Venue

Created: 06 October 2015 Last Updated: 06 October 2015 Published Date Hits: 4280

The conference will be held in Bucharest, the capital city of Romania.

Tourist information can be found here or here.

Get in (source http://wikitravel.org/en/Bucharest)

By plane
Connections and airports

Bucharest has reasonable connections with most European capitals and with the largest cities in Romania, but it can be difficult to find a direct flight to Bucharest from outside of Europe or the Middle East. The city is also reached by a large number of low-costs flights, mainly from destinations in Italy and Spain as well as from some major cities in Germany, France, the UK, Ireland, Belgium, Hungary, Turkey, Austria, Israel etc.

All scheduled flights, including those operated by low cost airlines, land at Henri Coandă International Airport (IATA: OTP), located in Otopeni, 18 km north of downtown. Henri Coanda airport is often referred to as Otopeni on airline bookings, because of its location . The airport, built in 1968, underwent a massive modernization effort since the late 90's and is set to be further enlarged. It is the main hub for the Romanian flag carrier Tarom.

The smaller Aurel Vlaicu International Airport (IATA: BBU) was used for commercial flights as early as the 1920s and became a low cost hub in its final years. From March 25th 2012 it is no longer used by passenger airlines. It's located inside the city, in Băneasa, about 4-6 km to the city center and is set to become a sort of business airport.

Transport to the city

There are several options to get from Henri Coandă airport to Bucharest:

    Taxi

From the Otopeni airport, the easiest way to reach the city is by taxi. Taxis are cheap and should only costs around 10-12 Euros. Please note that on your exit from the airport automatic gates (after the baggage claim), you can find on your lefhandsie automatic taxis calling machines. 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.

    Bus

Express bus 783 goes from the airport to downtown Bucharest. It runs approximately every 20 minutes, daily, including weekends and holidays (every 40 minutes during the night). Timetable for departures from Henri Coandă Airport to the city center is available here: http://www.cfrcalatori.ro/language/2/4342.

Expect the trip with bus 783 to be about 40 minutes long (from Piaţa Unirii to the airport) or even longer during rush hour traffic.

Express bus 780 links the airport with the main train station, Bucuresti Nord (Gara de Nord). It runs approximately every 40 minutes, daily (including weekends and holidays) from 5.30AM to 11PM.

Lowest price option for any of these express buses is 8.6 lei (two rides uploaded on a Multiplu card). Cards can only be purchased from the booth in front of either the Arrivals or Departures terminals (respectively on the return trip from ticket booths in stations along their route), they can't be bought from the driver. As of April 2012, there is a ticket machine in front of the Arrivals terminal in service 24 hours a day. Remember to always validate your ticket on boarding the bus, these two bus lines are a prime target for ticket inspectors.

    Train

The Henri Coandă Expres is a combined transfer service by minibus then train to Bucuresti Nord station. Tickets can be bought inside the airport at CFR ticket counter. The trip starts with a transfer by shuttle bus to a small train stop two km away from the airport, followed by a 30 minutes train to Gara de Nord. The shuttle bus transfer IS INCLUDED in the train ticket . The total duration of the trip from airport to the Gara de Nord is approximately 50 minutes.