Useful information Bucharest

Bucharest, the capital and largest city of Romania lies in the southeast of the country on the Dambovita River. It became the capital of Romania in 1862 and is the centre of Romanian media, culture, and art. Its architecture is a mix of historical (neo-classical and Art Nouveau), interbellum (Bauhaus and art deco), communist era and modern. Bucharest, 2 million inhabitants, once called “Little Paris” is a dynamic city, a business & technology centre and an everyday growing metropolis, which combines 19th century architecture, old buldings and modern office bulding and residential areas.

From the airport: The national airline is Tarom. Here is a list of its European and national routes: https://www.tarom.ro

Situated 16.5 km North of the Bucharest city centre, the Henri Coandă International Airport is the largest Romanian airport, serving 67 external destinations and 9 domestic destinations.

Ways to get to Bucharest:

Express bus

24/7 schedule, with stops right outside the arrival and departure terminals:

  • 780 Express line, towards Bucharest North Railway Station (main railway station).
  • 783 Express line, towards the city centre.

A one-way trip on the express line costs 3.5 lei (0.75 Euro); tickets or rechargeable cards can be purchased at the bus stop.

Taxi

Inside the airport there are touch screen terminals, for taxi orders, should customers prefer a particular company. Licensed taxis are available for passengers arriving at Henri Coandă International Airport at the terminal exit and accept passengers in order of arrival. The taxi station is located at the exit of the terminal. The distance to the city centre is about 20km.

PRICES: a trip to Bucharest is around 10 – 15 Euros, depending on distance (taxis charge about 1.69 – 3.50 lei per kilometer, 0.4 – 0.8 Euro).

 

Bucharest public transport

Trams, buses and trolleybuses

http://stbsa.ro/

Price for one trip: 1.3 lei (0.3 euro)

ONLY for Romanian pre-paid SIM cards or plans: a one day travel card can be purchased via SMS at 7464 (just text the letter „A”). Price – 9 lei (1.8 euro)

Operating hours: 05.00 a.m. – 11.30 p.m.

Various cards available in main stations .

The subway / metro

http://www.metrorex.ro

 

Price for one trip: 2.5 lei (0,5 euro)

The ‘Metro’ is the fastest way around the Romanian capital, with central stations close to the main institutions and points of interest.

Operating hours: 05.00 a.m. – 11.30 p.m.

Access cards may be purchased at the stations.