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Airport of arrival: Bucharest International Henri Coanda Airport
Flight time from Istanbul to Bucharest: 1 hour 20 minutes

Bucharest is the capital and trade center of Romania. The city, whose name is supposed to come from Bucureşti, meaning pleasure, happiness, dates back to very ancient times. Bucharest's name in history is the famous Romanian King III. Vlad Tepeş, also known as Vlad the Impaler, stands out with the Bucharest castle built by him. In addition to being a rich city with its history, it is a city that has received the nickname of Paris of Eastern Europe for its prominent architecture and art. Located on the banks of the Dâmbovita, one of the tributaries of the Danube, this city has city order and tourist spots not even found in Western Europe. Every year, you can find cheap air tickets to Bucharest, which welcomes and fascinates tourists from around the world every year.

Bucharest is a city that welcomes tourists throughout the year and there are many direct flights to Bucharest departing from Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport which is connected through various domestic flights to different cities within Turkey and different cities all over the world. You can book your ticket in advance find cheap flights from Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport to Bucharest Henri Coandă (Otopeni) International Airport.

About the Airport

Bucharest International Henri Coanda Airport, formerly Bucharest Otopeni Airport, is the largest of the city's two airports. Pegasus Airlines offers frequent flights to Bucharest Otopeni Airport which is also the the busiest airport in Romania. It is located 16.5 km north of Bucharest city center.

Bucharest Henri Coandă (Otopeni) International Airport

Bucharest Otopeni Airport, which has been used for civil aviation since 1965, was renamed Bucharest International Henri Coanda Airport in May 2004, taking the name of Romanian aircraft engineer Henri Coandă. With an annual capacity of 5 million passengers, the airport is the busiest airport in the Romanian capital Bucharest and the country. The airport consists of passages with shops connecting the arriving and departing passenger lounges in a single terminal and is equipped to meet the needs of all passengers.

Transport from Ferenc Liszt Airport to the City Center

You can use public transportation, taxis, or train lines to get to the city center from the airport.

From the airport you can easily get to the nearby train stations, which lead to the city center and city center. There are many bus lines to choose from depending on your destination. Buses 780 go to the main train station Gara de Nord, line 782 to Băneasa shopping center and line 784 to Unirea. Line 783 operates day and night and goes to the city center every 40 minutes at night. The bus stops are located at the exit of the arrivals hall and you can get the cards required for public transport from the offices in the passenger lounge.

With shuttle buses departing from the exit of the arriving passenger lounge of the airport, you can reach the airport stop on the line connecting the airport and Bucharest North Railway Station. With shuttle buses departing from the exit of the arriving passenger lounge of the airport, they can reach the airport stop on the line connecting the airport and Bucharest North Railway Station. You can also buy tickets or cards for public transport from the offices in the passenger lounge or from the airport train station. Single ticket costs 6.8 lei. Tickets for children under 5 years are free, tickets for children older than 5 years, students and the elderly are half price.

Check out this link for more information on the bus lines and the train line between the airport and the city center.

Taxis are available 24 hours a day and are the fastest way to get to the city center. With 1,39 lei and 3.5 lei tariffs per kilometer, you can easily go to any location in the city center at a very reasonable price. Depending on the traffic situation, the journey takes less than half an hour.

If you would like to find a more comfortable and faster option, you can book a taxi or consider car rental services offered by Pegasus Airlines.

Public Transport

Bucharest's public transport network is the best in the country and is among the best in Europe. You can easily visit the city with metro and municipal bus lines at affordable prices. There are also trams, trolleybuses and minibuses for short distance travel.

Buses, trams and trolley buses provide transportation to almost every part of the city. In addition, the Museum line, which is opened for tourists during the summer months, provides transportation to all museums in the city at an affordable price. The public transport ticket costs 1.3 RON (28 euro cents). Daily, weekly, 15-day and monthly packages and public transport cards are available. With these cards, you can benefit from public transportation at reasonable prices but the prices vary according to the lines. You can find tickets and cards from bus stations and metro stations.

