How to travel from Budapest to Bucharest

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from Budapest to Bucharest

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

Our recommendation
flight

To get from Budapest to Bucharest on May 29 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:20AMBudapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport5h45 01:05PMBucharest Henri Coanda International Airport
1 transfer
3631One-way
Cheapest
11:25AMBudapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport11h40 12:05AMBucharest Henri Coanda International Airport
1 transfer
3571One-way
Other options
06:20AMBudapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport10h40 06:00PMBucharest Henri Coanda International Airport
1 transfer
3631One-way
04:50PMBudapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport6h15 12:05AMBucharest Henri Coanda International Airport
1 transfer
4071One-way
07:00AMBudapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport4h40 12:40PMBucharest Henri Coanda International Airport
1 transfer
4651One-way

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Travel Information between Budapest and Bucharest

distanceDistance399 miles (643 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or flight
priceTicket price range$33 - $174
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $33 (€30) • 15 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $174 (€157) • 4 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Lufthansa

Take a bus or flight to travel 399 miles (643 km) to Bucharest from Budapest. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 4 h 5 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 route are Flixbus or Lufthansa among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Budapest to Bucharest.

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FAQs

International travel from Budapest, Hungary to Bucharest, Romania is: Fully open.

Can I enter Romania if coming from Hungary?

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

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Bucharest if traveling from Budapest?

Conditions of entry:

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine required

What measures do I need to follow in Bucharest, Romania due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Romania must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

  • Social distance: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 5/23/22; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip to Bucharest from Budapest.

The current restriction level for returning to Budapest, Hungary from Romania is: Fully open.

Am I allowed to reenter Budapest, Hungary from Bucharest, Romania?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Budapest from Bucharest?

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Budapest, Hungary regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Hungary must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

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

The information above was last checked on 5/23/22. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Budapest from Bucharest here.

There are 2 travel options from Budapest to Bucharest: bus or flight.

The cheapest way to go to Bucharest from Budapest is by taking a bus, which costs on average $33 (€30).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Bucharest:

A bus is generally $141 (€127) less than a flight for the same route. Taking a flight costs on average $174 (€157) from Budapest to Bucharest.

The quickest way to travel from Budapest to Bucharest is by flight, which takes on average 4 h 5 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by bus can take 15 h 30 min   on average.

The distance from Budapest to Bucharest is approximately 399 miles (643 km).

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

  • Buses mostly leave from Budapest, Népliget and tend to arrive in Bucharest, Autogara Filaret.
  • Flights mostly depart from Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport and arrive in Bucharest Henri Coanda International Airport.

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

  • You can travel between Budapest and Bucharest by bus with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $33 (€30) with Flixbus from Budapest to Bucharest.
  • You can take a flight from Budapest to Bucharest with Lufthansa. Cheap tickets can be found for $174 (€157) with Lufthansa from Budapest to Bucharest.
Many of our customers traveling from Budapest to Bucharest don't make Bucharest their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Bucharest are Sofia, London or Madrid, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Bucharest to any of these top destinations today!

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

  • Bus tickets cost $33 (€30) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost $174 (€157) one way on average.

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

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