Council of Europe CAHAMA & the Monitoring Group – 2019

Practical information

1. Arrival and departure at Bucharest “Henri Coandă” Airport
17 km from the Centre of Bucharest, the airport is connected by bus and taxi.
Participants will be responsible for organizing their own transport during their stay in Bucharest.

Figure 1 – Bucharest Airport overview (Google Maps)


Bus tickets can be acquired at the ticket office in front of the Arrivals Terminal.
The 783 Express line connects Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport with the city center.
This line runs day and night. At night, the bus leaves every 40 minutes.
Airport stops
In front of the Arrivals Terminal and Departures Terminal
Price for one trip is 3,5 lei.
The magnetic card valid for two travels costs 7 lei.
Estimated travel time (from the airport to the city center) is 60 minutes.

Pick-up point for the taxis is located directly outside Terminal (see figure 1). Estimated travel time to the city centre is 40 minutes and costs around 50-70 lei (10 – 15 EUR). Meters are mandatory and the taxis don’t accept credit cards.

For more information on airport transportation, please see:

2. Currency
The official currency of Romania is LEI. 1 euro is worth about 4,8 lei.

Almost every shop and museum accepts credit cards such as VISA. ATM’s are very common in Bucharest
and currency exchanges can be found also at the airport.

3. Meeting venue: Palace of the Parliament

Calea 13 Septembrie, 1-3, Entrance A1, Bucharest 050711

The Parliament Palace, more commonly referred to as the People’s House (Casa Poporului) is the closest thing to the idea of symbol of Bucharest. This bewilderingly monumental structure is the second largest administrative building in the world, only after the Pentagon and, with respect to its technical and architectural parameters, it is often compared with the Egyptian or Mexican pyramids. Thus, as far as the volume is concerned, the Parliament Palace is also the third largest after Cape Canaveral in the United States and the Keops Pyramid. The building stretches on a surface of 64,800 square meters and amounts to 86 meters in height, not to mention the 92-meter underground.

The Parliament Palace is, without a doubt, one of the main tourist sights in Bucharest.

The building sits on the so-called Dealul Spirii (Spirii Hill), also referred to as Dealul Arsenal (Arsenal Hill), and at present it houses the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate. One of the wings is also home to the National Museum of Contemporary Art. The palace is opened to visits, and guided tours in English are also available.

4. Accommodation

Delegations are responsible for their own accommodation. Below is a list of recommended hotels near the meeting venue.

Hotel Parliament ****


St Izvor 106, Sector 5, 050564 Bucharest
Tel.: +40 21 411 9990


Single deluxe room – 75 euro/night
Double deluxe room – 85 euro/night


Book your group rate for 46th meeting of CAHAMA and 50th meeting of the Monitoring Group Anti-Doping Convention – here


JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel*****


Calea 13 Septembrie 90, 050726 Bucharest
Tel.: +40 21 403 0000


Single room – 136 euro/night
Double room – 147 euro/night


Book your group rate for 46th meeting of CAHAMA and 50th meeting of the Monitoring Group Anti-Doping Convention – here

5. Contact details
Address: 37 – 39 Basarabia Bvd., sector 2, Bucharest, Zip code: 022103
Telephone/Fax number: +4 021 311 55 41

Miss Sara-Ioana Saragea

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