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

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Fly  •  4h 59m

  1. Fly from Warsaw Chopin (WAW) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) WAW - OTP

$62 - $228

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Bus Prykarparskyi Express  •  31h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Warschau Zachodni to Chernivci Kołobrzeg
  2. Take the bus from Chernivtsi to Bucharest

$42 - $57

5 alternative options

Train, bus  •  21h 21m

  1. Take the train from Warszawa Centralna to Ostrava hl.n. Eic / ...
  2. Take the train from Ostrava hl.n. to Brno hl.n. R
  3. Take the bus from Brno to Bucharest

$119 - $179

Bus Omega Group  •  27h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Warszawa to Bratislava
  2. Take the bus from Bratislava to Bucuresti

$125 - $178

Train  •  28h 4m

  1. Take the train from Warszawa Centralna to Budapest-Nyugati Ic
  2. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Brasov Ic
  3. Take the train from Brasov to Bucuresti Nord Gara A R / ...

$83 - $126

Train, night train  •  26h 35m

  1. Take the train from Warszawa Centralna to Budapest-Nyugati Ic
  2. Take the night train from Budapest-Keleti to Bucuresti Nord Gara A D / ...

$111 - $162

Drive  •  17h 31m

  1. Drive from Warsaw to Bucharest 736 miles

$120 - $190

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The cheapest way to get from Warsaw to Bucharest is to bus which costs 150 zł - 220 zł and takes 31h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Warsaw to Bucharest is to fly which costs 230 zł - 850 zł and takes 4h 59m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Warsaw to Bucharest. However, there are services departing from Warszawa and arriving at Bucuresti via Bratislava. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27h 25m.

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The distance between Warsaw and Bucharest is 945 km. The road distance is 1177.6 km.

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The best way to get from Warsaw to Bucharest without a car is to train and bus which takes 21h 21m and costs 440 zł - 700 zł.

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It takes approximately 4h 59m to get from Warsaw to Bucharest, including transfers.

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Warsaw to Bucharest bus services, operated by Ecolines, depart from Warszawa station.

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The best way to get from Warsaw to Bucharest is to fly which takes 4h 59m and costs 230 zł - 850 zł. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 460 zł - 700 zł and takes 27h 25m, you could also train, which costs 310 zł - 470 zł and takes 28h 4m.

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The quickest flight from Warsaw Chopin Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 45m.

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Warsaw to Bucharest bus services, operated by Omega Group, arrive at Bucuresti station.

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Map of how to get from Warsaw to Bucharest.
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  • Distance: 590.5 miles
  • Duration: 4h 59m

What companies run services between Warsaw, Poland and Bucharest, Romania?

LOT, Wizz Air and Austrian Airlines fly from Warsaw to Bucharest 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Warsaw to Bucharest via Bratislava in around 27h 25m.

Airlines
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Warsaw Chopin to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Warsaw Chopin to Bucharest Otopeni via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Warsaw Chopin to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $250
Train operators
Polish Railways (PKP)

The rail network in Poland is conveniently organised, with many connections between cities, making it an effective method of travelling around the country. Tickets for regional and express trains are affordable, with children, students, pensioners, people with disability, and large families being entitled to discounts. Polish Railways offer a pre-booking service for travellers living outside of Poland - tickets and reservations can be booked in advance for trips inside Poland (up to 30 days in advance for domestic trains), and to/from other countries in the region (up to 60 days in advance).

Contact Details
Phone
703 200 200
Website
intercity.pl
Train from Warszawa Centralna to Ostrava hl.n.
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Website
Intercity.pl
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Raileurope.com
Train from Warszawa Centralna to Budapest-Nyugati
Ave. Duration
9h 29m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Ostrava hl.n. to Brno hl.n.
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
cd.cz
Night train from Budapest-Keleti to Gara de Nord
Ave. Duration
15h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
cd.cz
Romanian Railways (CFR)
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
Night train from Budapest-Keleti to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
15h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
Maxibus Travel
Phone
004 0756 117 331
Email
contact@maxibustravel.ro
Website
maxibustravel.ro
Bus from Brno to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
13h 11m
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
maxibustravel.ro
Omega Group
Phone
+359 878 155 116
Email
omega_group@abv.bg
Website
omega-group84.com
Bus from Brno to Bucuresti
Ave. Duration
14h 44m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
omega-group84.com
Bus from Bratislava to Bucuresti
Ave. Duration
12h 51m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Schedules at
omega-group84.com
Prykarparskyi Express
Phone
+38 096 1200 900
Website
prex.com.ua
Bus from Warschau Zachodni to Chernivci
Ave. Duration
15h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$31
Schedules at
prex.com.ua
AGAT
Phone
+48 (81) 884 41 09
Email
agat@agat.eu
Website
agat.eu
Bus from Warszawa to Chernivtsi
Ave. Duration
16h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$36 - $42
Schedules at
agat.eu
Odri
Phone
+38 032 243 98 10
Email
odri.lviv@gmail.com
Website
odri-ua.com
Bus from Warsaw to Chernivtsi
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
odri-ua.com
Ukraine buses
Website
ticket.bus.com.ua
Bus from Chernivtsi to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $24
Schedules at
ticket.bus.com.ua

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Bucharest is 1h ahead of Warsaw. It is currently 3:57 AM in Warsaw and 4:57 AM in Bucharest.

Yes, the driving distance between Warsaw to Bucharest is 1178 km. It takes approximately 17h 31m to drive from Warsaw to Bucharest.

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Wizz Air, Austrian Airlines and LOT offer flights from Warsaw Chopin Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport.

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There are 2016+ hotels available in Bucharest. Prices start at $34 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Warsaw to Warsaw Chopin Airport is to train which takes 20m and costs 3 zł - 21 zł.

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