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Flights to Bucharest

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BWI
Baltimore Washington International
from $401.00
OTP
Bucharest Otopeni

Getting around by air

All international and domestic flights use Henri Coandă International Airport, often referred to in conversation by its previous name, ‘Otopeni’. Henri Coandă is 17km north of Bucharest on the main road to Braşov. Arrivals and departures use separate terminals (arrivals is to the north). The airport is a modern facility, with restaurants, newsagents, currency exchange offices and ATMs. There are 24-hour information desks at both terminals.

The airport is the hub for the national carrier Tarom. Tarom has a comprehensive network of internal flights to major Romanian cities as well to capitals and big cities around Europe and the Middle East. At the time of writing, there were no direct flights from Bucharest to North America or Southeast Asia.

Airport Buses

  • To get to Henri Coandă International Airport from the centre, take express bus 783, which leaves every 15 minutes between 6am and 11pm (every half-hour at weekends) from Piaţas Unirii and Victoriei and points in between. The Piaţa Unirii stop is on the south side.
  • To buy a ticket, you must first buy an 'Activ' card at any RATB bus-ticket booth near a bus stop for 3.70 lei, which you then top up with credit. A single journey on the express bus costs 7 lei. Validate the card on entering the bus. Henri Coandă International Airport is 45 to 60 minutes from the centre, depending on traffic. The bus stops outside the departures hall then continues to arrivals.
  • To get to the centre from Henri Coandă, catch bus 783 from the downstairs ramp outside the arrivals hall; you’ll need to first buy an Activ card and add credit to it from a small booth inside the terminal.

Airport Trains

There’s a regular shuttle train service (8 to 15 lei, 30 minutes) from Gara de Nord to Henri Coandă International Airport. The trains leave hourly at regular intervals throughout the day, starting at 5.40am and continuing until around 7pm.

Airport Taxis

Taking a reputable taxi from the centre to Henri Coandă International Airport should cost no more than 50 lei. To hail a taxi, go to a series of touch screens located in the airport arrivals hall, where the various taxi companies and their rates are listed. Choose any company offering rates of from 1.39 to 1.69 lei per kilometre (there’s little difference in quality). The touch screen will then spit out a ticket with the taxi number clearly displayed. Leave the hall and wait for the taxi outside, keeping a close eye out for your number.