Car Hire at Bucharest Otopeni Airport
This information is correct as of August 2015 Whether want to visit Vlad the Impaler, explore vast Communist relics or spend summer days lazing by a beautiful lakeside, you can find the best car hire at Bucharest Otopeni Airport with Skyscanner.
Where to hire a car at Bucharest Otopeni Airport
There are eight car hire companies with desks at Bucharest Otopeni Airport: Avis, Autonom, Boca Autotrade, Europecar, Hertz, Sixt and Touring. All of the desks are inside the terminal, so you don’t need to go far to pick up your car.
Petrol stations near Bucharest Otopeni Airport
Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.
Luckily there is a Statii de Carburant petrol station located just 12 minutes drive from Bucharest Otopeni Airport. From the airport take the DN1/E60 road and you will see the petrol station on the right hand side.
Driving around Bucharest Otopeni Airport
Bucharest Otopeni Airport is well connected to the regions roads. From the north the E60 road leads to Braşov, while the A1 highway leads to Pitesti in the west. To the east is the A2 highway from Constanţa while the E20 in the south goes to Giurgiu.
Getting to your destination
We’ve put together a quick guide on getting to the most popular destinations Bucharest Otopeni Airport.
This beautiful lake is a haven for summer swimming, picnics, boating, fishing, sunbathing and enjoying family time in the sunshine. Beautifully rural, lush green trees provide cooling shade in the heat. As well as being a weekend away spot for the wealthy, Snagov is also home to a little monastery in which apparently lie the remains of Vlad Tepes, or Vlad the Impaler as he is more commonly known.
It takes just 25 minutes to reach Snagov Island by car from Bucharest Otopeni Airport. Fro the airport, get on the E60 turning right on to the DJ101B. Keep left and follow the signs for Snagov Island to see Vlad the Impaler’s tomb. You will be able to park close to the small footbridge that takes you over to the island.
Climbing and winding cobbled hills lead to ancient baroque squares that drew in the likes of Brahms and List with their beguiling beauty. Voted Capital of Culture in 2007 this is a city of festivals, arts, crafts, theatre, opera and a general bohemian vibe. Locals and visitors sit outside sunny cafes sipping coffee and sampling luxurious cakes to a backdrop of pastel coloured houses, buskers and street caricaturists.
It is just under 4 hours by car from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Sibiu. Get on the E60 highway from the airport and take a right on to the DC24. At the roundabout, take the2nd exit onto the SCNB Strada Aeroportului, turn right and merge with the E81. From there get on the E68 and follow signs to Sibiu.
Filled with monolithic pieces of Brutalist and Communist architecture, Bucharest is a window in to the world pre-1990 when Ceausescu was still running the show from his colossal palace that today makes for a jaw-dropping list of interior fixtures and fittings. The city may be a little run-down and dusty but it is exciting and energetic. Young people rush from shopping malls to cafes to museums, stop in churches to light a candle and lie in the landscaped green parks dotted around the city. A worthwhile stop before heading into the wilds of Transylvania.
Bucharest is 30 minutes by car from Otopeni Airport. Take the E60 from the airport and merge with the E81 following signs to Bucharest city centre.
Parking in Bucharest Otopeni is very limited in the city centre, which is often extremely crowded. There is plenty of on street parking in the outskirts of Bucharest. If you can find street parking it will cost approximately 1.5 RON per hour between 9am and 5pm. Private car parks cost a bit more (some of them around 1.5 RON per 30 minutes) however they are usually safer t park in. Some hotels in Bucharest offer free parking.
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