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from Bucharest to Budapest

You can get from Bucharest to Budapest by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Bucharest to Budapest on May 24 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:00PMBucharest Henri Coanda International Airport4h15 10:15PMBudapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport
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$2861One-way
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07:00PMBucharest Henri Coanda International Airport4h15 10:15PMBudapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport
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$2861One-way
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06:40PMBucharest Henri Coanda International Airport6h00 11:40PMBudapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport
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$2921One-way
06:40AMBucharest Henri Coanda International Airport5h05 10:45AMBudapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport
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$3321One-way
12:45PMBucharest Henri Coanda International Airport5h05 04:50PMBudapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport
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$3301One-way

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Tue
May 24
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$286Austrian Airlines
Wed
May 25
$40Flixbus
$241Austrian Airlines
Thu
May 26
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$209Eurowings
Fri
May 27
$40Flixbus
$240Lufthansa
Sat
May 28
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$204Air Dolomiti
Sun
May 29
$45Flixbus
$582Eurowings
Mon
May 30
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$205Austrian Airlines
Tue
May 31
$40Flixbus
$130airmax
Wed
Jun 1
$40Flixbus
$178Austrian Airlines
Thu
Jun 2
$40Flixbus
$178Austrian Airlines
Fri
Jun 3
$40Flixbus
$165Lufthansa Cityline
Sat
Jun 4
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$177Lufthansa Cityline
Sun
Jun 5
$40Flixbus
$178Austrian Airlines
Mon
Jun 6
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$178Austrian Airlines
Tue
Jun 7
$34Flixbus
$177Air Dolomiti
Wed
Jun 8
$40Flixbus
$151Austrian Airlines
Thu
Jun 9
$34Flixbus
$178Austrian Airlines
Fri
Jun 10
$34Flixbus
$241Austrian Airlines
Sat
Jun 11
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$151Austrian Airlines
Sun
Jun 12
$40Flixbus
$130Air Baltic

Travel Information to Budapest from Bucharest

distanceDistance399 miles (643 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or flight
priceTicket price range$33 - $161
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $33 (€30) • 16 h 46 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $161 (€145) • 5 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Lufthansa

Travel 399 miles (643 km) by bus or flight between Bucharest and Budapest. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 5 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $33 (€30). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus or Lufthansa among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Bucharest to Budapest.

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FAQs

Does Hungary have any COVID-19 travel restrictions for people traveling to Budapest from Bucharest?

Travel between Bucharest, Romania and Budapest, Hungary is: Fully open.

Can travelers from Romania enter Hungary?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Romania.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Budapest from Bucharest?

Conditions of entry into Hungary:

  • There are no current restrictions

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Budapest, Hungary?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Hungary has imposed the following measures:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Recommended

This information was last checked on 5/23/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey from Bucharest to Budapest.

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Romania from Budapest, Hungary?

The restriction level for your return to Bucharest, Romania from Hungary is: Fully open.

Is my journey back to Bucharest from Budapest restricted?

Entry into Romania is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Hungary.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Bucharest from Budapest?

Conditions of reentry into Romania:

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine required

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Bucharest, Romania?

You should observe these safety measures in Romania as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Recommended

This information about your return travel to Romania was last checked on 5/15/22. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Bucharest from Budapest closer to your date of departure here.

What are the ways to get from Bucharest to Budapest?

You can travel to Budapest from Bucharest 2 different ways: bus or flight.

What is the cheapest way from Bucharest to Budapest?

The cheapest way to travel to Budapest from Bucharest is by taking a bus with an average price of $33 (€30).

This is compared to other travel options to Budapest:

A bus is $128 (€115) less than a flight for this journey with tickets for a flight from Bucharest to Budapest costing on average $161 (€145).

What is the fastest way from Bucharest to Budapest?

The fastest way to get to Budapest from Bucharest is by flight with an average travel time of 5 h 15 min.

Other travel options to Budapest can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 16 h 46 min.

How far is Budapest from Bucharest?

You should expect to travel around 399 miles (643 km) between Bucharest and Budapest.

Where do I depart from Bucharest? Where do I arrive in Budapest?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Bucharest to Budapest:

  • Most travelers board their bus from Bucharest, Autogara Filaret and arrive in Budapest, Népliget.
  • Most travelers catch their flight from Bucharest Henri Coanda International Airport and arrive in Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport.

Which travel companies can get me from Bucharest to Budapest?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Bucharest to Budapest:

  • You can go to Budapest from Bucharest by bus with Flixbus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $33 (€30) with Flixbus from Bucharest to Budapest on Omio.
  • You can take a flight from Bucharest to Budapest with Lufthansa. Cheap tickets can be found for $161 (€145) with Lufthansa from Bucharest to Budapest.

Where should I go next after I travel to Budapest from Bucharest?

Looking to extend your trip from Bucharest to Budapest? Many Omio customers who go from Bucharest to Budapest usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Vienna, Prague or Bratislava. If you're looking to explore Vienna, Prague or Bratislava from Budapest, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

When should I book a ticket from Bucharest to Budapest online to score the best deals?

When planning your trip from Bucharest to Budapest, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $33 (€30) one way.
  • Plane tickets cost on average $161 (€145) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Bucharest to Budapest online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.