The charm and happiness of Little Paris.
The Romanian capital, long mistreated by the major tourist circuits, is an absolutely deserving city to be visited: museums, theaters, libraries, large boulevards, historic buildings and lots of nightlife. It is no coincidence that the name itself derives from the term Bucura, that is to say being happy.
You will not be indifferent to the beauty of the neighborhood Lipscani, in the historic center: a tangle of streets, shops, lounge bars. Or Soseaua Kiseleff, a sort of Elysian Fields. And again: the Royal Palace, the splendid building in which the Parliament is housed Calea Victoriei, one of the most fashionable streets.
So, have the courage to pack up and go to the heart of Wallachia: you will not be disappointed.
HOW TO GET
Bucharest's Henri Coanda Airport, also known as Otopeni, is well connected to major European destinations. Numerous companies connect the city with the major capitals, including Amsterdam, Berlin, London, Madrid, Rome and Paris.
All the practical info and direct connections they are available through our official link.
BUS: the 783 Express bus, recommended, connects the airport to the city center, and vice versa. Buses are running day and night, and the bus stop is located outside the Arrivals or Departures Terminals. They start every 20 minutes (40 'in the evening) and take little pou of 40 minutes to get to the center. The ticket from a trip costs 3.50LEI.
Alternatively, the 780 Express bus connects the airport to the Gara de Nord station; from here, you can then take the train to reach the city.
TRAIN: the Henri Coanda Express Train takes you to Balotesti, about 700metri from the airport. From here, the train that arrives at the Bucharest Gara de Nord station leaves in about an hour. The ticket costs 6.80LEI.
Bucharest is connected by train to the cities of Budapest, Vienna, Venice, Sofia, Chisinau, Istanbul, Kiev, Belgrade and Moscow. There are 5 railway stations: Basaraab Race, Obor Race, Progresului Race, Gara Baneasa and Gara de Nord; the latter is the only one to be reached by international trains, and is managed by Căile Ferate Române. On the official website of CFR information on routes and times is available.
Of the Romanian highway system could be said of everything and more. In terms of efficiency it could be compared to the Italian "Salerno-Reggio Calabria". During one of my travels, I often came across detours, work in progress and even sudden chasms. However, a trip by car is always exciting, especially if you are going to travel the A1 Bucharest-Pitesti to reach Transylvania. Recommended for those who love adventure.
However, we would like to point out that the entire motorway section is free, with the exception of the toll required to cross the Danube on the A2.