Bucharest, the capital of Romania and one of the most rich and powerful cities of Romania has only one active international airport: Henri Coanda Airport.
This airport wasn’t actually the only one to be active in the previous years. Bucharest had also Baneasa Airport. Nowadays Baneasa is not active because is being renovated.
Thus, if you are planning to visit Bucharest, there’s nothing to worry about because there’s only one airport available at the moment.
Once you arrive at Henri Coanda, you’ll notice that this airport is not actually located in Bucharest, but in Otopeni. If you have booked a hotel or an apartment in Bucharest, you should definitely take some mean of transportation from the airport to your accommodation site. Unfortunately Henri Coanda doesn’t have those standard buses that cost 5-10 euros to take you from the airport to Bucharest city centre.
There are only 2 options to get to the centre and those are: by taxi, or by public transportation. Public transportation is way cheaper than the taxi (about 1,50 euros per ticket) but it is way too uncomfortable and too crowded. I suggest you take the taxi.
For taking the taxi you should pay attention to one aspect: do not go out of the airport and search for any taxis because they could take you more money, but instead order a taxi directly from the screens that are at the airport.
Another suggestion is to not take taxis under 2 lei per kilometre, but above 2 lei. The reason for this is because those that are a little above 2 lei provide better comfort and more security on everything. Usually the cost from the airport to the city centre (which is Piata Unirii) is about 50-60 lei (this is 12-15 euros). Taxis are not expansive here in Bucharest and if you are not traveling by yourself then you can divide the cost with each friend of yours. Remember that in Romania taxi drivers expect always to receive from you something more than the mere cost of the trip. 1 or 2 euros as tips are always a great idea.
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