Travel information

Visa application

If you need a visa to enter Romania, please contact the Conference Secretariat to get an invitation letter to present to your local Romanian Embassy or Consulate. Note that, invitation letters for visa purposes can only be sent to people who have completed the registration process. This letter however does not involve any commitments by the Workshop Organizers to cover fees, accommodation, travel expenses or other costs connected to the participation in the Conference.

Travel Advice

Entry and stay conditions in Romania.

Citizens of the European Union, the European Economic Area (EEA) and the Swiss Confederation Member State can enter Romania at any border checkpoint where they must present a valid identity document – passport or another identity document acknowledged by the Romanian State.

EU/EEA/Swiss Confederation citizens may enter and stay in the territory of Romania in keeping with the right of free movement and residence granted under the Romanian legislation, according to European provisions. For a stay in Romania longer than 90 days, a registration certificate has to be obtained from the Romanian Immigration Office.

Citizens of other states (states not in the EU/EEA) need an entry visa.

For info on the Romanian visa, visit the MFA website – Visa section.

For further info go to the websites of the Romanian Immigration Office and the Border Police.

Customs Regulations

Goods that are to be marketed are subject to the customs regime. For personal goods no customs duties are levied. For further details visit the websites of the National Customs Authority and the Border Police.

Internal Transport

In Romania driving is done on the right side of the road.

Speed limits on Romanian roads are as follows: 50 km/h in built-up areas, 90 km/h on open roads, 100 km/h on European national roads (E) and 130 km/h on motorways.

In Romania you give priority to traffic coming from your right, if not stated otherwise by other traffic signs.

Wearing seat belts is mandatory.

Parking is permitted in special parking areas and on public roads (unless there are signs prohibiting parking).

In case of road accidents, irrespective of how serious, until traffic agents arrive, it is not permitted to alter the position of the vehicle or move it away from the where the accident happened.

In case of emergency, call 112.

For further info go to the website of the Romanian Police.

Health Insurance

Health and travel insurances are accepted in medical establishments in Romania, provided payment is confirmed first by the foreign insurance company.

Insurance companies in Romanian sell health insurances for the duration of the stay in the territory of the Romanian State.

For further information, please go to the website of the National Health Insurance House.

Credit Cards

In Romania all types of credit cards valid in the European Union are accepted. Credit cards may be used at retailers or service providers where signs indicate the cards accepted, and at any ATM. ATMs dispense Lei (RON), the national currency.

Useful Phone Numbers

Useful Links

For more information you can access the following websites:


Airport - Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP)

International flights arrive at Henri Coanda International Airport (Otopeni), the biggest airport in Romania, located about 19 Km (12 Miles) north of Bucharest's downtown. Facilities include ATMs, an exchange office and cell phone rentals. Major car rental companies have offices located on the baggage claim level.

There are direct flights from multiple destinations in Europe and connecting flights from the United States, Canada, Asia and Australia, e.g.:

Flights from Min. flight duration Round ticket cost
Europe Paris, London 3h (direct flights) 100-150 Eur (low cost)
200-270 Eur (regular)
Rome, Berlin 2h (direct flight)
US New York 12h (one stop) 600-750 Eur (regular)
700-900 Eur (regular)
Los Angeles 16h (one stop)
Asia Beijing 11h (one stop) 550-800 Eur (regular)
Singapore 13h (one stop) 650-1000 Eur (regular)
Tokyo 16h (one stop)

Transportation between Henri Coanda International Airport and city centre

By Bus: Express Bus 783 offers daily service to the city centre, with stops at Baneasa Airport, Piata Presei Libere, Piata Victoriei, Piata Romana, Piata Universitatii and Piata Unirii. This line runs day and night. The bus leaves every 15 minutes during the day and every 40 minutes during the night. The journey to downtown takes approximately 40 minutes. Fare is 7 Lei (about 1.8 Euro) for a round-trip ticket.

By Taxi: Only licensed taxi companies are allowed in the airport. Fare to downtown Bucharest is about 15 Euro. The fee per km for trips from the airport is starting from 1.4 Lei to 3.30 Lei (0.3 to 0.9 Euro/km).

By Train: "Henri Coandă Express" trains provide connection between Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport and Bucharest North Railway Station. The passengers transfer between CFR "Airport Stop" and the airport passengers terminals is provided by buses whose schedule is synchronized with the trains schedule. The tickets are valid both for the train and for the transfer bus, the price being of 6.8 lei (1.5 Euro) per ticket.

Public Transportation

Bucharest's public transportation network includes: bus (autobuz), tram (tramvai), trolleybus (troilebuz) and subway (Metrou).

Buses, trams and trolley buses operate - between 5:00am and 11:59pm. See more information on RATB.

The subway operates - from 5:00am until 11:00pm. See more information on METROREX (click on the map for a full size picture).

RATB and Subway maps can be found at kiosks near bus and tram stops. Tickets must be purchased beforehand and validated upon boarding. Travelers may be asked to show the validated ticket during the trip. Travelers without a validated ticket must pay a 50 Lei (13 Euro) penalty (Suprataxa).

Buses, trams and trolley buses:


Taxi service:

In the city centre, taxis are easy to take from the street but we strongly recommend you use hotel taxis or to call a taxi by phone through the radio taxi service. Fees per km are posted on driver's and passenger doors.

Average Taxi fares: Initial Fee 2 Lei (0.5 Euro) plus 2 Lei/km (0.45 Euro/km).

Recommended taxi companies and their contact phone (local):

University Politehnica of Bucharest

University Politehnica of Bucharest

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