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There are 10 ways to get from Venice to Bucharest by plane, train, shuttle, bus or car

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Fly from Venice Treviso  •  4h 41m

  1. Fly from Venice Treviso (TSF) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) TSF - OTP

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Fly from Venice  •  6h 42m

  1. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) VCE - OTP

Train to Bologna, fly  •  6h 1m

  1. Take the train from Venezia S. Lucia to Bologna Centrale
  2. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) BLQ - OTP

Shuttle to Milan Bergamo, fly  •  7h 34m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Padova to Orio al Serio Airport
  2. Fly from Milan Bergamo (BGY) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) BGY - OTP

Bus via Padova  •  21h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Padova to Bucureşti - Militari

Bus  •  22h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Venice to Bucureşti

Bus #2  •  25h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Venice to Bucuresti

Bus #3  •  26h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Venice Mestre to Bucharest FlixBus stop 1922

Train  •  27h 41m

  1. Take the train from Venezia S. Lucia to Wien Hbf Rj
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Keleti Ec / ...
  3. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Bucuresti Nord Ir / ...

Drive  •  15h 15m

  1. Drive from Venice to Bucharest 1382.8 km

Venice to Bucharest by train

8 Weekly Trains
27h 41m Average Duration
$184 Cheapest Price
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Yes, entry into Romania is currently allowed from Italy.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

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

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Last updated: 3 Oct 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Venice to Bucharest is to bus which costs €60 - €80 and takes 22h 26m.

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The quickest way to get from Venice to Bucharest is to fly which costs €60 - €360 and takes 4h 41m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Venice to Bucharest. However, there are services departing from Venezia and arriving at Bucureşti via Venice. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22h 26m.

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No, there is no direct train from Venice to Bucharest. However, there are services departing from Venezia S. Lucia and arriving at Bucuresti Nord via Wien Hbf and Budapest-Keleti. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27h 41m.

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The distance between Venice and Bucharest is 1089 km. The road distance is 1382.8 km.

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The best way to get from Venice to Bucharest without a car is to bus via Padova which takes 21h 32m and costs €75 - €150.

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It takes approximately 4h 41m to get from Venice to Bucharest, including transfers.

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Venice to Bucharest bus services, operated by Tabita Tour, depart from Venice station.

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Venice to Bucharest train services, operated by Railjet, depart from Venezia S. Lucia station.

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The best way to get from Venice to Bucharest is to fly which takes 4h 41m and costs €60 - €360. Alternatively, you can bus via Padova, which costs €75 - €150 and takes 21h 32m, you could also train, which costs €180 - €310 and takes 27h 41m.

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  • Distance: 1088.6 km
  • Duration: 4h 41m

What companies run services between Venice, Italy and Bucharest, Romania?

Ryanair and Wizz Air fly from Venice to Bucharest once daily. Alternatively, Amring operates a bus from Padova to Bucureşti - Militari once a week. Tickets cost $70 - $90 and the journey takes 19h 45m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Venice Treviso to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$35 - $550
Flights from Venice to Bucharest Otopeni via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $190
Flights from Bologna to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$27 - $490
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$14 - $450
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Venice Treviso to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Flights from Venice to Bucharest Otopeni via Bari
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Flights from Venice to Bucharest Otopeni via Catania
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Flights from Bologna to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $270
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$24 - $310
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Venice to Bucharest Otopeni via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Venice to Bucharest Otopeni via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Bologna to Bucharest Otopeni via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Venice to Bucharest Otopeni via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Venice to Bucharest Otopeni via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $750
Flights from Bologna to Bucharest Otopeni via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Venice to Bucharest Otopeni via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $750
Flights from Venice to Bucharest Otopeni via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Venice to Bucharest Otopeni via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Venice to Bucharest Otopeni via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Venice to Bucharest Otopeni via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $750
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Venice to Bucharest Otopeni via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Venice to Bucharest Otopeni via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Venice to Bucharest Otopeni via Athens
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia S. Lucia to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $55
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
$15 - $21
Base Standard
$30 - $45
Base Premium
$35 - $55
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia S. Lucia to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $22
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
$20 - $22
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Venezia Santa Lucia to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $45
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
$17 - $24
Smart Low Cost
$14 - $21
Smart Flex
$30 - $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 Venezia S. Lucia to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
7h 39m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
Railjet
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
Railjet
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
oebb.at
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 34m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Bus operators
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Padova to Orio al Serio Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$35 - $38
Private
$150 - $280
Amring
Phone
+4-0269-238.788
Website
amring.autogari.ro
Bus from Padova to Bucureşti - Militari
Ave. Duration
19h 45m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$70 - $90
Schedules at
amring.autogari.ro
Tabita Tour
Phone
+4-0263-21.55.00
Website
tabitatour.ro
Bus from Venice to Bucureşti
Ave. Duration
21h 16m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Schedules at
tabitatour.autogari.ro
SC Latino Expres S.R.L.
Phone
0040263701919
Email
latinoexpres@yahoo.com
Website
latinoexpres.ro
Bus from Mestre to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
30h 25m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
latinoexpres.ro
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Venice Mestre to Bucharest FlixBus stop
Ave. Duration
25h 25m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $85
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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The quickest flight from Venice Treviso Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 55m.

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Venice to Bucharest bus services, operated by Tabita Tour, arrive at Bucureşti station.

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Bucharest is 1h ahead of Venice. It is currently 7:27 AM in Venice and 8:27 AM in Bucharest.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Venice to Bucharest is 1383 km. It takes approximately 15h 15m to drive from Venice to Bucharest.

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Ryanair and Wizz Air offer flights from Venice Treviso Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport.

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There are 173+ hotels available in Bucharest. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Venice to Venice Treviso Airport is to shuttle which takes 25 min and costs €25 - €55.

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