The best way to find a cheap bus ticket from Budapest to Bucharest is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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15 h 35 m
19 h 18 m
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Of the 4 buses that leave Budapest for Bucharest every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||399 miles (643 km)|
|Average bus duration||15 h 30 min|
|Average bus ticket price||$52 (€45)|
Buses from Budapest to Bucharest cover the 399 miles (643 km) long route taking on average 15 h 30 min with our travel partners like Flixbus. There are direct bus services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this journey for as low as $35 (€30), but the average price of bus tickets is $52 (€45). Travelers depart most frequently from Budapest, Nyugati pályaudvar and arrive in Bucharest, Autogara Filaret.
Travel between Budapest and Bucharest from $35 (€30) with Omio’s bus partners FlixBus! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable trip for you.
FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost bus companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance bus at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight buses on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long bus journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.
Travel between Budapest, Hungary and Bucharest, Romania by bus is: Unrestricted.
International entry status: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Hungary
Conditions of entry:
All travelers in Romania must observe these coronavirus safety measures:
The information above was last checked on 3/22/23. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your bus to Bucharest from Budapest as this information can change.
Return travel from Romania to Hungary is: Unrestricted.
Entry into Hungary is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Romania
Requirements for reentering:
The government of Hungary has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 3/8/23. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations closer to the travel date of your bus to Budapest from Bucharest.
When taking a bus from Budapest, you have a couple of bus stations you can depart from including Budapest, Nyugati pályaudvar, Budapest, Thököly út (Budapest-Keleti) and Budapest, Liszt Ferenc Nemzetközi Repülőtér (Terminal 2). When you arrive in Bucharest, your bus can arrive in bus stations including Bucharest, Autogara Filaret and Bucharest, Piata Buzesti.
Omio customers traveling this route book their buses from Budapest, Nyugati pályaudvar to Bucharest, Autogara Filaret.
Passengers board their bus most frequently from Budapest, Nyugati pályaudvar and travel around 2.3 miles (3.7 km) from the city center to this bus station.
Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Bucharest, Autogara Filaret and need to travel approximately 1.9 miles (3 km) from the bus station to the city center in Bucharest.
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