If you need urgent assistance on-site in Rumania, you can reach:
The Ovidius University of Constanta (Mihai Girtu) +40-241-619040
Stefania PIZZINI : +33 6 77 43 89 48 (International mobile phone)
Jean VOIRON : +33 6 78 99 17 86 (International mobile phone)
- The school will be held in the old building of the Ovidius University (Romanian), located at
Bd Mamaia 124, Constanta.
The lecture room, the student (and lecturers) residence and the canteen are all on the spot. All accommodation rooms are provided with an internet connection.
- The currency in Romania is the Lei, equivalent to about 0.28€ (Click here for a currency converter).
- See http://www.romaniatourism.com for
maps and various information concerning Romania.
- Information about Constanta
Travel to Constanta
By plane to Bucharest
The international airport closest to Constanta is Henri Coanda Otopeni International Airport
, in Bucharest.
It offers daily connections with every major city of Europe and with New York (JFK). During the summer season connections
are usually added. Bucharest if 200 km from Constanta, that can be reached within 2h40 using express trains.
Special bus from Bucharest to Constanta on Sept.6th
For those who arrive at Bucharest airport H. Coanda on Tuesday 6th September, a bus has been booked to take us directly to Constanta.
The bus is labelled as PATTCO company, and indications related to the school will be visible at the front of the vehicle.
The bus will leave from the parking lot of the airport between 3pm and 4pm.
For those who have not done it yet, please let us know if you wish to join.
If you send us your flight number and arrival time, we will make sure that we wait for you up to 4 pm in case your flight is delayed.
Bucharest: from airport to railway station
Constanta can be reached conveniently by train. The railway station (main railway station, Bucuresti Nord) and the bus station
are located next to each other, in Bucharest downtown. There are two ways to reach those from the airport
- Using local transportation. First take the bus, either Express
or Metrorex: EXPRES 783 (the station is in front of the arrivals building)
till Piata Victoriei station. Then with the tube from
Piata Victoriei to Bucuresti Nord railway station (Gara de Nord, first stop). See
maps. The fares are:
Expres magnetic cards: 2 trips 4.40lei, 10 trips 17lei; Metrorex card: 2 trips 1.80lei,
10 trips 6lei, one-day ticket 2.5lei.
- By cabs. Drive only with Fly Taxi, the official airport taxi carrier.
Fares :are 1lei/km during daytime, 1.2lei/km during the night.
Fly Taxi phone numbers: 0788-512.462; 0788-512.463 (mobile); 0788-512.464 (mobile); 9440 (ROMTELECOM).
The duration is between 30 and 50 minutes (depending on traffic).
By train from Bucharest to Constanta
Train schedules can be checked, e.g. from the
Romanian Railway Company C.F.R
(note: Bucharest should be typed in Romanian:
Bucuresti) or from the DBahn
. The fare for one-way is around 30 Lei= 8.5€.
Transportation in Constanta
Reach conference site
- From the railway station you can either take bus #40, which stops in front of the University, or take a taxi.
"Official" taxis show the price on the car (10000 lei to start, then 10000 lei per km, I have been told - 3km = 1€)
- From the airport the most efficient way to get into town is by taxi. Again, try to choose an official taxi (price
should be clear on the car).
Tickets for public transportation must be bought before starting the journey from any bus station,
official dealer (newsagent, tobacconist) and automatic ticket machines. The fare for a round trip ticket is 2 €.
Tickets must be validated on commencement of our journey.
Validation machines are located at the rear of buses and trams, at the entry gates of Metro stations.
During your journey a ticket inspector may ask you to show your ticket.
If you do not have a valid ticket, you are liable to pay a fine of 40 Euro.
Welcome and on-site registration