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There are 11 ways to get from Exeter to Bucharest by train, plane, bus, car, car train or car ferry

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Train to Bristol, fly

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP)

Train to London Heathrow, fly

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP)

Train to Birmingham, fly

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Birmingham New Street
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP)

Train, train to London Luton, fly

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras International to Luton
  3. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP)

Train to London Stansted, fly

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP)

Train, train to London Gatwick, fly

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
  3. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP)

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to London Paddington
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria to Bucharest

Train, bus via Vienna

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to London Paddington
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Brussels-North train station
  3. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nord to Wien Hbf
  4. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Keleti
  5. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Bucuresti Nord

Train, bus via Gara Bucureşti Obor

  1. Take the train from Exeter Central to Clapham Junction
  2. Take the bus from London to Gara Bucureşti Obor

Drive, Eurotunnel

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

Drive, car ferry

  1. Drive from Exeter to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
  3. Drive from Dunkirk to Bucharest

Exeter to Bucharest by train, subway, walk and bus

The journey time between Exeter and Bucharest is around 4 days 2h and covers a distance of around 2980 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2 days 7h. The fastest journey normally takes 4 days 2h. Operated by First Great Western Service, London Underground (Tube), FlixBus and others, the Exeter to Bucharest service departs from Exeter St Davids and arrives in Bucuresti Nord. Typically only one service runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
42h 45m
Layover time:
2 days 7h
Total time:
4 days 2h

Route information

Fastest journey time:
4 days 2h
Journey distance:
2980 km
Services per week:
1
Cheapest price:
$274
Carbon emissions:
189 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
19:17
Last service departs at:
19:17

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Exeter to Bucharest train, subway, walk and bus schedules

United Kingdom → Romania
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International entry into Romania from United Kingdom

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Romania from United Kingdom

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 14 day mandatory self quarantine
This applies to arrivals from United Kingdom
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 8 in quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Aruba, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bermuda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Curaçao, Cyprus, Faroe Islands, Guernsey, Guyana, Iceland, Iran, Israel, Luxembourg, Maldives, Montserrat, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Palestine, Russia, Saint Lucia, Sint Maarten, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands and United States Virgin Islands
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 14 day mandatory self quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Austria, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Dominica, Estonia, Georgia, Gibraltar, Greece, Grenada, Guam, India, Ireland, Isle of Man, Jersey, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Nepal, New Caledonia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Suriname, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom and United States
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 8 in quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Romania

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from United Kingdom

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

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Romania from United Kingdom.

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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 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Bucharest is 800 800 358.

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

The social distance requirement in Bucharest is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 800 358.

No, but conditions apply when returning to United Kingdom from Romania.

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Last updated: 23 Oct 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Exeter to Bucharest is to train and fly which costs £65 - £300 and takes 7h.

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The quickest way to get from Exeter to Bucharest is to train and fly which costs £65 - £300 and takes 7h.

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It is approximately 2312 km to get from Exeter to Bucharest.

The best way to get from Exeter to Bucharest without a car is to train and bus which takes 33h 41m and costs .

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It takes approximately 7h to get from Exeter to Bucharest, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Bristol Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 15m.

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Bucharest is 2h ahead of Exeter. It is currently 2:55 AM in Exeter and 4:55 AM in Bucharest.

Tarom, Ryanair and KLM offer flights from Bristol Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport.

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There are 211+ hotels available in Bucharest. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Exeter to Bucharest.
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  • Distance: 2312.4 km
  • Duration: 7h

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

There is no direct connection from Exeter to Bucharest. However, you can take the train to Bristol Temple Meads, take the walk to Bristol Temple Meads, take the shuttle to Bristol Airport, take the walk to Bristol airport, fly to Bucharest Otopeni, take the walk to Bucharest Otopeni Airport, then take the shuttle to Bucharest. Alternatively, you can take the train to London Paddington, take the walk to London Paddington Train Station, take the train to London Heathrow Airport T2 & 3 Train Station, take the walk to London Heathrow airport, fly to Bucharest Otopeni, take the walk to Bucharest Otopeni Airport, then take the shuttle to Bucharest.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bristol to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Flights from Bristol to Bucharest Otopeni via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Flights from Birmingham to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $210
Flights from London Stansted to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$14 - $360
Flights from London Stansted to Bucharest Otopeni via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$14 - $360
Flights from London Stansted to Bucharest Otopeni via Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$14 - $360
Flights from London Stansted to Bucharest Otopeni via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$14 - $360
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bristol to Bucharest Otopeni via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $500
Flights from London Heathrow to Bucharest Otopeni via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $490
Flights from Birmingham to Bucharest Otopeni via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $450
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Birmingham to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $290
Flights from London Luton to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Flights from London Gatwick to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bucharest Otopeni via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $420
Flights from Birmingham to Bucharest Otopeni via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $360
Blue Air
Website
flyblueair.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $250
Flights from Birmingham to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Flights from London Luton to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $150
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bucharest Otopeni via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $420
Flights from Birmingham to Bucharest Otopeni via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bucharest Otopeni via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $390
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bucharest Otopeni via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from London Heathrow to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $350
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Birmingham to Bucharest Otopeni via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $400
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $200
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
$60 - $75
Anytime Day 1st Class
$130 - $200
Train from Exeter St Davids to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $300
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
$100 - $130
Anytime Day 1st Class
$210 - $300
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
$35 - $50
Anytime Day 1st Class
$65 - $90
Train from Exeter St Davids to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $110
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
$85 - $110
Anytime Day 1st Class
$140 - $200
Train from Exeter St Davids to Reading
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
$65 - $85
Anytime Day 1st Class
$110 - $160
Train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
$28 - $35
Anytime Day 1st Class
$45 - $65
East Midlands Railways
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $24
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
$19 - $24
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Bruxelles-Nord to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
13h 37m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
$100 - $150
1st Class
$160 - $240
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
Railjet
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $160
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $21
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
$6 - $8
1st Class
$18 - $21
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Bucuresti Nord
Ave. Duration
15h 49m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $65
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
$20 - $26
1st Class
$50 - $65
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$181
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
Maxibus Travel
Phone
+40 745 766 766
Email
dispecerat@maxibustravel.ro
Website
maxibustravel.ro
Bus from London Victoria to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
30h
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
maxibustravel.ro
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Brussels-North train station
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from London Victoria Green Line Station to Brussels North Train Station
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Website
Union Ivkoni
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $1,600
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
$110 - $1,600
Standard Car - Flexi
$180 - $230

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