There are 7 ways to get from Zagreb to Bucharest by plane, shuttle, bus, train, night train or car

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Fly from Zagreb  •  5 h 11 min

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

$125 - $397

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Bus  •  13 h 48 min

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

$34 - $72

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Shuttle to Ljubljana, fly  •  6 h 51 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Zagreb to Ljubljana Airport
  2. Fly from Ljubljana (LJU) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) LJU - OTP

$145 - $610

Train  •  22 h 47 min

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

$53 - $88

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 - $401

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

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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 47 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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The best way to get from Zagreb to Bucharest without a car is to bus which takes 13 h 48 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 11 min to get from Zagreb to Bucharest, including transfers.

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Zagreb to Bucharest bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Zagreb station.

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Zagreb to Bucharest train services, operated by Croatian Railways (HŽPP), depart from Zagreb station.

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The best way to get from Zagreb to Bucharest is to fly which takes 5 h 11 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 13 h 48 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 22 h 47 min.

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The quickest flight from Zagreb Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 50 min.

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Zagreb to Bucharest bus services, operated by Maxibus Travel, arrive at Bucharest station.

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Map of how to get from Zagreb to Bucharest.
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  • Distance: 505.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 11 min

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
Flights from Ljubljana to Bucharest Otopeni via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Zagreb to Bucharest Otopeni via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$170 - $480
Flights from Ljubljana to Bucharest Otopeni via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$210 - $600
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
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
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $330
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Ljubljana to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $440
Train operators
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
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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
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eurail.com
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
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
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Zagreb to Ljubljana Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$30 - $280
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$30 - $45
Private
$130 - $280
Shuttle from Zagreb to Graz - Hbf Busbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$35 - $310
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$35 - $45
Private
$150 - $310
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 Zagreb to Budapest, Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
4 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
Mayer & Mayer Reisen
Phone
0744509279
Email
arminmayerreisen@yahoo.de
Website
mayer-transport.ro
Bus from Budapest to Bucuresti
Ave. Duration
18 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $40
Schedules at
mayer-transport.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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Bucharest is 1 h ahead of Zagreb. It is currently 3:33 AM in Zagreb and 4:33 AM in Bucharest.

Zagreb to Bucharest train services, operated by Hungarian Railways (MÁV), arrive at Bucuresti Nord Gara A station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zagreb to Bucharest is 1016 km. It takes approximately 11 h 45 min to drive from Zagreb to Bucharest.

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Lufthansa, CSA, Tarom and four other airlines offer flights from Zagreb Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport.

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There are 1888+ hotels available in Bucharest. Prices start at $37 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Zagreb to Zagreb Airport is to shuttle which takes 27 min and costs .

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