There are 8 ways to get from Zürich to Romania by plane, train, bus 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  •  6 h 10 min

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

$127 - $625

Cheapest option

Bus Vito Reisen & Transporte AG  •  26 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Bucuresti

$1

6 alternative options

Fly Zurich to Bucharest Otopeni  •  5 h 22 min

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

$85 - $263

Fly Zurich to Timisoara  •  6 h 25 min

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

$99 - $571

Train to Basel, fly to Cluj-Napoca  •  5 h 29 min

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

$126 - $720

Train  •  28 h 29 min

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

$237 - $376

Bus FlixBus  •  30 h 12 min

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

$111 - $180

Drive  •  18 h 34 min

  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 26 h 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Romania is to fly which costs SFr 80 - SFr 260 and takes 5 h 22 min.

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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 bus which takes 26 h 51 min and costs SFr 1.

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It takes approximately 6 h 10 min 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 6 h 10 min and costs SFr 120 - SFr 600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 1 and takes 26 h 51 min, you could also train, which costs SFr 220 - SFr 370 and takes 28 h 29 min.

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There is no direct flight from Zurich Airport to Cluj-Napoca Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 50 min and has one stopover.

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Romania is 1 h ahead of Zürich. It is currently 8:43 AM in Zürich and 9:43 AM in Romania.

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

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

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  • Distance: 774 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 10 min

What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Romania?

Lufthansa, LOT and seven 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 26 h 35 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Cluj-Napoca via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Zurich to Cluj-Napoca via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Zurich to Cluj-Napoca via Dusseldorf, Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
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 Zurich to Timisoara via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Timisoara via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Timisoara via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Timisoara via Stuttgart, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Basel to Cluj-Napoca via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,400
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Zurich to Cluj-Napoca via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Zurich to Bucharest Otopeni via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $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
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
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
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
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Basel to Cluj-Napoca
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
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
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $210
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 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
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
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
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
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
29 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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