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There are 5 ways to get from București - Ilfov to Piraeus by plane, train, bus, shuttle or car

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Fly, train

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Athens (ATH)
  2. Take the train from Athens International Airport to Piraeus

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Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Bucharest to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens

Shuttle, bus

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Bucharest to Plovdiv
  2. Take the bus from Plovdiv to Athens

Bus

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

Drive

  1. Drive from București - Ilfov to Piraeus
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International entry into Greece from Romania

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Romania
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Greece, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, China, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Lebanon, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Russia, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside Greece with the above exceptions

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Conditions of entry into Greece from Romania

  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be asked to self-quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from Romania
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 7 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Australia, Bahrain, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, China, Israel, Japan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and United States
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be asked to self-quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area, Andorra, Cyprus, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Greece

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Considerations leaving from Romania

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Greece from Romania.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Piraeus is 0210 521 2054.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Piraeus is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Piraeus is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0210 521 2054.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Romania from Greece.

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Last updated: 8 Sep 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from București - Ilfov to Piraeus is to fly and train which costs $45 - $140 and takes 5h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from București - Ilfov to Piraeus is to fly and train which costs $45 - $140 and takes 5h 30m.

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No, there is no direct bus from București - Ilfov to Piraeus. However, there are services departing from București and arriving at Piraeus via Ruse. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h.

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The distance between București - Ilfov and Piraeus is 750 km. The road distance is 1187.9 km.

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The best way to get from București - Ilfov to Piraeus without a car is to bus and train which takes 18h 28m and costs $65 - $110.

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It takes approximately 5h 30m to get from București - Ilfov to Piraeus, including transfers.

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București - Ilfov to Piraeus bus services, operated by PEGASUS GROUP Ltd., depart from București station.

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The quickest flight from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Athens Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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București - Ilfov to Piraeus bus services, operated by Tourist Service Holding AD, arrive at Piraeus station.

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Yes, the driving distance between București - Ilfov to Piraeus is 1188 km. It takes approximately 13h 9m to drive from București - Ilfov to Piraeus.

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Map of how to get from București - Ilfov to Piraeus.
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  • Distance: 750.2 km
  • Duration: 5h 30m

What companies run services between București - Ilfov, Romania and Piraeus, Greece?

You can take a bus from București - Ilfov to Piraeus via Ruse in around 20h.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Athens
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €200
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Athens
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €200
Blue Air
Website
flyblueair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Athens
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €170
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens International Airport to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€2 - €3
Website
Greek Railways (OSE)
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Raileurope.com
Train from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€21 - €35
Website
Greek Railways (OSE)
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bus operators
Simeonidis Tours
Phone
+30-2310540970
Email
info@simeonidistours.gr
Website
simeonidistours.gr
Bus from Bucharest to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
12h 25m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Schedules at
simeonidistours.gr
Atlas Taxi
Phone
+359 89 345 5533
Email
info@atlastaxi.eu
Website
atlastaxi.eu
Shuttle from Bucharest to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
€160 - €200
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Atlas Taxi
Valeross
Phone
046/ 66 13 21
Email
valeross_holiday@abv.bg
Website
valeross.com
Bus from Plovdiv to Athens
Ave. Duration
12h 19m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €60
Schedules at
valeross.com
PEGASUS GROUP Ltd.
Phone
+359 (0) 877 34 47 47
Email
pegasus@pegasusbg.com
Website
pegasusbg.com
Bus from București to Ruse
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€12 - €14
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 Piraeus
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€68
Schedules at
tourist-service.com

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

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There are 683+ hotels available in Piraeus. Prices start at €87 per night.

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

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