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About Flights to Bucharest

Summary info about Bucharest flight prices, duration and airlines

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Best Round-Trip Price


Fastest flight time

3h 05m

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2 airlines
The best one-way flight price to Bucharest from United Kingdom in the last 72 hours is £27 (London Stansted to Bucharest Otopeni Intl).
The best round-trip flight price to Bucharest from United Kingdom in the last 72 hours is £35 (London Stansted to Bucharest Otopeni Intl).
The fastest flight to Bucharest from United Kingdom takes 3h 05m (London Stansted to Bucharest Otopeni Intl).
There are 2 airlines operating flights to Bucharest, including Ryanair and Wizz Air Malta.

Bucharest flights insights and trends

Explore insights for your Bucharest flight to craft the best travel plan

What is the cheapest month to fly to Bucharest?

The cheapest month to fly to Bucharest from United Kingdom is in January. Flight prices, which tend to average around £49, are often lower during this time because this is during the off-season. If you aren’t able to travel during the month of January, then book flights to Bucharest from United Kingdom during November instead. Flights to Bucharest in November, while not as cheap as those in January, still average around £59.

What is the absolute cheapest flight to Bucharest?

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What is the cheapest time of day to depart on your flight to Bucharest?

Flying to Bucharest from United Kingdom in the evening is the least expensive time of day to depart. momondo users have found prices as low as £152 when looking at flights departing in the evening. Try not to purchase tickets at midday because they tend to be around £207. Of course, these prices can vary depending on the time of year and what airport you fly to.

How long does it take to fly to Bucharest?

Flight times vary depending on what airport in United Kingdom you fly out of and what airport in Bucharest you fly into. For example, flying from London Heathrow to Bucharest Otopeni Intl takes 3h 15m on average. On the other hand, flying from Manchester to Bucharest Otopeni Intl takes 3h 20m on average. Keep in mind that it’s always quicker to opt for a non-stop flight, so be sure to check momondo to see if there are any available for your route.

How far in advance should I book a flight to Bucharest?

In general, most travellers find the cheapest time to book a flight to Bucharest is about 20 days prior to their departure date, when tickets on average are £126. Don’t hesitate to check prices now though, because momondo users recently found tickets for as low as £98.

Cheapest flights to Bucharest airports

Find the cheapest flights to these Bucharest airports from your nearest city or airport
London Heathrow Airport
Bucharest Otopeni Intl Airport


London (LON) to Bucharest Otopeni Intl Airport (OTP)

Typically, flights to Bucharest from London are cheaper when flying from London to Bucharest Otopeni Intl, which has an average price of £123

CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO BUCHAREST FROM LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORTNovember28% cheaperFlying from London Heathrow Airport to Bucharest costs on average just £136 in November
MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO BUCHAREST FROM LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORTDecember55% more expensiveIt costs about £290 for flights to Bucharest from London Heathrow Airport in December
MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO BUCHAREST FROM LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORTDecember244% more users visitedMore momondo users searched in flights to Bucharest from London Heathrow Airport in December than any other month

Frequently asked questions about flying to Bucharest

When you see a bustling metropolis with its grand Belle Epoque buildings and wide tree-lined boulevards, you know you are in Bucharest, also called “Little Paris” in the early 1900s. Bucharest experiences hot summers with temperatures going up to 40 degrees Celsius and severe winters when the temperature drops to minus 20 – 30 degrees Celsius. The best time to visit Bucharest is from April – May or September – October as the weather is balmy and pleasant, and the average temperature is 25 – 29 degrees Celsius. You may experience a few rainy days, so remember to pack your umbrella and rain boots.

What is the cheapest day to depart on your flight to Bucharest?

According to our data, Wednesday is the cheapest day to fly to Bucharest from United Kingdom. The lowest ticket price found for a Wednesday departure recently was £150. Keep in mind that prices can always vary depending on your route and whether or not you are flying domestic or international. When flying out on a Sunday, the most expensive travel day of the week, you can expect to see flight prices from United Kingdom to Bucharest for around £162.

Is there an alternative airport near Bucharest?

Bucharest Otopeni Intl Airport can be an alternative airport used for travel to Bucharest.

Are there flights to Centrul Vechi?

Yes, you can travel to Centrul Vechi via a flight to Bucharest Otopeni Intl airport in Bucharest (Centrul Vechi is 9.6 mi from the airport).

What’s the closest airport to Bucharest City Centre?

The closest airport to Bucharest City Centre is 9.6 mi away - Bucharest’s Bucharest Otopeni Intl airport.

When did momondo last update prices for flights to Bucharest?

Prices for flights to Bucharest are updated daily.

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How old do you have to be to fly to Bucharest?

The minimum age a child must be to fly alone is five but airlines that offer an unaccompanied minor (UNMR) service will have their own age restrictions, including rules around flight length, timings, and stopovers. We always recommend checking with the individual airline you are booking with to travel to Bucharest.

What documentation or ID do you need to fly to Bucharest?

The required travel and health documents for your Bucharest trip may vary depending on your itinerary and personal circumstances. As a general rule, you should carry multiple documents, including a national ID card or driver's license and a passport valid for six months after your intended arrival at Bucharest. We recommend that you seek guidance from your airline or a reliable third party such as IATA.

