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There are 10 ways to get from Bucharest to London by plane, train, bus, car, car train or car ferry

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 London Heathrow  •  6h 16m

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to London Heathrow (LHR) OTP - LHR

£79 - £286

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Bus  •  30h

  1. Take the bus from Bucharest to London Victoria

£11 - £60

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Fly to London Stansted  •  6h 37m

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to London Stansted (STN) OTP - STN

£46 - £238

Fly to London City  •  7h 44m

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to London City (LCY) OTP - LCY

£110 - £416

Fly to London Luton, train  •  6h 53m

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to London Luton (LTN) OTP - LTN
  2. Take the train from Luton to London St Pancras International LL

£57 - £254

Fly to Southend, train  •  6h 41m

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Southend (SEN) OTP - SEN
  2. Take the train from Southend Airport to London Liverpool Street

£56 - £176

Fly to London Gatwick, train  •  7h 53m

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to London Gatwick (LGW) OTP - LGW
  2. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria

£53 - £184

Train  •  34h 15m

  1. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord to Budapest-Keleti Ir
  2. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Rj
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Ice
  4. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil

£222 - £518

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  24h 37m

  1. Drive from Bucharest to Calais-Fréthun
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
  3. Drive from Folkestone to London

£392 - £510

Drive, car ferry  •  25h 50m

  1. Drive from Bucharest to Calais
  2. Take the car ferry from Calais to Dover
  3. Drive from Dover to London

£267 - £425

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bucharest to London is to bus which costs $14 - $75 and takes 30h.

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The quickest way to get from Bucharest to London is to fly which costs $100 - $370 and takes 6h 16m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bucharest and arriving at London Victoria. Services depart five times a week, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. The journey takes approximately 30h.

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No, there is no direct train from Bucharest to London. However, there are services departing from Bucuresti Nord and arriving at London St Pancras Eurostar via Budapest-Keleti, Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 34h 15m.

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The distance between Bucharest and London is 1307 miles.

The best way to get from Bucharest to London without a car is to bus which takes 30h and costs $14 - $75.

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It takes approximately 6h 16m to get from Bucharest to London, including transfers.

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Bucharest to London bus services, operated by Maxibus Travel, depart from Bucharest station.

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Bucharest to London train services, operated by Romanian Railways (CFR), depart from Bucuresti Nord station.

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The best way to get from Bucharest to London is to fly which takes 6h 16m and costs $100 - $370. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $14 - $75 and takes 30h, you could also train, which costs $280 - $700 and takes 34h 15m.

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Map of how to get from Bucharest to London.
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  • Distance: 1307.1 miles
  • Duration: 6h 16m

What companies run services between Bucharest, Romania and London, England?

British Airways, Tarom and 12 other airlines fly from Bucharest to London Paddington hourly. Alternatively, Maxibus Travel operates a bus from Bucharest to London Victoria 4 times a week, and the journey takes 30h. Trans Nicolaescu also services this route once a week.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to London Gatwick via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£95 - £260
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to London Gatwick via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£40 - £160
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to London Gatwick via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£55 - £210
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to London Gatwick via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£100 - £270
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to London Gatwick via Nice
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
£35 - £150
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to London Gatwick via Budapest
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
£55 - £210
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £200
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to London Stansted via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h 57m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£30 - £200
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to London Luton via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£60 - £210
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Southend
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£30 - £140
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
£35 - £150
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £650
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to London Gatwick via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£70 - £310
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to London Gatwick via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£90 - £320
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to London Gatwick via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£110 - £220
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to London Heathrow via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £450
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to London City via Budapest
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£75 - £260
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to London City via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£80 - £280
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to London Heathrow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £360
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£140 - £180
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to London Luton
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £280
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Southend
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £140
Malta Air
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to London Stansted via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
6h 12m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
£55 - £330
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to London Stansted via Bologna
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£60 - £330
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to London Stansted via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
£55 - £320
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to London Heathrow via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£160 - £550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to London Heathrow via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£130 - £440
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to London Heathrow via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£95 - £250
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to London Heathrow via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£95 - £250
Blue Air
Website
blueairweb.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to London Luton
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£55 - £180
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to London Gatwick via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£120 - £370
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£95 - £460
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to London Heathrow via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£250 - £650
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to London Heathrow via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
£650 - £2,200
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to London Stansted via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£120 - £360
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to London Gatwick via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£110 - £220
Train operators
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£14 - £17
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£14 - £17
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Luton to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£11 - £16
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£5 - £8
Off-Peak Single
£10 - £17
Anytime Day Single
£11 - £16
Anytime Single
£15 - £22
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£60 - £90
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Eurostar
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Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to London St Pancras Eurostar
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£95 - £320
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
£280 - £320
Standard
£95 - £120
Standard Premier
£130 - £180
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£131
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Calais to Dover
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£4 - £45
Website
dfds.co.uk
Reclining seat
£20 - £25
Reclining Seat
£24
Bed in a 4 berth inside shared cabin
£4
2-bed inside cabin
£30 - £45

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The quickest flight from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to London Heathrow Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 30m.

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Bucharest to London bus services, operated by Maxibus Travel, arrive at London Victoria station.

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London is 2h behind Bucharest. It is currently 4:33 AM in Bucharest and 2:33 AM in London.

Bucharest to London train services, operated by Eurostar, arrive at London St Pancras Eurostar station.

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Tarom, British Airways, Swiss and six other airlines offer flights from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to London Heathrow Airport.

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Bucharest Otopeni Airport is to shuttle which takes 21 min and costs $11 - $14.

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