Henri Coandă International Airport
Bucharest is served by two airports: Henri Coandă International Airport (OTP) and Aurel Vlaicu International Airport (BBU). The Henri Coandă International Airport is located approximately 17 kilometres from the city centre of Bucharest and the journey takes 40 minutes. Most international and domestic flights leave regularly from here.
Trains connect the airport and the Bucharest North Railway Station. You can also catch the 780 express bus line. Bus 783 connects the airport and the city centre and it runs throughout the whole day, every 40 minutes at night. You can find the buses in front if the Arrivals Terminal and the Departures Terminal.
Taxis can be ordered on the touch screen in the Arrivals Terminal.
Address: Henri Coandă International Airport, Bucharest
Phone: +40 21 204 1000
Aurel Vlaicu International Airport
Aurel Vlaicu International Airport (BBU) is located 8 kilometres north of the city centre, and the journey takes approximately 20 minutes. It mainly serves charter flights for package holidays and domestic flights.
To get to and from the airport you can catch buses 131, 335, 148, 112 and 301. You can also catch tram number 5 and the express route 783.
Address: Aurel Vlaicu International Airport, Bucharest
Phone: +40 21 230 5607
You can easily walk or bike around the city, but you can also take the bus, tram, trolleybus or metro around Bucharest. With these forms of public transport you can get around the city safely and efficiently.
Bus, tram and trolleybus tickets can be purchased at any RATB kiosk. Punch your ticket in the machine board to avoid a fine. Transport runs from 5am to midnight.
Bucharest’s metro has four lines. Trains run every 4-7 minutes, every 15-20 off-peak, from 5:30am-11pm. Sit at the front of trains to avoid missing station signs which are not clearly signposted. The metro is good for travelling longer distances.
Tickets can be used on all means of transportation except the express buses.
Always make sure your taxi has a meter to avoid unnecessarily high fares. Once this has been established, you are in for a comfortable and inexpensive ride. Just hail a taxi down from the side of the street. Two reputable companies are:
+40 21 9466
Address: Str. Matei Millo, nr. 12, Bucharest
Phone: +40 21 315 3971
Pharmacies in central Bucharest are well stocked and several of them stay open late.
Address: Str. Radu Beller 6, Bucharest
Phone: +40 21 233 89 61
Country code: +40
Area code: 21
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