Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport is the busiest international airport serving Romania. It is located in Otopeni, 16.5 kilometres north of the city centre of Bucharest. Henri Coandă International Airport is one of two major airports serving Romania's capital, the other being Aurel Vlaicu Airport. The airport is operated by The National Company "Bucharest Airports" S.A. and serves as a hub for Air Bucharest, Blue Air, TAROM, and Wizz Air. It resides at an elevation of 314 feet or 96 metres above mean sea level, and has two concrete-surfaced runways and a concrete-surfaced helipad. In 2014, Henri Coandă International Airport handled approximately 8.3 million passengers.
What to see & do
Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum - The Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum, or simply the Village Museum, is an open-air ethnographic museum that displays the traditional Romanian village life in an area of over 100,000 square metres. The Village, located in the Herăstrău Park, features 272 authentic peasant farms and houses.
Muzeul Național de Istorie Naturală "Grigore Antipa" - The Grigore Antipa National Museum of Natural History is a natural history museum in Bucharest. Founded on 3 November 1834, it was originally called the National Museum of Natural History, and was established with the mission to study biodiversity through research based on collections. The museum is also dedicated to displaying these collections for the purpose of public education and entertainment.
Bucharest Botanical Garden - The Bucharest Botanical Garden is a 17.5-hectare botanical garden in Bucharest's Cotroceni neighbourhood. The garden contains over 10,000 species of plants. It also contains a Botanical Museum displaying over 5,000 plant species, including 1,000 exotic plants.
National Museum of the Romanian Peasant - The National Museum of the Romanian Peasant is a museum on Șoseaua Kiseleff. It contains a collection of textiles, icons, and ceramics. It also contains other artefacts of Romanian peasant life.
Arcul de Triumf - The Arcul de Triumf is a triumphal arch in northern Bucharest. Before the current structure was a temporary arch built in 1922, after World War I, and before that was another temporary, wooden arch built after Romania gained independence in 1878. The current arch was inaugurated in 1878. Arcul de Triumf has a height of 27 metres.
How to get around within Bucharest
Bucharest features a highly extensive system of public transport in Europe.
The metro (subway) is one of the easiest ways to get around, with four lines: M1, M2, M3, and M4. The M1 starts in the eastern part and runs through the downtown area. The M2 line runs north and south. Line M3 connects the eastern and western parts of the city. Lastly, the M4 line is a short shuttle line that runs from Gara de Nord 2 to Parc Bazilescu.
The city is also served by a complex network of buses, trams, and trolleybuses, which can be confusing for those who aren't used to it yet.
For door-to-door travel, options are renting a car and taxi. Be mindful of what cab to get: make sure to only use those operated by major taxi companies, rather than independent cab drivers to ensure safety.
How to get there
Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport is served by several airlines operating scheduled passenger flights, including but not limited to Blue Air, Alitalia, Air France, LOT Polish Airlines, Ryanair, TAROM, Wizz Air, Turkish Airlines, TAP Portugal, and Czech Airlines. Departure cities for Bucharest include London, Prague, Tel Aviv, Amsterdam, Munich, Bergamo, Bologna, Amman, Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Brussels, Budapest, Alicante, and Rome.
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