Flights from London Gatwick to Bucharest

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

Favourite airline: Wizz Air Malta
97 % of flights booked on the route from London Gatwick to Bucharest are booked with Wizz Air Malta, Turkish Airlines and Lufthansa.
Wizz Air Malta
77 %
Turkish Airlines
15 %
5 %
Tip: book 11 days before departure
The best time to find a cheap flight on this route is 11 days before travel. Save up to 27 %.
11 days before departure
Cheapest weekday: Friday
Flight prices fluctuate during the week. Flights are cheapest on   Friday by 36 %.
Direct flights are the cheapest connection
Compared to flights with a stopover, direct flights are £13.00 cheaper on this route.
non stop flight
1 stop
2 stops
03h 05min
11h 25min
14h 00min
The favourite connection is non-stop
68 % of travellers decide to book a direct flight on this route.
Direct flights
03h 05min, from £64
68 %
1 stopover Istanbul
08h 25min, from £249
16 %
2 stopovers Milan-Malpensa Tirana Nënë Tereza
14h 00min, from £77
11 %

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

Outbound and return from £64.16
Flight duration min. 03:00 / max. 03:10
Return flight duration min. 03:35
Distance 2082 km
Flights per week 8
Departure airport London Gatwick (LGW)
Arrival airport Bucharest-Otopeni (OTP)
Destination country Romania
Alternative routes to Romania
Alternative flights to Bucharest
Popular destinations for onward travel