There are 8 ways to get from Bucharest to Greece by plane, bus, train, 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 to Athens  •  5 h 21 min

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

$37 - $152

7 alternative options

Fly to Thessaloniki  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Thessaloniki (SKG) OTP - SKG

$54 - $145

Fly to Irakleion  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Irakleion (HER) OTP - HER

$102 - $384

Fly to Chania, bus  •  8 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Chania (CHQ) OTP - CHQ
  2. Take the bus from Kokkini Hani to Heraklion

$228 - $675

Bus, train  •  17 h 39 min

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

$70 - $100

Bus  •  19 h 20 min

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

$81

Night bus, bus  •  20 h 32 min

  1. Take the night bus from Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari to Ruse, Ruse
  2. Take the bus from Ruse to Stara Zagora
  3. Take the bus from Stara Zagora to Athens

$55 - $95

Drive  •  13 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Bucharest to Athens 739 miles

$170 - $260

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The cheapest way to get from Bucharest to Greece is to fly which costs $35 - $160 and takes 5 h 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bucharest to Greece is to fly which costs $35 - $160 and takes 5 h 21 min.

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

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The distance between Bucharest and Greece is 694 km. The road distance is 1182.4 km.

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Greece without a car is to bus and train which takes 17 h 39 min and costs $70 - $100.

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It takes approximately 5 h 21 min to get from Bucharest to Greece, including transfers.

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Bucharest to Greece bus services, operated by PEGASUS GROUP Ltd., depart from București station.

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Greece is to fly which takes 5 h 21 min and costs $35 - $160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $81 and takes 19 h 20 min.

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Map of how to get from Bucharest to Greece.
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  • Distance: 433.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 21 min

What companies run services between Bucharest, Romania and Greece?

Aegean Airlines, Tarom and two other airlines fly from Bucharest to Athens 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bucharest to Athens via Ruse in around 19 h 20 min.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Thessaloniki via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $280
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Irakleion via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Irakleion via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $490
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Chania via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Chania via Athens, Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $290
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Irakleion via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $490
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Chania via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $270
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$26 - $160
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Thessaloniki via Budapest
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Chania via Vienna
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Irakleion via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$45 - $250
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Irakleion via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $260
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$28 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
Bus operators
KTEL Heraklio - Lasithi S.A.
Phone
2810 24 50 20
Email
info@ktelherlas.gr
Website
ktelherlas.gr
Bus from Kokkini Hani to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
ktelherlas.gr
Simeonidis Tours
PEGASUS GROUP Ltd.
Phone
+359 (0) 877 34 47 47
Email
pegasus@pegasusbg.com
Website
pegasusbg.com
Bus from București to Ruse
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
pegasusbg.com
Tourist Service Holding AD
Phone
02 981 13 33
Email
outgoing@tourist-service.com
Website
tourist-service.com
Bus from Ruse to Athens
Ave. Duration
16 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$81
Schedules at
tourist-service.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari to Ruse, Ruse
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Municipality of Stara Zagora
Website
starazagora.bg
Bus from Ruse to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Schedules at
starazagora.bg
Bus from Stara Zagora to Athens
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Schedules at
starazagora.bg
Ruse Bus
Phone
+359 82 82 81 51
Email
info@avtogararuse.org
Website
avtogararuse.org
Bus from Ruse to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
avtogararuse.org
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Ruse to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com

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