Bucharest to Budapest

Bucharest to Budapest

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Bucharest to Budapest Schedule

Bucharest to Budapest Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Daytrip Standard 3pax Any timeRON 2,930
FlixBus Economy 03:45 - 20:16€ 69.99
MAV Second Class 05:40 - 20:50RON 186
Tarom Economy #RO23107:55 - 08:45RON 863
FlixBus Economy 13:15 - 05:16RON 344
MAV Second Class 14:50 - 05:20RON 203
Tarom Economy #RO23717:00 - 17:50RON 1,308
MAV Second Class 18:25 - 08:50RON 271
MAV Second Class 21:46 - 12:50RON 149
MAV Second Class 23:32 - 16:50RON 149

Transportation from Bucharest to Budapest

Facts about the transport from Bucharest to Budapest

Cheapest Transport$33
Fastest Transport1h 50m
Earliest Departure5:40 AM
Latest Departure11:32 PM
Departures per day9
Distance839 kilometers
Transport CompaniesDaytrip, FlixBus, Tarom, Union Ivkoni International , Wizz Air

How to get from Bucharest to Budapest

When you want to get from Bucharest to Budapest, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Flight
  • Bus
  • Train
  • Taxi

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Flight. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Flight ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A taxi ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about USD 1,087.91. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a train as a train ticket costs as low as USD 32.54.

How far is Bucharest from Budapest?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Bucharest to Budapest. Your trip will be a total of 522 miles (839 km). The flying distance is 517 miles (831 km).

How long does it take to get from Bucharest to Budapest?

The travel time from Bucharest to Budapest can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 2 to 26 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Bucharest to Budapest?

The cost of the trip from Bucharest to Budapest varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is MAV: travelling by train expect to pay as low as USD 32.54 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a taxi - a one-way taxi ticket can cost as much as USD 1,087.91.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Bucharest to Budapest:

  • Bus tickets - USD 32.29 to USD 78.53;
  • Train tickets - USD 32.50 to USD 52.35;
  • Plane tickets - USD 111.69 to USD 241.70;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from USD 672.11 to USD 1,087.89.

How many trips per day are there between Bucharest and Budapest?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 5 trains per day.
  • Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Bucharest to Budapest any time of the day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Bucharest to Budapest. While it’s often the most expensive option, tool, occasionally you can grab promotional tickets for more or less the price of a train or a ferry ticket. Normally, the minimum you need to pay for a Plane ticket is USD 111.69.

Things to remember before boarding a plane:

  • It’s recommended to book a ticket in advance and check-in online. This way, you can save over 2 hours at the airport, and if your seat selection is on a first come first served basis you will have more options to choose from.
  • Getting through security checks may take some time - it’s recommended to get to the airport at least 1.5 hours in advance.

Airlines flying from Bucharest to Budapest

Tarom, Wizz Air


Taking a bus from Bucharest to Budapest is cheaper than flying. Quite often, a long-distance bus is the cheapest transportation option. Buses normally make bathroom and/or lunch stops along the way.

Things to remember before opting for a bus ride:

  • If possible, make sure to choose higher-class buses for a more comfortable travel experience. Such buses often have an air conditioning system, soft reclining seats, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, etc.
  • As with plane tickets, buses are better booked in advance so that you can secure a good seat.
  • While booking a bus, keep in mind that delays are possible. Yet it still pays to get to the bus station at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.


Catching a cab is the easiest way to get from Bucharest to Budapest. It allows you to tailor-make your trip, plan all the detours and see all the places you want. You can choose the type and the size of your car as well to be as comfortable as you'd like to.

Depending on the route, it might cost as much as USD 672.11.

Things to remember: It's a good idea to follow the route on Google Maps or any other GPS navigator.


Things to remember while choosing a train ticket:
Consider everything carefully while choosing the class of your train travel. In most cases, the second class is comfortable enough – it features 2 or 4 berths in each compartment and is often air-conditioned.

If you’re in for a premium experience, consider getting a first class ticket. The price of first class tickets may include Wifi, and a choice of snacks and drinks..

The most popular transport from Bucharest to Budapest

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Bucharest to Budapest? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 100% users enjoyed a train ride.