Airport Guide: Bucharest Henri Coanada International Airport
Bucharest Henri Coanda International Airport is the biggest airport in Romania. The airport with more than eight million passengers a year serves as a hub for the Romanian national carrier TAROM, but is also a destination of several other airlines. In our airport guide, you can find all important information about Bucharest Henri Coanda International Airport!
Bucharest’s main airport which was formally known as Bucharest Otopeni International Airport has two identical runways and two terminals which are connected with each other.
The most important airline is the Romanian national carrier TAROM which flies to several European and Middle Eastern business destinations. Also of importance are the two low-cost-carriers Blue Air and Wizz Air which offer flights to several destinations throughout Europe.
Biggest airlines at Bucharest Henri Coanda International Airport:
- TAROM: Business destinations in Europe and the Middle East
- Wizz Air: Holiday and business destinations in Europe
- Blue Air: Holiday and business destinations in Europe
Shopping and dining at Bucharest Henri Coanda International Airport
Despite having a decent size, Bucharest Henri Coanda International Airport is actually neither a shopping nor a dining paradise. While you can find several bars and cafés in the departure hall as well as in the terminal itself, there are rarely any restaurants to be found at Bucharest International Airport.
What you’ll find are several popular brands including Brioche Dorée and Burger King. When it comes to shopping, there’s not much more than a bunch of newspapers sellers, supermarkets, gift shops and duty free shops at Bucharest Henri Coanda International Airport. If you need to get some shopping done, better do it in the city!
Sleeping at Bucharest Henri Coanda International Airport
If you are looking for a spot to sleep at Bucharest Henri Coanda International Airport, you’ll most likely have a tough time. There are no dedicated sleeping areas at the airport and the benches mostly got armrests which make sleeping rather difficult.
A better option may be the Angelo Airport Hotel Bucharest which is rated four stars and offers fair rates for overnight stays. There are also two other three star hotels located not far away from Henri Coanda International Airport. If you are looking for a luxury hotel, you have to sleep in the city center which is approximately 15 minutes away by taxi.
Lounges at Bucharest Henri Coanda International Airport
At Henri Coanda International Airport, passengers have access to two different lounges.
There’s the MasterCard Business Lounge which is used by most non-SkyTeam airlines and the TAROM Business Lounge which is the lounge of the home carrier TAROM as well as most members of SkyTeam. You may also access either of the lounges by paying cash.
Lounges at Bucharest Airport:
- MasterCard Business Lounge: OW BC, OW EM, OW SA, *A BC, *A G, $
- TAROM Business Lounge: RO BC, ST BC, ST Elite Plus, FB Gold, $
Transportation at Bucharest Henri Coanda International Airport
Currently, transportation at Bucharest Henri Coanda International Airport is still a little complicated. The only direct connection to the city center with public transportation is bus 783 which operates 24 hours a day and takes approximately 30 minutes. Additionally, bus 780 connects the airport with the Gara de Nord train station.
There’s also a shuttle bus which connects the airport with the airport’s train station from where you can also reach Gara de Nord. It’s planned that the airport will get both, a train station located directly in the airport building and a direct metro connection to the city. For now, the cheap and comfortable bus or a taxi (also cheap, but not always convenient) are the best options to reach the city!
- Bus rides to the city center cost 3.5 RON (~ 0.75 US-Dollar / 0.85 US-Dollar)
- Taxi rides to the city center cost approximately 40 RON (~ 8.85 Euro / 9.55 US-Dollar)