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There are 6 ways to get from Athens to Bucharest by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) ATH - OTP

$37 - $152

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Train, bus Simeonidis Tours  •  17 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Athens to Thessaloniki Αθήνα - Θεσσαλονίκη
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Bucharest Simeonidis

$67 - $96

Bus  •  19 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Ruse
  2. Take the bus from Ruse to București

Train, bus via Sofia  •  24 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Athens to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Blagoevgrad
  3. Take the train from Blagoevgrad to Sofia
  4. Take the train from Sofia to Bucuresti Nord Gara A

$59 - $73

Bus, night train  •  23 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Stara Zagora
  2. Take the night train from Stara Zagora to Gara Bucureşti Nord Bosphor Express

$55 - $80

Drive  •  13 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Athens to Bucharest 738.8 miles

$170 - $260

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The cheapest way to get from Athens to Bucharest is to fly which costs 30€ - 140€ and takes 5 h 11 min.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Bucharest is to fly which costs 30€ - 140€ and takes 5 h 11 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Athens to Bucharest. However, there are services departing from Athens and arriving at București via Ruse. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 20 min.

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The distance between Athens and Bucharest is 745 km. The road distance is 1182.1 km.

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The best way to get from Athens to Bucharest without a car is to train and bus which takes 17 h 41 min and costs 55€ - 85€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 11 min to get from Athens to Bucharest, including transfers.

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Athens to Bucharest bus services, operated by Tourist Service Holding AD, depart from Athens station.

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The best way to get from Athens to Bucharest is to fly which takes 5 h 11 min and costs 30€ - 140€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 19 h 20 min.

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The quickest flight from Athens Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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Athens to Bucharest bus services, operated by PEGASUS GROUP Ltd., arrive at București station.

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Map of how to get from Athens to Bucharest.
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  • Distance: 465.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 11 min

What companies run services between Athens, Greece and Bucharest, Romania?

Tarom, Aegean Airlines and two other airlines fly from Athens to Bucharest 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Athens to Bucharest via Ruse in around 19 h 20 min.

Airlines
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Athens to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Athens to Bucharest Otopeni via Sofia
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,500
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Athens to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
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Second Class
$27 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Blagoevgrad to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Sofia to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Stara Zagora to Gara Bucureşti Nord
Ave. Duration
11 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $11
Website
bdz.bg
Bus operators
Simeonidis Tours
Tourist Service Holding AD
Phone
02 981 13 33
Email
outgoing@tourist-service.com
Website
tourist-service.com
Bus from Athens to Ruse
Ave. Duration
16 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$79
Schedules at
tourist-service.com
PEGASUS GROUP Ltd.
Phone
+359 (0) 877 34 47 47
Email
pegasus@pegasusbg.com
Website
pegasusbg.com
Bus from Ruse to București
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
pegasusbg.com
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus from Thessaloniki to Blagoevgrad
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $16
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Bus from Athens to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
18 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $75
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Municipality of Stara Zagora
Website
starazagora.bg
Bus from Athens to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Schedules at
starazagora.bg
Valeross
Phone
046/ 66 13 21
Email
valeross_holiday@abv.bg
Website
valeross.com
Bus from Athens to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
13 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Schedules at
valeross.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Athens to Bucharest is 1182 km. It takes approximately 13 h 12 min to drive from Athens to Bucharest.

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Ryanair, Bulgaria Air, Tarom and Aegean Airlines offer flights from Athens Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport.

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There are 1920+ hotels available in Bucharest. Prices start at $36 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Athens to Athens Airport is to subway which takes 42 min and costs 9€.

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