Getting There

It’s a busy regional airport handling flights from multiple European airlines and serves as a hub for TAROM.

Henri Coanda Airport is connected to Bucharest’s city centre and Gara de Nord Railway Station by buses 780 and 783.

Gara de Nord, Bucharest’s main railway station, serves trains from across Romania, as well as services to several international destinations, including Hungary, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Turkey, Austria, Russia, Belarus and others.

Coach remains one of the most popular ways to travel to Bucharest. Local carriers provide a vast network of routes across Europe.

Bucharest is accessible via European routes E60, E70, E81 and E85.

If you plan to travel to Bucharest by car, please, note that Bucharest National Arena will not provide parking for private vehicles during the event. Instead, plan to park your car at a transport hub and use public transport to get to the stadium.

Let me give you a top tip:

If you have limited mobility or additional needs, please inform your airline or travel agent and let them know about the kind of assistance you need. You can do this either when booking your flight or closer to your travels, but make sure it's at least 48 hours before you start your journey.

Getting Around

📍 Distances

  • City centre to the stadium: 35min by metro
  • Airport to city centre: 40min by bus

Transport from the airport

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🚍 By bus

Several express bus lines connect the airport to Bucharest’s city centre. It’s slower than going by taxi, but it’s certainly the best option for those travelling on a budget. Express line 780 takes you to Gara de Nord, the main railway station. Line 783 goes to Unirii Square in the city centre with an approximate journey time of 40 – 60 minutes.

Tickets are not available on the bus, so make sure you buy them at the booths just outside of the terminal buildings.

🚖 By taxi

Taxis are quite affordable in Bucharest, so this is a very convenient option especially when travelling in a group. You can request a ride using taxi apps or with the help of the touchscreen terminals in the arrivals area. Depending on traffic and time of arrival, the journey to the city centre will set you back between €10 and €20 and takes about 20 minutes.

🚗 By rental car

Major rental car companies have offices within the passageway between the Departures and Arrivals terminals. Keep in mind that there will be road closures around UEFA Festival sites, the stadium and major attractions and parking options are limited. It’s best to stick to public transport.

Let me give you a top tip:

Will you be in need of special assistance at Bucharest airport? The airport has issued a guide on accessible travel and amenities.

Transport in the city

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🚇 By public transport

The four colour-coded metro is the most efficient way to get around in terms of public transport, although it doesn’t cover the entire city. Check the official website for a complete network map. The system of buses and trams is of impressive size and covers most of the built-up area.

Let me give you a top tip:

All buses operated by the official public transit network STB are accessible. The majority of metro stations can be accessed by wheelchair users, but assistance may be required to navigate the gap between the platform and the train. This network map indicates accessible stations.

🚶 By foot

Why not take a walking tour when you first arrive in Bucharest? It’s a great way to familiarise yourself with your surroundings and it’ll help you manoeuvre your way through the city like a pro.

🚴 By bike

Cycling may not be as popular in Bucharest as in other UEFA EURO 2020 cities, but exploring its numerous parks on two wheels is a great way to unwind after a busy matchday. Wearing a helmet is not mandatory but recommended.

🚗 By car

If possible, avoid driving in the city. There will be road closures around UEFA Festival sites, the stadium and major attractions. There won’t be any parking available at the stadium.

🚖 By taxi

Taxi apps work like a charm in Bucharest and you’ll know the exact fare in advance. If you prefer a traditional taxi, you can easily hail one in the central areas of the city but avoid unlicensed providers. Official taxis usually have the price per km displayed on the door and they always use a meter. The rate per km starts at €0.30 – €0.36.

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