There are 7 ways to get from Bucharest to Otogar by plane, bus, night 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 from Bucharest Otopeni  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Istanbul (IST) OTP - IST

$52 - $163

Cheapest option

Bus Huntur Travel  •  14 h

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

$10 - $14

5 alternative options

Bus to Varna, fly  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from București to Varna
  2. Fly from Varna (VAR) to Istanbul (IST) VAR - IST

$112 - $293

Bus via Burgas South  •  13 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from București to Shumen
  2. Take the bus from Shumen to Burgas West
  3. Take the bus from Burgas South to Istanbul

$60 - $66

Night bus, bus  •  16 h 22 min

  1. Take the night bus from Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari to Shumen, Shumen 1940
  2. Take the bus from Shumen to Otogar

$20 - $36

Night train  •  17 h 11 min

  1. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Halkali Bosphor Express

$26 - $29

Drive  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Bucharest to Otogar 421.2 miles

$85 - $130

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bucharest to Otogar is to bus which costs $10 - $14 and takes 14 h.

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The quickest way to get from Bucharest to Otogar is to fly which costs $50 - $170 and takes 4 h 22 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bucharest to Otogar. However, there are services departing from București and arriving at Istanbul via Ruse. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h.

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The distance between Bucharest and Otogar is 441 km. The road distance is 673.9 km.

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Otogar without a car is to bus which takes 13 h 23 min and costs $60 - $70.

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It takes approximately 4 h 22 min to get from Bucharest to Otogar, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Otogar is to fly which takes 4 h 22 min and costs $50 - $170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $60 - $70 and takes 13 h 23 min.

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Map of how to get from Bucharest to Otogar.
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  • Distance: 275.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 22 min

What companies run services between Bucharest, Romania and Otogar, Turkey?

Tarom and Turkish Airlines fly from Bucharest to Otogar 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bucharest to Otogar via Shumen, Shumen, Burgas West, Vladimir Pavlov, Burgas, and Burgas South in around 13 h 23 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $350
Flights from Varna to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Flights from Varna to Istanbul via Constanta
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $250
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Halkali
Ave. Duration
16 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $22
Website
bdz.bg
Bus operators
PEGASUS GROUP Ltd.
Phone
+359 (0) 877 34 47 47
Email
pegasus@pegasusbg.com
Website
pegasusbg.com
Bus from București to Varna
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
pegasusbg.com
Bus from București to Shumen
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28
Schedules at
pegasusbg.com
Bus from București to Ruse
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
pegasusbg.com
Burgas Bus
Phone
+359 (0) 885754058
Email
bourgasbus@abv.bg
Website
burgasbus.info
Bus from Shumen to Burgas West
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $12
Schedules at
burgasbus.info
Bus from Burgas South to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $25
Schedules at
burgasbus.info
Huntur Travel
Website
huntur.com.tr
Bus from Ruse to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
huntur.com.tr
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Ruse to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
13 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Shumen to Otogar
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $16
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
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 Shumen, Shumen
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Nishikli
Phone
+359 700 89 015
Email
silistreotogarsube@nisikli.com.tr
Website
nisikli.com.tr
Bus from Shumen to Istanbul Bariam
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$37
Schedules at
nisikli.com.tr

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