There are 6 ways to get from Vienna to Bucharest by plane, bus, train, night train or car

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Fly  •  4 h 40 min

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

$74 - $215

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EuroNight  •  19 h 23 min

  1. Take the EuroNight from Wien Hauptbahnhof to Gara de Nord Dacia

$40 - $65

4 alternative options

Bus Maxibus Travel  •  10 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Vienna to Bucharest

Train  •  19 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Gara A D

$110 - $170

Bus FlixBus  •  19 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari 1929 / ...

$64 - $114

Drive  •  11 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Vienna to Bucharest 671.6 miles

$120 - $180

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The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Bucharest is to EuroNight which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 19 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Vienna to Bucharest is to fly which costs 60€ - 190€ and takes 4 h 40 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Vienna and arriving at Bucharest. Services depart six times a week, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. The journey takes approximately 10 h 56 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Wien Hbf and arriving at Bucuresti Nord Gara A. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 19 h 23 min.

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The distance between Vienna and Bucharest is 856 km. The road distance is 1074.6 km.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Bucharest without a car is to bus which takes 10 h 56 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 40 min to get from Vienna to Bucharest, including transfers.

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

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Vienna to Bucharest train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), depart from Wien Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Bucharest is to fly which takes 4 h 40 min and costs 60€ - 190€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 10 h 56 min, you could also train, which costs 95€ - 150€ and takes 19 h 23 min.

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  • Distance: 535.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 40 min

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

Tarom, Austrian Airlines and three other airlines fly from Vienna to Bucharest every 3 hours. Alternatively, Maxibus Travel operates a bus from Vienna to Bucharest 6 times a week, and the journey takes 10 h 56 min.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $280
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Vienna to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $350
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Vienna to Bucharest Otopeni via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $420
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Vienna to Bucharest Otopeni via Zagreb
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $2,000
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Vienna to Bucharest Otopeni via Sofia
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,500
Train operators
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 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Night train from Wien Hauptbahnhof to Gara de Nord
Ave. Duration
19 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
cd.cz
Bus operators
Maxibus Travel
Phone
004 0756 117 331
Email
contact@maxibustravel.ro
Website
maxibustravel.ro
Bus from Vienna to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
10 h 56 min
Frequency
6 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 Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari
Ave. Duration
18 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Vienna Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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

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Bucharest is 1 h ahead of Vienna. It is currently 3:13 AM in Vienna and 4:13 AM in Bucharest.

Vienna to Bucharest train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Bucuresti Nord Gara A station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Vienna to Bucharest is 1075 km. It takes approximately 11 h 33 min to drive from Vienna to Bucharest.

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Croatia Airlines, Bulgaria Air, Lufthansa and two other airlines offer flights from Vienna Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport.

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There are 1889+ hotels available in Bucharest. Prices start at $37 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 11€.

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