Bucharest Airport (OTP)
Location: The airport is situated 10 miles (16km) north of
Time: Local time is GMT +2 (GMT +3 from last Sunday in
The two terminal buildings are connected by a corridor, it takes
five minutes to walk between the terminals.
An express bus service 783 leaves every 15 minutes for the city
centre; the journey takes around 40 minutes; it costs 5L for a
prepaid magnetic card, which can be bought in the arrivals terminal
and can be used for two trips. Taxis and Sky Services minibuses are
also available 24 hours to take passengers anywhere in Bucharest or
to any other region in the country. Passengers should avoid cabs
that do not display the price and have no meters.
Car rental companies include Budget, Europcar and Hertz.
Bucharest has two types of taxi. Smaller taxis cost 1.5L per km
and the larger taxis charge 3L per km. The fare from the airport to
the city centre usually costs between 60 and 80L depending on time
of day and traffic. The trip between the airport and the Bucharest
can take up to an hour in heavy traffic. Visitors are advised to
only make use of official taxis with working meters and the prices
There are banks, bars and restaurants at the airport. Other
facilities include a bureau de change, left luggage, a hairdresser,
business facilities (fax and internet), duty-free shops and a post
office. Disabled facilities are good; those who need a wheelchair
or have other special requirements should contact their airline in
Parking is available.
While there are no hotels at the airport itself, there are a few
located within one mile (2km) of the terminal buildings.
Departure Tax: None.