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

Last updated on December 20th, 2022 at 02:47 pm

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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. Click here to book online a Bucharest activities and Day Tour

The travel time by taxi from Bucharest airport to downtown is around 20-30 minutes. The taxi fare from Bucharest airport to Bucharest city center is around €15-20.

The best way from Bucharest airport to downtown is by train for €2. The travel time by train from Bucharest airport to Bucharest Main Train Station is around 20 minutes.

The cheapest way from Bucharest Airport to the city center is by public bus less than €1. The bus travel time from Bucharest airport to city center is around 1 hour.

You can also rent a car in Bucharest airport or get a private transfer that can be cheaper than a taxi.

SIM CARD AT BUCHAREST AIRPORT

I wouldn’t recommend you to buy a sim card at Bucharest airport. If you wish comfort you can buy eSim online and if you aren’t in a hurry just go around phone shops in the city and compare prices to buy the cheapest sim card in Bucharest. Read here Romania sim card for tourist and best Romania eSim

You can find the cheapest Romanian eSim with Airalo Romania eSim prepaid for $5 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%). For $10 USD with 3 GB data, for $15 USD with 5 GB data and for $18 USD with 10 GB data valid for 30 days.

Holafly Romania eSim for less than $60 USD if you use our code GAMINTRAVELER you will have unlimited internet for 30 days in Romania for just $2 USD per day. Nomad Romania eSim for $17 USD with 3 GB data. For $18 USD with 5 GB data and for $26 USD with 10 GB data valid for 30 days.

ACCOMMODATION BUDGET TRAVEL IN BUCHAREST

You can sleep in a dorm room or a room for €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 (Cheapest Way)

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The cheapest way from Bucharest Airport to the city center is by public bus. Bus Number 783 is available 24/7 running every 15 minutes. You have to buy the ticket in the machine at the airport or at kiosks (bus stops) and you can’t buy it 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 from Bucharest Airport to city center is €0.85 for a one-way ticket. The final destination of Bus Number 783 is Unirii Square.

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 From Bucharest Airport to Bucharest North Train Station

Bus Number 780 is running every 30 minutes from Bucharest airport to Bucharest North.

The bus fare from Bucharest airport to Bucharest North Train Station (Gara de Nord). You can get Bus Number 780 on the ground floor outside the airport.

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 (BEST WAY)

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Since 2020 there is a new train going from Bucharest airport to Gare de Nord. The best way from Bucharest airport to city center (Gare de Nord) is by train. The train is leaving from Bucharest airport to downtown every 20-40 minutes and runs 24 hours. Check train schedule and route!

The train travel time by train from Bucharest airport to city center is around 20 minutes. The train fare from Bucharest airport to Gare de Nord is €2 per person.

You will have to take a shuttle bus or the metro from outside the airport to reach the Airport train station and later you can go within walking distance from Gare de Nord to city center, taxi or by bus depending on your final destination.

METRO MAP BUCHAREST

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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 from Bucharest airport to city center is around 20-30 minutes

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 depend 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 €60 and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be less than €15 per person.

RENTING A CAR AT BUCHAREST AIRPORT

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There are many options for renting a car at Bucharest’s airport. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in Bucharest or planning to move around.

It will take you 30 minutes to get to Bucharest city center from the airport in a private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Europcar available in the airport. Prices can be around €20-30 per day.

Check here to get the the best deals renting a car in Romania!

BEST WAY FROM BUCHAREST AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER

The best way from Bucharest airport to city center is by bus and train for €1-2 if you are on a budget and the travel time will be around 1 hour. It will depend on what bus stop or train stop is closer to your accommodation place.

The main problem with the train from Bucharest airport to city center if your accommodation isn’t in that area. You will have to take a taxi or a bus to get to your hotel. And you will have to take a shuttle bus from the airport 5 minutes to reach Bucharest Airport Train Station.

If you prefer more comfort taxi and private transportation are perfect if you are traveling in a group or with too much luggage.

ACCOMMODATION BUDGET TRAVEL IN BUCHAREST

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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.

BEST TIME TO VISIT IN BUCHAREST

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 Bucharest is the months of April-June (Spring) and September-October (Autumn) when the weather isn’t so warm and so cold and prices are great since it’s not peak season.

Click here to know more about the weather in Bucharest.

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. ATMs are available and accessible in all parts of the country.

Click here to know the exchange rate between the Euro and your currency!

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Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is the co-founder of Gamintraveler and a Spanish traveler who has traveled to more than 100 countries around the world. He is now a full-time digital nomad.

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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?