Aurel Vlaicu International Airport duty free

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About Aurel Vlaicu International Airport (BBU)

OP 18, Șoseaua București-Ploiești 40, București 013695, Romania
City: Bucharest
+40 21 232 0020
Arrivals: Băneasa International Airport (BBU) Arrivals
Departures: Băneasa International Airport (BBU) Departures
Weather Temperature: 25.3°C
Conditions: Clear
Humidity: 58%
Wind: 5.14 k/h
Pressure: 1018 hpa
44.50320053, 26.10210037
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Aurel Vlaicu International Airport (IATA: BBU, ICAO: LRBS), is an airport serving the Bucharest area in Romania. Scroll down or click here to see what Aurel Vlaicu International Airport shops, bars, restaurants, cafes, and facilities we have in our Duty Free Information 2022 Database.

Bucharest Aurel Vlaicu Airport (IATA: BBU, ICAO: LRBS) (largely known as Băneasa Airport or Bucharest City Airport) is located in Băneasa district, Bucharest, Romania, 8.5 km (5.3 mi) north of the city center. Named after Aurel Vlaicu, a Romanian engineer, inventor, aeroplane constructor and early pilot, it was Bucharest’s only airport until 1969, when the Otopeni Airport (today Henri Coandă International Airport) was opened to civilian use.

Until March 2012, when it was converted into a business airport, Aurel Vlaicu International was the second airport in Romania in terms of air traffic, and Bucharest’s low-cost hub.

How far away is Aurel Vlaicu International Airport from from the centre of Bucharest?

It takes approximately 24 mins to drive the 7.0 mi (11.3 kilometres) between the centre of Bucharest and Aurel Vlaicu International Airport, making it accessible enough to facilitate and accommodate any travel plans. Make sure you arrive in time to take the opportunity to explore the duty-free shopping opportunities located inside BBU airport, where you can purchase exclusive perfumes, wine, food items, sweets, and souvenirs from Romania.

What are the parking options at Aurel Vlaicu International Airport?

Outdoor parking options are available. Don't forget that you can also opt to leave your car at home, thanks to the many public transportation alternatives that can take you to and from Aurel Vlaicu International Airport.

What is there to do upon arrival at Aurel Vlaicu International Airport?

Once you arrive, you have the option to fuel up for your journey by grabbing a bite to eat at any of the 1 available restaurants and cafes we have in our database, or why not head straight for the duty-free shopping opportunities at Aurel Vlaicu International Airport? Get a last-minute gift for a loved one, or spoil yourself with a well-deserved souvenir from your trip.

Aurel Vlaicu International Airport Shops, Restaurants, and Facilities

Tax Free shops, bars, restaurants, cafes, and facilities at Aurel Vlaicu International Airport include:

Automat Food
  • International Departure
  • After Security
  • Central Area
  • After Security
  • International Departure
  • After Security

Duty Free Allowance at Aurel Vlaicu International Airport

If you are travelling to Romania from a country within the EU, then you can bring in an unlimited amount of goods that you have bought in that country as long as the price you paid included tax and the goods are for your own personal use (this also includes items that you intend to be gifts).

What are the limits on duty free cigarettes/alcohol at Aurel Vlaicu International Airport from inside the EU

Despite there not being a limit on the amount of alcoholic and tobacco goods that you can bring in from a country in the EU, if you have goods that are more than the following guidelines, then there is a good chance that you will be questioned by a Customs Officer about what you intend to do with the goods:

  • 800 cigarettes, 200 cigars, or 1 kg of tobacco
  • 110 litres of beer
  • 10 litres of spirits
  • 90 litres of wine
  • 20 litres of fortified wine

What are the limits on duty free cigarettes/alcohol at Aurel Vlaicu International Airport from outside the EU

If you are entering Romania from a country outside of the EU, then your allowance changes to the amounts listed below. Again, these must be for your own personal use. If you intend to sell the goods or if you go over these allowances, then you may have to pay duty and/or tax).

  • 200 cigarettes, 100 cigarillos, 50 cigars, or 250g of tobacco
  • 4 litres of still wine
  • 1 litre of alcohol over 22% volume or 2 litres of alcohol less than 22% volume
  • 16 litres of beer
  • up to £390 worth of all other goods
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