Taxis at Otopeni (part 94)

Returning from London last night we had absolutely no problem whatsoever in finding a taxi at Otopeni. This report from last month was apparently true. Despite arriving at just after midnight (a notoriously busy time when three or four planes land one after the other) there was no queue at the dispensing machines and although… Continue reading Taxis at Otopeni (part 94)

Cheap taxis back at Otopeni. Possibly

Bucharest’s Otopeni Airport today announced that as of Wednesday June 15th, cheap taxis charging a maximum 1.40 lei will be allowed to wait for passengers directly outside the main, first-floor arrivals terminal. There will be no need to use the machines to order a taxi (unless you want a taxi from a particular company). The… Continue reading Cheap taxis back at Otopeni. Possibly

Otopeni Airport is a national embarrassment

Since April 1st of this year it has become very difficult (at times impossible) to easily find a cheap, trustworthy taxi at Bucharest’s Otopeni Henri Coanda Airport. How have we arrived at this ridiculous situation? Here’s a little background… For years Bucharest Otopeni Airport was home to some of the world’s most expensive taxis. In… Continue reading Otopeni Airport is a national embarrassment

Otopeni Airport fucks things up, yet again

UPDATE (6/4/2016): A pertinent, well-written comment (take notes everyone) from a taxi driver who works for one of the decent Bucharest taxi companies, Speed, has shed some light on what is really going on at Otopeni, and why the cheaper taxis have all but disappeared: You are all getting it wrong. I work as a… Continue reading Otopeni Airport fucks things up, yet again

Night bus to Otopeni

As of tomorrow, Bucharest bus No. 783 will run to and from Otopeni Airport throughout the night, at 40 minutes intervals. The official RATB press release is here (in Romanian). The full 783 timetable is online here. We assume that the RATB ticket office at the airport will also open through the night, but as… Continue reading Night bus to Otopeni