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About Mihail Kogalniceanu Airport

Mihail Kogălniceanu Airport is an airport that is open to civilian and military use in the world. It was built in 1955 as a Romanian military airbase. The airport opened to civilian flights in 1960 in order to operate civilian flights in the north of Romania and was named after Mihail Kogălniceanu who was one of the country's prime ministers.  The airport operates international flights especially to Europe and the annual passenger average is over 60 thousand passengers.  As per the agreement with the United States, aircrafts of the United States Air Force have been using part of the Mikhail Kogălniceanu Airport as a military base since 1999.

Getting to the City Center from Mihail Kogalniceanu Airport

Constanta, located on the Black Sea coast of Romania, has the largest and most beautiful port of the country. Constanta Port is Europe's fourth largest port after Rotterdam, Antwerp, and Marseille. Constanta has two beaches named "Mamaia" and "Mangalia".

In the city, Ottoman buildings, churches and cute boutique cafes on the side streets that open to the square, structures with magnificent architecture and sea view and gorgeous mosques attract much attention. Visitors who want to visit Constance located in the region of Dobruja of the country are welcomed by Mihail Kogalniceanu International Airport. The airlines of many countries provide transportation to Mihail Kogalniceanu International Airport. Turkish Airlines (THY) also has direct flights to this city since 2013. THY is flying to Constanta four days a week. You arrive from Istanbul to Mihail Kogalniceanu International Airport within 1 hour.

In addition to Istanbul, you can fly to Constanta from many cities such as Milan of Italy, Athens, the capital of Greece, Larnaca of Southern Cyprus, London and Tel Aviv with different airlines. Getting to the city from Mihail Kogalniceanu International Airport is quite easy. If you wish you can rent a car from the airport and if you wish you can take a taxi or you can reach Constanta by bus. The distance from the airport to the city center is about 30-40 kilometers depending on the route you choose.

Bus

Many bus routes in the city connect to Mihail Kogalniceanu International Airport. Passengers can reach the city center from the airport by using buses. The most cost-effective means of transportation from the airport to the city center is, without doubt, the bus. By bus, you can arrive at the airport in an average of 30 minutes by spending 4 or 7 TL.

Taxi

Taxis are an alternative for you when you want to reach the city center from the airport. The fares may be higher than the fares of public transportation. For this reason, you should bargain before getting on the taxi. Taxis consist of yellow vehicles. The driver may demand approximately 40 TL for the distance of 33 kilometers between the airport and the city center.

Car Rental

If you choose to continue your travel with a private car after your plane has landed, you can rent a car before leaving the airport. There are also many companies where you can rent a car. There are two alternatives for the transportation to the city from the airport. It is possible to get to the city by using the roads DN2A/E60 and A4 or DN2A/E60. If you prefer DN2A/E60 and A4 you will drive 40 kilometers and if you choose DN2A/E60 you will drive 34 kilometers.

Minibus

If you are a group of 7-8 people, you can rent a private minibus with the driver. Companies offering private transfer service with driver will be an ideal choice for private tours or special events. These companies can also provide you with guides speaking any languages such as Greek, English, German, Spanish or French.

Transfer Vehicle

You can benefit from the vehicles of the companies offering transfer service to the hotels or the city center from the airport. You should remember that if you want to use this service, you should make a reservation.

Last Updated: 24 Aug 2017
Getting to Mihail Kogalniceanu Airport from the City Center

Visitors wanting to reach the Mihail Kogalniceanu International Airport from Constanta can travel with many transportation options such as bus, taxi or private car. It is possible to reach the airport from the city center by covering a distance of 30 or 40 kilometers depending on the route you choose. From this airport, you can directly fly to cities like Istanbul, Milan, Athens, Larnaca, London and Tel Aviv. There are many bus routes, two tramway and trolleybus routes in Constanta. Each ticket bought for transportation is also used for these three means of transportation. Tickets are 4 Lei for adults (about 1.20 dollars). There is no transportation tariff for children under 7 years old.

Taxi, bus or car rental are the options used to get to the city center from the airport. It is not possible to reach the airport by train. Because it is preferred in urban and intercity transportation.

Train

Train is the commonly preferred transportation vehicle in the Balkan states for intercity transportation. If you want to visit the cities of other countries, you can use train for a comfortable travel.

Bicycle

There is no private path reserved for bicycles in Constanta. But it is possible to use bicycles on the main road. Bicycles can be rented from the bicycle rental offices in the city. It is not advised to use bicycles for the transportation to the airport. Because there is no convenient path for this kind of vehicle on the way to the airport.

Taxi

We can say that for the transportation to the airport taxi will be the most comfortable choice. If you prefer using a taxi, you can choose between the alternatives DN2A/E60 and A4 or DN2A/E60 to reach the airport.

Bus

Buses in the city provide transportation service to the Mihail Kogalniceanu International Airport. Bus is the most affordable alternative to go to the airport. A budget of about 10 TL for each passenger is enough if you want to reach the airport by bus.

Car Rental

If you have a car that you have already rented during your visit to Constanta, you can reach the airport with this vehicle or rent a car from the city center and take the road to the airport comfortably. But we should specify that renting a car to go to the airport is a very costly option.

Minibus

If you are a crowded group for taxi, you can use minibuses. These minibuses sent with a driver can pick you up from the location you want and take you to the airport. Prices are calculated per person.

Airport Information

The air traffic of the airport is always open throughout the year. At Mihail Kogalniceanu International Airport, there are places like a currency exchange office and money withdrawal machines. If you urgently need money, you can benefit from them. At the same time, you can leave your car safely in the parking area at the airport. You can also communicate with your loved ones with free wireless internet and payphones.

If you want to eat or drink something, you can use the cafes, restaurants and bars at the airport. Mihail Kogalniceanu International Airport, which also has a medical center, has a mother-child room. In addition to these, ticket sales offices, lost luggage, facilities for the disabled, stores, duty free and courier companies are also offering service for passengers.

Last Updated: 24 Aug 2017

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