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There are 5 ways to get from Bucharest to Thessaloniki by plane, bus, bus and ferry, train or car

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Fly  •  5 h 32 min

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

$54 - $145

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Train, bus  •  16 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof to Thessaloniki Monastiriou

$26 - $33

3 alternative options

Bus Simeonidis Tours  •  11 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucharest to Thessaloniki Simeonidis

$40 - $60

Bus ETAP Group  •  15 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucharest - Gară Filaret to Sofia - Central Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki

$37 - $56

Drive  •  8 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Bucharest to Thessaloniki 427.2 miles

$100 - $150

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The cheapest way to get from Bucharest to Thessaloniki is to train and bus which costs $25 - $35 and takes 16 h 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bucharest to Thessaloniki is to fly which costs $50 - $150 and takes 5 h 32 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bucharest and arriving at Thessaloniki. Services depart five times a week, and operate Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 11 h 9 min.

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The distance between Bucharest and Thessaloniki is 495 km. The road distance is 683.5 km.

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Thessaloniki without a car is to bus which takes 11 h 9 min and costs $40 - $60.

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It takes approximately 5 h 32 min to get from Bucharest to Thessaloniki, including transfers.

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Bucharest to Thessaloniki bus services, operated by Simeonidis Tours, depart from Bucharest station.

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Thessaloniki is to fly which takes 5 h 32 min and costs $50 - $150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $40 - $60 and takes 11 h 9 min.

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The quickest flight from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Thessaloniki Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 45 min.

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Bucharest to Thessaloniki bus services, operated by Simeonidis Tours, arrive at Thessaloniki station.

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Map of how to get from Bucharest to Thessaloniki.
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  • Distance: 309.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 32 min

What companies run services between Bucharest, Romania and Thessaloniki, Greece?

Tarom, Turkish Airlines and two other airlines fly from Bucharest to Thessaloniki 3 times a day. Alternatively, Simeonidis Tours operates a bus from Bucharest to Thessaloniki 5 times a week. Tickets cost $40 - $60 and the journey takes 11 h 9 min.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Thessaloniki via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $280
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
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 Thessaloniki via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $300
Train operators
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Bus operators
Simeonidis Tours
ETAP Group
Website
etapgroup.com
Bus from Bucharest - Gară Filaret to Sofia - Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Schedules at
etapgroup.com
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus and ferry from Sofia to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $25
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $25
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Sofia Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof to Thessaloniki Monastiriou
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
ardatur.bg
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki station
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
georg-bg.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Bucharest to Thessaloniki is 683 km. It takes approximately 8 h 18 min to drive from Bucharest to Thessaloniki.

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Aegean Airlines, Tarom, Turkish Airlines and Olympic Air offer flights from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Thessaloniki Airport.

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There are 962+ hotels available in Thessaloniki. Prices start at $46 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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