The airport is situated 10 miles (16km) north of Bucharest.
Getting to the 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.
Local time is GMT +2 (GMT +3 from last Sunday in March to second last Saturday in September).
Tel: + 40 (0)21 204 1000, +40 (0)21 201 4000
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 displayed.
Transfer between terminals
The two terminal buildings are connected by a corridor, it takes five minutes to walk between the terminals.
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.
Parking is available.
Bucharest Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.