Before getting at IFIN-HH
Access forms are required for all the visitors and collaborators that are attending experiments in IFIN-HH.
Therefore, please send an email to the liaison officer or to your local spokeperson with information about the period of your stay and your passport number.
This information should be transmitted at least 3 working days before your arrival.
How to get to IFIN-HH?
On-demand taxi services are available at Bucharest Henri Coanda International Airport. You may order a taxi by using the touch screen devices in the public area of the Arrivals Terminal.
The passengers get on the taxi right outside the terminal, on the first floor, by showing the ticket issued by the automatic yellow machine. The charges vary between 1.79 lei/km – 3.50
lei/km (approx. 0.34EURO/km - 0.8 EURO/km)
The distance Otopeni Airport – Magurele is around 30 km (depending on the route taken). If you come directly to the Institute, ask the taxi driver to take you to Magurele.
As Magurele town hosts 8 physics institutes, you may give the driver as a hint for the final destination: ”la Reactor (IFIN-HH)”. When entering in Magurele you will pass a bridge (bullet 4 on the map) over the Bucharest's Ring Road. After this bridge, the driver should enter a roundabout (bullet 3) and take the third exit, a road (Reactorului St.) that will take you towards the destination (bullet 1), just after passing through a forest.
Public transportation: Express Buses 780 and 781 offer daily service to from Otopeni Airport to IFIN-HH/ELI-NP with one connection at Basarab trainstation. 780 Express bus (Otopeni Airport - Basarab Trainstation) is active between 5:35 and 23:10 (780 Timetable), while 781 Express bus (Basarab Trainstation - IFIN-HH/ELI-NP) is active between 4:40 and 22:30 (781 Timetable).
The journey to IFIN-HH takes approximately 90 minutes for normal traffic. The fare for a round-trip ticket is 7 Lei (about $1.75 or 1.6 EURO). Ticket can be purchased from the kiosk located at the ground level of the Arrival Terminal or it may by payed by sending an SMS to 7458 with text E780, respectively E781 (details).
Another transport option that connects Otopeni Airport to Bucharest City Centre is 783 Express Bus ((783 - Timetable). 783 will take you to Piața Unirii (Union Square), where you can take tram #32 up to Antiaeriană station, after which a regional bus will bring you to Măgurele (R426, R428, R464 sau E781).
In the institute
IFIN-HH has two guest houses in Magurele, with single or double rooms. One of the guest houses has a fully equipped kitchen on each floor. Prices vary between EUR 20 / person / day and EUR 40 / person / day, depending on room type, occupancy rate and total number of days booked.
The costs will be paid in lei according to the current exchange rate of the NBR (BNR exchange rate).
For more details, please send an email to the DFNA secretariat at least two weeks before the visit.
Hotel in Măgurele:
In Magurele there is only one 2-star hotel, which has prices starting from 150 lei / person / day. For more details or to book, please send an email to the DFNA secretariat at least two weeks before the visit.
Hotels in Bucharest:
There are many options that can be accessed through booking sites. Below you will find some hotel recommendations that are positioned relatively close to the historic center of Bucharest and also not far from Magurele:
Address: 82-84 str. Izvor,
Reservations: +40 21 401 1011 website: http://www.ibishotels.ro/hotel-ibis-bucuresti-palatul-parlamentului
Address: 106 str. Izvor,
Reservations: +40 21 411 9990 Website: http://parliament-hotel.ro/
Address: 90 Calea 13 Septembrie,
Reservations: +40 21 403 0000 Website: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/buhro-jw-marriott-bucharest-grand-hotel/