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There are 9 ways to get from Zagreb to Romania by plane, shuttle, bus, train, 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 Zagreb to Bucharest Otopeni  •  5 h 14 min

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

$126 - $398

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Bus  •  14 h 4 min

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

$35 - $73

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Fly Zagreb to Cluj-Napoca  •  6 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Cluj-Napoca (CLJ) ZAG - CLJ

$138 - $380

Fly Zagreb to Timisoara  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Timisoara (TSR) ZAG - TSR

$135 - $656

Shuttle to Ljubljana, fly to Bucharest Otopeni  •  6 h 54 min

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

$145 - $609

Train  •  24 h 34 min

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

$57 - $89

Shuttle, bus  •  28 h 15 min

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

$103 - $395

Train, EuroNight  •  23 h 53 min

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

$95 - $141

Drive  •  11 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Zagreb to Bucharest 635.1 miles

$120 - $180

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The cheapest way to get from Zagreb to Romania is to bus which costs 220 kn - 480 kn and takes 14 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zagreb to Romania is to fly which costs 800 kn - 2.600 kn and takes 5 h 14 min.

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The distance between Zagreb and Romania is 674 km. The road distance is 1016.2 km.

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The best way to get from Zagreb to Romania without a car is to bus which takes 14 h 4 min and costs 220 kn - 480 kn.

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It takes approximately 5 h 14 min to get from Zagreb to Romania, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Zagreb to Romania is to fly which takes 5 h 14 min and costs 800 kn - 2.600 kn. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 220 kn - 480 kn and takes 14 h 4 min, you could also train, which costs 360 kn - 600 kn and takes 24 h 34 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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Romania is 1 h ahead of Zagreb. It is currently 12:03 PM in Zagreb and 1:03 PM in Romania.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Zagreb to Romania.
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  • Distance: 421.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 14 min

What companies run services between Zagreb, Croatia and Romania?

Croatia Airlines, Austrian Airlines and six other airlines fly from Zagreb to Sector 2 every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zagreb to Bucharest via Budapest, Budapest Népliget, Budapest, Bucharest, and Gara de Nord in around 14 h 4 min.

Airlines
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
Flights from Zagreb to Cluj-Napoca via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $650
Flights from Zagreb to Cluj-Napoca via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $650
Flights from Zagreb to Cluj-Napoca via Zurich, Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $650
Flights from Zagreb to Timisoara via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Zagreb to Timisoara via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Zagreb to Timisoara via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Zagreb to Timisoara via Dubrovnik, Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Ljubljana to Bucharest Otopeni via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $850
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 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $480
Flights from Ljubljana to Bucharest Otopeni via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday to Saturday
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
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $900
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Zagreb to Bucharest Otopeni via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $420
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
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Zagreb to Cluj-Napoca via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$30 - $180
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Zagreb to Cluj-Napoca via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Ljubljana to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
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
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 - $90
Website
hzpp.hr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Romanian Railways (CFR)
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
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
Night train from Kelenföld to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
17 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
bahn.de
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.

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
3 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 - $90
Schedules at
latinoexpres.ro

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The best way to get from Zagreb to Zagreb Airport is to shuttle which takes 27 min and costs 90 kn - 700 kn.

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