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Iași to Bucharest by train

The journey from Iași to Bucharest by train is 202.38 mi and takes 6 hr 35 min. There are 8 connections per day, with the first departure at 5:17 AM and the last at 11:29 PM. It is possible to travel from Iași to Bucharest by train for as little as $13.08 or as much as $69.32. The best price for this journey is $13.08.

Lowest Price$13.08
Journey Duration6 hr 35 min
Connection per Day8
Lowest Price$13.08
Highest Price$69.32
First Departure5:17 AM
Last Departure11:29 PM
Distance202.38 mi
CarriersRomanian Railways, MAV

Iași to Bucharest Train Times

Departure date
Friday, Mar 1, 2024

Traveling from Iași to Bucharest by Train

The journey by train between Iași, a significant cultural and historical hub in the northeastern part of Romania, and Bucharest, the nation's capital, typically lasts approximately 6 hr 35 min. Spanning an estimated distance of 202.38 mi, multiple daily train services ensure a seamless connection between these two major Romanian cities. Ticket prices often start around $13.08, with departures from Iași's main train station leading to Bucharest's central railway terminal, Gara de Nord. Though numerous direct services exist, specific routes may involve one or more transfers. For those seeking detailed route guidance, platforms like Virail offer abundant travel data and itinerary options.

The train journey between Iași and Bucharest offers a visual treat as it snakes through the picturesque Romanian landscape, marked by rolling hills, lush forests, and traditional villages. Comfortable seating arrangements and a selection of travel classes ensure a relaxing journey, regardless of the duration.

Discover Bucharest: The Little Paris

Gara de Nord, located in Romania's capital city, Bucharest, stands as the primary and most significant railway station in the country and Eastern Europe. It is strategically integrated with Bucharest's broader public transport system. Metro Line M1 directly serves the station and is within walking distance of M4, facilitating quick underground transit across the city. Additionally, several bus routes, including 123, 178, 205, and the express 780 routes to Henri Coandă International Airport, have stops at or near the station, ensuring comprehensive connectivity.

Arriving in Bucharest, one is immediately taken by its blend of historic charm and modern dynamism. Often referred to as "Little Paris," Bucharest boasts a rich history, stunning architecture, and vibrant nightlife. From its grand boulevards to the intricate details of its historical buildings, the city offers a captivating mix of experiences.

Things to do/see in Bucharest:

  1. Explore the grandeur of the Palace of Parliament, the second-largest administrative building in the world.
  2. Wander through the historic Lipscani district with its cobbled streets and lively bars.
  3. Visit the Village Museum showcasing traditional Romanian village life.
  4. Stroll through Herastrau Park and relax by its serene lake.
  5. Marvel at the architectural beauty of the Romanian Athenaeum.
  6. Experience Bucharest's nightlife in its many clubs, bars, and theaters.

Things to eat/drink in Bucharest:

  1. Indulge in traditional Romanian dishes like mămăligă and sarmale.
  2. Sample mice, the local grilled sausages popular throughout the country.
  3. Savor the sweet taste of papayas, a Romanian dessert.
  4. Enjoy Romanian wines sourced from the country's rich vineyards.

Day trips from Bucharest:

Its strategic location makes Bucharest an ideal base for various day trips. Explore the legendary Bran Castle in Transylvania, associated with the Dracula myth, or visit the stunning Peleș Castle in Sinaia. Nature enthusiasts might prefer a trip to the Snagov Monastery, located on an island in the middle of Snagov Lake.

Bucharest Travel Tips:

To traverse Bucharest easily, consider procuring an Activ or Multiple card, which provides access to the city's public transportation system, including buses, trams, and metro. Given Bucharest's continental climate, summers can be hot and winters chilly, so pack accordingly. Also, having some Romanian leu on hand for small expenses is wise, as not all places might accept credit cards.

For those considering the train journey from Iași to Bucharest, platforms like Virail are invaluable, providing all the necessary information for a comfortable and memorable experience. With a rich tapestry of views outside and comfort inside, train journeys in Romania are an experience in themselves. Let Virail be your guide, ensuring a smooth and delightful journey!

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Cheap train tickets from Iași to Bucharest
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Iași to Bucharest.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Iași to Bucharest, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Iași to Bucharest.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Price as departure date approaches

Train companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $13.54 to $19.68 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 31% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Iași to Bucharest

The cheapest Iași - Bucharest train tickets can be found for as low as $15.32 if you’re lucky, or $18.12 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $19.37.

Find the best day to travel to Bucharest by train

When travelling to Bucharest by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

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Iași to Bucharest CO2 Emissions by Train

What are the CO2 emissions from Iași to Bucharest by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Iași and Bucharest are 22.8kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Iași and Bucharest? By taking the train between Iași and Bucharest you will save 42.34kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 1.63kg compared to a bus and 29.31kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Iași to Bucharest?
A train ticket from Iași to Bucharest is $33.09. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $13.08.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Iași to Bucharest?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Iași to Bucharest is $13.08. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Iași and Bucharest by train?
Iași to Bucharest is 202.38 mi.
How long does the train between Iași and Bucharest take?
Iași to Bucharest is on average 6 hr 35 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 6 hr 10 min.
Which companies operate from Iași to Bucharest?
The train journey from Iași to Bucharest is covered by 1 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Romanian Railways and MAV.
How many train connections per day go from Iași to Bucharest?
Iași to Bucharest has 8 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Iași to Bucharest leave?
The earliest train from Iași to Bucharest departs at 5:17 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Iași to Bucharest depart?
The latest train from Iași to Bucharest departs at 11:29 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Iași to Bucharest in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $13.08 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
From which stations can I leave from Iași to Bucharest?
There are 1 station(s) that you can depart from Iași to go to Bucharest. You can go from Iasi and you can arrive at Gara Bucureşti Nord, București Gara Basarab, Bucharest Filaret Bus Station, București Autogara Militari, Henri Coandă International Airport and Bukarest Autogara Rahova.
How many direct connections depart from Iași to Bucharest?
There are on average 8 direct connection(s) from Iași to go to Bucharest.
What's the fastest journey time between Iași to Bucharest by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Iași and Bucharest is 6 hr 10 min.
Is there a direct train from Iași to Bucharest?
Yes, there is a direct train between Iași and Bucharest.
What are the CO2 emissions for Iași to Bucharest by train?
The train journey from Iași to Bucharest creates 22.8kg of CO2 emissions.

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