Event Location

Intercontinental Hotel Ronda Hall

1st floor, Nicolae Balcescu 4, Bucharest, Romania
Front Desk: +40-21-3102020
Fax: +40-21-3120486
E-mail: bucharest@interconti.ro

For questions related to content aspects, please contact Ligia Deca, Head of the BFUG Secretariat at secretariat@ehea.info
For questions related to practical aspects, please contact Luciana Bratu, International Programmes Coordinator at luciana.bratu@uefiscdi.ro


Airport Transportation:

From the Henri Coanda International Airport Bucharest city centre and return.


The direct line (express) that connects the airport with the Conference venue (Intercontinetal Hotel) is line 783. Tickets can be bought in front of the Arrivals Terminal (cost of a ticket is 8 lei - approx. 1.9 euro). The line runs all week with the first bus leaving from the airport at 5:30 in the morning and the last one departing from the airport at 23:00. The Service runs every 15 minutes on weekdays and every 30 minutes on weekends. A usual journey with the bus to Bucharest Downtown might take around 45-60 minutes.

Route of 783: Henri Coanda International Airport Arrivals Terminal, "Aurel Vlaicu" Airport Băneasa, Otopeni City, Arcul de Triumf, Piaţa Presei Libere, Piaţa Victoriei, Piaţa Romană, Piaţa Universităţii, Piaţa Unirii.

The bus 783 will take you directly to the venue location. You should descend at the bus stop Piața Universității and walk across to the Intercontinental Hotel.


The usual fee is 1.39 Lei/Km (0.32 eur/km) but you will find official airport taxis with 3.5 lei/km (0.8 eur/km).

If you want to pay by credit card you must travel with a Fly taxi car (3.5 lei/km).The vehicles are equipped with POS (terminals for electronic payment: American Express, Mastercard, Maestro, Visa) http://www.taxifly.ro/

For information and requests you can contact the airport services non-stop at the office located within the Arrivals Terminal (first floor).

Distance to Hotel: 16.5 km / 10.25 miles

Taxi Charge (one way): approx. 60 Lei (15 EUR)

Time by taxi: approx. 40 min.

Public Transportation

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


Buses, trams and trolleybuses operate between 5:00 am and 11:00 pm.

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 (12 EUR) penalty. Tickets or passes can be purchased at any kiosk displaying the RATB logo. http://www.ratb.ro


The subway operates from 5:00 am until 11:00 pm.

Subway station near the hotel: Piata Universitatii

Subway fares: two-trip ticket: 4.0 Lei, day pass: 6.0 Lei, ten-trip ticket: 10.0 Lei
The subway station Piata Universitatii is right next to the hotel. http://www.metrorex.ro


Recommended accommodation for participants

1. Hotels placed within 5-10 minutes from the conference venue:

InterContinental Bucharest - 5 stars (link) is the conference venue. The hotel is one of the city’s favorite international high-rise hotels, a distinction owed to its ideal location, fine appointments and impeccable service. Within walking distance are business and shopping boulevards, embassies and the Metro. The National Theatre, four significant museums, the old city featuring the famous Lipscani Street and Cişmigiu Gardens are just a few minutes away.

Hotel Casa Capsa - 5 stars (link)

Established in 1852, Casa Capsa Hotel is the symbol of Romanian “high-life” society. The Hotel has retained its old-world charm even after the restoring actions. It’s a sumptuous location with sparkling chandeliers and baroque furnishing. The superbly equipped Hotel Casa Capsa is situated in the center of Bucharest, offering comfortable rooms all with matrimonial beds and exquisite furnishings.

Athenee Palace Hilton Bucharest Hotel – 5 stars (link)

Explore Bucharest from the historic Athenee Palace Hilton Bucharest hotel, built in 1914 and set in the heart of the city. At the Hilton Athenee Palace Bucharest hotel you can enjoy local attractions including the Romanian Athenaeum and the former Royal Palace. Theatres, shops and cafés are all located within walking distance.

