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Welcome to Bucharest Airport

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

Information & Facts

Airport Hotels

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

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.

Car Parking

Parking is available.

Car Rental

Car rental companies include Budget, Europcar and Hertz.

City Transfers

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

Departure Tax

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.

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.

Terminal Transfers

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).
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