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Fly Newark to Bucharest Otopeni  •  13h 56m

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) EWR - OTP

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Fly New York JFK to Bucharest Otopeni  •  13h 44m

  1. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) JFK - OTP

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Fly New York La Guardia to Bucharest Otopeni  •  16h 22m

  1. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) LGA - OTP

Train to Philadelphia, fly to Bucharest Otopeni  •  15h 2m

  1. Take the train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Philadelphia
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) PHL - OTP

Fly Newark to Varna, shuttle  •  18h 29m

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Varna (VAR) EWR - VAR
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Varna to Bucharest

Newark (EWR) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) flights

The flight time between Newark (EWR) and Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) is around 13h 19m and covers a distance of around 7652 km. This includes an average layover time of around 3h 2m. The fastest flight normally takes 11h 5m. Services are operated by Swiss, LOT, Turkish Airlines and others. Typically 151 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average flight journey times

Time on flight:
10h 17m
Layover time:
3h 2m
Total time:
13h 19m

Flight route information

Fastest flight journey time:
11h 5m
Flight distance:
7652 km
Flights per week:
151
Cheapest price:
$466
Carbon emissions:
1551 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
17:35
Last flight departs at:
23:55

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Newark (EWR) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) flight schedules

Flights departing Sunday, September 19, 2021

United States → Romania
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International entry into Romania from United States

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United States
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Romania from United States

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 14 day mandatory self quarantine
This applies to arrivals from United States
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 8 in quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bermuda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Denmark, Guatemala, Guernsey, Guyana, Honduras, Iraq, Japan, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Panama, Philippines, Russia, San Marino, Slovenia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Timor-Leste, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, United Arab Emirates and Vietnam
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 14 day mandatory self quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Belize, Botswana, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curaçao, Cyprus, Dominica, Estonia, Eswatini, Fiji, France, French Polynesia, Georgia, Gibraltar, Greece, Guam, Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Jamaica, Jersey, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Nepal, North Macedonia, Palestine, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Serbia, Seychelles, South Africa, Suriname, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, United States Virgin Islands, United Kingdom and United States
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 8 in quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Romania

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from United States

The official advice is to delay international travel until fully vaccinated

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Romania from United States.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Bucharest is 800 800 358.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Bucharest is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Bucharest is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 800 358.

Yes, entry into United States from Romania is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 13 Sep 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

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The most affordable way to get from New York to Bucharest is to fly, which costs $290 - $1,500 and takes 13h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from New York to Bucharest is to fly which costs $290 - $1,500 and takes 13h 44m.

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The distance between New York and Bucharest is 7649 km.

It takes approximately 13h 56m to get from New York to Bucharest, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Newark Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport. The quickest flight takes 11h 5m and has one stopover.

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Bucharest is 7h ahead of New York. It is currently 8:19 AM in New York and 3:19 PM in Bucharest.

Tarom, LOT, Turkish Airlines and five other airlines offer flights from Newark Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport.

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  • Distance: 7648.5 km
  • Duration: 13h 56m

What companies run services between New York, NY, USA and Bucharest, Romania?

