Arriving in Bucharest

Created: Wednesday, 31 January 2018 Last Updated: Thursday, 13 July 2023 Published: Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Travelling from the Airport to Bucharest

From the Otopeni Henri Coanda International airport, the easiest way to reach the city/hotel is by taxi or other ride-hailing riding platforms (such as UBER and BOLT that are active in Romania). Taxis are cheap and should only costs around 15-20 Euros. Please note that on your exit from the airport, you can find on your left hand side automatic taxis calling machines.


DO NOT USE any other means to find a taxi. Choose on the touchscreen among the taxi companies with the lowest rate. You will be given a receipt with a number of the taxi that is coming and in how many minutes. You have to wait for that car to arrive just in front of the terminal exit. Of course, you can choose the premium rates as well, but it is not worth it. Travelling to Bucharest City Center may take between 30 minutes to 1.5 hours, depending on the traffic.

TRAIN: There is also a train directly from the airport to the Bucharest North Train Station (takes around 30 minutes). Not recommended, unless you need to get another train to a different part of the country.

BUSSES: There are also busses that go to the city center, but they take around 1 hour to reach Bucharest (not recommended).


COVID19 Situation - Conditions to enter Romania

Updated information related to travelling to Romania during the COVID-19 pandemic times is published on .

Travellers must provide all the following documents:

  1. Fill in a Passenger Locator Form, in the 72 hours before entering Romania.

  2. Provide a valid 'EU Digital COVID Certificate' (EUDCC) or equivalent document


Entry rules and quarantine

  • People who have been in direct contact with a confirmed positive case must quarantine for 5 days, including if they hold proof of vaccination or a negative test result. People who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 90 days are exempt.
  • People who test positive to COVID-19 must quarantine for 5 days (if they are vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 90 days) or for 7 days (if they are not vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 longer than 90 days ago.


Entering this country with the EU Digital COVID certificate

 Travellers can enter Romania without further restrictions if their 'EU Digital COVID Certificate' (EUDCC) contains one of the following:

  • Proof of full vaccination.
    - for 9 months after the primary vaccination series was completed, or
    - after the booster dose was administered, or
    - for 180 days (6 months) for people who completed the primary vaccination series and then recovered from COVID-19.

  • Proof of recovery from COVID-19. Validity: 6 months

  • Negative result to a molecular (PCR) test. Validity: 72 hours


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