Transport in Bucharest, Romania

Getting There

By air: Henri Coanda Airport is the main international airport in Romania. This airport is located 18 km north of the city centre. Authorised taxi company, Fly Taxi, provides transfers between the airport and the city. The 783 bus also runs from outside the airport. The journey to the city centre takes around 40 minutes.

By bus: There is a selection of bus terminals in Bucharest connecting the city with other Romanian destinations, as well as a range of cities across Europe. Eurolines operates many of these long distance services.

By train: Gara de Nord is the main railway station in Bucharest. From here, connections to all major Romanian cities as well as a host of destinations around Europe are available.

Getting Around

Bucharest has an extensive public transport system including metro, bus, tram, trolleybus and light rail networks.

Activ cards are smart-cards designed to be used on the city’s various forms of public transport. Tickets need to be purchased before getting on any of the public transport systems here.

By metro: Bucharest’s metro system runs on four lines. Services are frequent and ticket costs are relatively low.

On foot: Some of the main tourist attractions are within walking distance of each other, and the city centre is quite accessible. However, you will most likely have to use public transport during your stay.

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