Swiss, LOT and 15 other airlines fly from New York to Bucharest hourly.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Bucharest Otopeni via Zurich
Ave. Duration
11h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$490 - $2,600
Flights from Newark to Bucharest Otopeni via Munich
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $2,500
Flights from Newark to Bucharest Otopeni via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
16h 35m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$480 - $2,600
Flights from New York JFK to Bucharest Otopeni via Zurich
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$490 - $2,600
Flights from New York JFK to Bucharest Otopeni via Munich
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,700
Flights from New York La Guardia to Bucharest Otopeni via Montreal
Ave. Duration
15h
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,800
Flights from New York La Guardia to Bucharest Otopeni via Toronto, Zurich
Ave. Duration
14h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,800
Flights from New York La Guardia to Bucharest Otopeni via Washington Dulles, Munich
Ave. Duration
14h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $2,400
Flights from New York La Guardia to Bucharest Otopeni via Washington Dulles, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
14h 40m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$490 - $2,400
Flights from Philadelphia to Bucharest Otopeni via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
16h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$470 - $1,400
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York JFK to Bucharest Otopeni via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
12h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,600
Flights from New York JFK to Bucharest Otopeni via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
14h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,600
Flights from New York La Guardia to Bucharest Otopeni via Boston, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
15h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$480 - $950
Flights from New York La Guardia to Bucharest Otopeni via Boston, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
15h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$480 - $950
Flights from New York La Guardia to Bucharest Otopeni via Toronto, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
15h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $3,500
Flights from Philadelphia to Bucharest Otopeni via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
10h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,200
Flights from Philadelphia to Bucharest Otopeni via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
12h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,200
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Newark to Bucharest Otopeni via Munich
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $2,500
Flights from Newark to Bucharest Otopeni via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
16h 35m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$480 - $2,600
Flights from New York JFK to Bucharest Otopeni via Munich
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,700
Flights from Philadelphia to Bucharest Otopeni via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
16h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$470 - $1,400
Flights from Newark to Varna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,600
Flights from Newark to Varna via Frankfurt, Vienna
Ave. Duration
14h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,600
Flights from Newark to Varna via Munich, Vienna
Ave. Duration
14h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $1,600
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Newark to Bucharest Otopeni via Vienna
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,600
Flights from New York JFK to Bucharest Otopeni via Vienna
Ave. Duration
14h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,600
Flights from Newark to Varna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,300
Flights from Newark to Varna via Zurich, Vienna
Ave. Duration
13h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $1,600
Flights from Newark to Varna via Geneva, Vienna
Ave. Duration
15h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $1,600
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Newark to Bucharest Otopeni via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
16h 35m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$480 - $2,600
Flights from New York La Guardia to Bucharest Otopeni via Toronto
Ave. Duration
13h 55m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,800
Flights from New York La Guardia to Bucharest Otopeni via Montreal
Ave. Duration
15h
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,800
Flights from New York La Guardia to Bucharest Otopeni via Toronto, Zurich
Ave. Duration
14h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,800
Flights from Philadelphia to Bucharest Otopeni via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
16h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$470 - $1,400
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Newark to Bucharest Otopeni via Zurich
Ave. Duration
11h 47m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$490 - $2,500
Flights from New York JFK to Bucharest Otopeni via Zurich
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$490 - $2,600
Flights from Philadelphia to Bucharest Otopeni via Zurich
Ave. Duration
12h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,200
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Newark to Bucharest Otopeni via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
13h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $2,500
Flights from New York JFK to Bucharest Otopeni via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
13h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,500
Flights from Newark to Varna via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,500
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from New York JFK to Bucharest Otopeni via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
12h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,600
Flights from New York La Guardia to Bucharest Otopeni via Boston, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
15h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$480 - $950
Flights from Philadelphia to Bucharest Otopeni via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
10h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,200
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Newark to Bucharest Otopeni via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
11h 50m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$550 - $3,000
Flights from New York JFK to Bucharest Otopeni via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
12h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $3,400
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York JFK to Bucharest Otopeni via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
12h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,600
Flights from New York La Guardia to Bucharest Otopeni via Boston, London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$490 - $2,600
Flights from Philadelphia to Bucharest Otopeni via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
11h 55m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,600
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Newark to Bucharest Otopeni via Brussels
Ave. Duration
12h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$490 - $2,500
Flights from New York JFK to Bucharest Otopeni via Brussels
Ave. Duration
12h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,300
El Al
Website
elal.com
Flights from Newark to Bucharest Otopeni via Tel Aviv
Ave. Duration
17h 10m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,400
Flights from New York JFK to Bucharest Otopeni via Tel Aviv
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,400
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from New York JFK to Bucharest Otopeni via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
12h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,600
Flights from Philadelphia to Bucharest Otopeni via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
11h 55m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from New York JFK to Bucharest Otopeni via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
14h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,600
Flights from Philadelphia to Bucharest Otopeni via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
12h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,200
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from New York JFK to Bucharest Otopeni via Madrid
Ave. Duration
12h
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $3,500
Flights from New York JFK to Bucharest Otopeni via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
12h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$470 - $950
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from New York JFK to Bucharest Otopeni via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
12h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,600
Flights from Philadelphia to Bucharest Otopeni via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
10h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,200
Blue Air
Website
flyblueair.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Bucharest Otopeni via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
11h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,200
Flights from Philadelphia to Bucharest Otopeni via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
12h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,200
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from New York JFK to Bucharest Otopeni via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
14h 10m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$450 - $7,500
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Amtrak Acela Express

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Business Seat - Adult
$90 - $130
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$90 - $130
Business Seat - Child
$90 - $130
First Class - Adult
$150 - $210
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$150 - $210
First Class - Child
$140 - $210
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $90
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$15 - $45
Reserved Coach Seat
$28 - $90
Business Class Seat
$45 - $120
Bus operators
Atlas Taxi
Phone
+359 89 345 5533
Email
info@atlastaxi.eu
Website
atlastaxi.eu
Shuttle from Varna to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$130 - $160
Book at
Atlas Taxi

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