At present citizens holding a passport issued by Romania do require a visa to enter the United Kingdom.
If transiting within 24 hours, a visa might not be necessary.
This will, however, depend on the final destination, on the other documentation and whether sufficient funds are carried by the passenger- the decision is up to the British Consulary section.
London Gatwick airport
The British Airways flights from and to Bucharest arrive and depart at London Gatwick airport’s N. Terminal.
Passengers arriving at London Gatwick wishing to travel to Central London can use the Gatwick Express to London’s Victoria Station.
This train connection is the fastest way to travel between Gatwick Airport and London.
The Gatwick Express runs every 15 min. during the day, but less frequently during the night. The journey takes approximately 30 min.
Tickets can be purchased at the station or on the train at no extra charge (Fares are: single GBP10.20 return GBP 19.50 or 1-day-return between GBP11.70 and 14.50)
Full check-in facilities at Victoria Station are available for British Airways customers (open between 6AM and 8:30PM, a minimum check-in time at Victoria Station is 90 min, before departure.
If your connecting flight leaves from London Heathrow airport, Speedlink offers coach transfers connecting Gatwick and Heathrow Airports.
The min. connecting time between Heathrow and Gatwick is 3 hours. This includes a coach transfer of between 1 and 1½ hours. The Speedlink coach departs from Heathrow and Gatwick.
The coach has a number of pick-up points. If you are departing from Heathrow Terminal 1 the coach can be found just outside the arrivals area. From Terminal 4 the coach can be found at the front of the terminal.
The coach then makes its way to Gatwick arriving at S. terminal first and then continuing to N. terminal.
The coach can be collected from both terminals at Gatwick.
The host or hostess onboard the coach will announce which terminal you are arriving at. You should disembark from the Speedlink coach at your terminal of departure.
If you are arriving or departing on an Intercontinental British Airways or codeshare service, and are transferring between Heathrow and Gatwick, you can request a voucher for travel on the Speedlink coach service.
This can be collected from a British Airways flight connections desk. All other passengers can purchase a Speedlink ticket from the Speedlink offices situated at Heathrow and Gatwick.
The fare is currently £17.00 for a single adult and £9.00 for a single child.
Customers making this connection must collect their bags on arrival and take them themselves between the two airports.
London Heathrow Airport Info.Located 24km (15m) west of central London.
A number of terminals: 4. Transfer between terminals: Transfer between Terminals 1, 2, and 3 and Terminal 4 is free on the Heathrow Express train.
Driving directions: Terminals 1, 2, and 3 are close together in the center of Heathrow and can be reached via the following motorways: M4 Junction 4, M25 Junction 15, A4 (local road). Terminal 4 is on the south side of Heathrow and is reached via the following motorways: M4 Junction 3, M25 Junction 14, A30 (local road).
Public transport and taxis: Transport to the city: the frequent Heathrow Express (tel: 0845 600 1515) train service to London Paddington station takes 15-20 min. From Paddington: the Hotel Express coach (a fare is payable) takes visitors to hotels in the area.
The airport is also on the Piccadilly underground line. Bus services include Airbus Heathrow shuttle (tel: 020 7222 1234) to Victoria or King’s Cross rail stations (journey time: 1 hour) and the Railair bus to Feltham rail station in S-W London.
At night, the N97 bus service travels to central London every 30 min. London’s black taxi cabs service Heathrow Airport.