There are 7 ways to get from Bucharest to Budapest by plane, train, bus, 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 to Budapest  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Budapest (BUD) OTP - BUD

$33 - $314

Cheapest option

EuroNight  •  17 h 40 min

  1. Take the EuroNight from Gara de Nord to Budapest-Keleti Dacia

$30 - $50

5 alternative options

Fly to Oradea, train  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Oradea (OMR) OTP - OMR
  2. Take the train from Biharkeresztes to Püspökladany
  3. Take the train from Püspökladany to Budapest-Nyugati

$35 - $175

Bus Maxibus Travel  •  8 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucharest to Budapest

$69 - $81

Bus SC Latino Expres S.R.L.  •  14 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucharest to Budapest

$60 - $90

Train  •  15 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Budapest-Keleti D / ...

$60 - $95

Drive  •  9 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Bucharest to Budapest 523.6 miles

$90 - $140

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bucharest to Budapest is to EuroNight which costs $30 - $50 and takes 17 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bucharest to Budapest is to fly which costs $30 - $320 and takes 4 h 57 min.

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The distance between Bucharest and Budapest is 643 km. The road distance is 837.7 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 57 min to get from Bucharest to Budapest, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bucharest and arriving at Budapest. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 14 h 26 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bucuresti Nord Gara A and arriving at Budapest-Keleti. Services depart three times a day. The journey takes approximately 15 h 50 min.

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What companies run services between Bucharest, Romania and Budapest, Hungary?

Tarom and Wizz Air fly from Bucharest to Budapest twice daily. Alternatively, Maxibus Travel operates a bus from Bucharest to Budapest 6 times a week, and the journey takes 8 h 7 min. Brianna Tour also services this route twice a week.

Airlines
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Oradea
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Blue Air
Website
blueairweb.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Oradea
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$21 - $200
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $240
Train operators
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Biharkeresztes to Püspökladany
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Püspökladany to Budapest-Nyugati
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Night train from Gara de Nord to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
17 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
cd.cz
Bus operators
Maxibus Travel
Phone
004 0756 117 331
Email
contact@maxibustravel.ro
Website
maxibustravel.ro
Bus from Bucharest to Budapest
Ave. Duration
8 h 7 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 Bucharest to Budapest
Ave. Duration
14 h 26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
latinoexpres.ro

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