There are 10 ways to get from London to Bucharest by plane, train, bus, night train, car, car train, car ferry or 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  •  6 h 23 min

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

$98 - $459

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Train to London Luton, fly  •  6 h 57 min

  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

$54 - $355

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Fly from London Gatwick  •  6 h 35 min

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

$62 - $408

Fly from London City  •  7 h 55 min

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

$115 - $657

Fly from London Stansted  •  6 h 49 min

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

$66 - $427

Bus Maxibus Travel  •  30 h

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria to Bucharest

$70

Train, EuroNight  •  35 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
  2. Take the train from Paris Est to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Wien Hbf Ice
  4. Take the EuroNight from Wien Hauptbahnhof to Budapest-Keleti
  5. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Bucuresti Nord Gara A Ic

$349 - $660

Bus FlixBus  •  44 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from London to Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari 1920

$154 - $252

Drive, Eurotunnel, train  •  28 h 4 min

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

$608 - $814

Drive, carferry, ferry  •  31 h 49 min

  1. Drive from London to Dover
  2. Take the carferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Giudecca Stucky
  4. Take the ferry from Giudecca Stucky to Venice Cruise Terminal
  5. Drive from Venice Cruise Terminal to Bucharest

$452 - $680

Questions & Answers

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 30 h.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Bucharest. However, there are services departing from London St. Pancras International and arriving at Bucuresti Nord Gara A via Paris Est, Frankfurt(Main)Hbf, Wien Hauptbahnhof and Budapest-Keleti. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 35 h 12 min.

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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 30 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 23 min 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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London to Bucharest train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from London St. Pancras International station.

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The best way to get from London to Bucharest is to fly which takes 6 h 23 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 30 h.

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

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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: 6 h 23 min

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

Tarom, British Airways and 13 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 30 h. UBB Turistic also services this route on demand.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bucharest Otopeni via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Flights from London Heathrow to Bucharest Otopeni via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Flights from London City to Bucharest Otopeni via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
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
6 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,700
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $700
Flights from London Luton to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $700
Flights from London Luton to Bucharest Otopeni via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $700
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bucharest Otopeni via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from London City to Bucharest Otopeni via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $800
Flights from London Stansted to Bucharest Otopeni via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $800
Flights from London Stansted to Bucharest Otopeni via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $800
Flights from London Stansted to Bucharest Otopeni via Pescara
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $800
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bucharest Otopeni via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bucharest Otopeni via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Flights from London City to Bucharest Otopeni via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bucharest Otopeni via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Bucharest Otopeni via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London City to Bucharest Otopeni via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,800
Blue Air
Website
blueairweb.com
Flights from London Luton to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $800
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from London Heathrow to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $1,200
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Bucharest Otopeni via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Bucharest Otopeni via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $290
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from London City to Bucharest Otopeni via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from London Stansted to Bucharest Otopeni via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $2,600
Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
43 min
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
20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
Eurostar
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
bahn.de
Train from Paris Est to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris Est to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
Frequency
3 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
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$95 - $130
Train from Paris Est to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $220
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $95
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Night train from Wien Hauptbahnhof to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
cd.cz
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$173
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
30 h
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 3 h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$70
Schedules at
ubbturistic.ro
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
Bus from London to Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari
Ave. Duration
43 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$150 - $260
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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More Questions & Answers

Bucharest is 2 h ahead of London. It is currently 10:11 AM in London and 12:11 PM in Bucharest.

London to Bucharest train services, operated by Hungarian Railways (MÁV), arrive at Bucuresti Nord Gara A station.

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

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There are 1888+ hotels available in Bucharest. Prices start at $37 USD per night.

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The best way to get from London to London Heathrow Airport is to train which takes 14 min and costs .

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