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from Budapest to Bucharest

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

Our recommendation

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

09:40Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport5h05 15:45Bucharest Henri Coanda International Airport
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£2871One-way
Cheapest
10:40Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport12h10 23:50Bucharest Henri Coanda International Airport
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£2561One-way
Other options
13:25Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport9h45 00:10Bucharest Henri Coanda International Airport
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£3281One-way
13:25Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport21h10 11:35Bucharest Henri Coanda International Airport
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£2681One-way
08:45Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport25h50 11:35Bucharest Henri Coanda International Airport
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£3031One-way

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Mon
24 Jan
£26Flixbus
£256Lufthansa
Tue
25 Jan
£44Flixbus
£217Swiss
Wed
26 Jan
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£204Lufthansa
Thu
27 Jan
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£217Swiss
Fri
28 Jan
£26Flixbus
£187Lufthansa
Sat
29 Jan
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£153Lufthansa
Sun
30 Jan
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£187Lufthansa
Mon
31 Jan
£26Flixbus
£187Lufthansa
Tue
1 Feb
£35Flixbus
£167Swiss
Wed
2 Feb
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£166Lufthansa
Thu
3 Feb
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£167Swiss
Fri
4 Feb
£26Flixbus
£118Lufthansa
Sat
5 Feb
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£166Lufthansa
Sun
6 Feb
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£166Lufthansa
Mon
7 Feb
£26Flixbus
£167Swiss
Tue
8 Feb
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£167Swiss
Wed
9 Feb
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£166Lufthansa
Thu
10 Feb
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£146Swiss
Fri
11 Feb
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£118Lufthansa
Sat
12 Feb
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£107Lufthansa

Travel Information from Budapest to Bucharest

distanceDistance399 miles (643 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or coach
priceTicket price range£26 - £151
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £26 • 15 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £151 • 4 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesLufthansa or Flixbus

Take a flight or coach to travel 399 miles (643 km) between Budapest and Bucharest. 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 coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £26. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Lufthansa or Flixbus among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight from Budapest to Bucharest.

Travel Tips: Travel from Budapest to Bucharest

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FAQs

What COVID-19 safety information and travel restrictions should I be aware of before I go to Bucharest, Romania from Budapest, Hungary?

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

Can I enter Romania if coming from Hungary?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 14 day mandatory self quarantine
  • 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 measures do I need to follow in Bucharest, Romania due to the pandemic?

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

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

The information above was last checked on 21/01/2022; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey between Budapest and Bucharest.

Am I required to self-quarantine when I return to Budapest, Hungary from Bucharest, Romania?

Return travel to Budapest, Hungary from Romania is: Partially open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Hungary from Romania?

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

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Hungary from Romania?

Requirements for reentering 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

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Hungary?

All travellers must abide by the following measures in Hungary to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The above information about your return travel to Budapest, Hungary was last verified on 17/01/2022. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Budapest from Bucharest.

How do I go from Budapest to Bucharest?

There are 2 ways to get from Budapest to Bucharest: flight or coach.

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

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Budapest to Bucharest, which costs on average £26.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Bucharest:

A coach is about £125 less than a flight, which costs on average £151 for this trip.

What is the fastest way to Bucharest from Budapest?

The fastest way to get to Bucharest from Budapest is by flight with an average travel time of 4 h 5 min.

There are alternative travel options to Bucharest that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 15 h 30 min   of travel time.

How far is Bucharest from Budapest?

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

Where do people depart from and arrive in when travelling from Budapest to Bucharest?

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

  • Flights from Budapest to Bucharest most often leave from Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport and arrive in Bucharest Henri Coanda International Airport.
  • Coaches from Budapest to Bucharest most often leave from Budapest, Thököly út (Budapest-Keleti) and arrive in Bucharest, Autogara Filaret.

Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Budapest to Bucharest?

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

  • You can go to Bucharest from Budapest by plane with Lufthansa. You'll see cheap plane tickets for £151 with Lufthansa from Budapest to Bucharest on Omio.
  • You can go to Bucharest from Budapest by coach with Flixbus. You'll see cheap coach tickets for £26 with Flixbus from Budapest to Bucharest on Omio.

Can I find a direct route between Budapest and Bucharest?

Yes, there are direct routes from Budapest to Bucharest with the following travel companies:

  • You can find direct flights to take to Bucharest with.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Bucharest tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase tickets for this route.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Budapest to Bucharest?

Your journey from Budapest to Bucharest doesn't have to end in Bucharest. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like Sofia, London or Madrid. If you’d like to add Sofia, London or Madrid to your Budapest to Bucharest trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Bucharest today!

How far in advance should I purchase my Budapest to Bucharest ticket online to get the best deals?

Before travelling from Budapest to Bucharest, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a plane ticket is on average £151 one way for this route.
  • The price of a coach ticket is on average £26 one way for this route.

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.