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There are 10 ways to get from Zwickau to Bucharest by train, plane, bus, night train or car

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Train to Leipzig, fly  •  8h 22m

  1. Take the train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Leipzig/Halle Flughafen
  2. Fly from Leipzig (LEJ) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) LEJ - OTP

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Train to Dresden, fly  •  8h 42m

  1. Take the train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Dresden Hbf
  2. Fly from Dresden (DRS) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) DRS - OTP

Train, bus to Prague, fly  •  9h 13m

  1. Take the train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Karlovy Vary Dolni Nadrazi
  2. Take the bus from Karlovy Vary Terminal Bus Station to Prague Airport Terminal 1/2
  3. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) PRG - OTP

Train, train to Nuremberg, fly  •  8h 32m

  1. Take the train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Hof Hbf
  2. Take the train from Hof Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
  3. Fly from Nuremberg (NUE) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) NUE - OTP

Train, train to Berlin Brandenburg, fly  •  8h 38m

  1. Take the train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Leipzig Hbf
  2. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf to S Südkreuz Bhf
  3. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg (BER) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) BER - OTP

Train, bus via Prague  •  20h 15m

  1. Take the train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Dresden Hbf Re
  2. Take the bus from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Prague 060 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Prague to Bucharest

Train, bus  •  25h 57m

  1. Take the train from Zwickau-Poelbitz to Dresden Hbf Re
  2. Take the bus from Dresden to Bucuresti

Train  •  29h 41m

  1. Take the train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Hof Hbf Re3 / ...
  2. Take the train from Hof Hbf to Regensburg Hbf Re / ...
  3. Take the train from Regensburg Hbf to Passau Hbf 91 / ...
  4. Take the train from Passau Hbf to Wien Hbf Ice / ...
  5. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Keleti Ec / ...
  6. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Bucuresti Nord Ir

Train, night train  •  30h 30m

  1. Take the train from Zwickau, Zentrum to Cheb Rb2 / ...
  2. Take the train from Cheb to Praha Hlavni Nadrazi Ic / ...
  3. Take the train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Wien Hbf Rj
  4. Take the night train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord

Drive  •  16h 9m

  1. Drive from Zwickau to Bucharest 1538.5 km

Zwickau to Bucharest by train

The train journey time between Zwickau and Bucharest is around 29h 41m and covers a distance of around 1772 km. This includes an average layover time of around 4h 52m. Operated by Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn, Transdev, Die Länderbahn and others, the Zwickau to Bucharest train service departs from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof and arrives in Bucuresti Nord. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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The most affordable way to get from Zwickau to Bucharest is to train and fly, which costs €60 - €330 and takes 8h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from Zwickau to Bucharest is to train and fly which costs €60 - €330 and takes 8h 22m.

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No, there is no direct train from Zwickau to Bucharest. However, there are services departing from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof and arriving at Bucuresti Nord via Hof Hbf, Regensburg Hbf, Passau Hbf, Wien Hbf and Budapest-Keleti. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29h 41m.

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The distance between Zwickau and Bucharest is 1235 km. The road distance is 1538.5 km.

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The best way to get from Zwickau to Bucharest without a car is to train and bus via Prague which takes 20h 15m and costs .

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It takes approximately 8h 22m to get from Zwickau to Bucharest, including transfers.

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Zwickau to Bucharest train services, operated by Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn, depart from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof station.

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There is no direct flight from Leipzig Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 25m and has one stopover.

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Bucharest is 1h ahead of Zwickau. It is currently 3:37 PM in Zwickau and 4:37 PM in Bucharest.

Zwickau to Bucharest train services, operated by Romanian Railways (CFR), arrive at Bucuresti Nord station.

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  • Distance: 1235.2 km
  • Duration: 8h 22m

What companies run services between Zwickau, Germany and Bucharest, Romania?

