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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly  •  5 h 11 min

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

$37 - $152

5 alternative options

Train, bus Simeonidis Tours  •  17 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Athens to Thessaloniki Ic 58 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Bucharest Simeonidis

$68 - $96

Bus  •  19 h 15 min

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

$82 - $83

Train, bus via Sofia  •  24 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Athens to Thessaloniki 600
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Blagoevgrad
  3. Take the train from Blagoevgrad to Sofia
  4. Take the train from Sofia to Ruse 462
  5. Take the train from Ruse(BG) to Bucuresti Nord Gara A

$55 - $74

Bus, night bus  •  25 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Pleven
  2. Take the night bus from Pleven to Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari N980

$59 - $84

Drive  •  13 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Athens to Bucharest 738.8 miles

$170 - $260

Questions & Answers

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 takes 5 h 11 min and costs 30€ - 140€.

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The distance between Athens and Bucharest is 745 km. The road distance is 1182 km.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Athens to Bucharest. However, there are services departing from Athens and arriving at Bucharest via Ruse. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 15 min.

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

Aegean Airlines, Tarom and three other airlines fly from Athens to Bucharest every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Athens to Bucharest via Ruse in around 19 h 15 min.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Athens to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Athens to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $160
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Athens to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Athens to Bucharest Otopeni via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
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 Ruse
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Ruse(BG) to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
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
Avtoekspres
Phone
+359 (0) 52 757 044
Email
info@autogaravn.com
Website
autogaravn.com
Bus from Ruse to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
autogaravn.com
EAAA
Website
rta.government.bg
Bus from Thessaloniki to Blagoevgrad
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
Bus from Athens to Pleven
Ave. Duration
19 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
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
$16 - $18
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Pleven to Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $22
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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