There are 7 ways to get from Zürich to Bucharest by plane, train, 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.

Recommended option

Fly from Zurich  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) ZRH - OTP

$84 - $261

Cheapest option

Bus Transmarian  •  32 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Zürich to Ploieşti
  2. Take the bus from Ploiesti to Bucuresti

$3 - $5

5 alternative options

Train to Basel, fly  •  6 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) BSL - OTP

$92 - $365

Bus Vito Reisen & Transporte AG  •  26 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Bucuresti

$120 - $160

Train  •  27 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Budapest-Keleti Rj
  2. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Bucuresti Nord Gara A D / ...

$230 - $355

Night train, train  •  29 h 22 min

  1. Take the night train from Zürich HB to Györ En
  2. Take the train from Györ to Bucuresti Nord Gara A D

$247 - $389

Drive  •  18 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Bucharest 1132.1 miles

$230 - $350

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Bucharest is to bus which costs SFr 3 - SFr 5 and takes 32 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Bucharest is to fly which costs SFr 80 - SFr 260 and takes 5 h 18 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Bucharest is 1394 km. The road distance is 1811.3 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 18 min to get from Zürich to Bucharest, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zurich and arriving at Bucuresti. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 26 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Bucharest. However, there are services departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Bucuresti Nord Gara A via Budapest-Keleti. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27 h 34 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Bucharest is 1811 km. It takes approximately 18 h 34 min to drive from Zürich to Bucharest.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Bucharest.
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  • Distance: 871.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 18 min

What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Bucharest, Romania?

Swiss, Adria Airways and eight other airlines fly from Zürich to Bucharest hourly. Alternatively, Vito Reisen & Transporte AG operates a bus from Zürich to Bucharest once daily, and the journey takes 26 h 35 min. Eurolines CH also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Bucharest Otopeni via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Flights from Zurich to Bucharest Otopeni via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Flights from Basel to Bucharest Otopeni via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $600
Flights from Basel to Bucharest Otopeni via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zurich to Bucharest Otopeni via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zurich to Bucharest Otopeni via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Basel to Bucharest Otopeni via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Zurich to Bucharest Otopeni via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Zurich to Bucharest Otopeni via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Basel to Bucharest Otopeni via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Zurich to Bucharest Otopeni via Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Zurich to Bucharest Otopeni via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Basel to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $430
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
10 h 39 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$170 - $270
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Night train from Zürich HB to Györ
Ave. Duration
10 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $250
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $27
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $27
1st Class
$40 - $41
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
15 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
bahn.de
Train from Györ to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
18 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
Vito Reisen & Transporte AG
Phone
+41 52 624 40 00
Website
vito-reisen.ch
Bus from Zurich to Bucuresti
Ave. Duration
26 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
vito-reisen.ch
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zürich to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
31 h 24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Book at
eurolines.ch
Transmarian
Website
transmarian.ro
Bus from Zürich to Ploieşti
Ave. Duration
31 h 6 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
transmarian.ro
Sir Trans
Phone
+4-021-316.42.21
Website
sirtrans.ro
Bus from Ploiesti to Bucuresti
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
sirtrans.ro
GSM Trans
Phone
021-314-0444
Email
office@gsmtrans.ro
Website
gsmtrans.ro
Bus from Ploiești to Bucuresti
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
gsmtrans.ro
Comanto Trans
Phone
+4-021-312.03.45
Website
comantotrans.autogari.ro
Bus from Ploiesti to Bucureşti
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
comantotrans.ro

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