|Popular in||December||High demand for flights, 18% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||May||Best time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop|
|Average price||$2,123||Average for return flights in January 2022|
|One-way from||$657||One-way flight from Auckland Intl (AKL) to Romania|
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As they are oceans apart, the flight to Romania from New Zealand can be between 25-30h. A flight from the central Auckland International Airport (AKL) to Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP) can last for around 27h, while flying from Christchurch Airport (CHC) to Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP) can take around 30h. The options usually come with stops, as Qatar Airways tend to stop over at either Doha or Brisbane, TAROM Airlines at Istanbul, Singapore Airlines at Singapore, and Emirates at Dubai. It is a long journey, but well worth the wait.
The largest airport of New Zealand, Auckland International Airport (AKL), has a number of regular direct flights to Romania. There are also flights from Christchurch to Romania, although they aren’t as regular as the ones that fly from Auckland. Both of these are the biggest airports in New Zealand, thus, making your way there should hopefully be a simple task. Airlines that offer flights to Romania are Qatar Airways, Emirates and TAROM Airlines.
Getting around in Romania can be done very easily. In Bucharest trams, metros and buses are widely available so it is easy to move around. If you're wanting to travel between cities like Bucharest and Cluj-Napoca, the bus will take you around 7h and will cost around NZ$62.00. The trains there are known to be slow, but they are highly dependable and guarantee a comfortable journey too.
When one mentions Romania, the first tourist attraction that comes to mind is always Dracula’s Castle in Transylvania: Bran Castle. Once a medieval stronghold, it is now known for being the castle of the fictional character, Count Dracula. If that captured your eye, wait till you look into Peles Castle. Known as one of the most beautiful castles in the world, it is the home of neo-Renaissance architecture, captivating glass windows, and a wonderful fairy-tale experience. There are 160 rooms for you to explore, most of which contain invaluable works of art by revered artists such as Franz Matsch and Gustav Klimt. If being in nature brings you true happiness, look no further than the Danube Delta - a UNESCO-protected World Heritage Site.
New Zealand is a visa-exempt country, however, to travel to Romania, it is necessary to acquire a New Zealand ETA. You need the following requirements for a New Zealand ETA: travel dates, an email address, valid passport, and a means of online payment. With these requirements sorted out, your New Zealand ETA can be processed between 30 minutes to 24h depending on the processing speed you pay for. It will cost around NZ$44.66. A New Zealand ETA is valid for just 90 days, however, so if you wish to stay for longer you will need to have a Schengen Visa.