Often referred to as "Little Paris," Bucharest is one of the top travel destinations in Eastern Europe. Located in southern Romania, the city is the capital and cultural center of the country. Flights to Bucharest land in Romania's busiest international airport, Bucharest Otopeni Henri Coanda International (BCH), which is about 30 miles north of the city center. The city is one of the most dynamic and energetic in all of Europe, and you'll find a confluence of styles and cultures unlike any other major European city. The Grigore Antipa Natural History Museum is a top pick for kids, and the Romanian Athenaeum is one of the most majestic spots in the city and sure to wow any traveler.
Once you've arranged your Bucharest flights, you should look into ground transportation options and book ahead if necessary. If you don't have a lot of luggage, you can hop on public bus line 780 or 783 for the cheapest ride. Look for the bus stop downstairs in front of Arrivals. There is also a shuttle train on Romanian Rail Services (CFR), and it will take about an hour to get to Bucharest North Station. Many hotels in Bucharest will also arrange for a shuttle to pick you up. Taxis are also a great option and Romania has put extensive effort into making sure they are safe for passengers, but make sure to ask about the fare before you enter any cab.
You'll need at least a few days to explore this energetic capital where you can take in amazing museums, stroll through parks, and hang out in trendy, eclectic cafes. The most iconic city site is probably the Palace of Parliament, so make it's on your itinerary. Look for cheap flights to Bucharest on Travelocity, where you can search over 400 airlines and more than 510,000 hotels worldwide to get the best deals on Bucharest vacation packages.
Airfares offered on Fridays tend to be the cheapest, according to flight demand on Travelocity.ca in 2019. Purchasing your airfares on a Monday or Tuesday can also provide better value, however our advice if you’re looking to save money is to avoid booking on a Saturday. Our data shows, the start of the weekend has the highest ticket values on average, so keep this in mind if you’re browsing flight deals on a weekend.
Frequent travellers may already know this, but earlier in the week is often the cheapest time to fly. Flights departing on a Tuesday are the cheapest of the week. Since weekend flights tend to be more popular, this causes the prices to rise which is why on average, airfares booked on Travelocity.ca in 2019 were most expensive for Saturday departures.
Here’s the deal: It is typically possible to start comparing international airfares on Travelocity.ca up to 12 months in advance. However, it does depend on the carrier as not all airlines release their prices that far out. According to our 2019 flight demand trends, last minute planners can still bag a bargain with some of the cheapest fares appearing 1-2 weeks prior to their travel dates.
We'll let you in on a secret...You can save big on flights if you mix and match your airlines and fare types. In fact, travellers who booked flights on Travelocity.ca in 2019 saved close to 55% when their return flights consisted of two different airlines or fare types.
*According to flight demand on Travelocity.ca from January to December 2019. Savings are subject to change and may vary depending on selections made.