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There are 7 ways to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP) by plane, train, bus, night bus, car or car train

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Fly to Bucharest Otopeni  •  3h 35m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) MAD - OTP

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Fly to Craiova, train  •  9h 52m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Craiova (CRA) MAD - CRA
  2. Take the train from Craiova to Bucureşti Nord Gr.A

Train, bus  •  32h 27m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Albacete Ave / ...
  2. Take the bus from Albacete to Murcia
  3. Take the bus from Harlau to Ploiesti

Bus  •  2 days 0h

  1. Take the bus from Madrid - Estacion Sur to Bucureşti - Militari

Bus, night bus  •  2 days 3h

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Ruse 0800
  2. Take the night bus from Ruse Central Bus Station to Bucharest Henri Coandă Airport Varna Central Bus Station - Bucharest Henri Coandă Airport

Drive  •  32h 6m

  1. Drive from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP) 3195.1 km

Drive, car train  •  43h 11m

  1. Drive from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Duesseldorf Hbf
  2. Take the car train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Villach Hbf/Bbf
  3. Drive from Villach Hbf/Bbf to Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP)

Madrid Airport (MAD) to Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP) by bus and night bus

The journey time between Madrid Airport (MAD) and Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP) is around 2 days 3h and covers a distance of around 3424 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2h. Operated by Empresa Municipal de Transportes, ALSA, Ruse Bus and others, the Madrid Airport (MAD) to Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP) service departs from Aeropuerto T4 and arrives in Bucharest Henri Coandă Airport. Typically only one service runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

1 Weekly Services
2 days 3h Average Duration
$136 Cheapest Price
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International entry into Romania from Spain

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Allowed for: All visitors

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Conditions of entry into Romania from Spain

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine required
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Yes, entry into Romania is currently allowed from Spain.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP) is 800 800 358.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP) is recommended.

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 Spain from Romania.

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Last updated: 15 May 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP) is to fly and train which costs €45 - €190 and takes 9h 52m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP) is to fly which costs €30 - €290 and takes 3h 35m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP). However, there are services departing from Aeropuerto T4 and arriving at Bucharest Henri Coandă Airport via Madrid and Ruse Central Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 3h.

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The distance between Madrid Airport (MAD) and Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP) is 2459 km. The road distance is 3195.1 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP) without a car is to train and bus which takes 32h 27m and costs €270 - €440.

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It takes approximately 3h 35m to fly from Madrid (MAD) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP), including transfers and time at the airport.

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Madrid Airport (MAD) to Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP) bus services, operated by Ruse Bus, depart from Madrid station.

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The best way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP) is to fly which takes 3h 35m and costs €30 - €290. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €75 - €110 and takes 2 days 0h.

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 35m.

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Madrid Airport (MAD) to Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP) bus services, operated by PEGASUS GROUP Ltd., arrive at Bucharest Henri Coandă Airport station.

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Map of how to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP).
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  • Distance: 2459.2 km
  • Duration: 3h 35m

What companies run services between Madrid Airport (MAD), Spain and Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP), Romania?

Ryanair, FlexFlight ApS and 11 other airlines fly from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP) hourly. Alternatively, Amring operates a bus from Madrid - Estacion Sur to Bucureşti - Militari once a week. Tickets cost $75 - $100 and the journey takes 44h 30m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $390
Flights from Madrid to Bucharest Otopeni via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $390
Flights from Madrid to Bucharest Otopeni via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $390
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Bucharest Otopeni via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Madrid to Bucharest Otopeni via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Bucharest Otopeni via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Madrid to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $420
Blue Air
Website
flyblueair.com
Flights from Madrid to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $420
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Madrid to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $440
Flights from Madrid to Craiova
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $230
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Madrid to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Bucharest Otopeni via Athens
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Bucharest Otopeni via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $490
Train operators
S.C. Softrans S.R.L.
Phone
0351/40.91.53
Email
office@softrans.ro
Website
softrans.ro
Train from Craiova to Bucureşti Nord Gr.A
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $13
Website
S.C. Softrans S.R.L.
Astra Trans Carpatic
Phone
0751.525.520
Email
office@astratranscarpatic.ro
Website
astratranscarpatic.ro
Train from Craiova to Bucureşti Nord Gr.A
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Astra Trans Carpatic
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

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Contact Details
Phone
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Albacete
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $29
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Car train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Villach Hbf/Bbf
Ave. Duration
12h 53m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$100 - $130
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Urlaubs-Express
Bus operators
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Albacete to Murcia
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Harlau to Ploiesti
Ave. Duration
23h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$250 - $360
Website
alsa.com
Amring
Phone
+4-0269-238.788
Website
amring.autogari.ro
Bus from Madrid - Estacion Sur to Bucureşti - Militari
Ave. Duration
44h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$75 - $100
Schedules at
amring.autogari.ro
Ruse Bus
Phone
+359 82 82 81 51
Email
info@avtogararuse.org
Website
avtogararuse.org
Bus from Madrid to Ruse
Ave. Duration
47h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Schedules at
avtogararuse.org
PEGASUS GROUP Ltd.
Phone
+359 (0) 877 34 47 47
Email
pegasus@pegasusbg.com
Website
pegasusbg.com
Night bus from Ruse Central Bus Station to Bucharest Henri Coandă Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$14 - $16
Website
PEGASUS GROUP Ltd.

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Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP) is 1h ahead of Madrid Airport (MAD). It is currently 12:36 AM in Madrid Airport (MAD) and 1:36 AM in Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP).

Yes, the driving distance between Madrid Airport (MAD) to Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP) is 3195 km. It takes approximately 32h 6m to drive from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP).

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FlexFlight ApS, Blue Air, Wizz Air and six other airlines offer flights from Madrid Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport.

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