RATB buses at night / 780 and 783 lines

RATB buses at night / 780 and 783 lines for Bucharest - Henri Coanda Airport, Otopeni

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Because more and more people are asking us about the express lines that connect the “Henri Coanda” Otopeni International Airport to Bucharest, we decided to write this article with all the necessary information.

Since 2012, RATB has taken measures to supplement the number of buses on the 780 and 783 express lines, the only ones going from / to Otopeni Airport. And also from 2012, line 783 also circulates at night.

780 RATB express line route

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780 RATB express timetable


783 RATB express line route

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783 RATB express timetable


A trip costs 3.5 lei, regardless of the hour. At night, an 783 bus runs approximately 40-45 minutes between Unirii Square and Otopeni Airport. But the day does more due to the traffic and the considerable number of stations. You can buy trips from RATB centers, which are found in most stations. At the airport, at the Arrivals station, you also have ticket machines, as well as a ticket office where you can request additional information.


At night, to reach the Unirii Square, call special RATB lines. They travel from / to the 2 Unirii Square, where the 783 express line ends.

If you do not want to go by taxi, 780 and 783 express lines can be a good alternative to get to the airport.

But RATB is still working on those 2 express lines. It would be good to reduce the number of stations, at least in the Baneasa-Otopeni area, and to technologicalize the buses for these routes. The electronic display and announcements should be in Romanian and English. The stations at the airport, the Unirii Square and the Basarab Train Station will be better signaled, there will be electronic displays with timetable, route and other information. Let the world know that there are stations for the 780 and 783 express lines, not to look for guesses. RATB does things on its knees and in Romanian style "lets it go". Should invest in quality and finishes.

Pleasant trips and clear sky!

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  2. mihai says

    Is it possible to get tickets at night?

    1. Sorin Rusi says

      Yes! You have tons of tickets at the Otopeni stations and at the end of the 783 line from Unirii Square!

  3. cornel says

    I have a RATB card, blue cardboard, written by Multiple, bought a week ago. It was 10 normal trips. I only used one. Is it good for Express too, or should I buy another special? I don't know, are the cards loaded with lei, or with the number of trips?

    1. Sorin Rusi says

      Well it depends on the cards. Normally, the blue card can be with 2 normal trips of 1.3 lei. For the express line you need 3.5 lei travel. The blue ones cannot be charged.

      But ask for a green card for recharging and you can charge it with lei. When you validate, the money will be withdrawn for a journey of 1.3 lei if you are in the RATB means of transport in Bucharest or 3.5 lei if you are one of the express lines 780 and 783.

      1. Ovidiu says

        It does not depend on cards but it depends on the traveler if he knows what to ask and to ask there at the counter. Cardboard blue cards can be loaded with a minimum of two 2 express trips and a maximum of 10. Enter the RATB site and get informed from there in the MENU.

  4. cornel says

    Thanks for the prompt reply. When I was in Bucharest I asked for a 20 travel card and gave me 2 blue cards with 10 travel. One I completely consumed, and the other I had 9 trips. As you say, it's not good for express. So I had to request a green card to be valid on regular buses and express. At least those 9 trips are also valid on trams, or only for buses? (for when I come to Bucharest).

    1. Sorin Rusi says

      Go to a RATB counter and request travel for express lines ... If you have a nominal or non-nominal green card, you can keep it and always charge it with money. Stop giving money to temporary cards.

      The 9 1.3 lei travelers can use all that RATB means: buses, trams and trolleybuses!

  5. Bianca says


    I am also looking for the night program for the 783 Line, from Piata Unirii to Aeroprt, and I can only find the one with the last departure from Piata Uniriii to 23.30.
    The question is: do I find him somewhere? Or just after the last announced departure, the one from 23.30 adds 40 minutes and this is the schedule?
    I would be grateful if you could help me with an answer, regardless of whether it's the program or at least I know for sure if it works during the night.

    Thank you very much!

    1. Sorin Rusi says

      Well the 783 line program starts at 0: 10 and ends at 23: 30: D. This means that the next one after 23: 30 is at 0: 10. The problem is that the hours are not respected 100%. Due to daily traffic, the hours may change. Tickets are taken from tons of station tickets!

      Analyze the posted times carefully and you will see there everything you need 😀

  6. Avram Mona says

    I consulted the RATB schedule. The plane they arrive at 12.30 at night, Is there any possibility to transport or only Taxi? Thanks!

    1. Sorin Rusi says

      If you look carefully at the 783 route schedule, you will see that there are buses at night as well. If you arrive at 00: 30, you have the chance to catch the 01: 10 car.

  7. Bute Lili says

    7 and 8 year students go free?

    1. Sorin Rusi says

      Read the RATB regulation. From what I know, No!

  8. par says

    can you buy tickets at night between 00: 00 and 5: in the morning?

    1. par says

      , is there really any express transport at night?

      1. Sorin Rusi says

        The 783 line also circulates at night, and the tickets can be purchased from an automatic located at the station from the "SOSIRI" terminal or from the counter ...

  9. Ortudea Jude says

    Why do 783 timetables appear at different times if you open 2 sites?
    different? Ex. for departure from Piata Unirii on one site appears 4.20 time, and on another 4.05 and 4.45. It's confusing because I don't understand what's right.

    1. Sorin Rusi says

      We updated the schedules and routes because STB changed them recently ... Thanks!

  10. Florin says


    Does bus 783 have the same schedule on New Year's Eve 2019-2020?

    Thank you

    1. Sorin Rusi says

      During the winter holidays, the STB lines will run after a Sunday program.

      1. Andreea says

        Hello and thank you for your information! I can not find anywhere clear information about line 783 on New Year's Eve 2019-20. In principle, I also knew that the holidays are circulated according to the weekend program, but I see that they do not bother to put any statement on their site. Are you absolutely sure it's going on tonight? Is it possible to have a deviation? I would like to take him from Victoria. Thanks a lot and a good new year!

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