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Bucharest Travel Guide

Bucharest Airports

Bucharest Airport (OTP)


The airport is situated 10 miles (16km) north of Bucharest.


Local time is GMT +2 (GMT +3 from last Sunday in March


Transfer Terminals: 

The two terminal buildings are connected by a corridor, it takes five minutes to walk between the terminals.

Transfer City: 

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: 

Car rental companies include Budget, Europcar and Hertz.

Airport Taxis: 

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 displayed.

Airport Facilities: 

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 advance.

Car Parking: 

Parking is available.

Airport Hotels: 

While there are no hotels at the airport itself, there are a few located within one mile (2km) of the terminal buildings.

Departure Tax: 

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