Local Information

Travel - getting to Bucharest

Bucharest has reasonable connections with most European capitals. For departures outside Europe or the Middle East, flight connections are needed.

The city is reached by a large number of low-costs flights, mainly from destinations in Italy and Spain as well as from some major cities in Germany, France, the UK, Belgium, Hungary, Turkey, Austria, Israel, etc.

All flights land at Henri Coandă International Airport (IATA: OTP), located in Otopeni, 18 km north of downtown. Henri Coanda airport is often referred to as Otopeni on airline bookings, because of its location.

From airport to city center

There are several options to get from Henri Coandă airport to Bucharest. However, we strongly recommend the express bus 783, which goes from the airport to downtown Bucharest. It runs approximately every 20 minutes, daily, including weekends and holidays (every 40 minutes during the night). Timetable for departures from Henri Coandă Airport to the city center is available here. For the Romanian Academy Library, you get out at Piata Romana stop.

Expect the bus trip to be about 30 minutes long (or even longer during rush hour traffic).

If you take the 783 bus, you'll probably have to ask for some help figuring out the tickets, stops, and how to reach the hotel.

To get a cab, you need to order one from the electronic kiosk available right at the exit after the baggage belts and customs (yes, that crowded place where people wait for the travellers). Beware that not all taxi companies offer the same price per km! Take your receipt from the kiosk, go out to the curb, and wait for the taxi with your number to arrive in about 3 to 5 minutes. Each cab has a little 3 or 4 digit number on the side, different from its license plate number, often in an oval but not always. You have to select a cab company at the kiosk, and look for a cab from that company. All cabs have meters. It should be about 25 lei to Piața Romană. The driver probably won't speak English.

Beware of pickpockets!

Special discounts from Qatar Airways

Those participants from outside Romania wishing to take part to the Global WordNet Conference 2016 in Bucharest can use special discounts offered by our partner Qatar Airways.

To make use of the discount, please enter the special booking code during the booking process under “Promo Code”.

Discounts varies from 5% to 25% depending on booking category and place of origin.

This special offer is valid for sales until 30th of January 2016.


Promo code: OTPGWC16

This code should be used when book through www.qatarairways.com

Travel period:

- Departure from 17th to 30th of January 2016

- Return till 09 February 2016

In case of any questions please contact Qatar Airways local office

On the airport

Sometimes you have to pick up baggage (ADVICE: lock or wrap it! as baggage handlers may have sticky fingers) on a lower level than the main carousels. If so, then you have to come back upstairs in order to get ground transport.

Romanian currency is LEI (or RON), not Euro, so you should get lei from a cash machine at the airport. Roughly, 1 Euro = 4.5 lei, and 1 US$ = 4.2 lei. For up-to-date rates for all currencies, check rates, but expect all banks and exchange offices to have their own exchange rates.

Visa information

Please visit this web-site for visa information relevant to your country of origin.


The Romanian Academy Library is located in Bucharest downtown.

For our conference the following hotel is offering special prices:


Special prices for GWC 2016:
89 Euro for Classic Single room
114 Euro for Classic Double room
These prices include:
- Full American breakfast buffet (Color Your Plate concept included)
- Wi-fi access;
- access to Sheraton Spa;
- Sweet Sleeper Bed;
- coffee/tea maker in room;
- Shine for Sheraton cosmetics.
Prices do NOT include 10% taxes.

In order to book a room, follow this link.

Cancellation policy:
- up to 40 days before check-in date - free of charge cancellation
- up to 7 days before check-in date - only one night can be cancelled with no penalty
- less than 7 days - full charge

Besides the 2, 3, 4 and 5 stars hotels (searching for Bucharest, Romana Square), there are hostels in the vicinity of the conference venue. Their prices range between 10 and 15 euro/night.

For a presentation of the important places to visit in Bucharest, check this web-site

Information about a free walking tour of Bucharest is available at this web-site

Enjoy a flight over Bucharest and let yourself be borne by the sounds of George Enescu's Romanian Rhapsody.