If you are traveling to Bucharest for either leisure or for business, you must take into account the difficulties that you might encounter with the language; the first impact could be at the airport where it is advisable to book a private taxi, maybe with English driver, who will take you directly to your accommodation.
Considering the public transport as an "alternative", of course, the problems start with the waiting time, with the burden of carrying suitcases and not least... the fact that it is very likely you will not be able to find your destination address.
Booking a taxi at Bucharest International Airport, you can rely on fully licensed drivers, you know in advance the cost of the transfer, you can save time and possibly money.
Bucharest has two airports: Henri Coandă, which in the past was called Otopeni and the other one is called Baneasa: respectively used for international and domestic flights, the distances from the center of Bucharest are about 20 kilometers to Baneasa, and 13 kilometers to Otopeni.
The taxi cabs can be booked in advance, via this website. Taxis are insured, licensed and the service is professional; the customer will receive confirmation by email together with the code of the transfer and the driver' s phone number. A free sms service is always available, so even if you forget to print out the email confirmation you will have the code on your cell phone. From Bucharest-Henri Coandă airport you can also use any type of public transport such as a Bus service managed by RATB. Although booking a private taxi in advance has several advantages: telephone support service in: English, Italian and Spanish languages, no surprises on the final cost of the transfer, security, punctuality and professionalism on the part of the drivers.