There are 7 ways to get from Budapest to Bucharest 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 from Budapest  •  4 h 47 min

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

$32 - $313

6 alternative options

Train, train to Oradea, fly  •  6 h 54 min

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

$36 - $175

Bus Maxibus Travel  •  8 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest to Bucharest

$71 - $86

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

  1. Take the bus from Budapest to Bucharest

$65 - $90

Train  •  14 h 40 min

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

$35 - $55

EuroNight  •  18 h 21 min

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

$36 - $56

Drive  •  9 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Bucharest 523.9 miles

$90 - $140

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

Wizz Air and Tarom fly from Budapest to Bucharest 3 times a day. Alternatively, Maxibus Travel operates a bus from Budapest to Bucharest 6 times a week, and the journey takes 7 h 40 min. Brianna Tour also services this route twice a week.

Airlines
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Budapest to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Oradea to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Blue Air
Website
blueairweb.com
Flights from Oradea to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$21 - $200
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Budapest to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 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 Budapest-Nyugati to Püspökladany
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Püspökladany to Biharkeresztes
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
14 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
mavcsoport.hu
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
$35 - $55
Website
cd.cz
Bus operators
Maxibus Travel
Phone
004 0756 117 331
Email
contact@maxibustravel.ro
Website
maxibustravel.ro
Bus from Budapest to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 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 Budapest to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
14 h 26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Schedules at
latinoexpres.ro

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Budapest to Bucharest?

The distance between Budapest and Bucharest is 643 km. The road distance is 838 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Budapest to Bucharest?

The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Bucharest is to train which costs 9 000 Ft - 14 000 Ft and takes 14 h 40 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Budapest to Bucharest?

The quickest way to get from Budapest to Bucharest is to fly which takes 4 h 47 min and costs 8 000 Ft - 80 000 Ft.

Is there a direct train between Budapest and Bucharest?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Budapest-Keleti and arriving at Bucuresti Nord Gara A. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 14 h 40 min.

Is there a direct bus between Budapest and Bucharest?

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

How long does it take to get from Budapest to Bucharest?

It takes approximately 4 h 47 min to get from Budapest to Bucharest, including transfers.