Getting there

Travel by Air

Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP)
Address: Calea Bucurestilor 224
Tel: 021 204.12.00 or 021 204.12.10

Most international flights arrive at Henri Coanda (Otopeni) Airport.
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.

Flight Journey Lengths:
• 2 hours 50 minutes from Paris
• 3 hours from London
• 10 hours 45 minutes from New York

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Travel by Train

There are daily trains from/to Athens, Belgrade, Budapest, Istanbul, Kiev, Moscow, Prague, Sofia, and Vienna. Trains from/to Western European cities run via Budapest.

Onward Journey to Bucharest City Centre


Distance from Bucharest airport to downtown: 18 km (11 miles).

Ride-sharing apps Taxify and Uber are well-established in Bucharest and present a good alternative to the city‘s taxis.

Several Taxi companies operate in Bucharest, and their rates can vary.

There is no flat rate taxi transportation available from Bucharest Airport to downtown.

Rate / km: 1.79 lei to 3.50 lei
(€0.35 to €0.75 / km) .
There is no extra-charge for luggage.

The average fare from the airport to downtown Bucharest is less than 70 Lei (the equivalent of €15,00).

Do not accept rides from drivers who might approach you inside or in front of the terminal, you will risk being overcharged.

To get a taxi from Bucharest Airport to the city:

Please use one of the self-service Call a Taxi kiosks which will issue a slip of paper with your taxi confirmation.

Shuttle Service

Shuttle service from / to Bucharest airport:

The Express Bus 783 offers daily service to the city centre.

Bus 783 leaves from the Arrivals terminal every 15 to 20 minutes
(every 40 minutes between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.).

The journey to Bucharest downtown takes approximately 40 minutes.

Note: Before boarding the bus, please purchase a public transport card (“Activ Card”)
available from at the ‘RATB’ ticket booth in the arrivals terminal or next to the bus stop.