Airfare to Bucharest, Romania
One of the largest cities in Eastern Europe – and the capital of Romania – Bucharest’s architecture and emphasis on culture earned it the nickname ‘Paris East’. The city sits on the river Dambovit. Popular tourist sites include the Palace of Parliament and Old Center.
Airfare to Bucharest will be the cheapest on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday. Mondays are popular with business travellers and weekends are key dates for holidaymakers wanting the longest trips possible – avoid these dates.
Also consider flights into Budapest, Hungary. To get between the cities, you can grab a spot on a train, bus or flight. Look for cheap flights on no frills Europe airlines. MyAir and SkyEurope fly to Bucharest. Although it will take longer to reach your destination, a bus or train could save you enough cash to make it worth your while.
Another possible money-saving tip is to look for flights that go through London, England; Frankfurt, Germany; or another major gateway city instead of flying direct. Because there are more flights – and competition – from these cities on Europe low budget airlines, you can save some cash over flying non-stop to your destination. Flights within Europe rarely exceed two-and-a-half hours. It is very common to layover in one of these main cities.
Finally, consider traveling on a lesser-known carrier. TAROM is the national airline. However, British Airways, KLM, LOT and other airlines also stop in Bucharest.
The most expensive air tickets to Bucharest are found during peak holiday travel times, such as the summer Eurail season. Also be aware of national events or festivals, which can also cause ticket prices to rise.
Summary of Money Saving Tips:
- Fly mid-week
- Book your holiday during the off-peak winter season, January-March
- Consider flying into Budapest, Hungary and traveling overland to Bucharest via train or bus
- Look for flights that go through large cities, with many flights
- Check out carriers besides the national airline – they may undercut the monopolistic competition
For more information on Bucharest, check out BootsnAll’s Bucharest Travel Guide.