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There are 10 ways to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP) by plane, bus, train, night train or car

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Fly to Bucharest Otopeni  •  3 h 40 min

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

$45 - $230

9 alternative options

Fly to Varna, bus  •  11 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Varna (VAR) MAD - VAR
  2. Take the bus from Varna to Bucharest Otopeni Airport

$166 - $431

Fly to Craiova, bus  •  9 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Craiova (CRA) MAD - CRA
  2. Take the bus from Craiova - Metro to Bucuresti - Autogara Militari

$50 - $189

Train, bus  •  37 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Murcia del Carmen Atr / ...
  2. Take the bus from Harlau to Pitesti
  3. Take the train from Pitesti to Bucuresti Nord Gara A Ir

$214 - $328

Train, night train  •  46 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Avignon TGV Ave
  2. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Tgv
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Wien Hbf Ice
  4. Take the night train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Gara A D

$537 - $740

Bus Amring  •  2 days 0 h

  1. Take the bus from Canillejas to Guadalajara
  2. Take the bus from Guadalajara to Piteşti
  3. Take the bus from Piteşti to Otopeni Airport

$107 - $152

Bus Ruse Bus  •  2 days 3 h

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Ruse 0800
  2. Take the bus from Ruse to Bucharest Otopeni Airport

Bus Maxibus Travel  •  2 days 6 h

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Bucharest

Drive  •  32 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP) 2006 miles

$370 - $550

Drive, train  •  38 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Malgrat de Mar
  2. Take the train from Malgrat de Mar to Barcelona Sants R1
  3. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Valence TGV Tgv / ...
  4. Take the train from Valence TGV to Chambery-Challes-E
  5. Take the train from Chambery-Challes-E to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  6. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Verona Porta Nuova Fr
  7. Drive from Verona Porta Nuova to Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP)

$475 - $716

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP) is to fly which costs 40€ - 200€ and takes 3 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP) is to fly which costs 40€ - 200€ and takes 3 h 40 min.

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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 Otopeni Airport via Canillejas, Guadalajara and Piteşti. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 0 h.

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The distance between Madrid Airport (MAD) and Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP) is 2459 km. The road distance is 3209.6 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 37 h 49 min and costs 180€ - 290€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 40 min 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 ALSA, depart from Canillejas station.

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The best way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP) is to fly which takes 3 h 40 min and costs 40€ - 200€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 90€ - 140€ and takes 2 days 0 h.

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 40 min.

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Madrid Airport (MAD) to Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP) bus services, operated by MementoBus, arrive at Otopeni 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: 1537 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 40 min

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

Wizz Air, Blue Air and 15 other airlines fly from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP) hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP) via Canillejas, Guadalajara, and Piteşti in around 2 days 0 h.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Flights from Madrid to Bucharest Otopeni via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Flights from Madrid to Bucharest Otopeni via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Flights from Madrid to Bucharest Otopeni via Marseille
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Madrid to Varna via Sofia
Ave. Duration
8 h 42 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Madrid to Varna via Rome, Sofia
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Madrid to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $380
Flights from Madrid to Varna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Madrid to Craiova
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $310
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Bucharest Otopeni via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Madrid to Bucharest Otopeni via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Madrid to Bucharest Otopeni via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
SunExpress Deutschland
Website
sunexpress.com
Flights from Madrid to Varna via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Madrid to Varna via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Blue Air
Website
blueairweb.com
Flights from Madrid to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $350
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Madrid to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Bucharest Otopeni via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $500
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Bucharest Otopeni via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Madrid to Bucharest Otopeni via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $900
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Madrid to Varna via Rome, Sofia
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Train operators
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Murcia del Carmen
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants Station to Gare de Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Website
renfe.com
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Spanish Railways AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways AVE
Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Avignon TGV
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
renfe.com
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Avignon TGV to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$180 - $200
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$180 - $200
1st Class
$230 - $350
Train from Barcelona Sants to Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $120
1st Class
$140 - $210
Train from Chambery-Challes-E to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$65 - $80
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Night train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
19 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Barcelona Cercanías (RENFE)
Phone
900 41 00 41
Website
renfe.com
Train from Malgrat de Mar to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
renfe.com
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Valence TGV to Chambery-Challes-E
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$27 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Trenitalia Frecce

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
PEGASUS GROUP Ltd.
Phone
+359 (0) 877 34 47 47
Email
pegasus@pegasusbg.com
Website
pegasusbg.com
Bus from Varna to Bucharest Otopeni Airport
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29
Schedules at
pegasusbg.com
Bus from Ruse to Bucharest Otopeni Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
pegasusbg.com
Alpha Star Impex
Website
alfastarimpex.ro
Bus from Craiova - Metro to Bucuresti - Autogara Militari
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
alfastarimpex.ro
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 so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with 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
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Harlau to Pitesti
Ave. Duration
27 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $240
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Canillejas to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Website
alsa.com
Amring
Phone
+4-0269-238.788
Website
amring.autogari.ro
Bus from Guadalajara to Piteşti
Ave. Duration
43 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Schedules at
amring.autogari.ro
MementoBus
Phone
(+40) 317.105.518
Email
rezervari@mementobus.com
Website
mementobus.com
Bus from Piteşti to Otopeni Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
mementobus.com
Ruse Bus
Phone
+359 82 82 81 51
Email
info@avtogararuse.org
Website
avtogararuse.org
Bus from Madrid to Ruse
Ave. Duration
47 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$130 - $180
Schedules at
avtogararuse.org
Maxibus Travel
Phone
004 0756 117 331
Email
contact@maxibustravel.ro
Website
maxibustravel.ro
Bus from Madrid to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
2 days 3 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
maxibustravel.ro

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Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP) is 1 h ahead of Madrid Airport (MAD). It is currently 2:15 AM in Madrid Airport (MAD) and 3:15 AM in Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP).

Yes, the driving distance between Madrid Airport (MAD) to Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP) is 3210 km. It takes approximately 32 h 13 min to drive from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP).

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

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There are 1986+ hotels available in Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP). Prices start at $36 USD per night.

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