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There are 11 ways to get from London to Romania by train, plane, shuttle or bus

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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Train to London Luton, fly to Cluj-Napoca  •  6h 1m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Cluj-Napoca (CLJ) LTN - CLJ

$72 - $886

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Fly London Stansted to Budapest, shuttle  •  9h 42m

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Budapest (BUD) STN - BUD
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Budapest Airport to Arad

$50 - $253

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Fly London Heathrow to Bucharest Otopeni  •  6h 27m

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

$139 - $693

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Cluj-Napoca  •  5h 38m

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Cluj-Napoca (CLJ) LGW - CLJ

$67 - $275

Train to London Luton, fly to Iasi  •  6h 5m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Iasi (IAS) LTN - IAS

$72 - $829

Train to London Luton, fly to Craiova  •  6h 5m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Craiova (CRA) LTN - CRA

$82 - $325

Train to London Luton, fly to Timisoara  •  6h 25m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Timisoara (TSR) LTN - TSR

$53 - $220

Train to London Luton, fly to Bucharest Otopeni  •  7h 2m

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

$59 - $522

Train, bus  •  28h 37m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Eil / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brussels-North Station to Bucharest

Train  •  34h 30m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Eil
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Budapest-Keleti Rjx
  4. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Bucuresti Nord Ir

$364 - $787

Bus  •  44h 2m

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

$135 - $161

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The cheapest way to get from London to Romania is to fly and shuttle which costs £35 - £210 and takes 9h 42m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Romania is to train and fly which costs £50 - £220 and takes 5h 38m.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Romania. However, there are services departing from London St Pancras Eurostar and arriving at Piata Unirii via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf, Budapest-Keleti and Gara de Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 34h 30m.

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The distance between London and Romania is 1909 km.

The best way to get from London to Romania without a car is to train and bus which takes 28h 37m and costs .

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It takes approximately 6h 1m to get from London to Romania, including transfers.

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London to Romania train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from London St Pancras Eurostar station.

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The best way to get from London to Romania is to fly which takes 6h 27m and costs £110 - £550. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £280 - £650 and takes 34h 30m, you could also bus, which costs £100 - £130 and takes 44h 2m.

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The quickest flight from London Luton Airport to Cluj-Napoca Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 55m.

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Romania is 2h ahead of London. It is currently 11:35 PM in London and 1:35 AM in Romania.

Map of how to get from London to Romania.
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  • Distance: 1909.2 km
  • Duration: 6h 1m

What companies run services between London, England and Romania?

British Airways, Tarom and 11 other airlines fly from London Paddington to Sector 2 hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from London King's Cross to Bucharest via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf, Budapest-Keleti, Bucuresti Nord, and Gara de Nord in around 34h 30m.

Airlines
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from London Luton to Cluj-Napoca
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Flights from London Gatwick to Cluj-Napoca
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Flights from London Luton to Iasi
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $220
Flights from London Luton to Craiova
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from London Luton to Timisoara
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $190
Flights from London Luton to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $360
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Luton to Bucharest Otopeni via Athens
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from London Stansted to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $210
Flights from London Stansted to Budapest via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$21 - $210
Flights from London Stansted to Budapest via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$21 - $210
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bucharest Otopeni via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from London Heathrow to Bucharest Otopeni via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bucharest Otopeni via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Blue Air
Website
blueairweb.com
Flights from London Luton to Iasi
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $270
Flights from London Luton to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $340
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $900
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bucharest Otopeni via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $310
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bucharest Otopeni via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from London Heathrow to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bucharest Otopeni via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $850
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bucharest Otopeni via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $340
Train operators
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
$17 - $22
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
Eurostar
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$150 - $230
Website
Railjet
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Bus operators
Mayer & Mayer Reisen
Phone
0744509279
Email
arminmayerreisen@yahoo.de
Website
mayer-transport.ro
Shuttle from Budapest Airport to Arad
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
mayer-transport.ro
Maxibus Travel
Phone
+40 745 766 766
Email
dispecerat@maxibustravel.ro
Website
maxibustravel.ro
Bus from Brussels-North Station to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
25h 15m
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London to Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari
Ave. Duration
43h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $160
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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London to Romania train services, operated by Romanian Railways (CFR), arrive at Bucuresti Nord station.

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Wizz Air offers flights from London Luton Airport to Cluj-Napoca Airport.

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There are 35+ hotels available in Romania. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from London to London Heathrow Airport is to train which takes 15 min and costs £5 - £35.

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