Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP)
Most international flights arrive at Henri Coanda (Otopeni) Airport.
Airport facilities include ATM, currency exchange office, Taxi Desk and cell phone rentals. Major car rental companies have offices located on the arrivals/ baggage claim level.
There are non-stop flights to Bucharest from most major European cities and in the Middle-East and connecting flights from the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
Scheduled domestic flights from/to Cluj-Napoca (CLJ), Iasi (IAS), Oradea (OMR), Satu Mare (SUJ), Sibiu (SBZ), Timisoara (TSR) also depart from/ arrive to Henri Coanda Airport.
For domestic flights information and reservations please visit: www.tarom.ro
Transportation between Henri Coanda International Airport and city centre:
Distance from Bucharest airport to downtown: 18 km (11 miles).
Several Taxi companies operate in Bucharest, and their rates can vary.
Taxis can be called by using the touch screen computer (called Dispecerat Automatizat Taxi) available next to the Taxi Desk (Taxi la Comanda)
located in the arrivals terminal.
There is no flat rate taxi transportation available from Bucharest Airport to downtown.
Rate / km: 1.39 lei to 3.50 lei (about $1.00).
There is no extra-charge for luggage.
The average fare from the airport to downton Bucharest is less than 40-70 Lei (the equivalent of $18-23.00).
Do not accept rides from drivers who might approach you inside or in front of the terminal, you will risk to be overcharged.
For a free Bucharest Taxi Fare estimate please visit www.TarifTaxi.ro Fare estimates offered by TarifTaxi.ro are for the shortest route/ normal traffic conditions.Actual fare may be more – or less - than predicted.
If you run into a problem with any taxi in
Bucharest – or if you are suspecting that you have
met a dishonest driver - ask for a receipt and if possible try to write down the vehicle's license plate #.
To file a Bucharest Taxi complaint please call
021 201 3242 (Transportation Bureau of the Police Department) and/or
021 9844 (Bucharest City Hall - Complaints)
021 9551 (Consumer Protection Authority).
Shuttle service from / to Bucharest airport:
Please ocntact the Hotel Z Executive Boutique reception : mail ore phone
Express Bus 783 offers daily service to the city centre, with stops at Baneasa Airport, Piata Presei Libere, Piata Victoriei, Piata Romana, Piata Universitatii and Piata Unirii.
Bus 783 leaves from the Arrivals terminal every 15 to 20 minutes (every 40 minutes between 10:00p.m. and 6:00 a.m.
The journey to downtown takes approximately 40 minutes.
Note: Before boarding the bus, please purchase a public transportation card ("Activ Card") available from at the 'RATB' ticket booth in the arrivals terminal or next to the bus stop.
The bus ticket booth is open daily from 6:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.).
One 'Activ Card' costs 3.70 Lei (about $1.25).
To ride the bus you will also need to add value to your card (add 7 Lei for two trips from / to the airport or 3.50 Lei for one trip). Your Activ card must be validated as you board the bus.
Transportation between Henri Coanda International Airport and
the main train station (Gara de Nord):
Express Bus 780 offers daily service to the main train station (Gara de Nord) with stops at: Henri Coanda Airport - Baneasa Airport - Piata Presei Libere - Clabucet - Gara de Nord - Str. Fluviului.
The bus runs every 30 minutes from 5:30 a.m. to 11:05 p.m. during weekdays and 5:25 to 11:00 p.m. during weekends).
It leaves from the international arrivals terminal; the journey to the train station takes 40 minutes to 50 minutes.
A roundtrip ticket costs 7.00 Lei (about $2.50).
Henri Coanda Express Trains offer daily service from Balotesti (0.5 miles from the airport) to the main train station (Gara de Nord) with one stop at Mogosoaia.
Trains run hourly from 5:56 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.; the journey from the airport to the train station takes about one hour and 10 minutes.
One-way ticket costs 6 Lei ($2.20). Transfer from Balotesti train station to the International Arrivals Terminal is included.
Note: Tickets can be purchased at the CFR booth International Arrivals Terminal.
Baneasa Airport, located six miles from downtown Bucharest, is mostly used for private planes.
Public transportation between Baneasa airport and city centre:
Bus #131 and #783 to downtown Bucharest
Bus #205 and #780 to the main train station (Gara de Nord)
Taxi - $12.00 (average)