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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 26 Oct we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

18:35Bucharest Henri Coanda International Airport5h15 22:50Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport
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£1811One-way
Cheapest
12:45Bucharest Henri Coanda International Airport10h20 22:05Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport
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£1761One-way
Other options
06:25Bucharest Henri Coanda International Airport16h40 22:05Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport
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£2581One-way
06:50Bucharest Henri Coanda International Airport17h00 22:50Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport
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£2641One-way
06:50Bucharest Henri Coanda International Airport8h05 13:55Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport
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£4151One-way

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Mon
25 Oct
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£211Lufthansa
Tue
26 Oct
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£176Lufthansa Cityline
Wed
27 Oct
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£176Lufthansa
Thu
28 Oct
£27Flixbus
£247Lufthansa
Fri
29 Oct
£35Flixbus
£314Eurowings
Sat
30 Oct
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£212Swiss
Sun
31 Oct
£27Flixbus
£148Lufthansa
Mon
1 Nov
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£148Lufthansa
Tue
2 Nov
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£127Swiss
Wed
3 Nov
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£127Lufthansa
Thu
4 Nov
£27Flixbus
£127Lufthansa
Fri
5 Nov
£27Flixbus
£93Lufthansa
Sat
6 Nov
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£105Lufthansa
Sun
7 Nov
£27Flixbus
£127Lufthansa
Mon
8 Nov
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£127Lufthansa
Tue
9 Nov
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£127Lufthansa
Wed
10 Nov
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£127Lufthansa
Thu
11 Nov
£27Flixbus
£105Lufthansa
Fri
12 Nov
£27Flixbus
£93Lufthansa
Sat
13 Nov
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£105Lufthansa
Sun
14 Nov
£27Flixbus
£105Lufthansa

Travel Information between Bucharest and Budapest

distanceDistance399 miles (643 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or flight
priceTicket price range£35 - £250
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £35 • 16 h 46 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £250 • 5 h
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Swiss

Take a coach or flight to travel 399 miles (643 km) from Bucharest to Budapest. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 5 h; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £35. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Flixbus or Swiss among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Bucharest to Budapest.

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FAQs
What are the international travel restrictions for Hungary due to COVID-19 if I’m travelling to Budapest from Bucharest?

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

Can travellers from Romania enter Hungary?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially 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:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing

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: Mandatory

This information was last checked on 24/10/2021. 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 trip from Bucharest to Budapest.

Are there restrictions on my return trip to Bucharest, Romania from Budapest, Hungary due to COVID-19?

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:

  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 8 in quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine

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: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

This information about your return travel to Romania was last checked on 23/10/2021. 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 my travel options from Bucharest to Budapest?

There are 2 ways that you can travel to Budapest from Bucharest. You can take a coach or flight.

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

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Bucharest to Budapest, which costs on average £35.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Budapest:

A coach is generally £215 less than a flight for the same route. A flight costs on average £250 from Bucharest to Budapest.

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

The fastest way from Bucharest to Budapest is by flight with an average journey time of 5 h.

Other travel options from Bucharest to Budapest can usually take longer:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 16 h 46 min.

How far is it from Bucharest to Budapest?

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

When going from Bucharest to Budapest, where do I depart from Bucharest and where do I arrive in Budapest?

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

  • Coaches most often depart from Bucharest at Bucharest, Autogara Filaret and arrive in Budapest at Budapest, Thököly út (Budapest-Keleti).
  • Flights from Bucharest to Budapest most often leave from Bucharest Henri Coanda International Airport and arrive in Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport.
Which travel companies can take me from Bucharest to Budapest?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Bucharest to Budapest, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Budapest by coach. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Bucharest to Budapest tickets on Omio for £35.
  • Swiss can take you to Budapest by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Swiss from Bucharest to Budapest for £250.
What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to Budapest from Bucharest?
Your journey from Bucharest to Budapest doesn't have to end in Budapest. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like Vienna, Prague or Bratislava. If you’d like to add Vienna, Prague or Bratislava to your Bucharest to Budapest trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Budapest today!
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 buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets cost £35 one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average £250 one way.

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