There are several means of getting from Bucharest airport to the city centre.
In this post, we’re going to explore all the possible options so you can find the right one for your journey. Regardless of whether your focus is luxury, time or budget.
Without a doubt, one of the easiest, safest and most hassle-free ways to travel from Bucharest Airport to the city centre is by Uber.
However, in order to book an Uber in Bucharest, you’re going to need to ensure you have data service in Romania as you’ll require the internet to use the application.
To make booking your Uber upon arrival at Bucharest Airport as hassle-free as possible I recommend downloading the Uber application in advance and completing the basic profile required in order to request a taxi using the service.
Payments for the Uber service can be made in cash directly to the driver or online using your credit or debit card that you’ll input into the application.
Once you’ve arrived at Bucharest Airport you can order your Uber directly using the mobile application. The application will use the GPS on your phone to locate you and provide you with a relevant pickup location (these are often pre-set at airports) along with directions and any additional information required.
Get A Local Taxi
The cost of getting a local taxi between the airport and the city centre in Bucharest is going to depend on two factors; the type of vehicle (often the size) and the distance covered (your hotel drop off may be at the far side of the city centre when compared to the airport for example).
As a rough guide, we’ve found that 82 Lei is around the cost for a standard taxi from the airport to the city centre, and unlike most countries, the time of day in which you travel doesn’t affect this price.
Taxis are without a doubt one of the easiest, quickest and most hassle-free ways to travel to the city centre from Bucharest airport.
In order to book a taxi, you’ll need to get a ticket from the taxi machine just outside arrivals at the airport. The taxi will arrive with the corresponding number on the side, the driver will confirm the ticket number with you prior to taking your destination details. It sounds a lot more complicated than it actually is…
Take The Public Bus
There is just one bus line that links the Henri Coandă International Airport with Bucharest city centre. The buses on this bus line are the 780 and the 783 which run 24/7 and take between 40 minutes and 60 minutes depending on your drop off location and the level of traffic.
The price for a one-way trip on the bus connecting the airport with the city centre is 3.5 Lei per person.
The bus stop is located just outside the arrivals exit doors, here you’ll also find a ticket machine where you can purchase tickets for the bus or public transport tickets for the duration of your visit to Bucharest. Of course, getting the bus from Bucharest Airport to the city centre isn’t quite as convenient as getting a taxi, however it is much more affordable for budget-conscious travellers.
If you’re looking to visit Bucharest on a budget, then travelling between the airport and the city centre on the public bus is certainly your best option. However, if you have some money to spare and are looking for a hassle-free journey then I’d recommend an Uber or taxi.