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There are 10 ways to get from Zürich to Romania 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.

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Fly Zurich to Cluj-Napoca  •  5h 48m

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Cluj-Napoca (CLJ) ZRH - CLJ

$135 - $624

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Bus Vito Reisen & Transporte AG  •  26h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Bucuresti

$1

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Fly Zurich to Bucharest Otopeni  •  5h 25m

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

$93 - $262

Fly Zurich to Timisoara  •  6h 23m

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Timisoara (TSR) ZRH - TSR

$107 - $570

Train to Basel, fly to Cluj-Napoca  •  5h 39m

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Cluj-Napoca (CLJ) BSL - CLJ

$125 - $719

Train, bus  •  20h 2m

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Wien Hbf Rj
  2. Take the bus from Vienna to Bucharest

$184 - $291

Bus FlixBus  •  29h 2m

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

$108 - $177

Train  •  29h 19m

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Budapest-Keleti Rj
  2. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Brasov Ic
  3. Take the train from Brasov to Bucuresti Nord Gara A R / ...

$205 - $322

Train, night train  •  28h 29m

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Wien Hbf Rj
  2. Take the night train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Gara A D

$234 - $371

Drive  •  18h 34m

  1. Drive from Zürich to Bucharest 1132.1 miles

$230 - $350

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The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Romania is to bus which costs SFr 1 and takes 26h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Romania is to fly which costs SFr 90 - SFr 270 and takes 5h 25m.

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The distance between Zürich and Romania is 1238 km. The road distance is 1811.3 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Romania without a car is to train and bus which takes 20h 2m and costs SFr 180 - SFr 290.

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It takes approximately 5h 48m to get from Zürich to Romania, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Romania is to fly which takes 5h 48m and costs SFr 130 - SFr 650. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 1 and takes 26h 51m, you could also train, which costs SFr 200 - SFr 330 and takes 29h 19m.

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There is no direct flight from Zurich Airport to Cluj-Napoca Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 25m and has one stopover.

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Romania is 1h ahead of Zürich. It is currently 11:59 PM in Zürich and 12:59 AM in Romania.

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

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LOT, Swiss and Lufthansa offer flights from Zurich Airport to Cluj-Napoca Airport.

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  • Distance: 774 miles
  • Duration: 5h 48m

What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Romania?

Lufthansa, LOT and nine other airlines fly from Zürich to Cluj-Napoca hourly. Alternatively, Vito Reisen & Transporte AG operates a bus from Zürich to Bucharest once daily, and the journey takes 26h 35m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Cluj-Napoca via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Zurich to Cluj-Napoca via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Zurich to Cluj-Napoca via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Zurich to Cluj-Napoca via Stuttgart, Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Zurich to Bucharest Otopeni via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Flights from Zurich to Bucharest Otopeni via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Flights from Zurich to Timisoara via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Timisoara via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Timisoara via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Timisoara via Stuttgart, Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Timisoara via Nuremberg, Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Timisoara via Berlin Tegel, Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zurich to Bucharest Otopeni via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $650
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Zurich to Cluj-Napoca via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Zurich to Bucharest Otopeni via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Basel to Cluj-Napoca
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $200
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
10h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$170 - $270
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
Romanian Railways (CFR)
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
Night train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
19h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Bus operators
Maxibus Travel
Phone
004 0756 117 331
Email
contact@maxibustravel.ro
Website
maxibustravel.ro
Bus from Vienna to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
10h 56m
Frequency
6 times a week
Schedules at
maxibustravel.ro
SC Latino Expres S.R.L.
Phone
0040263701919
Email
latinoexpres@yahoo.com
Website
latinoexpres.ro
Bus from Wien to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
21h 26m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
latinoexpres.ro
Vito Reisen & Transporte AG
Phone
+41 52 624 40 00
Website
vito-reisen.ch
Bus from Zurich to Bucuresti
Ave. Duration
26h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
vito-reisen.ch
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 Zurich to Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari
Ave. Duration
28h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $180
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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