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Bucharest Airport Transfers and Taxis

No Hidden Costs for your Bucharest airport taxi

TRAINED DRIVERS

Hand picked & english speaking drivers

LOW PRICES

Same price as a regular Taxi from the line

FLIGHT MONITORING

Drivers are always on time

QUALITY SUPPORT

24/7 Email & Phone support

Book your Bucharest Transfer

Trusted service for your Bucharest airport transfer

After a long and tiresome flight, the last thing you want to do is start trying to navigate the complicated public transportation or dragging your heavy luggage through busy bus and train stations. Instead, why not take a fast, reliable and hassle-free Bucharest airport taxi?

After making your way through baggage claim, you’ll find your friendly English-speaking driver waiting for you just outside of the arrivals terminal, holding a sign with your name on it. To make sure your transfer from Bucharest airport goes as smoothly as possible, your driver will receive live updates on your plane’s arrival time, so even if you’re delayed, your driver will be there right on time. 

As you enjoy your journey into Bucharest, your driver will answer any queries you may have and share with you some of the best places to see and top things to do in the city. Trust Welcome Pickups with your Bucharest airport transfers and you can relax in the knowledge that your loved ones and personal belongings are safe and that all the stressful stuff has been taken care of for you.

TRAINED DRIVERS

Hand picked & english speaking drivers

LOW PRICES

Same price as a regular Taxi from the line

FLIGHT MONITORING

Drivers are always on time

QUALITY SUPPORT

24/7 Email & Phone support

How much does a taxi cost?

Taxi prices
Day time
(05:00 - 24:00)
Night time
(00:00 - 05:00)
Duration
FROM OTP - TO HOTELS IN CITY CENTRE
15 €
15 €
20 MIN
FROM OTP - TO CITY CENTRE
15 €
15 €
20 MIN
FROM OTP - TO MAIN TRAIN STATION
12 €
12 €
15 MIN
FROM OTP - TO BRASOV
90 €
90 €
2 H 15 MIN

A Welcome Bucharest airport taxi for you

At Welcome, we know the importance of keeping your group together at all times, especially in a new city. That’s why we have a fleet of different Bucharest airport taxis to suit every group size. If you’re travelling with a large group of up to 8 people, you’ll all fit in one of our spacious minivans. However, if you’re travelling with 4 people or less, you’ll love our spacious minivans. 

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Directions for your Bucharest airport transfer

Bucharest Airport (OTP) is considered the main International airport of Romania with numerous daily flights all across Europe. The shortest route from Bucharest airport to the city centre of Bucharest is 17.7km which should take around 20 minutes in a Bucharest airport taxi. Once your driver exits the airport compound, he will take the Calea Bucureștilor highway and head south towards Bucharest. Once in the inner city area, your driver will continue straight down the E60 until he arrives at the main vertical avenue of the city. From here, he will take the local roads to reach your hotel.

Why choose a Bucharest airport taxi?

Although there are cheaper transfer options from Bucharest airport, taking a taxi is the most convenient and least stressful choice. You won’t need to waste time standing in long queues for train tickets or sit cramped inside a busy bus. You can get your vacation in Bucharest off to a relaxing start with a private, spacious Bucharest airport taxi instead. 

In Bucharest city centre, you can very easily grab a taxi from the street or walk to one of the taxi ranks. It’s important to look out for the RON 1.39 written on the taxi door to show that you are taking an official Bucharest taxi at all times. If you choose to take a cab from a taxi rank, you can find them outside most tourist attractions and major hotels, at Gara de Nord train station, Otopeni, Baneasa Mall, and the entrances to Lipscan. Although these ranks usually add a surcharge to their fee, so be sure to check before entering the taxi.

Cost of your Bucharest airport transfer

Average Bucharest taxi price in city – 8€

Unfortunately, taking a Bucharest taxi can be difficult when it comes to pricing. The taxis are supposed to have the set rate of 0.35€ (1.39 RON) per km, but many local taxi drivers charge over this, especially from the airport. To be sure that you get a fair price, we suggest booking your transfer from Bucharest airport in advance. 

