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How To Get From Bucharest Airport to City Center – All Possible Ways

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We will write how to get from Bucharest airport to city center. The distance from Henri Coandă International Airport to city center is 20 kilometers and the travel time from Bucharest airport to downtown is around 20-30 minutes by car and less than one hour by public bus.

The cheapest way from Bucharest Airport to city center is by public bus less than €1 and if you go by taxi will be around 20-30 minutes and the taxi fare around €15-20. Click here to book online a Bucharest Day Tour

You can also rent a car in Bucharest airport or get a private transfer. Read here Romania sim card for tourist and Romanian food 

ACCOMMODATION BUDGET TRAVEL IN ROMANIA

A lot of budget option is available for accommodation in Romania. Where you can sleep in a dorm room or a room from €10-15, while you can stay in a budget hotel for as low as €40. There are so many to choose from depending on what type and how luxurious you want your stay to be starting from €80. 

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Bucharest Airport To Downtown

Bus 783 From Bucharest Airport To City Center

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You can go by public bus from Bucharest airport to city center. The Bus Number 783 is available 24/7 running every 15 minutes. You have to buy the ticket in the machine at the airport or kiosks (bus stops) and you can’t buy inside the bus.

The total travel time from Bucharest airport to city center is around 40-50 minutes depending on the traffic. The bus fare is €0.85 for one way ticket. The final destination of bus 783 is Unirii Square. Check here Bus Number 783 route and schedule!

Bus Route: Henri Coanda Airport – Otopeni Town – ICSITMUA – Meteorological Institute – Baneasa Airport – Piata Presei Libere – Arcul de Triumf – Piata Victoriei – Piata Romana – Piata Universitatii – Piata Unirii.

Bus Number 780

The Bus Number 780 is running every 30 minutes from the airport and it’s heading to the North part of Bucharest. The bus fare is €0.85 and it’s going to North Train Station (Gara de Nord). You can get both of them in the ground floor outside the airport. Check here Bus Number 780 schedule and route!

Bus Route: Henri Coanda Airport – Primaria Otopeni – Baneasa airport – Piata Presei – Clabucet – North Train Station (Gara de Nord) – Basarab Metro Station.

TRAIN FROM BUCHAREST AIRPORT TO GARE DE NORD

Since 2020 there is a new train going from Bucharest airport to Gare de Nord (I will be updating information soon). The train is the best way from Bucharest airport to Gare de Nord. You will have to walk a few minutes outside the airport and later you can go walking distance from Gare de Nord to city center, taxi or by bus depending on your final destination. The train fare is less than €2 per person.

TAXI FROM BUCHAREST AIRPORT TO BUCHAREST CITY CENTER

If you go from Bucharest Airport to Bucharest city center by taxi the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi is around 20-30 minutes and the taxi fare from Henri Coandă International Airport to city center is around €15-20. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depending on traffic and your final destination.

PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FROM BUCHAREST AIRPORT TO DOWNTOWN

Hotel transfers are also very easy and convenient but can be a little bit pricey. The transfers are usually available 24 hours and is only ideal if you have the budget and you really want comfort after your flight to Bucharest. Prices are around €45 and you will be able to fit up to 6 people. It could be less than €10 per person.

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For sure private transportation will be so comfortable same like taxi, they will wait for you and drive to your final destination without you worrying of anything!

RENTING A CAR IN BUCHAREST AIRPORT

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There are many options for renting a car in Bucharest’s airport. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in Bucharest. It will take you 30 minutes to get to Bucharest city center from the airport with a private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Europcar available in the airport. Prices can be around €20-30 per day.

Car rental option can be great if you are traveling with a few people or a lot of luggage and planning to visit places around Bucharest and countryside. Make sure you have parking place in your hotel or Airbnb since sometimes can be so challenging in Bucharest city center.

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ACCOMMODATION BUDGET TRAVEL IN BUCHAREST

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A lot of budget option is available for accommodation in Romania. Where you can sleep in a dorm room or a room from €10-15, while you can stay in a budget hotel for as low as €40. There are so many to choose from depending on what type and how luxurious you want your stay to be starting from €80. 

CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR ACCOMMODATION IN ROMANIA BEFORE YOUR TRIP WITH BOOKING.

FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL IN ROMANIA

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Food budget travel in Romania can be €10-15 daily. You should probably try kebabs starting from €2. You can find street food in Romania pastries and bread for €1-2. There are fine restaurants where you can a three course meal for €10 in Romania.

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BEST TIME TO VISIT IN ROMANIA

The weather in Romania varies from time to time so better be prepared for the sudden change of weather during your stay.  The best time to visit Romania are the months of April-June (Spring) and September-October (Autumn) where the weather isn’t so warm and so cold and prices are great since it’s not peak season.

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CASH AND ATMS IN ROMANIA

The currency used all throughout Romania is Romanian Lei. The exact currency of Euro to Romanian Lei is A €1 = 5 RON. You can use debit cards everywhere in Romania in hotels and restaurants but you should use cash for local markets and street vendors. ATM’s are available and accessible in all part of the country.

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Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is a Spanish traveler who has traveled more than 70+ countries around the world. Now based in the Philippines!

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Ninan

Saturday 31st of July 2021

There is direct train between City Gare De Nord and OTP airport. It’s the most convenient and cost efficient way to go between city and airport. It cost less than $2 per person. It’s only a short walk between station and airport terminals. Don’t go taxi from airport as they are not truthful.

Ruben Arribas

Saturday 31st of July 2021

Thanks Ninan! I will be updating soon the information. Do you know the exact price, schedule and travel time?