Taxis at Otopeni (part 94)

Returning from London last night we had absolutely no problem whatsoever in finding a taxi at Otopeni. This report from last month was apparently true. Despite arriving at just after midnight (a notoriously busy time when three or four planes land one after the other) there was no queue at the dispensing machines and although… Continue reading Taxis at Otopeni (part 94)

Cheap taxis back at Otopeni. Possibly

Bucharest’s Otopeni Airport today announced that as of Wednesday June 15th, cheap taxis charging a maximum 1.40 lei will be allowed to wait for passengers directly outside the main, first-floor arrivals terminal. There will be no need to use the machines to order a taxi (unless you want a taxi from a particular company). The… Continue reading Cheap taxis back at Otopeni. Possibly

Otopeni Airport is a national embarrassment

Since April 1st of this year it has become very difficult (at times impossible) to easily find a cheap, trustworthy taxi at Bucharest’s Otopeni Henri Coanda Airport. How have we arrived at this ridiculous situation? Here’s a little background… For years Bucharest Otopeni Airport was home to some of the world’s most expensive taxis. In… Continue reading Otopeni Airport is a national embarrassment

Otopeni Airport fucks things up, yet again

UPDATE (6/4/2016): A pertinent, well-written comment (take notes everyone) from a taxi driver who works for one of the decent Bucharest taxi companies, Speed, has shed some light on what is really going on at Otopeni, and why the cheaper taxis have all but disappeared: You are all getting it wrong. I work as a… Continue reading Otopeni Airport fucks things up, yet again

Otopeni taxi update: It’s not all good

Back in February the Ministry of Transport did a very good thing: it introduced a new taxi ordering system at Bucharest’s Otopeni Airport which at a stroke got rid of (almost) all the rip off taxis which used to have a monopoly on picking up passengers in the arrivals area. The system was a little… Continue reading Otopeni taxi update: It’s not all good

Taxis at Otopeni: It’s all good

So it’s all true. Returning to Bucharest last night we were able to try out the new taxi system at Otopeni airport. Announced by Transport Minister Ralu Fenechiu last month the system – designed to make accessing a cheap taxi at the airport easy and to kick out the rip-off merchants once and for all… Continue reading Taxis at Otopeni: It’s all good