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Flights to Bucharest in 2024

Find the latest flights to Bucharest in 2024, with up-to-date prices and availability. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 632,432 searches and data was last updated on 11 April 2024.

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June

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May

Average price

$2,540

Return from

$2,108

One-way from

$942
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From Sydney Kingsford Smith to Bucharest
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Average price of flights to Bucharest by month

Plan your trip to Bucharest by taking into account the cheapest months to travel. The average price of a one-way flight to Bucharest is currently $0 while a return flight costs $0. Price data was last updated on 7 April 2024.

Bucharest has been the capital of Romania since 1862, it is the cultural centre and largest city in of the country, containing a mixture of neo-classical, communist and modern architecture. The transitional seasons of spring (March through May) and autumn (September through November) are the most comfortable times to book a flight to Bucharest: you may need to pack an umbrella to shield yourself from rain, but the temperatures are far more comfortable for travel at an average of 15 degrees.

The city located on the Romanian Plain is subject to chilly winds that drive the temperature well below freezing in the wintertime (December through February). Summer (June through August), by contrast, is dry and hot with temperatures on average sweating it out at 26 degrees. Whether you’re looking forward to lounging in the summer sun in or dance the night away at one of the many musical festivals, there’s no wrong time to book a flight.

Peak Season:

Summertime is full with tourists wishing to take in the sights of the city when the sun is out in full force. Bear in mind that summer can experience occasional heavy storms. This is Bucharest’s busiest festival season. If you’re planning on visiting during the summer, be sure to book your flights well in advance.

Off-Peak Season:

Cheap flights to Bucharest are easier to come by in autumn and spring, when the weather’s a bit damp. During the spring months of March to May, you can be a part of the multitude of arts festivals hosted by the city, including the Bucharest International Film Festival in April and the EuropaFest in May.

Bucharest International Film Festival showcases feature-length movies, short films, animations and documentaries from directors across the globe during this week-long event which is popularly attended by locals, out-of-town and international visitors. Films air at a number of different theatre venues.

EuropaFest is the biggest musical event in the country held annually and featuring a variety of performances by big names from musical genres such as jazz, blues and pop. Held at the Royal Palace, the festival runs for one week during which time over 300 musicians perform live. The highlight of the event is the Gala Evening on the last night of the festival.

Temperature and rainfall in Bucharest by month

Plan your trip to Bucharest by taking into account the average temperature and rainfall totals by month.

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If weather is an important factor for your trip to Bucharest, use this chart to help with planning. For those seeking warmer temperatures, July is the ideal time of year to visit, when temperatures reach an average of 22.0 C. Travellers hoping to avoid the cold should look outside of January, when temperatures are typically at their lowest (around -1.0 C).

When is the cheapest time to fly to Bucharest?

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Reviews of airlines servicing Bucharest

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to Bucharest. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to Bucharest. Reviews last updated 11 April 2024.
To help decide which airline to fly to Bucharest, see what other customers have to say about Turkish Airlines, Emirates and British Airways. You can also see how each airline stacks up in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
8.1
Very Good
4,097 reviews

Overall

8.1

Comfort

8.1

Entertainment

8.3

Crew

8.3

Boarding

8.2

Food

7.9

Reviews

1 / 10

Delayed flight a bit annoying but staff all good and surprisingly the main course of vegan meals were good.

8.1
Very Good
4,097 reviews
8.1
Very Good
4,097 reviews

Overall

8.1

Comfort

8.1

Entertainment

8.3

Crew

8.3

Boarding

8.2

Food

7.9

Reviews

1 / 10

Delayed flight a bit annoying but staff all good and surprisingly the main course of vegan meals were good.

7.9
Good
1,659 reviews
8.1
Very Good
4,097 reviews

Overall

8.1

Comfort

8.1

Entertainment

8.3

Crew

8.3

Boarding

8.2

Food

7.9

Reviews

1 / 10

Delayed flight a bit annoying but staff all good and surprisingly the main course of vegan meals were good.

7.7
Good
4,513 reviews
8.1
Very Good
4,097 reviews

Overall

8.1

Comfort

8.1

Entertainment

8.3

Crew

8.3

Boarding

8.2

Food

7.9

Reviews

1 / 10

Delayed flight a bit annoying but staff all good and surprisingly the main course of vegan meals were good.

7.5
Good
3,684 reviews
8.1
Very Good
4,097 reviews

Overall

8.1

Comfort

8.1

Entertainment

8.3

Crew

8.3

Boarding

8.2

Food

7.9

Reviews

1 / 10

Delayed flight a bit annoying but staff all good and surprisingly the main course of vegan meals were good.

6.9
Okay
6,927 reviews
8.1
Very Good
4,097 reviews

Overall

8.1

Comfort

8.1

Entertainment

8.3

Crew

8.3

Boarding

8.2

Food

7.9

Reviews

1 / 10

Delayed flight a bit annoying but staff all good and surprisingly the main course of vegan meals were good.

