Transfer to/from Bucharest airport (OTP)

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Public transportation services, licensed taxis and rideshare, private transfer companies and car rental services in Bucharest airport (OTP)

Transportation

 
Bucharest airport (OTP)

Bus - Line 780 from STB (Tel +40 213 365 650) is an express service between the airport and the city's main train station, Gara de Nord, that departs from 5:35 am to 11:10 pm. Intermediate stops include Amco, Aleea Privighetorilor, Baneasa Airport, Piata Presei and Clabucet. Express bus 783 runs to the city centre every 40 minutes between 0:30 am and 11:50 pm, going through Icsitmua, Amco, Aleea Privighetorilor, Baneasa Airport, Piata Presei, Docentilor, Piata Victorei, Piata Romana, Piata 21 Decembrie 1989 and Piata Unirii. Stops are located in front of the Arrivals and Departures areas and journey time varies between 30 and 60 min.

Train - Shuttle buses leave from the Arrivals area to the train station from 5:44 am to 9:19 pm, and there you can board services from Henri Coanda Express (Tel +40 213 145 528) to Gara de Nord, inside the city, with a trip of 70 minutes. Tickets can be purchased at the office situated in the International Arrivals Hall. Other destinations include Urziceni, Galati and Slobozia Veche.

Car Rental Services

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Taxi - You can request cabs by using touch screens located in the Arrivals area. Ranks are found opposite the terminal, on the ground floor. Travel time to downtown Bucharest is around 40 minutes and has a fare of €6.00-15.00.

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Latest updates: May 10, 2019

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Transportation Tips to/from the airport?

 
While there are issues that seem more than obvious, it is always advisable to take into account when moving from or to the airport, and especially if you go on some public transport.
 
 1- To the airport - It is convenient to go out with a little more anticipation than you would commonly suggest. If you choose a taxi or a private car service, always keep in mind peak transit times, demonstrations, strikes or events that may take more or less the trip to the airport from where you are. It is always good to be informed about what happens in the place where you find yourself.
If you have a shared transfer service, please have a contact Tel in case of any delay on the part of the company. In these cases, a scheduled collection schedule is already in tenter.
If you are using public transport (bus, train), have the schedules (weekends and holidays usually have fewer frequencies), if you have to transfer and also how to board (if you need a card or boarding pass or paying at the moment to the driver or rider). These are details that seem obvious, but it is advisable to know not to have surprises and suffer a delay that could bring complications.
If you rent a car to get to the airport check well, where you must leave the vehicles. In some airports, there is an exclusive parking lot for rental cars.
 
 2 -From the airport- here is a little less stressful as you don't have the pressure to miss the flight. In the worst case you will arrive later to the place where you are going to stay or to the meeting point where you try to arrive. Once you get out of the plane, pick up your suitcase and finish with the required arrival procedures. Then you have to look for the public transport signs or consult the airport staff. It is very useful to inform the timetables of the buses in case you arrive late at night. Not all of them work 24 hours a day. The same goes for taxis. If you have hired a private car service, keep ready the mobile app to contact the driver. Some transport services hired, have a person waiting for you, identified with a sign.
If you rent a car to go from the airport to your final destination, for more peace of mind it is recommended to reserve it earlier. Rental counters are usually available at arrivals hall.