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Tips and tricks to help you find cheap flights from London Gatwick to Bucharest

Favourite airline: Wizz Air
59 % of bookings on this flight route are made with Wizz Air, Turkish Airlines and British Airways.
Wizz Air
29 %
Turkish Airlines
23 %
British Airways
7 %
Tip: book directly before departure
A good time to book a cheap flight on this route is directly on the day of departure.
0 days before departure
Cheapest weekday: Tuesday
Choosing the right day of the week is worthwhile as prices of flights on this route are cheapest on Tuesday.
Direct flights are the cheapest connection
Flights with a stopover are on average £54.00 more expensive than direct flights.
non stop flight
1 stop
2 stops
03h 00min
09h 20min
15h 50min
£48
£102
£225
The favourite connection is non-stop
33 % of all bookings on the route London Gatwick to Bucharest are for non-stop flights.
Route
bookings
Direct flights
03h 00min, from £48
33 %
1 stopover Istanbul
07h 25min, from £188
27 %
1 stopover Amsterdam Schiphol
07h 45min, from £758
8 %

Useful information about the flight from London Gatwick to Bucharest

Find a cheap flight to Bucharest from Gatwick

Favourite airlines serving the route from Gatwick to Bucharest are currently mainly low-cost providers. Flights will take around 3 hours if direct, however flights with a stopover are also available. The charts above will show you when best to book a flight in order to get the cheapest deals as well as the best day of the week to travel.

 

 

Best time to go to Bucharest

Usually being flexible and avoiding weekends will be cheaper. Avoid popular travel times such as holidays and weekends. Winters can be long and cold, summer dry and very hot. But all seasons have their own characteristic appeal in this charming city.

Orthodox Easter is celebrated around March and April. April also sees the Buchrest International Film Festival and in May, Romania's biggest music festival can mean accommodation is hard to find.

Preparing to travel to Bucharest

Gatwick airport is well connected with central London via public transport. Arriving by car is also easy using motorways and major roads. There are two terminals at the airport and these are well linked with a free rail service. Allow time to get through the security and check in for your flight.

Hygiene standards in Romania are still not quite up to UK standards. visitors should avoid drinking tap water. See your GP about recommended vaccinations before travelling.

 

Airport onward travel options

From Henri Coanda Airport (OTP) travellers can take the express bus 780 to Gara de Nord or the bus number 783 to the city centre. The price of a ticket is around 3.50 RON  and the trip will take at least 65 min. Trains travel infrequently and will take around 75 minutes to reach the city. The railway station is connected to the airport via a shuttle. Taxis will cost in the region of 30-40 RON. Note that taxis waiting at the airport arrivals will cost more (up to 70 RON to central Bucharest).

Flight information London Gatwick - Bucharest
Cheap direct flights
Flight details London Gatwick - Bucharest
  • Flight duration: min. 03:00 / max. 03:10
  • Distance: 2082 km
  • Flights per week: 8
  • Return flight duration: min. 03:35 / max. 03:35
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