Flights to Bucharest

Take a trip, fly with Austrian Airlines to Bucharest, and arrive at one of the airports conveniently located just north of the city. The city's comprehensive public transportation system is one of the most expansive in Europe. It is easy to traverse within Bucharest by rail, bus, and trolley. The city is located on the bank of the Dambovita River. The beautiful Cismigia Gardens and other public parks are a primary source of public recreation. Bucharest has such a history of cosmopolitan culture and stunning architecture that it has been affectionately called "Little Paris". Despite the destruction of wars and natural disasters, Bucharest still has much medieval, neoclassical, and art nouveau architecture as well as contemporary structures. Calea Victoriei is a lovely scenic historical street. Other landmarks include the Arch of Triumph and Cantacuizino Palace, once a private residence, now a public museum.

Central and Eastern Europe

Austrian Airlines flies to all the most important regions of Central and Eastern Europe, further reinforcing our role as the market leader in this region. We also increase the number of flights to existing destinations continuously.

Worth knowing

Worth knowing

  • Currency: Romanian leu(RON)
  • Language: Romanian
  • Capital: Bucharest
  • Austrian flight destination: Bucharest, Iasi, Sibiu
  • Bucharest Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP): The airport is located 16.5 km (10.5 miles) northwest of central Bucharest.
  • Address: Calea Bucureștilor 224E, 075150 Otopeni, Romania
  • Telephone: (040)(021) 204 1000
  • Airport Bucharest You will be directed to a possibly non-accessible site. Take care. Be careful.

Where to eat in Bucharest

Where to eat in Bucharest
Treat yourself to an overdose of tradition at Vatra. The food is so delicious and authentic, there must be a Romanian mama in the kitchen. The rest of the magic is in the décor: traditional textiles and handicrafts, some of which date back to before 1920, adorn the walls. Surprisingly there is not a long wait for a table. Don't worry about busloads of tourists here, the place is just too small, as well as relaxing and cosy. If you can choose, take a table downstairs in the cellar. Dark and gloomy? Just the opposite: the illuminated vaults create an appealing, rustic atmosphere. You must order the stuffed cabbage, or stuffed vine-leaves. They are served with the classic accompaniment of polenta. Non-smokers will be delighted, the Vatra has a separate room where smokers can puff away.

What to see in Bucharest

What to see in Bucharest
In and around Bucharest there are many parks that beckon you to take a stroll, unwind and relax. These landscaped gardens are given their distinctive character by long and winding lakes. A glance at the map shows that Bucharest is studded with green areas and bodies of water. The biggest such leisure area is Herăstrău Park. It impresses by sheer size of 187 hectares. In relation to the city's area it is thus a good deal larger than New York's famous Central Park with its 349 hectares. The lake gracing the park's centre is so long and narrow that it looks more like a river, whose banks make the perfect setting for a picnic. When the weather is warm, the Herăstrău Park is great for people-watching and soaking up the city's flair.
Royal Palace
Open-air museum

Where to shop in Bucharest

Where to shop in Bucharest
Bucuresti Mall
Yes indeed, the Romanians are proud of their imposing shopping malls and have plenty of them. So take part in a total shopping craze at least once, and stroll through one of the popular malls. Why not the most typical of them all, the gargantuan Bucuresti Mall. Opened in 2001, it boasts over 140 shops on an area of some 99,000 square metres. The building dates from Communist times and is appropriately massive, grey and heavy on the cement. Still, the locals continue to crowd the place, to shop, bowl, drink coffee, or take in a film at one of the ten cinemas. The shops include all the usual international labels like Adidas, Esprit, Marks & Spencer, or Levi's. But there are also less well-known brands, like Aldo Shoes, the local wedding outfitter, Alb şi Negru, and Romanian designer, Irina Schrotter. It's well worth having a look around, although you probably won't pay less for international brands than you would at home.
Rozalb de Mura
Beros&van Schaik

Where to stay in Bucharest

Where to stay in Bucharest
Nelisse Hotel
The Nelisse at the gates of Bucharest is not just an extraordinary value but also one of the cosiest hotels in town. The rooms are enchanting: wallpaper with delicate floral motifs, here a touch of rose, there a dab of pastel. So your day gets off to a relaxed and romantic start after breakfast in the intimate breakfast salon. The draw-back: the hotel is located about three kilometers from the city centre. However, the Nelisse offers rental cars to get you downtown in a jiffy. In addition to the 43 guest rooms there is an apartment. If you are interested, you will have to book early though.
Suter Inn
El Greco

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