Otopeni – Bucharest
November 28, 2019

The first time this airport has see action was during the WWII, as an airbase for the German Luftwaffe. It became an passenger airport in the 1960’s, taking passenger capacity from an airport closer to the city center.

During 2018 it witnessed peak passenger numbers (almost 14 million), becoming the busiest Romanian airport and the main gateway to the country.

From this airport, to reach Transylvania you would have to reach the center of Bucharest first and then board a train or one of the bus services. Also you can book a flight to Cluj-Napoca using our national carrier TAROM or the services of WizzAir, the best low cost carrier in Eastern Europe. As an alternative to this, visit our Transfers section and book a specialized transfer service that will get you across the mountains in no time.

The biggest advantage of using this airport when travelling towards Romania would be that it has the biggest number of flights and it would be the Romanian airport easiest to reach.

A direct train service to the main railway station, Gara de Nord, runs from the Airport railway station, about 900 meters from the airport. Shuttle buses connect this station with the departures and arrivals halls; the tickets are valid for the train and for the transfer bus. As of June 2019, works are being carried out to locate the station in front of the arrivals terminal. By 2020 a trip from Gara de Nord to the airport should take no more than 20 minutes.

Henri Coandă Airport is connected to the public transport company STB system. The 780 route provides express bus service to Gara de Nord and Gara Basarab railway stations in Bucharest, the 782 route provides a short service to Baneasa Commercial Complex and the routes 783 and 784 provide express bus service to the city center (Piața Unirii). Uber and Bolt are also available at the airport.