Booking a private taxi service from Otopeni Airport is the best way to begin your stay in the Romanian capital. In fact, there isn't anything more comfortable than being greeted immediately in the Arrivals area of the airport to reach your accommodation easily and quickly. It was nicknamed little Paris during the 19th century because of its constant cultural development and French inspired architecture. This was a time when the population was rising continuously and the quirky cafés was the nesting place for artists and poets from around the world.
Nowadays, Bucharest is the beating heart of New Romania which is now looking to shake off the burden of the communist past and its unavoidable remains. In only a few years, the city is undergoing a continual restyling and mindful of its recent and ancient past (such as the People's Palace, former residence of the regime and now home to the Parliament).
Places and distances
Here are some of the most interesting places to visit in this beautiful Eastern European capital:
- Parliament Palace (Palatul Parlamentului): symbol of the communist past in Romania, 16km from Otopeni Airport which takes 40 minutes (traffic permitting).
- Old City: filled with artisan bars and typical stores. To get to this district the fastest road is the E60 which takes around 45 mins.
- Muzeul Satului: ethnographic museum made completely out of wooden houses is 13 km from the airport and takes 20 minutes to get there.
Compared to other common destinations, Bucharest is gorgeous. It's beautiful by day with its museums, galleries and historic palaces and by night when its lights illuminate corners of squares and trendy stores filled with a party atmosphere. The city keeps on giving from the extremely efficient Bucharest-Otopeni Airport located 20km north of the city, which, since 1969, has been transformed into the city's major airport.
In 2004 the name was changed to Bucharest-Henri Coandă in honour of the pioneering Romanian aviator. The stopping off point, since its creation, has been in constant construction and modernisation and with its 3 runways (a fourth in planning) welcoming flights from around the world and Europe.
The modern nature of this structure is visible from the vast commercial gallery which was constructed between the departures and arrivals areas.
Among the services offered are: unlimited and free WIFI, Fast Track to skip the queues at customs as well as various duty-free stores and restaurant areas.
How to get from Otopeni Airport to the city centre.
Undoubtedly, this aiport is much more frequently visited in terms of people going through the doors than its counterpart Baneasa, one example of this is the construction of a metro line which connects directly to the centre of the capital. But, despite this, it means that a rising number of travelers need to take a public means of transport outside of the airport, something which is rather difficult.
To be more specific, you can reach the centre of Bucharest taking the Express bus 783, but more often than not you will need another form of ransport to arrive at your accommodation.
The Express bus 780, however, takes you to the central station in the capital.
Public taxis have been placed at the exit of the Arrivals zone, however they have a premium and often you can encounter dishonest drivers who don't want to start the taxi meter so that they can charge the most possible.
Indicative fares from Otopeni Airport
|Bucharest Taxi||1-3 passengers||4-6 passengers||7 passengers|
|Henri Coandă Airport - Muzeul Satului||from 22 euros||from 38 euros||from 43 euros|
|Henri Coandă Airport – Parliament Palace||from 23 euros||from 39 euros||from 43.50 euros|
|Henri Coandă Aiport - Old City||from 23.50 euros||from 40 euros||from 44 euros|
Private taxi service at Otopeni Airport
In order to offer the highest professional service, the portal Taxileader.net has created the Otopeni (Coanda) Taxi service. A personalised taxi experience, with car and private driver completely at the disposal of the customer. Upon booking, it's possible to choose the type and size of the car, the time to be collected personally at the door of the airport and the destination to reach in the heart of Bucharest. All this in a private and stress free journey.
Also, it's possible to choose to pay an advance with a credit card or prepaid card, and the remaining total in cash is paid directly to the driver the day of the transfer or you can pay everything in advance.
Taxileader.net service benefits
Considering that taking a bus or public taxi in European cities with your suitcases behind you is always aggravating and by using public transport you often find yourself going further away from our destination rather than getting nearer. All this wastes energy and what little precious time you have on holiday. Choose Otopeni Coanda Taxi from Taxileader.net to guarantee to save time in your jounreys to and from the airport, and moreover be sure that you will be travelling comfortably and safely.
Additionally, as well as the service, you will receive a confirmation SMS 2 days before your trip, where you can see an emergency number to contact directly with the driver in case there are any problems, which could be, for example, a delayed flight.