Airport in Bucharest
The capital of Romania, Bucharest, has 2 airports - Henri Coanda Airport and Aurela Vlaicu Airport. The largest among them is the airport named after Henri Coanda, it is with the description of this airport that the article will begin.
Henri Coanda airport
This airport is located about 17 km from the Romanian capital and is the largest in the country. This name was given to the airport in honor of the famous aviation pioneer of this country, Henri Coanda, who was noted in the history of the construction of the Coandă-1910 aircraft. Until 2004, the airport was called - Bucharest-Otopeni Airport, as it is located in the suburb of Otopeni.
More than 5 million passengers are served here annually. The airport has one large terminal and 2 runways.
Until 1965, Henri Coanda airport was the largest military base in the country, after 1968 civilian flights began to be operated from here.
As mentioned above, the airport has one terminal. It is divided into 3 parts, the first and second parts are responsible for the arrivals and departures of international flights, respectively, and the third part combines the arrivals and departures for domestic flights in one hall.
The airport is ready to offer its passengers all the necessary services - cafes and restaurants, post office, ATMs, a lounge, Internet, luggage storage, etc..
RATB buses leave from the airport to the city. Bus # 780 connects you to Gara de Nord train station, while bus # 783 will take passengers to the city center. The interval of movement is 15 minutes, the journey will take about 40 minutes. Ticket price - 1.5 euros.
The Gara de Nord Station can be reached by train for 2 euros. The nearest station is about a kilometer from the airport. Buses run regularly to her.
You can also get to the city by taxi, the cost of the trip will be about 10 euros.
Aurela Vlaicu airport
Aurela Vlaicu is the second airport in Bucharest, located about 9 km from the city. Until 1968 was the only civil airport in Bucharest.
Aurela Vlaicu Airport is mainly used by low cost airlines. More than 2 million passengers are served here annually.
Services and transport
The airport is ready to offer its passengers all standard services - shops, cafes and restaurants, luggage storage, ATMs, etc..
The airport is connected to the city by buses of the same company RATB. Routes # 131, 335 and 783 run regularly. You can also get to the city by tram # 5 or by taxi..