Why visit

You would never know that Bucharest, Romania’s thriving capital city, was the site of a devastating revolution: It was here that protesters tore the streets apart while ousting the Communist regime from the city merely two decades ago. Today, Bucharest is a vibrant city that remembers its past while embracing the new.

The festivals that take place in the city each year showcase the plethora of artistic and musical talent cultivating in Bucharest, while the universities inject a youthful energy into the nightlife scene. All of this refreshing activity takes place alongside the solemn structures built throughout the reign of Nicolae Ceau?escu, the Communist president of Romania whose urbanization plans displaced thousands of people and forced them to move into these cold concrete buildings still standing today. Ceau?escu’s control of Romania ended with the 1989 Revolution, when he was publicly executed in the series of weeklong riots and violent protests that ultimately overthrew Communism in Romania.

One of the first things travellers notice when they visit Bucharest for the first time is the city’s intense artist community: the locals’ innovative music and performance art gained momentum in the wake of the political turmoil the city was one burdened by.

Bucharest is famous for its house music, with clubs scattered throughout the neighbourhoods of the city blasting bass into the early hours of the morning. Most of Bucharest’s annual festivals revolve around music and celebrate music in all of its forms, from street percussion to classical voice. Regardless of when you book your Bucharest flight, you’re sure to be surprised by the artistic, creative adventures that await you in this city that spans the centuries.

What is good to know if travelling to Bucharest?

  • Bucharest is home to the Palace of Parliament, which, after Washington DC’s Pentagon, is the second largest building in the world. Ceau?escu oversaw the initial stages of the Parliament’s construction but was executed before its completion, and today the massive structure is home to the Romanian Senate. A visit to the Palace is a must: this man-made behemoth was constructed entirely of Romanian materials and is testament to the skill of the country’s best artisans. 
  • Calea Victorie is one of Bucharest’s oldest surviving streets – its first planks of oak were laid in 1692 under orders of then-in-power Romanian Prince Brâncoveanu. A walk down Calea Victorie is an excellent way to explore the city as the street connects the two main plazas: Pia?a Victoriei and Pia?a Revolu?iei. 
  • Head to Herastrau Park- the sprawling green oasis covers roughly 1 square km of the centre of Bucharest and is a popular spot to meet and socialise. With cafes lining the park, meandering walkways, and boats for hire on the pond, this park makes for an ideal retreat if the hustle and bustle of city life grows tiresome for an afternoon. Herastrau Park is also home to the Village Museum, which is a great way to introduce the kids to Romanian culture: The Village Museum meticulously maintains 272 buildings and peasant farms that are modeled after villages from all over Romania. 
  • Revolution Square is an important point of reference and place of historical significance: it was here that Ceau?escu’s last moments in power ticked by in 1989. Revolution Square is a good first stop as several attractions are located within a stone’s throw from here. The square is also home to Bucharest’s neoclassical Royal Palace, the National Art Museum and the Romanian Athenaeum.

Related info for your journey

  • What does OTP mean?

    OTP stands for Bucharest Otopeni Intl Airport. Codes like this one are often called IATA codes, a set of identifiers established by IATA (International Air Transport Association) that is widely used by airlines and the aviation industry. While you’re still figuring out your travel plans, it’s not a bad idea to learn the names and codes of other airports around these areas: Bucharest Baneasa Airport (BBU).

  • Can I find cheaper flights to Bucharest if I am willing to have stopovers?

    Yes, flights with stopovers are often cheaper than direct flights. Keep an eye out for flight deals to Bucharest on Cheapflights that require 1 or 2 stops for potential cost savings.

  • What is the best airline to fly to Bucharest?

    Based on reviews from Cheapflights users, Turkish Airlines is rated the highest out of the airlines that fly to Bucharest.

  • What is the cheapest airport to fly to in Bucharest?

    Bucharest Otopeni Intl Airport is currently the cheapest airport to fly to in Bucharest. One-way flights to Bucharest Otopeni Intl Airport typically cost $108, while return flights cost around $143.

  • How much is a return flight to Bucharest?

    A return flight to Bucharest will typically cost around $127, however they can be found for as little as $93.

  • Where does the fastest flight to Bucharest depart from?

    For those looking to save time traveling to Bucharest, Perth offers the quickest one-way flight (20 hours 15 minutes).

  • Does Bucharest Otopeni Intl Airport have car hire?

    Yes. Those touching down at Bucharest Otopeni Intl Airport can take advantage of the car hire services offered upon their arrival.

  • Are there hotels close to Bucharest Otopeni Intl Airport?

    Yes. Bucharest Otopeni Intl Airport has hotels nearby for those requiring accommodations. Otopeni City Gardens is the closest property to Bucharest Otopeni Intl Airport (1.6 km away from Bucharest Otopeni Intl Airport).

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