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There are 7 ways to get from Vienna to Bucharest by plane, bus, train, night train or car

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Fly  •  4h 12m

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) VIE - OTP

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Bus via Erdberg  •  23h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Vienna to Bucuresti

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Bus  •  10h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Wien Hbf to Bucharest

Train, bus  •  11h 51m

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld Ec / ...
  2. Take the bus from Budapest to Bucharest

Train  •  19h 58m

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Keleti Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Bucuresti Nord Ir

Night train  •  18h 24m

  1. Take the night train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Night Train

Drive  •  11h 21m

  1. Drive from Vienna to Bucharest 1062.5 km

Vienna to Bucharest by train

The train journey time between Vienna and Bucharest is around 19h 58m and covers a distance of around 1075 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h. Operated by ÖBB EuroCity, Railjet, Hungarian Railways (MÁV) and others, the Vienna to Bucharest train service departs from Wien Hbf and arrives in Bucuresti Nord. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

7 Weekly Trains
19h 58m Average Duration
$81 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Bucharest is to bus via Erdberg which costs €16 - €55 and takes 23h 22m.

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The fastest way to get from Vienna to Bucharest is to fly which takes 4h 12m and costs €65 - €230.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Wien Hbf and arriving at Bucharest. Services depart three times a week, and operate Thursday and Friday. The journey takes approximately 10h 56m.

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Yes, there is an overnight train departing from Wien Hbf and arriving at Bucuresti Nord. This train operates every day. The journey takes approximately 18h 24m.

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The distance between Vienna and Bucharest is 856 km. The road distance is 1062.5 km.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Bucharest without a car is to bus which takes 10h 56m and costs €55 - €75.

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It takes approximately 4h 12m to get from Vienna to Bucharest, including transfers.

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Vienna to Bucharest bus services, operated by Maxibus Travel, depart from Wien Hbf station.

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Vienna to Bucharest train services, operated by ÖBB EuroCity, depart from Wien Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Bucharest is to fly which takes 4h 12m and costs €65 - €230. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €55 - €75 and takes 10h 56m, you could also train, which costs €70 - €140 and takes 19h 58m.

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  • Distance: 856.5 km
  • Duration: 4h 12m

What companies run services between Vienna, Austria and Bucharest, Romania?

Austrian Airlines and Ryanair fly from Vienna to Bucharest 4 times a day. Alternatively, Maxibus Travel operates a bus from Wien Hbf to Bucharest twice a week, and the journey takes 10h 56m. SC Latino Expres S.R.L. also services this route once a week.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $390
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Vienna to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$21 - $140
Train operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 222 222 221
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $40
Website
https://regiojet.com/
2nd Class
$11 - $15
1st Class
$31 - $37
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $40
Website
https://regiojet.com/
2nd Class
$11 - $16
1st Class
$32 - $37
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Kelenfoeld
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Website
https://www.mavcsoport.hu/en
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Website
https://www.mavcsoport.hu/en
Bus operators
Maxibus Travel
Phone
+40 745 766 766
Email
dispecerat@maxibustravel.ro
Website
maxibustravel.ro
Bus from Wien Hbf to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
10h 56m
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
maxibustravel.ro
Bus from Budapest to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
8h 8m
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
maxibustravel.ro
SC Latino Expres S.R.L.
Phone
0040263701919
Email
latinoexpres@yahoo.com
Website
latinoexpres.ro
Bus from Wien Hbf to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
21h 26m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
latinoexpres.ro
Mayer & Mayer Reisen
Phone
0744509279
Email
arminmayerreisen@yahoo.de
Website
mayermayer.autogari.ro
Bus from Vienna to Bucuresti
Ave. Duration
22h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $55
Schedules at
mayermayer.autogari.ro

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The quickest flight from Vienna Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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Vienna to Bucharest bus services, operated by Maxibus Travel, arrive at Bucharest station.

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Bucharest is 1h ahead of Vienna. It is currently 3:21 AM in Vienna and 4:21 AM in Bucharest.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Vienna to Bucharest is 1062 km. It takes approximately 11h 21m to drive from Vienna to Bucharest.

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Ryanair and Austrian Airlines offer flights from Vienna Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport.

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There are 4170+ hotels available in Bucharest. Prices start at $32 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Vienna Airport is to train which takes 16 min and costs €3 - €25.

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