The cheapest times to fly from HER to OTP are

  • April 2nd to August 19th (except the weeks of April 9th, May 21st, and May 28th)

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 HER to OTP is late April. Prices can be as high as $2134 for Thursday flights during early November, or as low as $168 for Tuesday flights around late April.


When to Fly to Bucharest

Flying from Heraklion (HER) to Bucharest (OTP) will usually cost between $272 to $617 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late April with an average ticket price of $330. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early November, with an average price of $1602. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1272 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $399 can be considered a good price for a round-trip HER to OTP flight.

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

HER to OTP Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the HER to OTP flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Heraklion. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.39, which is a bit above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Thursdays 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 $154 (29%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $355. Return trip prices are from the OTP to HER 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 HER to OTP can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 8 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking HER 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 HER to OTP — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Athens (HER > ATH > OTP)

  • Price for both tickets: $228
  • Average savings: $171 (42.86%)

See HER to SKG flights

Hack #2: Thessaloniki (HER > SKG > OTP)

  • Price for both tickets: $287
  • Average savings: $112 (28.07%)

See HER to ATH flights

Hack #3: Larnaca (HER > LCA > OTP)

  • Price for both tickets: $364
  • Average savings: $35 (8.77%)

See HER to LCA flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 31 major airlines flying this route most often: Aegean, Aeroflot, Air France, Air Serbia, Alitalia, Austrian, Blue Air, Bluebird Airways, Brussels Airlines, CSA, El Al, Ellinair, Eurowings, Iberia, KLM, Laudamotion, LOT, Lufthansa, Luxair, Olympic, Sky Express, Smartwings, SunExpress, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, TAROM, Turkish Airlines, Volotea, Vueling, Windrose, Wizz Air, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Henri Coanda Airport to Nikos Kazantzakis Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 639 miles or 1028 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop HER to OTP flight is about 2 hour 8 minutes.

How many flights go between Heraklion and Bucharest?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 52 available flights from HER to OTP.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeHER
Origination airport nameNikos Kazantzakis Airport

Return Airport

Destination codeOTP
Destination airport nameHenri Coanda Airport


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