Flights from London to Bucharest

London to Bucharest

  • The most popular airline flying from London to Bucharest last month was Wizz Air
  • Bucharest is served by 2 airports. These are Bucharest Baneasa, Bucharest Otopeni.
  • £43 was the cheapest return price from London to Bucharest last month
  • The average flight time from London to Bucharest is 3h
  • 5 airlines fly direct from London to Bucharest
  • There are 77 flights a week from London to Bucharest
  • London to Bucharest is 1,292 miles

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This information is correct as of December 2015

Airlines that fly from London to Bucharest

British Airways, Ryanair, Wizz, Blue Air and Tarom all offer direct flights from London to Bucharest, Romania. British Airways and Tarom both depart from London Heathrow, Wizz and Blue Air depart from Luton Airport and Ryanair depart from Stansted Airport. All airlines fly to Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport. 

 Terminal Information

You should arrive at the airport at least 2 hours before your flight to Bucharest is scheduled to depart.

London Heathrow Airport

Tarom flights depart from Terminal 4 at Heathrow Airport and British Airways depart from Terminal 5. The departures lounge in both terminals offer a great selection of designer brands and restaurants such as Burberry, Harrods, Caviar House and Prunier Seafood Bar, Pret a Manger and Starbucks.

There is 4 hours of free Wi-Fi, phone and laptop charging points and premium lounges in both terminals.

London Luton Airport

London Luton Airport is 30 miles north of London and has one terminal. When planning your trip you should bear in mind that gates 1-18 can take up to 15 minutes to reach from the departure lounge and you should allow enough time to reach these. Within the departures lounge shops and facilities that will be available to you include 30 minutes of free Wi-Fi, fashion and duty free shops including Kurt Geiger, Boots and Hotel Chocolat and a wide range of places to eat.

London Stansted Airport

London Stansted Airport is located in Essex, 30 miles north east of London. The check in hall is on the ground floor and from here you go into the departures lounge which has a small selection of shops and places to eat. Brands you will find here include The Body Shop, Hamleys, World Duty Free, Starbucks and James Martin Kitchen. There is an hour of free Wi-Fi access available.

Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport 

Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport, which is more commonly known by its former name Bucharest Otopeni Airport is located in the town of Otenopi, 20km north of Bucharest.

The Arrivals terminal is over two floors and is connected to the departures terminal via a walkway, here there are shops, places to eat and a number of facilities which include currency exchange, a pharmacy, post office and car rental desks. Car rental companies operating from Bucharest Otenopi Airport are Avis, Autonom, Boca Autotrade, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Sixt and Touring rent a car.

The onward travel options from Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport to Bucharest are bus and taxi. There are two main bus services which depart from the airport. The 780 Express goes direct to Gara de Nord (Bucharest North railway station) and the 783 Express travels into the city centre every 40 minutes. A single trip is 3,5 lei.

What to expect in Bucharest

Bucharest is vibrant city full of museums, places of historical significance and hidden beauty spots waiting to be explored.

Bucharest is the ideal destination for a budget break. Although Romania is part of the EU, the currency is the Romanian Leu. You will find hotels in Bucharest, eating out and transport to be significantly cheaper than London, a typical three course meal for two will cost around 100 lei/£17, a beer is 6 lei/£1 and a bottle of wine is 15 lei/£2.50.

Bucharest has a temperate continental climate which results in hot summers and cold winters, early summers are rainy, with June being the wettest month with similar levels of rainfall to London.

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