Bucharest Henri Coanda (still commonly referred to as Bucharest Otopeni Airport) is the largest and busiest airport in Rumania. The airport is currently undergoing large-scale redevelopment that will improve facilities and increase capacity. There is a good choice of shops, bars and restaurants.
Affordable airfares from low-cost airlines mean the lively Rumanian capital is starting to draw attention from better-known Eastern European cities like Prague and Berlin. Bucharest Henri Coanda Airport is a short 11 mile bus trip from the city centre.
Direct flights from London Luton are available with low-cost airlines Wizz Air and Blue Air. The airport is a major hub for both airlines. British Airways and Tarom operate much more expensive scheduled flights from London Heathrow. Finding a flight from outside London is more complicated. Almost all flights from outside London will be indirect and considerably more expensive. Airlines offering indirect flights include germanwings, Pegasus, KLM, British Airways, Lufthansa and TAP.
Calea Bucureştilor 224E
Tel: 021 204 1000
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There is a direct train service from the main Bucharest Gara de Nord railway station to the airport train station, which is about 900m from the terminal. Shuttle buses connect this train station with departures and arrivals. Tickets are valid for the train and for the transfer bus.
Bus 780 runs to Bucharest Gara de Nord railway station. Bus 783 runs to the city centre 24 hours a day.
Take a taxi licensed by the Department of Transportation. Avoid the taxis waiting in front of Arrivals. Make sure the driver turns on the meter
Direct flights with Wizz Air, Blue Air, British Airways and Tarom