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Bucharest Layover

| March 12, 2015

Stuck on a Bucharest layover at the Henri Coandă International Airport in Romania? The airport is located 10 miles from Bucharest’s city center, which makes it an accessible destination for those who are stuck on long layovers. If you’re trying to determine whether you can leave the airport during your Bucharest layover, click here for useful tips.

Bucharest stopover layoverIf you’re stuck in the Bucharest airport during your layover, you’ll find that there’s plenty to do. The airport has restaurants, shopping, and a number of services including free Wi-Fi, currency exchange, ATMs and banking, a pharmacy, a chapel, and baggage security wrapping. There is also a hairdresser located in the public area, underground.

The Henri Coanda airport offers a Business Lounge for business class passengers located in the non-Schengen area of the Departures Terminal.

If you arrive at night or are looking for a place to rest, there are many hotels near the airport. And for a comprehensive list of Bucharest hotels at varying price points, click here.

If you have the time to venture out of the Henri Coanda airport during your Bucharest layover, there are a few transportation options including taxis (taxi can be found right outside the terminal, on the first floor, by showing the ticket issued by the automatic touch screen. Charges vary between 1, 39 lei/km – 3, 50 lei/km.), bus, and train.

Layover Guide’s Suggestions Of Things To Do On A Bucharest Layover:

Stavropoleos Monastery

An Eastern Orthodox monastery for nuns, the Stavropoleos Monastery is considered by many a work of art with paintings, artefacts, a courtyard, and the largest collection of books on Byzantine music. It is located in the center of the Old City.

Address: Strada Stavropoleos, București, Romania

Herastrau Park

A great place for a tired traveler to stretch his/her legs, the Herastrau Park is a large park around Lake Herăstrău. There’s lots to do here including family fun – fountains, train ride for kids, boating, an outdoor amphitheater, playground and more.

Address: Sector 1, București, Romania

Village Museum

Village Museum is an open air museum displays traditional village life in Romania, with over 270 authentic peasant houses from all over the country. Rustic houses and windmills, traditional costumes and restaurant, it’s a good taste of Romanian culture.

Address: Șoseaua Pavel Dimitrievici Kiseleff 28-30, București 011347, Romania

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