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There are 9 ways to get from Athens to Romania by plane, train, bus, night train 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.

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Fly to Bucharest Otopeni  •  5h 14m

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

$38 - $153

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Fly to Cluj-Napoca  •  4h 47m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Cluj-Napoca (CLJ) ATH - CLJ

$54 - $385

Fly to Iasi  •  6h 42m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Iasi (IAS) ATH - IAS

$130 - $290

Fly to Timisoara  •  7h 2m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Timisoara (TSR) ATH - TSR

$46 - $171

Train, bus Simeonidis Tours  •  17h 46m

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

$66 - $128

Bus  •  20h 9m

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

Train, bus via Sofia  •  24h 24m

  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

$58 - $103

Bus, night train  •  23h 39m

  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  •  13h 12m

  1. Drive from Athens to Bucharest 738.8 miles

$170 - $260

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The cheapest way to get from Athens to Romania is to fly which costs 30€ - 140€ and takes 5h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Romania is to fly which costs 45€ - 340€ and takes 4h 47m.

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The distance between Athens and Romania is 894 km. The road distance is 1182.1 km.

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The best way to get from Athens to Romania without a car is to train and bus which takes 17h 46m and costs 55€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 5h 14m to get from Athens to Romania, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Athens to Romania is to fly which takes 5h 14m and costs 30€ - 140€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 20h 9m.

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

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

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

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There are 23+ hotels available in Romania. Prices start at $34 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Athens to Romania.
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  • Distance: 558.6 miles
  • Duration: 5h 14m

What companies run services between Athens, Greece and Romania?

Tarom, Aegean Airlines and Ryanair fly from Athens to Sector 2 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Athens to Bucharest via Ruse, Bucharest, and Basarab in around 20h 9m.

Airlines
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Athens to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from Athens to Cluj-Napoca via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $490
Flights from Athens to Iasi via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Flights from Athens to Timisoara via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Flights from Athens to Timisoara via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Athens to Iasi via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Athens to Timisoara via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $480
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Athens to Cluj-Napoca
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $220
Flights from Athens to Iasi via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Athens to Iasi via Tel Aviv
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Athens to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Athens to Iasi via Rome
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Athens to Iasi via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $70
Website
trainose.gr
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Raileurope.com
2nd Class Ticket
$24 - $35
1st Class Ticket
$35 - $45
InterCity 2nd Class Ticket
$45 - $55
InterCity 1st Class Ticket
$60 - $70
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Blagoevgrad to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Train from Sofia to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Night train from Stara Zagora to Gara Bucureşti Nord
Ave. Duration
11h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $11
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
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
16h 50m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$79
Schedules at
tourist-service.com
Orlan S.R.O
Phone
+420/ 222 314 182
Email
office@orlan.cz
Website
orlan.cz
Bus from Ruse to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
orlan.cz
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus from Thessaloniki to Blagoevgrad
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $16
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Bus from Athens to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
18h
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
10h 30m
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
13h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Schedules at
valeross.com

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

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