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Trip Zurich Bucharest

Plan your trip by train, bus, carpooling, plane from Zurich to Bucharest

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How to get from Zurich to Bucharest?

We are suggesting 4 routes by train, bus, carpooling, plane to plan your trip Zurich Bucharest. Routes displayed are sorted depending on a performance indicator (calculated from number of changes, expected duration, distance between an airport and the center of the city it serves...). You'll be able to:
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All modes of transport Zurich-Bucharest

For your trip from Zurich (Switzerland) to Bucharest (Romania) with a distance of 867 mi you will be able to take 4 modes of transport, eventually by combining plane, carpooling, bus and/or train, and according to which the duration of the journey will be significantly different.
The direct flight Zurich > Bucharest will be the fastest way to get to your destination.
Leave Zurich and arrive early enough (at least 2 hours before the departure time) at Zurich ZRH airport, 5.7 mi away, to check in your luggage for the flight to Bucharest (Otopeni International airport, IATA code: OTP) operated by Swiss International Airlines.
It is not possible to travel directly by train from Zurich to Bucharest without changing trains. You can take the train Zurich-Budapest and travel by plane to get to your final destination.
Trains Railjet (RJ) of ÖBB or MÁV to Budapest leave from Zurich HB railway station in Zurich. Arrival in Budapest will take place at Budapest-Keleti station (2.2 mi from the city centre).
Even though it is not possible to make the trip Zurich Bucharest only by bus, there are other means of transport (plane) that will complete the journey Zurich-Munich.
You will board a coach of FlixBus or IC Bus in Zurich. The bus will drop you off at München - Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof (ZOB) bus station (0.2 mi from Munich, Germany). Please make sure to show up on time at Zurich bus station (1.2 mi from Zurich) at least 15 minutes before the time of departure for Munich.
Blablacar is the main carpooling platform in Europe where drivers having the route Zurich-Budapest will be able to share a ride with you that you will combine with a trip by plane in order to cover the entire trip.

Which carriers to travel between Zurich and Bucharest?

Bus companies
The bus company FlixBus operates the intercity service from the bus station of Zurich in Zurich and to the one of München - Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof (ZOB) (Bavaria Germany)
IC Bus is the bus carrier that allows to travel on the line between the city of Zurich (serving Zurich bus station at 1.2 mi from centre) and the city of Munich where the coach will drop you off at München - Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof (ZOB) station situated at about 0.2 mi from Munich city centre.
The coach company Eurolines CH carries out the route from the bus station of Zurich in Zurich and to the one of (VIB) Vienna International Busterminal (Vienna Austria)
Airlines
Lufthansa carries out the flights from Zurich ZRH airport situated 5.7 mi away from the city centre of Zurich to Munich (arrival at Franz Josef Strauss MUC airport) and from Franz Josef Strauss MUC airport (located 18 mi from Munich, Germany) to Bucharest (serving Otopeni International OTP airport)
Niki Airlines flies on the routes from Zurich ZRH airport situated 5.7 mi away from the city centre of Zurich to Vienna (arrival at Vienna-Schwechat International VIE airport) and from Vienna-Schwechat International VIE airport (located 11.2 mi from Vienna, Austria) to Bucharest (serving Otopeni International OTP airport)
Austrian Airlines schedules the following flights: from Zurich ZRH airport situated 5.7 mi away from the city centre of Zurich to Vienna (arrival at Vienna-Schwechat International VIE airport) and from Vienna-Schwechat International VIE airport (located 11.2 mi from Vienna, Austria) to Bucharest (serving Otopeni International OTP airport)
Tarom ensures the flight route from Ferihegy BUD airport situated 10.6 mi away from the city centre of Budapest to Bucharest (arrival at Otopeni International OTP airport)
Wizzair carries out a flight from Ferihegy BUD airport (located 10.6 mi from Budapest, Hungary) to Bucharest (serving Otopeni International OTP airport)
Atlasjet flies on the route from Zurich ZRH airport situated 5.7 mi away from the city centre of Zurich to Istanbul (arrival at Ataturk IST airport)
Turkish Airlines schedules the following flights: from Zurich ZRH airport (located 5.7 mi from Zurich, Switzerland) to Istanbul (serving Ataturk IST airport) and from Ataturk IST airport situated 8.7 mi away from the city centre of Istanbul to Bucharest (arrival at Otopeni International OTP airport)
Swiss International Airlines ensures the flight route from Zurich ZRH airport (located 5.7 mi from Zurich, Switzerland) to Bucharest (serving Otopeni International OTP airport)
Air Serbia carries out the flights from Zurich ZRH airport situated 5.7 mi away from the city centre of Zurich to Belgrade (arrival at Beograd BEG airport) and from Beograd BEG airport (located 9.9 mi from Belgrade, Serbia) to Bucharest (serving Otopeni International OTP airport)
Pegasus flies on the routes from Zurich ZRH airport situated 5.7 mi away from the city centre of Zurich to Istanbul (arrival at Sabiha Gokcen SAW airport) and from Sabiha Gokcen SAW airport (located 19.3 mi from Istanbul, Turkey) to Bucharest (serving Otopeni International OTP airport)
Cyprus Airways schedules the flight from Zurich ZRH airport situated 5.7 mi away from the city centre of Zurich to Munich (arrival at Franz Josef Strauss MUC airport)
Railway companies
ÖBB provides a rail connection Zurich-Budapest with the train Railjet (RJ) from Zurich HB railway station (0.6 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Budapest-Keleti at arrival (2.2 mi from centre)
MÁV transports passengers on a rail line from Zurich to Budapest with the train which leaves Zurich HB station to arrive at Budapest-Keleti railway station ( Hungary)
Deutsche Bahn operates the train journey Zurich-Munich with the train IC 88 from Zurich HB railway station (0.6 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of München Hbf at arrival (1 mi from centre)
Carpooling
Depending on the requested date, Blablacar can display an offer to share a ride Zurich-Budapest (491.5 mi)

Stop cities from Zurich or cities to visit near Bucharest

When travelling from Bucharest to Zurich by plane, carpooling, bus, train, you might have to change at Munich (Germany) Vienna (Austria) Belgrade (Serbia) Istanbul (Turkey) Budapest (Hungary). If you have some time on your way to Bucharest or back to Zurich, this may be a really good opportunity to visit and have a short stay in those cities.
 
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