Why not book cheap flights to Bucharest and visit the cultural heart and largest city in Romania? The capital since 1862, Bucharest is a vibrant city that remembers its past while embracing the new and contains a mixture of neo-classical, communist and modern architecture. The highlight for many travellers arriving on flights to Bucharest is attending one or more of the festivals which take place in the city each year showcasing the city’s plethora of artistic and musical talent. It is famous for its house music, with clubs scattered throughout the neighbourhoods of the city blasting bass into the early hours of the morning. These plus the universities inject a youthful vibe into this age-old city. Summers are hot and dry in Bucharest with temperatures averaging 26C and this is when the majority of tourists take in the city sights and festivals on offer. If you’re planning on visiting during the summer, be sure to make travel reservations months in advance.
Bucharest is quietest in the wintertime so cheap flight tickets are easy to come by. The city is located on the Romanian Plain and subject to chilly winds that drive the temperature well below freezing; snowfall is common. Skiers will appreciate the Carpathian Mountain Range just two hours away from Bucharest.
Most people prefer to book flights to Bucharest between June and August, this is when the city is full of lively festivals, attractions are open and the parks are in full bloom. The shoulder seasons of spring and autumn can also be a good time to visit if you want a quieter holiday. There may be a bit of rain, so pack an umbrella to be on the safe side. April and May offers arts festivals such as the Bucharest International Film Festival (April) and the EuropaFest (May).
Flights from London to Bucharest: 3 hours 15 minutes.
Flights from Manchester to Bucharest: 4 hours 50 minutes.
Flights from Birmingham to Bucharest: 3 hours 20 minutes.
Flights from Glasgow to Bucharest: 3 hours 35 minutes.
Ryanair and British Airways both fly direct from London to Bucharest. There are also plenty of European airlines such as Lufthansa, Swiss Air, KLM and Air France that have a stopover before heading to Bucharest. Other options are Hungarian airline Wizz Air and Romanian airline Blue Air, both low-cost carriers that fly direct from Luton and Glasgow to Bucharest.
Henri Coand? International Airport (OTP) is located around 10 miles north of Bucharest’s city centre. There is a direct train and express bus service to Gara de Nord railway station in Bucharest, both of which are frequent and inexpensive. Taxis are also available. Rental car counters are situated between the Departures Terminal and the Arrivals Terminal.