How to get from Bucharest Airport to Brasov
There are two types of ground connections from Henri Coandă International Airport (OTP) to the Brasov town in the region of Transylvania. Bucharest airport taxis are normally the fastest option with an average travel time of 2 hours and 15 minutes. Fares vary from driver to driver; however, the common fixed rate is around 90€. The second and most popular method of transportation is the Brasov Minivan network, offering plenty of connections throughout the day. Tickets for the Minivan cost 15.50€, while trips usually take 3 hours on average. Last but not least, a train connection to Brasov is also available from Bucharest's main train station. Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Bucharest at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.
Comparison of the options
| OPTION|| PRICE|| DURATION|| AVAILABILITY|
| Taxi|| €90|| 135min|| 24/7|
| Welcome Pickups || €94|| 135min|| 24/7|
| Bus|| €31|| 180min|| 02:00–23:00|
How to get from Bucharest airport to Brasov by taxi
Licensed taxis at Bucharest airport are always yellow with various stickers on the sides indicating the name of the company as well as their personal rate per kilometer. Furthermore, a taxi can only be hired through the taxi machines just outside of the arrivals hall. Since there is no official rate from Bucharest airport to Brasov, most drivers will charge 80 to 100€ for the ride. Trips normally take 2 hours and 15 minutes under moderate traffic.
Taxi fare from Bucharest airport to Brasov
Despite the rate at which taxis are hired from the machines inside the airport, the common practice among taxi drivers is to offer fixed prices to distant destinations; such as the Town of Brasov. Prices will normally range around 90€ for regular family size vehicles. Some drivers might impose additional fees for extra luggage.
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Although prices for taxi rides from Henri Coandă International Airport (OTP) to the Brasov are quite high, traveling for more than 2 hours inside a car is a far better experience than traveling for more than 3 hours on a cramped minivan. Moreover, the taxi fare can always be split among common travelers.
Since there is not an official rate for distant cities like Brasov, taxi prices are purely dependent on drivers' judgement. Thus, solid negotiations might be necessary to get a favorable price.
All official taxi vehicles indicate their company's name and phone number on the side of the car. Do not hesitate to call in case you get mistreated or forced to pay extra.
It might be a better option to book a private transfer company with positive reviews if you want a simple and relaxing ride for the price you pay.
How to get from Bucharest airport to Brasov by bus
Even though Henri Coandă International Airport is the busiest airport of Romania, there is only one bus that will take you from Bucharest airport to Brasov. The minivan to Brasov is available from 2:00am to 11:00pm, with a waiting time of 2 hours. The duration of this trip is a total of 3 hours and the price for a one way ticket to Brasov is 15.50€.
How much is the bus from Bucharest airport to Brasov?
Since the distance between Brasov and Bucharest airport is quite long, the price for a one way ticket is 15.50€. Tickets can be purchased from ticket machines or at the public transportation ticket counter.
Waiting time for the 783 is 15 minutes during the day and 40 minutes during the night.
The minivan to Brasov is available from 2:00am to 11:00pm.
Where do I get it from?
The bus stop for Brasov is located outside of the arrivals terminal, in front of the exit doors. If you are having trouble locating the bus stop, look at the signs that will direct you to the stop or ask the public transportation counter.
Taking the minivan to Brasov from Henri Coandă International Airport has both positive and negative aspects. First, if you are tired from your flight, the 2 hour waiting time can be an issue. On the other hand, if you are with friends or family, you can grab a cup of coffee and relax while you wait for the bus to arrive. Also, the price is extremely lower than that of a taxi's. The bus ride will cost 15.50€ with a duration of 3 hours whereas the taxi ride will cost 90€ for just 45 minutes less, i.e. 2 hours and 30 minutes.
Make sure you purchase your ticket as soon as you get off the airplane, in order to avoid queue lines and of course to avoid missing the bus.
Children under the age of 7 ride for free and students who attend school in the city pay half price. The multiple card is only valid for public transportation to Bucharest.
Keep an eye on your personal belongings, especially if the bus is extremely crowded, since pickpockets are very frequent in public transportation.
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If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Bucharest. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.
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