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There are 9 ways to get from Bucharest to Greece by plane, shuttle, bus, train, 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 Athens  •  5 h 16 min

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

$37 - $152

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Fly to Heraklion  •  6 h 24 min

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

$102 - $384

Fly to Thessaloniki  •  5 h 37 min

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

$54 - $145

Fly to Chania, Private transfer  •  8 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Chania (CHQ) OTP - CHQ
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Chania Airport to Kokkini Hani

$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

$68 - $99

Bus  •  19 h 20 min

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

$79

Night train, bus  •  22 h 55 min

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

$50 - $81

Train  •  24 h 10 min

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

$62 - $85

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 16 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 16 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 $65 - $100.

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It takes approximately 5 h 16 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 16 min and costs $35 - $160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $79 and takes 19 h 20 min, you could also train, which costs $60 - $85 and takes 24 h 10 min.

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The quickest flight from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Athens Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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Bucharest to Greece bus services, operated by Tourist Service Holding AD, arrive at Athens station.

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Map of how to get from Bucharest to Greece.
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  • Distance: 433.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 16 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 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Heraklion via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Thessaloniki via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $280
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Chania via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $290
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Athens via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Thessaloniki via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $300
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Heraklion via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $260
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Chania via Athens
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $270
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Heraklion via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,200
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Heraklion via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,300
Ellinair
Website
en.ellinair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Heraklion via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Condor Flugdienst
Website
condor.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Chania via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,000
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Chania via Istanbul Ataturk, Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
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
$27 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
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Second Class
$27 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
Train from Rodopolis to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$6 - $8
First Class
$7 - $10
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $11
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Sofia to Petrich
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $7
Website
bdz.bg
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Bus operators
B&S Transfers
Phone
+30 697 32 04 923
Email
info@crete-taxi-service.com
Website
crete-taxi-service.com
Shuttle from Chania Airport to Kokkini Hani
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$180 - $400
Schedules at
crete-taxi-service.com
Luxurious Taxi
$185
Minivan
$254
Minibus
$392
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
$79
Schedules at
tourist-service.com
Municipality of Stara Zagora
Website
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
Valeross
Phone
046/ 66 13 21
Email
valeross_holiday@abv.bg
Website
valeross.com
Bus from Stara Zagora to Athens
Ave. Duration
13 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Schedules at
valeross.com
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus from Stara Zagora to Athens
Ave. Duration
18 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $75
Schedules at
iliastravel.com

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

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

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There are 65+ hotels available in Greece. Prices start at $48 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Bucharest Otopeni Airport is to shuttle which takes 44 min and costs $1 - $2.

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