There are many direct flights to Bucharest from London to choose from. The journey takes you to the newly updated Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport which has direct links by train to the city centre, about 12 miles away.
Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport serves the city of Bucharest, about 12 miles from the city centre. It's Romania's busiest airport with a single, recently updated terminal. There are all the facilities you'd expect of a modern European airport. There's a direct train to the city centre from a dedicated airport station, which is about half a mile from the terminal building. Regular shuttle buses take passengers between the terminal building and the station. The entire journey takes about 50 minutes.
There's a wide choice of direct flights to Bucharest. Among the carriers offering this service from London are British Airways, Tarom, Wizz, Blue Air and Ryanair. Lot, Lufthansa, Swiss, Austrian, Air France, KLM and Alitalia are among those offering indirect flights to the Romanian capital.
Taking a direct flight to Bucharest means you'll arrive close to the centre of an intriguing city, a place with a vibrant present and a fascinating past. These direct flights are to an airport that's directly linked to the city centre meaning that your transfers will be simple and easy.
One thing you really shouldn't miss in Bucharest is the huge building that's now known as Parliament Palace, built during the time of the Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceauşescu and said to be the world's biggest parliament building. Taking a tour is the best way around, though you're unlikely to see all 3,100 rooms. If you're at all interested in the Romanian revolution of 1989, then a visit to nearby Revolution Square – or Piaţa Revoluţiei in Romanian – is a must. It's a quiet place with a tall memorial in memory of those who died in the process of overthrowing Ceauşescu. These days, the heart of Bucharest and the place to find its funkiest restaurants and bars, is Lipscani, the Old Town. Wherever you go in the city, Bucharest's highly regarded Metro is a convenient mode of transport.