Make your long-haul journey special and choose flights from Melbourne to Bucharest with Qatar Airways. Arrive in the vibrant, cosmopolitan capital of Romania after a journey that delivers the highest standards of luxury – from the elegant décor on our aircraft to the quality of the in-flight entertainment. Our service has won awards for its commitment to excellence and we would love to welcome you onboard, whether you are travelling for business or pleasure.
Once known as “Little Paris”, Bucharest has grown up to develop its own unique identity, and is now a vibrant, bustling and forward-looking destination. The economic and cultural centre of Romania, Bucharest attracts many business travellers and tourists who marvel at its many fascinating sights and sounds – notably the magnificent architecture of buildings like Parliament Palace, the largest parliament building in the world. Reach this thoroughly modern city and gateway to Romania relaxed and refreshed when you fly with Qatar Airways.
This award-winning airport is one of the most popular in Australia, taking business and leisure travellers to destinations all over the globe. Qatar Airways flights from Melbourne take you to our hub in Doha, and the sheer comfort and luxury of Melbourne Airport means that your journey is a pleasure from the very start.
Aboriginal art decorates the airport terminals, while modern shopping options provide you with those last-minute gifts and souvenirs.
Transportation and parking
Short-term parking is available close to the main terminal, while longer-term options are also available. Business parking is just a few metres from the main building, and pick-up and drop-off points are located outside the main entrances.
A bus service runs from the long-term parking area to the main terminal. The Skybus to, and from, the airport runs from the city centre every 15 minutes, while other bus services run throughout the day. Taxis are plentiful, and a pre-book limousine service and car rental are also on offer.
Arriving in Melbourne
Qatar Airways flights from Melbourne depart from Terminal 2, which handles all outbound international flights. An expansion scheme was completed in 2012, providing greater space for retail outlets and passenger lounges.
Because Qatar Airways uses the new A380 Airbus, most departures will be from Gate 9 and11.
Facilities and amenities
The Air Lounge in Terminal 2 offers passengers a relaxing location to grab a quick bite before boarding their Qatar Airways flight from Melbourne.
A number of Australian produce outlets are also located in Terminal 2, as well as luxury accessories retailers and shops selling everything from surfing paraphernalia to perfumes and watches. There is also a large number of food options, from small cafés to excellent restaurants serving international cuisine.
Bucharest is Romania’s capital city and is rapidly becoming one of Europe’s tourist hot-spots. Filled with elegant buildings, cobbled squares and fabulous galleries, Bucharest captures the imagination at any time of year.
Business travellers will also discover it to be an important commercial hub, with a strong finance and investment sector as well as a growing high-tech marketplace filled with innovative and groundbreaking ideas.
Book a flight to Bucharest with Qatar Airways and you’ll step back into an age of elegance, where fine dining and refinement are the order of the day.
The people are warm and welcoming, giving visitors an experience to remember and making Bucharest one of the most popular destinations on the continent.
The heart of the city is the Old Centre or Lipscani, which stretches from the Dâmboviţa River to the south, Calea Victoriei to the west, Calea Moşilor to the east and Regina Elisabeta Boulevard to the north.
Here you’ll find everything from elegant 19th century façades and hotels where quiet opulence is the norm, to the ruins of the medieval court of the Wallachian princes. Narrow cobbled streets add real atmosphere to the city, and are a pleasure to wander down and explore.
In the centre of Bucharest, near Piaţa Unirii (Union Piazza), sits Parliament Palace – the largest parliament building in the world. Twelve storeys high and with 3100 rooms, the palace was recently built – and even has a network of underground tunnels below the surface.
Many of the rooms are lined by Romanian marble, and daily tours take visitors through the building (wear comfortable shoes as the tours can be quite lengthy).
Romania is proud of its traditional lifestyle and roots, and two excellent museums to explore this culture are the Village Museum and the Museum of the Romanian Peasant. The Village Museum is a vast, open-air complex of around 300 traditional buildings from every region of the country. The Museum of the Romanian Peasant celebrates the culture of the Romanian people through textiles, interiors and folk art.
Flights to Bucharest with Qatar Airways land at Henri Coandă International Airport. Visa restrictions for entry into the country will depend on your country of origin, length of stay and whether your trip is for business or pleasure.
Before you fly to Bucharest please check the visa and passport requirements.
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