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There are 5 ways to get from Thessaloniki to Bucharest by plane, bus, bus and ferry, train or car

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Fly  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Thessaloniki (SKG) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) SKG - OTP

$53 - $144

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Bus, train  •  16 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Thessaloniki Monastiriou to Sofia Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof
  2. Take the train from Sofia to Bucuresti Nord Gara A

$26 - $33

3 alternative options

Bus Simeonidis Tours  •  11 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Bucharest Simeonidis

$40 - $60

Bus ETAP Group  •  13 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Bucharest - Gară Filaret

$37 - $60

Drive  •  8 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Thessaloniki to Bucharest 426.7 miles

$100 - $150

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The cheapest way to get from Thessaloniki to Bucharest is to bus and train which costs 22€ - 29€ and takes 16 h 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Thessaloniki to Bucharest is to fly which costs 45€ - 130€ and takes 5 h 11 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Thessaloniki and arriving at Bucharest. Services depart five times a week, and operate Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 11 h 8 min.

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The distance between Thessaloniki and Bucharest is 495 km. The road distance is 682.8 km.

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The best way to get from Thessaloniki to Bucharest without a car is to bus which takes 11 h 8 min and costs 35€ - 50€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 11 min to get from Thessaloniki to Bucharest, including transfers.

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Thessaloniki to Bucharest bus services, operated by Simeonidis Tours, depart from Thessaloniki station.

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The best way to get from Thessaloniki to Bucharest is to fly which takes 5 h 11 min and costs 45€ - 130€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 35€ - 50€ and takes 11 h 8 min.

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The quickest flight from Thessaloniki Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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Thessaloniki to Bucharest bus services, operated by Simeonidis Tours, arrive at Bucharest station.

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Map of how to get from Thessaloniki to Bucharest.
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  • Distance: 309.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 11 min

What companies run services between Thessaloniki, Greece and Bucharest, Romania?

Tarom, Ryanair and two other airlines fly from Thessaloniki to Bucharest 4 times a day. Alternatively, Simeonidis Tours operates a bus from Thessaloniki to Bucharest 5 times a week. Tickets cost $40 - $60 and the journey takes 11 h 8 min.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Bucharest Otopeni via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $280
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Thessaloniki to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $290
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Bucharest Otopeni via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $210
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Bus operators
Simeonidis Tours
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus and ferry from Thessaloniki to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $25
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Bus from Thessaloniki to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $25
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
ETAP Group
Website
etapgroup.com
Bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Bucharest - Gară Filaret
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Schedules at
etapgroup.com
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Thessaloniki Monastiriou to Sofia Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
ardatur.bg
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Thessaloniki station to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Thessaloniki to Sofia
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
georg-bg.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Thessaloniki to Bucharest is 683 km. It takes approximately 8 h 19 min to drive from Thessaloniki to Bucharest.

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Tarom, Ryanair, Aegean Airlines and Olympic Air offer flights from Thessaloniki Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport.

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There are 1902+ hotels available in Bucharest. Prices start at $36 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Thessaloniki to Thessaloniki Airport is to shuttle which takes 42 min and costs 2€.

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