A. During the Tournament
We will post maps and information on public transportation before the tournament.
B. Getting There on Your Own
Ploiești is a very well connected transport hub and there are a lot of quite convenient (both fast and cheap) ways to get here. We do kindly ask for you to tell us in due time when you are arriving and where you are arriving so we can organize pick up. Please contact our registration officer should you have any more questions regarding transportation.
Ploiești is about 50 km (31 mi) away from Henri Coandă Otopeni International Airport (OTP). There are quite cheap flights from Vienna, Budapest and other Central and Western European hubs to Henri Coanda Otopeni (Austrian, Lufthansa, Czech, Malev, Tarom). You can also find links to transcontinental hubs, such as Frankfurt and Istanbul. If you speak to us in time we will try to organize cheap pick up vans from the airport directly to Ploiești.
Their site can provide valuable information regarding available destinations, and transport to Bucharest, more specifically the North Rail Station (Gara de Nord) where you can find hourly connetions to Ploiești.
1. Henri Coandă Otopeni International Airport – Bucharest North Rail Station (Gara de Nord)
For non-taxi services, you can use this link to get more info.
You may also take a taxi from the airport to Bucharest North Rail Station. That will be faster but beware that taxis from the airport (these are special firms, not regular city ones) can be expensive, even up to 40 euros pe car. Some might try to trick you, so be sure they start the meter before you depart. If you do want to use a taxi we suggest that you call one from the in-town, normal-rate taxi firms. We suggest Speed Taxi (+40 021 9477), Taxi 2000 (+40 021 9494) or Meridian Taxi (+40 021 9444). Normal taxi fares should take you up to about 13 euro per car (50 RON).
There are also private shuttles you can organize, for this option please google “Bucharest – airport shuttle”.
2. Bucharest North Rail Station (Gara de Nord) – Ploiești
There are hourly trains from Ploiești to Bucharest. You can buy tickets directly from the ticket offices. Prices vary from 2 – 4 EUR, depending on the train type.
Ploiești is the second most well connected transport hub in Romania, after Bucharest, so you should be able to get here from about anywhere in Europe. It is advisable to ask for accurate information at your local train station.
Trains coming in from Western and Central Europe almost without exception come into Romania, through Ploiești West (Vest) Rail Station, which is the last stop before getting to Bucharest.
Trains coming in from Ukraine, Russia, the Baltics or Moldova, should pass through Ploiești South (Sud) Rail Station which is also the last stop before Bucharest.
If you are travelling from Southern Europe or the Balkans, you will get to Bucharest and then you will have to take a 40 min train to Ploiești from there.
Depending on where you are traveling from there are buses run by different operators that pass through or go directly to Ploiești. For more information contact your local Coach or Bus Operator.