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Bus from Otopeni into Bucharest

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Bus from Otopeni into Bucharest

We are trying to decide whether to catch a bus to Unirii square - we have read posts about bus 738 into the city - is this bus service reliable or should we book a shuttle bus from our hotel which costs €10 per person one way. Any suggestions/comments welcome. Thanks.

Bucharest, Romania
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1. Re: Bus from Otopeni into Bucharest

If you don't have too much luggage you should just take the bus to downtown (it's 7 8 3 not 738).

The service is fairly reliable; it runs every 20 minutes in daytime and every 40 minutes at night.

A two rides card costs ~8.6 lei (€2), so it's about €1/person.

Southampton, United...
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2. Re: Bus from Otopeni into Bucharest

We have always used the bus and will continue to do so . Even with luggages we still think this is the best option.Very good and modern buses ,easy to go on ,no hustle ,reliable, all you have to do is to enjoy being on holiday . And not least, very cheap .If one bus is too full just wait for the next one.

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3. Re: Bus from Otopeni into Bucharest


as mention , no problem to use the bus at all !

the bus service are reliable.

I use the bus when I get to Bucharest .

for bus timetable :



Bucharest, Romania
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4. Re: Bus from Otopeni into Bucharest

There's also a bus that gets you from Otopeni Airport to the main train station (GARA DE NORD) of Bucharest City: the 780 Express Bus. A two-ride card costs 7 Lei, which is less than 1 Euro. This one leaves the airport every 30 minutes or so, from 5.25 AM till 11 PM. If your plane is late and you miss the last bus, DO NOT TAKE A TAXI from just outside the airport building, they'll rob you blind. Call the hotel to send you a taxi or call a taxi company yourself. All the best and enjoy your holiday!

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5. Re: Bus from Otopeni into Bucharest

I used bus 780 to Gara de nord for return cost of 7lei last year. No problem what so ever. From Gara De Nord you can use Metro/Subway/underground if you can manage your luggage by yourself.

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