Favourite airlines serving the route from Gatwick to Bucharest are currently mainly low-cost providers. Flights will take around 3 hours if direct, however flights with a stopover are also available. The charts above will show you when best to book a flight in order to get the cheapest deals as well as the best day of the week to travel.
Usually being flexible and avoiding weekends will be cheaper. Avoid popular travel times such as holidays and weekends. Winters can be long and cold, summer dry and very hot. But all seasons have their own characteristic appeal in this charming city.
Orthodox Easter is celebrated around March and April. April also sees the Buchrest International Film Festival and in May, Romania's biggest music festival can mean accommodation is hard to find.
Gatwick airport is well connected with central London via public transport. Arriving by car is also easy using motorways and major roads. There are two terminals at the airport and these are well linked with a free rail service. Allow time to get through the security and check in for your flight.
Hygiene standards in Romania are still not quite up to UK standards. visitors should avoid drinking tap water. See your GP about recommended vaccinations before travelling.
From Henri Coanda Airport (OTP) travellers can take the express bus 780 to Gara de Nord or the bus number 783 to the city centre. The price of a ticket is around 3.50 RON and the trip will take at least 65 min. Trains travel infrequently and will take around 75 minutes to reach the city. The railway station is connected to the airport via a shuttle. Taxis will cost in the region of 30-40 RON. Note that taxis waiting at the airport arrivals will cost more (up to 70 RON to central Bucharest).