With light traffic, it should cost around 15€ for a Bucharest airport taxi to the city centre, both during the day and at night. However, many local drivers will add on surcharges and increased prices per km. There are also additional charges for things like heavy luggage, car type and travelling during the holidays.

While in the city centre of Bucharest, taxi rates can range anywhere between 1.69 and 1.99 RON per km. However, the correct base price is 0.40€ and the correct price per km is 0.35€. If you keep your Bucharest taxi waiting for an hour, there is an additional charge of 3.78€.

The benefits of booking a Welcome Airport Taxi

Not only are Welcome raising the bar in in-destination travel through their world-class customer serviced unbeatable prices, but they are also offering a vast range of fully personalised experiences. Booking your Bucharest airport transfer is just the start. Welcome allows you to purchase your skip-the-line tickets in advance for the most popular attractions in Bucharest, such as the Romanian Athenaeum, the National Museum of Romanian History and the Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum. Your tickets will then be hand-delivered to you by your driver on the day of your pickup, so you can save time by skipping the big line ups at the ticket counters. Welcome also offer private and shared experiences in Bucharest at very competitive prices. We hand-pick our experiences from exclusive 5-star providers so that you are guaranteed unforgettable memories in Bucharest.

Bucharest Taxi Tips

  1. Bucharest taxi drivers don’t usually carry change and will sometimes use this as an excuse to overcharge you. To stop this happening, carry small notes and coins when taking a taxi.
  2. To make sure your driver takes the correct route, be sure to check where you are going on Google Maps first.
  3. Bucharest taxi drivers don’t supply baby seats, but you are permitted to fit your own. Taxis in Bucharest don’t accept credit card payments.
  4. To ensure there’s no miscommunication during your journey, be sure to write down the address of your desired location and show it to your driver.
  5. Tips are expected in Bucharest, however, this is not standardised by percentage. Simply add on the amount you think is acceptable.
  6. Ask for your receipt at the end of your journey. If any problems occur, you will need this to make a complaint.
  7. Make sure you only get in local a local Bucharest taxi with RON 1.39 written on the door.

Frequently asked questions

How much does a taxi cost in Bucharest?

Bucharest taxi drivers can often overcharge for their services. It’s very important to make sure you take an official taxi (with RON 1.39) written on the side and that the taximeter is switched on. The standard base fare is 0.40€ and the price per km you should be charged is 0.35€.

Do taxis in Bucharest take credit cards?

No, Bucharest taxis don't have the POS system needed to accept credit card payments. If you choose to take a taxi, you will need to carry change in the local currency with you.

Are taxis safe in Bucharest?

Unfortunately, there are many accounts of taxi drivers in Bucharest overcharging and trying to swindle tourists. When taking a Bucharest taxi, you will need to ensure that you note down the driver’s ID number and taxi number at the start of your journey. If you do encounter any problems, you can call the police at 112. To avoid this hassle, we suggest booking your transport in advance.

Where do I meet my driver?

On the day before you’re due to fly to Bucharest, you will receive an email continuing your driver’s photo, name and phone number, so you won’t have any issues finding him in the airport. When you land, you will meet your driver just outside of the arrivals gate. He will be waiting for you, holding a sign with your name on it.

What do I do if my flight is delayed?

No matter if your flight is delayed or is landing early, your driver will always be there when you are. To ensure this, we provide all of our drivers with live updates on your plane’s arrival time.

How do I get a Bucharest taxi?

Taking a taxi in Bucharest is easy. Simply look for a taxi either on the street or at a taxi rank with RON 1.39 written on the side and hop in. Taxi ranks are located throughout the city at major tourist attractions, large hotels, at Gara de Nord train station, Otopeni, Baneasa Mall, and the entrances to Lipscan.