You can get from Budapest to Bucharest by train, bus or flight.
To get from Budapest to Bucharest on Mar 23 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
Find all the dates and times for this journey by train, bus, and flight, .
|Distance||399 miles (643 km)|
|Available travel modes||Bus, flight or train|
|Ticket price range||$10 - $206|
|Cheapest mode||Train • $10 (€9) • 15 h 30 min|
|Fastest mode||Flight • $206 (€182) • 1 h 50 min|
|Popular travel companies||Flixbus or tarom|
Take a bus, flight or train 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 1 h 50 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $10 (€9). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus or tarom among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or flight from Budapest to Bucharest.
Travel from Budapest, Hungary to Bucharest, Romania is: Unrestricted.
International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Hungary.
The government of Romania has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
The above information was last verified on 2/21/23. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip from Budapest to Bucharest closer to your planned date of departure here.
The current restriction level for returning to Budapest, Hungary from Romania is: Unrestricted.
Reentering Hungary is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Romania
All travelers returning to Hungary must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:
The information above was last checked on 3/8/23. 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 3 ways to get from Budapest to Bucharest: bus, flight or train.
The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Bucharest is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $10 (€9) compared to other travel options to Bucharest:
A train is generally $35 (€31) less than a bus for the same route. Taking a bus costs on average $45 (€40) from Budapest to Bucharest.
A train is $196 (€173) less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Budapest to Bucharest costing on average $206 (€182).
The fastest way from Budapest to Bucharest is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 50 min.
There are alternative travel options to Bucharest that can usually take longer:
In comparison, getting to Bucharest by bus can take on average 17 h 1 min.
In comparison, getting to Bucharest by train can take on average 15 h 30 min.
You should expect to travel around 399 miles (643 km) between Budapest and Bucharest.
The average frequency per day from Budapest to Bucharest is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Budapest and Bucharest as scheduled services by bus, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Budapest to Bucharest:
If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Budapest to Bucharest, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:
Yes, there are direct routes from Budapest to Bucharest with the following travel companies:
Direct services to Bucharest tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your route.
Before traveling from Budapest to Bucharest, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:
But we recommend booking Budapest to Bucharest tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.
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