Favourite airline: Turkish Airlines
The majority of passengers on the route London Gatwick – Bucharest prefer to fly with Turkish Airlines.
Turkish Airlines
28 %
Wizz Air
27 %
Czech Airlines
10 %
Tip: book 6 weeks before departure
If booked 6 weeks before travel, flights cost only £48.00.
40 days before departure
Cheapest weekday: Saturday
The cheapest ticket prices are available for flights departing on a Saturday.
Direct flights are the cheapest connection
Compared to direct flights, flights with a stopover on this route are on average 53 % more expensive.
non stop flight
1 stop
2 stops
03h 00min
06h 00min
10h 50min
£48
£103
£306
Favourite connection: via Istanbul
When booking flights from London Gatwick to Bucharest 29 % of travellers prefer to fly via Istanbul.
Route
bookings
1 stopover Istanbul
17h 10min, from £179
29 %
Direct flights
03h 00min, from £48
29 %
1 stopover Prague
22h 15min, from £211
11 %
Return from £48.00
The price of a ticket for a flight on 12/10/19 and returning on 22/10/19 is currently £48.00.

£48
Cheap
£48
Expensive
£301

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.

 

 

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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.

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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.

 

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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).

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