There are 5 ways to get from Athens to Bucharest by plane, train, 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

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  17 h 41 min

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

$68 - $97

Bus Municipality of Stara Zagora  •  19 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Stara Zagora
  2. Take the bus from Stara Zagora to Ruse
  3. Take the bus from Ruse to Bucharest

Bus Tourist Service Holding AD  •  19 h 20 min

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

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€ - 130€ 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€ - 130€ 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€ - 130€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 19 h 19 min.

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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?

Aegean Airlines, Tarom and three other airlines fly from Athens to Bucharest 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Athens to Bucharest via Stara Zagora, Ruse, Bucharest, and Basarab in around 19 h 19 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
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
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
4 h
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
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$27 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
Bus operators
Simeonidis Tours
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
Bus from Stara Zagora to Ruse
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Schedules at
starazagora.bg
Ruse Bus
Phone
+359 82 82 81 51
Email
info@avtogararuse.org
Website
avtogararuse.org
Bus from Stara Zagora to Ruse
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
avtogararuse.org
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Stara Zagora to Ruse
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Orlan S.R.O
Phone
+420/ 222 314 182
Email
office@orlan.cz
Website
orlan.cz
Bus from Ruse to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
orlan.cz
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
$80
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

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