If you are thinking about arriving in Bucharest by plane, you should know that all international and most internal flights to and from Bucharest land at and take off from the Henri Coanda (Otopeni) International Airport (OTP). Otopeni is a 30-45 minute drive north of the city (it depends on traffic). Most major European airline companies have flights to Bucharest. If you are interested in low-cost companies, then you should know that our city is on the destination list of the following operators: Wizz Air, Ryanair, Vueling, airBaltic, Pegasus, Blue Air, Lufthansa, KLM and others. You can find a list of all the direct flights to Bucharest here.
Once you have arrived, you have three options:
- Use a taxi to go directly to your hotel: you may order a taxi by using the touch screen devices in the public area of the Arrivals Terminal. The passengers get on the taxi right outside the terminal, on the first floor, by showing the ticket issued by the automatic touch screen. The charges vary between 1,99 RON/km – 3,50 RON/km.
- Take an Uber™, Bolt™ or a taxi through StarTaxi™.
- Use the bus lines 780 or 783: for the bus, you’ll need to purchase a 1€ ticket on a travel card (as explained in Getting Around). To validate your ticket, touch your card against the orange authentication devices on the bus. You may also pay with your contactless credit card by touching your card or your phone (if you have the card set up on your phone) against the yellow, smaller authentication devices on the bus. Find the routes and stops over here.
For more information about Getting to Bucharest from the International Airport “Henri Coanda”, please visit the airport’s official website.