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There are 11 ways to get from London to Bucharest by plane, train, bus, bus and ferry, 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 from London Heathrow  •  6h 23m

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

$98 - $459

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Train to London Luton, fly  •  6h 44m

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

$50 - $352

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Fly from London City  •  7h 45m

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

$115 - $657

Fly from London Stansted  •  6h 49m

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

$66 - $427

Fly from London Gatwick  •  6h 22m

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) LGW - OTP

$62 - $407

Train to Birmingham, fly  •  7h 30m

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Birmingham International
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) BHX - OTP

$103 - $409

Bus  •  30h

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria to Bucharest

$69

Train  •  35h 12m

  1. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
  2. Take the train from Paris Est to Stuttgart Hbf Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Budapest-Keleti Rj
  4. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Brasov Ic
  5. Take the train from Brasov to Bucuresti Nord Gara A R / ...

$404 - $724

Bus and ferry  •  42h

  1. Take the bus and ferry from London Barking to Bucharest

$83 - $113

Drive, Eurotunnel, train  •  27h 34m

  1. Drive from London to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Paris Nord Tgv
  4. Take the train from Paris Est to München Hbf Tgv
  5. Take the train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf M / ...
  6. Drive from Salzburg Hbf to Bucharest

$583 - $730

Drive, car ferry  •  25h 24m

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

$361 - $530

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The cheapest way to get from London to Bucharest is to bus which costs £53 and takes 30h.

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The quickest way to get from London to Bucharest is to fly which costs £45 - £320 and takes 6h 22m.

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

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The distance between London and Bucharest is 1307 miles.

The best way to get from London to Bucharest without a car is to bus which takes 30h and costs £53.

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It takes approximately 6h 23m to get from London to Bucharest, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from London to Bucharest is to fly which takes 6h 23m and costs £75 - £360. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £53 and takes 30h, you could also train, which costs £310 - £600 and takes 35h 12m.

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

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

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Map of how to get from London to Bucharest.
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  • Distance: 1307.1 miles
  • Duration: 6h 23m

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

British Airways, Tarom and 14 other airlines fly from London to Bucharest hourly. Alternatively, Maxibus Travel operates a bus from London to Bucharest 4 times a week, and the journey takes 30h. UBB Turistic also services this route on demand.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bucharest Otopeni via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Flights from London Heathrow to Bucharest Otopeni via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Flights from London City to Bucharest Otopeni via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,700
Flights from London City to Bucharest Otopeni via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,700
Flights from Birmingham to Bucharest Otopeni via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Birmingham to Bucharest Otopeni via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $800
Flights from London Stansted to Bucharest Otopeni via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $800
Flights from London Stansted to Bucharest Otopeni via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $800
Flights from London Stansted to Bucharest Otopeni via Marseille
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $800
Flights from London Stansted to Bucharest Otopeni via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $800
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from London Luton to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $700
Flights from London Gatwick to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $700
Flights from Birmingham to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $650
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bucharest Otopeni via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from London City to Bucharest Otopeni via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Birmingham to Bucharest Otopeni via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bucharest Otopeni via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Flights from Birmingham to Bucharest Otopeni via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Blue Air
Website
blueairweb.com
Flights from London Luton to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $800
Flights from Birmingham to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $700
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bucharest Otopeni via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bucharest Otopeni via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Flights from London City to Bucharest Otopeni via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bucharest Otopeni via Zurich
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from London City to Bucharest Otopeni via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,800
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from London Heathrow to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $1,200
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bucharest Otopeni via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Bucharest Otopeni via Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $290
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Birmingham to Bucharest Otopeni via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
29m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
Virgin West Coast Trains
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Est to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $220
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$90 - $130
Train from Paris Est to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 34m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$150 - $180
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$150 - $180
1st Class
$210 - $310
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Paris Est to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
9h 21m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$180 - $260
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
Maxibus Travel
Phone
004 0756 117 331
Email
contact@maxibustravel.ro
Website
maxibustravel.ro
Bus from London Victoria to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
30h
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
maxibustravel.ro
UBB Turistic
Phone
0040 744 274 274
Email
rezervari@ubbturistic.ro
Website
ubbturistic.ro
Bus from London to București
Ave. Duration
2 days 3h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$69
Schedules at
ubbturistic.ro
SC Latino Expres S.R.L.
Phone
0040263701919
Email
latinoexpres@yahoo.com
Website
latinoexpres.ro
Bus and ferry from London Barking to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
40h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Schedules at
latinoexpres.ro
Ferry operators

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Bucharest is 2h ahead of London. It is currently 9:44 PM in London and 11:44 PM in Bucharest.

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

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There are 2043+ hotels available in Bucharest. Prices start at $34 USD per night.

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The best way to get from London to London Heathrow Airport is to train which takes 14m and costs £20 - £29.

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