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Bucharest - Budapest Bus Schedule

Journey Information

There is one daily bus from Bucharest to Budapest. Traveling by bus from Bucharest to Budapest usually takes around 17 hours and 9 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus bus can make the trip in 16 hours and 46 minutes.

Distance400 mi (644 km)
Shortest duration16h 46m
Cheapest price$42.58
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Bus lines1

What bus companies travel from Bucharest to Budapest?

On Wanderu there is one intercity bus company that operates from Bucharest to Budapest. FlixBus is the only company to provides bus transportation available to search and book at the moment. It only makes the trip once a day on most days.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus117h 10m$61.93
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    FlixBus

    Book FlixBus from Bucharest to Budapest from $43. There are 1 FlixBus schedules from Bucharest to Budapest and you can expect on average to pay for a FlixBus ticket to Budapest. In Bucharest, FlixBus departs to Budapest from Bucuresti Militari Bus Station and no other station. In Budapest, FlixBus arrives at Üllői út 131 and no other station.

    An average trip on FlixBus from Bucharest to Budapest takes 17 hours and 10 minutes , while the fastest available FlixBus trip will get you to Budapest in 16 hours and 46 minutes .

    On weekends, FlixBus offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Budapest.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Bucharest to Budapest during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus takes an average of 17 hours and 9 minutes to cover the 644 kilometers from Bucharest to Budapest. However, the fastest bus only takes 16 hours and 46 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Budapest. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Monday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your bus travel for the beginning of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Bucharest?

There is usually only one bus per day from Bucharest to Budapest. It leaves the station in Bucharest at 3:00am each day. The time might vary for specific dates, so be sure to search on Wanderu for the most up-to-date information.

How many buses are there each day?

There is usually only one bus per day from Bucharest to Budapest. Fortunately, this happens to be a direct bus, meaning that you do not have to get on a different bus at any point during your trip.

City Information

Bucharest

Considered one of Europe’s best-kept secrets, Bucharest boasts a unique look that effortlessly blends elements from the East and the West. To marvel at the city’s unique architecture, head over to the Palace of Parliament, which was built during the communist rule of the country. Blending iconic communist architectural elements with modernist Neoclassicism, the building is a living witness to the country’s controversial era. There are walking tours for interested visitors, and the building also houses Romania’s National Museum of Contemporary Art. For those interested in history or cultural lessons, the National Museum of the Romanian Peasant, with its impressive collection of pottery, certainly is a good choice. For those who simply wish to enjoy a walk among nature, Carol Park is relatively close to the city center, and it rarely gets crowded.

Like most big European cities, the food scene at Bucharest is vibrant and extremely diverse. For those who enjoy authentically Romanian dishes, Casa Doina is a great choice. If you wish to enjoy something more exotic, Divan could be a great choice.

The main bus station in Bucharest is called Bucuresti Militari Bus Station. It is located on the outskirts of the city and it serves as the local hub for FlixBus. Bucharest’s main railway station is the Gara de Nord, which provides access to other European cities as well. The main airport is the Henri Coandă International Airport, located 10.3 miles north of the city center.

Budapest

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As the commercial and cultural hub of Hungary, Budapest is a multi-faceted city that appeals to many different kinds of travelers. The city’s star attraction is the blue Danube, which runs through town, dividing it in two. To explore the river to its fullest, you should go on a boat cruise. This is also a good way to enjoy an unobstructed view of the surrounding architecture. After enjoying the sapphire-colored water of the Danube, take a stroll around the historic Castle Hill quarter, which features cobblestone streets and quaint old buildings. While here, don’t hesitate to visit the area’s iconic Buda Castle, which dates back to the 13th century. For those who do not want to pass up a good photo shoot, Fisherman’s Bastion offers amazing panoramic views.

If you are looking for some unique Hungarian dishes, Arany Kaviar Restaurant offers a great selection. For a more casual experience, Hoppacska is a great choice.

The three main rail stations in Budapest are Keleti, Nyugati, and Déii, which offer access to various other Hungarian and European cities. The main bus station is Népliget and it is located on the edge of Budapest’s popular People’s Park. The main airport in the city is the Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Bucharest?

Departure stations

Most buses depart from the main station in Bucharest.

All bus stations in Bucharest:

  • Bucuresti Militari Bus Station

Where does the bus arrive in Budapest?

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Arrival stations

All buses from Bucharest arrive at one main station in Budapest.

Bus stations in Budapest:

  • Üllői út 131

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