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London to Bucharest by train

  • First train
    06:13
  • Last train
    20:31
  • Avg changes
    3
  • Fastest journey
    38hr 6m
  • Distance
    2,093 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    6
  • Avg. journey time
    48hr 1m
  • Train operators

Travelling from London to Bucharest by train

Fast trains from London to Bucharest take around 1 day, 14 hours and 6 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 2,093 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between London and Bucharest.

1. Are there direct trains from London to Bucharest?

Journeys between London and Bucharest usually involve 3 changes of train.

We usually find around 7 departures on the route from London to Bucharest every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 5 departures.

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

The London to Bucharest train travel time is normally about 1 day, 14 hours and 6 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Bucharest is usually scheduled to depart London around 06:13 and the last train is around 20:04. At weekends the first train of the day leaves London around 06:57, and the last at 20:31.

When to book London 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 London to Bucharest by train.

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Which train companies operate between London and Bucharest?

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

  • Euro Night
  • Eurocity (EC)
  • Eurostar
  • Inter City Express
  • InterCity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Intercités
  • Night Jet
  • Nightjet
  • Railjet
  • Railjet Express
  • Railjet Xpress
  • S-Bahn
  • Schnellzug
  • TGV

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.