For those looking to leave the lovely Romanian capital city, two international airports are available. Flights from Bucharest are available at either Henri Coanda International Airport located about 10 from the city center at 224 E, Calea Bucure?tilor, Otopeni, Ilfov, or at Aurel Vlaicu International Airport, which serves VIP passengers and lies closer to the center of town at only five miles away on 40, ?oseaua Bucharest Ploie?ti, district 1, Buchares. Henri Coanda is serviced by major commercial airlines such as Olympic Air, Austrian Airlines, Air France or British Airways while Aurel Vlaicu attracts private and chartered planes. Seats on flights originating from Henri Coanda can usually be booked through Orbitz.com.
There are two parking areas available at Henri Coanda located in front of the terminal. Long-term parking begins at about $11 a day, with the per-day costs lowering with three or more days. Short-term parking is about $0.85 for 30 minutes at the arrivals terminal.
Transportation to catch your flight at Henri Conada can be secured in several ways. A direct train service is available from the Bucharest North railway station to the airport's train station at a cost of about $1.70, with a shuttle bus providing transportation from the airport station to the departures and arrivals hall at the airport itself. If you'd prefer to take the bus however, you can catch the 783 route from the city center, which takes about 45 minutes to reach the airport and costs approximately $2. Taxis are also available to provide a ride from anywhere within the city, with the cost dependent on your origin location. The smaller Aurel Vlaicu is serviced by bus routes 131, 335 and 783, as well as the city's taxis.
A quick breakfast can be had at the Henri Coanda International Airport, before heading off on one of the available flights from Bucharest, either at the Bell Vue or at the World News Café, both located in the airport's public area. If you have time to eat before reaching the airport, however, the Grand Café Galleron located just east of Piata Revolutiei offers an all-day breakfast service.
Chi?in?u International Airport is the primary international airport serving Chi?in?u, Moldova. It is located approximately eight miles southeast of the city. Flights to the airport arrive from Rome, Moscow, and Istanbul, among other cities. Orbitz.com can help you find cheap flights to Chi?in?u by searching all incoming flights to the city in order to get you a great deal on air tickets. Thirteen airlines serve Chi?in?u International Airport, including Lufthansa, Air Moldova, and Austrian Airlines.
Shuttle vans offer the cheapest means of transportation from the airport to the city. These large passenger vans let you share the ride, and therefore the cost, with fellow passengers. Taxis are also available and are cheaper than taxis in many European cities, costing about $3 to $4.50 for a ride from the airport to the city. If you prefer, you can hire a private car or limousine, but it is recommended that you call ahead of time to arrange a ride.
The climate in Chi?in?u is cold in the winter, mild in the spring and fall, and hot in the summer. January through March and November through December may see a few inches of snow. The city does not get a lot of precipitation, but when it does, it is generally during the spring and summer. The humidity is relatively high, and the city can get a bit of fog during the winter months.
Pushkin Museum, Nistru Beach, and Muzeul National de Etnografie se lstorie Naturala are all worth visiting. The Malldova Shopping Mall has several stores that sell local artifacts, along with souvenirs and gifts. Orbiz.com can help you plan your entire trip, as well as find cheap flights to Chi?in?u.
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