Information & Facts
While there are no hotels at the airport itself, there are a few
located within one mile (2km) of the terminal buildings.
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
Car rental companies include Budget, Europcar and Hertz.
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.
Tel: + 40 (0)21 204 1000, +40 (0)21 201 4000
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
Romanian is the official language, but English will be
understood in Bucharest and other tourist areas.
The Leu (RON) is the official currency, which is divided into
100 bani. Money may be exchanged at banks, international airports,
hotels or authorised exchange offices called 'casa de schimb' or
'birou de schimb valutar'. ATMs are available at large banks,
airports and shopping centres in cities. American Express,
MasterCard and Visa are accepted in the main cities. Travellers
cheques, preferably in Euros, can be cashed in large banks, some
hotels and certain exchange offices in Bucharest but commission is
high. It is recommended to travel with some Euros in cash in case
of difficulty using credit cards or travellers cheques. US Dollars
are also accepted fairly widely.
The two terminal buildings are connected by a corridor, it takes
five minutes to walk between the terminals.
Local time is GMT +2 (GMT +3 between the last Sunday in March
to the Saturday before the last Sunday in October).