to Budapest-Keleti
  5. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Bucuresti Nord Gara A Ic

$250 - $388

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 40 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 Salzburg Hbf M / ...
  4. Drive from Salzburg Hbf to Bucharest

$334 - $509

Drive  •  21 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to Bucharest 1398.3 miles

$340 - $500

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No, there is no direct bus from Rotterdam to Bucharest. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam and arriving at Bucharest via Ploieşti. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 2 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(Main)Hbf, Wien Hauptbahnhof and Budapest-Keleti. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 32 h 57 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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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Bucharest without a car is to train and bus which takes 28 h 9 min and costs .

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

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Rotterdam to Bucharest bus services, operated by Transmarian, depart from Rotterdam station.

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Rotterdam to Bucharest train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Rotterdam Centraal station.

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 40 min.

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Rotterdam to Bucharest bus services, operated by Comanto Trans, arrive at Bucharest station.

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Bucharest is 1 h ahead of Rotterdam. It is currently 1:20 AM in Rotterdam and 2:20 AM in Bucharest.

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  • Distance: 1123.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 58 min

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Rotterdam to Bucharest twice 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 8 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
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Eindhoven to Bucharest Otopeni via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $290
Flights from Charleroi to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$24 - $230
Flights from Charleroi to Bucharest Otopeni via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$24 - $230
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 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
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
Flights from Brussels to Bucharest Otopeni via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $500
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Bucharest Otopeni via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
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
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Bucharest Otopeni via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
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 Charleroi to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $330
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
Blue Air
Website
blueairweb.com
Flights from Brussels to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 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 15 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
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Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussels Airport - Zaventem
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussel-Noord
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$40 - $65
1st Class
$65 - $85
Eurostar
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Website
eurostar.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $75
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$35 - $75
Premier
$80 - $90
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
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $180
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 Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Night train from Wien Hauptbahnhof to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
cd.cz
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
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.

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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
Twice 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
Comanto Trans
Phone
+4-021-312.03.45
Website
comantotrans.autogari.ro
Bus from Ploieşti to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
comantotrans.autogari.ro

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Rotterdam to Bucharest train services, operated by Hungarian Railways (MÁV), arrive at Bucuresti Nord Gara A station.

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