There are 13 ways to get from Manchester to Bucharest by plane, bus, train, 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.

Recommended option

Fly from Manchester  •  8 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) MAN - OTP

$35 - $299

Cheapest option

Bus and ferry, bus  •  2 days 6 h

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Manchester to Ploiești
  2. Take the bus from Ploiesti to Bucuresti

$3 - $5

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Bus to Liverpool, fly  •  7 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Manchester Sackville Street to Liverpool Airport
  2. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) LPL - OTP

$57 - $354

Train to Birmingham, fly  •  8 h 7 min

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

$113 - $397

Train to Doncaster/Sheffied, fly  •  7 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Doncaster
  2. Fly from Doncaster/Sheffied (DSA) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) DSA - OTP

$149 - $590

Train to London Heathrow, fly  •  9 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to London Euston
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) LHR - OTP

$208 - $630

Train to London Luton, fly  •  9 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Milton Keynes Central
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) LTN - OTP

$126 - $464

Train to London Gatwick, fly  •  8 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to London Euston
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) LGW - OTP

$171 - $576

Train, bus  •  31 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Est
  3. Take the bus from Brussels-North Station to Bucharest

Train  •  37 h

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
  3. Take the train from Paris Est to Stuttgart Hbf Tgv / ...
  4. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to München Hbf Ice / ...
  5. Take the train from München Hbf to Wien Hbf Rj
  6. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Gara A D

$518 - $920

Bus and ferry  •  45 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Manchester Piccadilly to Bucharest

$85 - $120

Drive, Eurotunnel, train  •  31 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Manchester 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 Kufstein M / ...
  7. Drive from Kufstein to Bucharest

$667 - $887

Drive, car ferry  •  28 h 36 min

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

$405 - $593

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Manchester to Bucharest is to bus and ferry and bus which costs £2 - £4 and takes 2 days 6 h.

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The quickest way to get from Manchester to Bucharest is to bus and fly which costs £40 - £280 and takes 7 h 18 min.

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The distance between Manchester and Bucharest is 1425 miles.

It takes approximately 8 h 12 min to get from Manchester to Bucharest, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Manchester Piccadilly and arriving at Bucharest. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 45 h 26 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Manchester to Bucharest. However, there are services departing from Manchester Piccadilly and arriving at Bucuresti Nord Gara A via London St. Pancras International, Paris Est, Stuttgart Hbf, München Hbf and Wien Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 37 h.

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

Lufthansa, KLM and 11 other airlines fly from Manchester to Bucharest hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Manchester to Bucharest via London Euston, London St. Pancras International, Paris Nord Eurostar, Paris Est, Stuttgart Hbf, München Hbf, and Wien Hbf in around 37 h.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Manchester to Bucharest Otopeni via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Manchester to Bucharest Otopeni via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Birmingham to Bucharest Otopeni via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Birmingham to Bucharest Otopeni via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from London Heathrow to Bucharest Otopeni via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h
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
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Manchester to Bucharest Otopeni via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Birmingham to Bucharest Otopeni via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from London Heathrow to Bucharest Otopeni via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Birmingham to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $650
Flights from Doncaster/Sheffied to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $380
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 Cluj-Napoca
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $700
Flights from London Gatwick to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $700
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Manchester to Bucharest Otopeni via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Birmingham to Bucharest Otopeni via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from London Heathrow to Bucharest Otopeni via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Blue Air
Website
blueairweb.com
Flights from Liverpool to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $250
Flights from Liverpool to Bucharest Otopeni via Cluj-Napoca
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$55 - $250
Flights from Liverpool to Bucharest Otopeni via Bacau
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $250
Flights from Birmingham to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from London Luton to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $800
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to Bucharest Otopeni via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from London Heathrow to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Manchester to Bucharest Otopeni via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Birmingham to Bucharest Otopeni via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Manchester to Bucharest Otopeni via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from London Heathrow to Bucharest Otopeni via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Manchester to Bucharest Otopeni via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from London Gatwick to Bucharest Otopeni via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Manchester to Bucharest Otopeni via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Flights from Manchester to Bucharest Otopeni via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $260
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Manchester to Bucharest Otopeni via Athens
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,800
Flights from London Gatwick to Bucharest Otopeni via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $290
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
Flights from London Luton to Bucharest Otopeni via Iasi
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Manchester to Bucharest Otopeni via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Manchester to Bucharest Otopeni via Zurich
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $850
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
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $85
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to London Euston
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$65 - $100
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $170
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Milton Keynes Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $130
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$50 - $75
Anytime Day Single
$80 - $130
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Doncaster
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$12 - $17
Off-Peak Day Single
$20 - $29
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $35
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $200
Premier
$150 - $230
Train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $240
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$75 - $240
Premier
$180 - $280
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
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 - $230
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
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
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
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
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Kufstein
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$25 - $40
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
Train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
19 h 3 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
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
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
TerraVision UK
Website
terravision.eu
Bus from Manchester Sackville Street to Liverpool Airport
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $12
Schedules at
terravision.eu
Maxibus Travel
Phone
004 0756 117 331
Email
contact@maxibustravel.ro
Website
maxibustravel.ro
Bus from Brussels-North Station to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
25 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
maxibustravel.ro
SC Latino Expres S.R.L.
Phone
0040263701919
Email
latinoexpres@yahoo.com
Website
latinoexpres.ro
Bus and ferry from Manchester Piccadilly to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
45 h 26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Schedules at
latinoexpres.ro
Transmarian
Website
transmarian.ro
Bus and ferry from Manchester to Ploiești
Ave. Duration
2 days 5 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
transmarian.ro
Sir Trans
Phone
+4-021-316.42.21
Website
sirtrans.ro
Bus from Ploiesti to Bucuresti
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
sirtrans.ro
GSM Trans
Phone
021-314-0444
Email
office@gsmtrans.ro
Website
gsmtrans.ro
Bus from Ploiești to Bucuresti
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
gsmtrans.ro
Comanto Trans
Phone
+4-021-312.03.45
Website
comantotrans.autogari.ro
Bus from Ploiesti to Bucureşti
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
comantotrans.ro
Ferry operators

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