There are 6 ways to get from Zagreb to Bucharest by plane, bus, train, shuttle, 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  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) ZAG - OTP

$126 - $398

Cheapest option

Bus  •  13 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Zagreb to Budapest, Budapest Népliget 976 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Budapest to Bucharest

$85 - $112

4 alternative options

Train  •  22 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Zagreb to Budapest-Keleti Adria First Flight
  2. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Bucuresti Nord Gara A Ic / ...

$97 - $144

Shuttle, bus  •  27 h 59 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Zagreb to Graz - Hbf Busbahnhof
  2. Take the bus from Graz to Bucharest

$102 - $402

Train, EuroNight  •  23 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Zagreb Glavni Kolod. to Kelenföld D / ...
  2. Take the EuroNight from Budapest-Kelenföld to Gara de Nord Dacia

$94 - $141

Drive  •  11 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Zagreb to Bucharest 635.1 miles

$120 - $180

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zagreb to Bucharest is to bus which costs 500 kn - 750 kn and takes 13 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zagreb to Bucharest is to fly which costs 800 kn - 2.600 kn and takes 4 h 53 min.

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The distance between Zagreb and Bucharest is 809 km. The road distance is 1016.2 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 53 min to get from Zagreb to Bucharest, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zagreb to Bucharest. However, there are services departing from Zagreb and arriving at Bucharest via Budapest. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 48 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zagreb to Bucharest. However, there are services departing from Zagreb and arriving at Bucuresti Nord Gara A via Budapest-Keleti. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 44 min.

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What companies run services between Zagreb, Croatia and Bucharest, Romania?

Croatia Airlines, Austrian Airlines and five other airlines fly from Zagreb to Bucharest every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zagreb to Bucharest via Budapest, Budapest Népliget and Budapest in around 13 h 48 min.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zagreb to Bucharest Otopeni via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Zagreb to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $220
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Zagreb to Bucharest Otopeni via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $480
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Zagreb to Bucharest Otopeni via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $900
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zagreb to Bucharest Otopeni via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Zagreb to Bucharest Otopeni via Prague
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $330
Train operators
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Zagreb to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
5 h 49 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Zagreb to Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
5 h 34 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Croatian Railways (HŽPP)
Website
hzpp.hr
Train from Zagreb to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
hzpp.hr
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$23 - $35
1st Class
$35 - $50
Train from Zagreb Glavni Kolod. to Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
5 h 36 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
hzpp.hr
Purchase a
eurail.com
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
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
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Night train from Budapest-Kelenföld to Gara de Nord
Ave. Duration
17 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
cd.cz
Bus operators
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 Zagreb to Budapest, Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Maxibus Travel
Phone
004 0756 117 331
Email
contact@maxibustravel.ro
Website
maxibustravel.ro
Bus from Budapest to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
8 h 8 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Schedules at
maxibustravel.ro
Brianna Tour
SC Latino Expres S.R.L.
Phone
0040263701919
Email
latinoexpres@yahoo.com
Website
latinoexpres.ro
Bus from Graz to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
24 h 19 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
latinoexpres.ro

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