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

6 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 1921

$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 Ic / ...

$254 - $390

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

$250 - $394

Bus FlixBus  •  30 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari 1921

$110 - $180

Drive  •  18 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Bucharest 1132.1 miles

$230 - $350

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

Swiss, Lufthansa and seven 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. Two other operators also service this route.

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 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Flights from Basel to Bucharest Otopeni via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 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
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zurich to Bucharest Otopeni via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Basel to Bucharest Otopeni via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday
Estimated price
$240 - $650
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Zurich to Bucharest Otopeni via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 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
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Basel to Bucharest Otopeni via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
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
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Zurich to Bucharest Otopeni via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
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
$160 - $260
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Train from Györ to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
18 h 9 min
Frequency
Twice a week
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
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Bucharest, Bucharest
Ave. Duration
29 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$100 - $180
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zurich to Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari
Ave. Duration
29 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $180
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Zürich and Bucharest is 1394 km. The road distance is 1811 km.

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

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

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.

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

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