You can take a train from Zwickau to Bucharest via Hof Hbf, Regensburg Hbf, Passau Hbf, Wien Hbf, and Budapest-Keleti in around 29h 41m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Leipzig to Bucharest Otopeni via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Leipzig to Bucharest Otopeni via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Leipzig to Bucharest Otopeni via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
7h 17m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Dresden to Bucharest Otopeni via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Dresden to Bucharest Otopeni via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Dresden to Bucharest Otopeni via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Prague to Bucharest Otopeni via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Nuremberg to Bucharest Otopeni via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Bucharest Otopeni via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Bucharest Otopeni via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Leipzig to Bucharest Otopeni via Vienna
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $500
Flights from Prague to Bucharest Otopeni via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Nuremberg to Bucharest Otopeni via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$150 - $490
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Bucharest Otopeni via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dresden to Bucharest Otopeni via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Prague to Bucharest Otopeni via Venice Treviso
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Dresden to Bucharest Otopeni via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $700
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Bucharest Otopeni via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Prague to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $290
Flights from Nuremberg to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $220
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Nuremberg to Bucharest Otopeni via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$110 - $360
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Bucharest Otopeni via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$140 - $470
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Leipzig to Bucharest Otopeni via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $440
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dresden to Bucharest Otopeni via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Prague to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 311682904
Website
bahn.com
Train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Leipzig/Halle Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Train from Hof Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Train from Regensburg Hbf to Passau Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Transdev
Phone
030 200730
Website
transdev.de
Train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transdev
Train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Hof Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transdev
Train from Zwickau-Poelbitz to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transdev
Die Länderbahn
Phone
0 89 54 888 97 - 25
Email
info@laenderbahn.com
Website
laenderbahn.com
Train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Karlovy Vary Dolni Nadrazi
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
4 times a week
Website
Die Länderbahn
Train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Hof Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
Die Länderbahn
Train from Hof Hbf to Regensburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Die Länderbahn
Train from Zwickau, Zentrum to Cheb
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Die Länderbahn
Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn
Phone
0341 231898288
Email
info@mitteldeutsche-regiobahn.de
Website
mitteldeutsche-regiobahn.de
Train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Hof Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Leipzig Hbf to S Südkreuz Bhf
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Regensburg Hbf to Passau Hbf
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
Deutsche Bahn
ÖBB Intercity
Phone
+43 (0)5 1717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Berlin Suedkreuz
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
ÖBB Intercity
Train from Passau Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
ÖBB Intercity
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Regensburg Hbf to Passau Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
$12 - $19
1st Class
$19 - $28
Train from Passau Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
$27 - $40
1st Class
$40 - $60
agilis
Phone
+49 800 589 28 40
Website
agilis.de
Train from Regensburg Hbf to Passau Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
4 times a week
Website
agilis.de
Österreichische Bundesbahnen
Website
delfi.de
Train from Passau Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $160
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
Railjet
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Bucuresti Nord
Ave. Duration
15h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $60
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
$19 - $25
1st Class
$50 - $60
Night train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord
Ave. Duration
18h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $80
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
$26 - $35
1st Class
$65 - $80
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Cheb to Praha Hlavni Nadrazi
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
$11 - $14
Business
$15 - $19
1st Class
$16 - $19
Train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
$21 - $26
Business
$30 - $40
1st Class
$30 - $36
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Prague Central Train Station Wilsonova to Vienna Central Train Station
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $40
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$24 - $40
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Karlovy Vary Terminal Bus Station to Prague Airport Terminal 1/2
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
RegioJet
Bus from Dresden Bayrische Strasse to Prague Florenc Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
RegioJet
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Prague
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Racic Eurobus
Phone
+359-887-208-506
Email
racic_bg@yahoo.com
Website
racicbg.com
Bus from Dresden Bayrische Strasse to Prague Florenc Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
5 times a week
Website
Racic Eurobus
Comati PSG
Phone
0040 723 450 475
Email
info@comati-psg.ro
Website
comati-psg.ro
Bus from Dresden Bayrische Strasse to Prague Florenc Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$85 - $100
Website
Comati PSG
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Dresden to Prague Florenc Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Union Ivkoni
Citylines
Phone
+359 2 812 0810
Email
support@citylines.bg
Website
citylines.eu
Bus from Dresden to Prague Florenc
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once a week
Website
Citylines
Pejic Tours
Phone
+381 20 314 545
Email
info@pejictours.com
Website
pejictours.com
Bus from Dresden to Prague
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
pejictours.com
Maxibus Travel
Phone
+40 745 766 766
Email
dispecerat@maxibustravel.ro
Website
maxibustravel.ro
Bus from Prague to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
15h 33m
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
maxibustravel.ro
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