Budapest to Bucharest by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    14hr 28m
  • Distance
    645 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    15hr 57m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Budapest to Bucharest by train

Fast trains from Budapest to Bucharest take around 14 hours and 28 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 645 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Budapest and Bucharest.

1. Are there direct trains from Budapest to Bucharest?

Direct trains from Budapest to Bucharest have been found.

We usually find around 4 direct trains on the route from Budapest to Bucharest every weekday.

Trains usually run with a similar frequency on weekends.

2. How long is the train journey from Budapest to Bucharest?

The Budapest to Bucharest train travel time is normally about 14 hours and 28 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Budapest to Bucharest train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Bucharest is usually scheduled to depart Budapest around 07:10 and the last train is around 23:10. This is the same at the weekend.

When to book Budapest to Bucharest train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Budapest to Bucharest by train.

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Which train companies operate between Budapest and Bucharest?

More than one train company operates on the route from Budapest to Bucharest, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • InterCity
  • Intercités

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.