There are 4 metro lines in Bucharest with a total of 53 stations. Metros are open daily from 05:00 to 23:00. As in public transport, there are two-use (5 RON), 10-use (20 RON), daily (8 RON), weekly, monthly and yearly ticket and card packages. Check out this link to find out more about the cards. If you want to see the metro lines in detail, please take a look at this link.

In Bucharest you can find a taxi around the clock. Meridian, Speed Taxi, Cristaxi, Taxi 2000, Cobalcescu and Pelicanul. Taxi fares cost 1.39 Ron and 3.5 RON per kilometer. If you want to rent a taxi, you can rent a taxi by accessing the website of any of these companies and even downloading phone applications. It is recommended to hire taxis waiting at central points such as the airport and the train station.

Since Bucharest is a city with highly developed tourist values, it offers accommodation for all budgets, from luxury hotels to hostels, from boutique hotels to apartments.

Bucharest is composed of 6 different districts with different municipalities. Sector 1, sector 2, sector 3, sector 4 and sector 5 are the ideal places to stay. Sector 1 is the luxury corner of the city and offers luxury hotels. Sector 2 is close to entertainment venues where you can find cultural differences. Sector 3 is ideal for tourist attractions due to its proximity to entertainment, shopping centers and historical locations. Sector 4 is the commercial center of the city, while sector 5 is an area of educational institutions.

With Pegasus Airlines you can browse the available accommodation options and book your hotel in Bucharest at affordable prices months in advance.

Inspired by Turkish and Ottoman cuisine, the Romanian cuisine has special dishes. In addition to dishes such as Ciorba de Burta (tripe soup), mamaliga (rice), sarmale (cabbage wrap), there are also special desserts (papanashi), sausage (carnati) and pies.

You can have a look at What to Eat in Bucharest page for more suggestions about all the local delicacies.

We have compiled some information you need to know to make your trip to Bucharest more enjoyable and comfortable:

About Visa

There are two options when obtaining a visa to Romania. The first is to obtain a Schengen visa and the second is to apply for a national Romanian visa. Documents required in most visas are required. These are the documents showing your hotel reservation, your return ticket, your travel insurance, your visa application form and your document showing your financial situation. The documents required for the visa vary according to your reason for travel and should be examined in detail. You can find all the detailed information about the Romanian visa in this link.

Neighboring Cities

There are many beautiful places located within a short distance from Bucharest.

  • Ploiesti, Romania (58 km)
  • Brasov, Romania (140 km)
  • Braila, Romania (176 km)
  • Craiova, Romania (183 km)



In Bucharest, summers are hot and low rainy, winters are hard and snowy. In summer, the average temperature is between 27 and 30 degrees, and in winter it falls between 1 and 4 degrees. The best time to visit Bucharest is between March and October. Especially in May, June and July tourism booms and you can find many tourist events in the city.

Essential Numbers

  • Country Code: +40
  • Bucharest Area Code: 21
  • Airport Contact: +40 21 204 1000
  • English Language Emergency Line: 112
  • Airport Taxi Service: +40 21 201 3242

Bucharest is a city that fascinates millions of tourists every year with its historical buildings, covered bazaars and regular streets. The city, known as the Paris of Eastern Europe, has many places that will take you to a journey to the history of Romania.

There are many places to see in Bucharest, which is well preserved for its historical and cultural structure, and it is better to enjoy the city in the early hours of the morning. These include the Parliament Building of Bucharest, the Macca Villacross Passage, the George Enescu Museum and the Cismigiu Gardens.

You can also visit important museums such as the National History Museum and the National Art Museum using the museum line. Bucharest is also a city with many palaces, all of which have a charming interior and exterior architecture. We recommend you to visit Cotreceni Palace and CEC Palace.

To learn more about Bucharest, you can have a look at Bucharest Travel Guide page that Pegasus Airlines prepared for you.


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