The cheapest times to fly from JFK to OTP are

  • January 1st to April 1st
  • September 10th to December 9th

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from JFK to OTP is early November. Prices can be as high as $1117 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $531 for Monday flights around early November.


When to Fly to Bucharest

Flying from New York, NY (JFK) to Bucharest (OTP) will usually cost between $578 to $916 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early November with an average ticket price of $584. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $947. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $363 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $680 can be considered a good price for a round-trip JFK to OTP flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the JFK to OTP route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

JFK to OTP Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the JFK to OTP flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from New York. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.09, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to OTP, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into JFK. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $36 (5%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $695. Return trip prices are from the OTP to JFK flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from JFK to OTP can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 9 hour 31 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking JFK to OTP

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from JFK to OTP — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Madrid (JFK > MAD > OTP)

  • Price for both tickets: $467
  • Average savings: $214 (31.4%)

See JFK to MAD flights

Hack #2: Barcelona (JFK > BCN > OTP)

  • Price for both tickets: $509
  • Average savings: $171 (25.15%)

See JFK to BCN flights

Hack #3: Paris (JFK > CDG > OTP)

  • Price for both tickets: $512
  • Average savings: $169 (24.78%)

See JFK to CDG flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from JFK to OTP? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 35 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeroflot, Air Europa, Air France, Air Italy, Air Serbia, Alitalia, American, Austrian, Blue Air, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, CSA, Delta, El Al, Emirates, Eurowings, Finnair, Iberia, KLM, LOT, Lufthansa, Norwegian, Norwegian Air International, Norwegian Air UK, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, TAROM, Turkish Airlines, Ukraine International, United, Virgin Atlantic, Wizz Air, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Henri Coanda Airport to John F. Kennedy International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4741 miles or 7630 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from JFK to OTP?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop JFK to OTP flight is about 9 hour 31 minutes.

How many flights go between New York, NY and Bucharest?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 92 available flights from JFK to OTP.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code JFK
Origination airport name John F. Kennedy International Airport
City New York, NY
Country the United States
Latitude 40.6
Longitude -73.8

Return Airport

Destination code OTP
Destination airport name Henri Coanda Airport
City Bucharest
Country Romania
Latitude 44.6
Longitude 26.1


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