Grand Hotel Continental (link) is a 5 star boutique hotel in Bucharest that combines the details of an exceptional architecture with a vast aray of personalized services, dedicated to an elite clientele. The building nested in a historical monument has an excellent location on Victoriei Avenue, a place full of history, the center of the Bucharest high-life, since the 1800′s. Recently opened in 2009, after a 4 years restoration and redecoration process, Grand Hotel Continental awaits its guests for a history journey.

Novotel Bucharest - 4 stars (link)

Ideally located in the heart of the city, the 4 star hotel offers not only an exceptional positioning but also a unique blend of classical architecture and modern, functional design. Enjoy our restaurant, bar and summer terraces and unwind in the Wellness Centre. Free Wi-Fi internet.

Ramada Majestic Hotel – 4 stars (link)

Ramada Majestic Bucharest Hotel is located at the “0” Km of Bucharest, in the business, financial, cultural and shopping centre of Bucharest, closely to “Universitatii Square”, considered “the heart of Bucharest”, on Calea Victoriei, one of the oldest main street in Bucharest, the site of many monuments and important institutions.

Hotel Opera – 3 stars (link)

Opera Hotel, one of the capital`s stylish hotels. Reopened in December 2002, perfectly located in the center of the business and cultural area of the Bucharest, and very quiet at the same time, with many key sights nearby, the Opera Hotel welcomes you into a warm and cozy atmosphere.

Volo Hotel -4 stars (link)

Volo Hotel is ideal for your stay or on short or long business trips. Volo Hotels enjoys a privileged location being positions within walking distance of main attractions of the city. Only in a few minutes’ walk you can find the Palace of Parliament, Cismigiu Park, Park Izvor, Cotroceni Palace, national Theatre, University Square. In addition Henri Coanda International Airports is 19 Km away from the hotel and North Station in 15 minutes drive. The hotel is located one minute away from subway, bus and trolley stations, which will ease the access to all shopping centers and Bucharest`s attractions.

2. Hotels placed near the North Railway Station:

Ibis Hotel – 3 stars (link)

The Ibis Bucuresti Gara de Nord hotel is located 2 km from the city center and 200 m from the main railway station. The hotel has 250 air conditioned rooms, a restaurant, a terrace and a bar opened 24 hours for snacks. It also features 6 meeting rooms for seminars and conferences, and private outdoor parking with security guard service. Business travelers will appreciate the free WiFi wireless internet access.

General Information


RON = Leu (plural "Lei") (pronunciation: lay).

Exchange rate

The official exchange rate is around: 1 EUR= 4.25 LEI. This rate varies slightly on a daily basis.

Currency exchange in the airport

There are several exchanges at the Henri Coanda airport, but the Exchange rates ar not very good.

ATMs in the airport

There are several ATMs in the Arrivals Terminal, Public area, first floor. You can take out lei from almost any Credit and Debit Cards. All ATMs offer similar exchange rates and can be used with confidence. The banks that have an ATM installed in the Arrivals terminal are:

• Unicredit Tiriac Bank


• Credit Europe Bank

• Bancpost

• Alpha Bank

• Piraeus Bank


Temperature: 8 to 16 degrees °C (October)

Time zone: GMT + 2 hours

Electricity : 220V, 50Hz Standard continental European dual round-pronged plugs.

Emergency number: 112

Romania country telephone code: +40

Bucharest telephone code: 021

International calls from Romania: 00 + country code + area code + telephone number

Public telephones operate on magnetic cards. Magnetic cards are available for purchase at post offices, newspaper kiosks, and tobacco shops.


A visa is required for participants from the following countries: Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine.

As visa requirements may change, we suggest checking with the nearest Romanian consulate. Please check the website of the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs: http://www.mae.ro/index.php?unde=doc&id=7201&idlnk=3&cat=5

If you need a personlised invitation letter to obtain your visa, please contact the organisers at secretariat@ehea.info.

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