International Airport Henri Coanda
(also known as the Otopeni Airport) is well connected to the rest of Europe. All the major airlines have flights to and from this airport. It is located in Bucharest, the capital of Romania. There are three main options for reaching Craiova from Bucharest: by car or by train. Trains leave from the Bucharest Nord train station regularly (~250 km, 3 hours by train). To reach Bucharest Nord from the Henri Coanda Airport there are two options:
- via the 780 bus line , connecting the airport with the Bucharest Nord train station
- via an express train that connects the Henri Coanda Airport to the Bucharest Nord train station. You can buy tickets and ask for info at the international arrivals terminal in the Henri Coanda Airport. The train travels hourly with some exceptions
- by cab/taxi
- Fly directly to Craiova with a layover in Timisoara (~300 km). Flights to and from Craiova are operated by Carpatair
Optionally, a shuttle bus will be organized for participants flying to Bucharest from Henri Coanda International Airport to Craiova and back.
NOTE: Timetables for trains can be found at www.mersultrenurilor.ro.