Bucharest flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares from airports in United Kingdom to Bucharest found recently by users on momondo
18 Jan
STN06:00London Stansted
3h 05m
OTP11:05Bucharest Otopeni Intl
20 Jan
OTP20:20Bucharest Otopeni Intl
3h 25m
STN21:45London Stansted
Wizz Air Malta
13 Jan
LTN17:30London Luton
3h 20m
OTP22:50Bucharest Otopeni Intl
10 Feb
OTP17:20Bucharest Otopeni Intl
3h 35m
LTN18:55London Luton
Wizz Air Malta
15 Jan
LTN19:35London Luton
3h 20m
OTP00:55Bucharest Otopeni Intl
24 Jan
OTP06:30Bucharest Otopeni Intl
3h 25m
LTN07:55London Luton
Wizz Air Malta
6 Feb
LTN17:30London Luton
3h 20m
OTP22:50Bucharest Otopeni Intl
8 Feb
OTP06:30Bucharest Otopeni Intl
3h 25m
LTN07:55London Luton
Wizz Air Malta
15 Jan
LTN08:50London Luton
3h 20m
OTP14:10Bucharest Otopeni Intl
24 Jan
OTP06:30Bucharest Otopeni Intl
3h 25m
LTN07:55London Luton
Wizz Air Malta
24 Jan
LTN17:30London Luton
3h 20m
OTP22:50Bucharest Otopeni Intl
31 Jan
OTP06:30Bucharest Otopeni Intl
3h 25m
LTN07:55London Luton

Find the cheapest one-way flights to Bucharest

If you're looking for one-way flights from United Kingdom to Bucharest, view some of our deals below provided by Ryanair and Wizz Air Malta
7 Jan
STN16:35London Stansted
3h 05m
OTP21:40Bucharest Otopeni Intl
21 Jan
3h 15m
OTP18:30Bucharest Otopeni Intl
Wizz Air Malta
31 Dec
LTN17:30London Luton
3h 20m
OTP22:50Bucharest Otopeni Intl

How to travel around Bucharest

Ground Transportation – Buses, Trams and Trolleys

Bucharest has a dense network of buses, trams and trolleys operated by RATB and they cover virtually every area of the city from 5 am to 11.30 pm. Tickets are interchangeable and typically cost 1,3 LEI for a single journey on local routes and 3,5 LEI on express routes. You will need to purchase a Multiple card for 1,6 LEI and load it with 2 – 10 trips of 1,3 LEI per trip or a 1-day pass for 8,0 LEI. The day pass allows you unlimited usage of buses, trams and trolleys (excluding the express line routes) all day long.

Underground Transportation – Bucharest Metro

The subway is operated by Metrorex and lines M1, M2, M3 and M4 cover all of Bucharest underground transportation from 5.00 am to 11.00 pm. Metro tickets cost 5,0 LE for 2 trips, 20,0 LEI for 10 trips or a 1-day pass for 8,0 LEI allows unlimited trips for the day.

On foot

Most top attractions in Bucharest are scattered throughout the city, hence exploring Bucharest on foot may not be worth it, unless you have plenty of time and are an avid walker with high endurance.


Several taxi companies operate in Bucharest and charge by the taximeter but the fares per kilometre will vary. Remember to check the fare written on the rear door of the vehicle you travel in, and ensure that the taximeter charges you on the basis of that rate. Also, try to schedule your journeys keeping in mind that traffic during rush hour is quite heavy and your travel time can increase significantly. This applies to traveling in local buses as well.

Visa requirements for visiting Bucharest

UK Nationals

UK citizens must have a passport, but no visa is required for up to 90 days. Passport endorsed British Citizens, European Communities, British Dependent Territories Citizens or British Subjects only need a passport.

Other Nationalities

Romania is not yet part of the Schengen visa agreement. However, Schengen Visa holders do not need to get a (special) Romanian visa to visit Bucharest provided their Schengen visa allows at least 2 entries in Schengen space and the number of entries and/ or length of stay has not yet been utilised. To check if you need a visa, please check the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.

Best things to do and see in Bucharest

Things to do and places of interest in Bucharest

Bucharest’s landscape is an interesting mix of old historic buildings, ancient churches, lush parks, lakes, and elegant boulevards. In recent years, several restoration projects have been undertaken to bring the older structures and architecture back to their former glory. Here are a few things that you must see and do when visiting Bucharest:

  • Take a tour of the Parliament Palace (Casa Poporului), the world’s second largest administrative building (after the US Pentagon), with more than 1000 rooms and ornate interiors.
  • Wander around the Historical District of Bucharest, also called Lipscani area, to view the Church of the Old Princely Court, the Macca-Villacrosse, and the Stavropoleos Church. Choose from a multitude of bars and restaurants to enjoy a drink or sample some local Romanian delicacies.
  • Spend some time at the Revolution Square, which houses the National Art Museum, the stunning Romanian Athenaeum and the small but beautiful Kretzulescu Church. It is also hard to miss the somewhat odd structure of Memorial of Rebirth, a 25-metre blood-soaked marble obelisk piercing through a basket-like structure at the top.
  • Explore some of the museums, such as Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum, Grigore Antipa National Museum of Natural History, National Museum of Contemporary Art and the Cotroceni National Museum.
  • Enjoy panoramic views of the city from atop the Triumphal Arch (Arcul de Triumf), on Kiseleff Street.
  • Make time to visit the lush and beautiful Cismigiu Park and Herastrau Park.
  • Music lovers, you are in for a complete treat if your visit coincides with the National Opera Season, the George Enescu International Festival of classical music or the International Jazz Competition.

Tips and tricks for visiting Bucharest

Try some traditional Romanian fare such as the tripe soup, the sarmale (stuffed cabbage rolls), or the large range of borsch dishes, as well as the mititei (grilled minced-meat rolls). Also try out the tuică, a traditional spirit made from plums. Visit Carturesti Carusel, one of the coolest and prettiest bookshops in the heart of the city’s Old Town with a huge collection of books, vinyl, stationary, and novelty items. As is true of any busy city, be careful of pick-pockets and keep your wallets and sundry items safe in crowded public places. Also be alert around stray dogs.

Why use momondo?

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Can I find flights to Bucharest with flexible booking policies on momondo?

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