In the last 10 years, Romania recorded a huge increase in every domain. The multinational company invested a lot of money and built its headquarters in Bucharest. People often travel in and out of the country and now renting a private car (in addition to public taxis) is a common fact. Generally car rental companies are hired by multinational companies, so they can have confidence that their employees or VIPs will have a time at any place without any hassle. This relationship between car rental companies and multinational companies is based on peer trust.
Apart from multinational companies, car rental companies are also in demand by foreigners who come to visit Romania. There are several car rental companies with experienced drivers with advanced studies and guide licenses who can easily give you a dream tour of Romania’s tourist attractions, cities and sites. People prefer to go on a tour with a coach and 40 other people, rent a private car and make their own itinerary.
And now… Why should you rent a car at the Bucharest airport?
Bucharest has 2 airports, one for international and domestic flights and one for domestic flights only. (Otopeni airport and Baneasa airport) There is no means of transportation from Otopeni airport ( located 11 km from the north entrance of the city) except public taxis.
A few years ago, there was a big scandal among taxi drivers, which negatively affected people arriving at the airport. Many taxi drivers were later forced to quit their jobs, and they now remain “undercover” at the airport asking everyone who comes out if they need a taxi. They fool everyone who asks for more than the normal price, and they are rude and disrespectful. Security couldn’t afford to do anything as they would risk another scandal.
So you will have two options for airport transfer. These people, or companies with public transport by forcing old taxi drivers to use this. (also at a very high price). Also, if you somehow manage to get into the city, the means of public transportation are dirty and unfriendly.