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Bucharest

By subway Bucharest’s subway has been Accused of being the Nicest thing the city has to offer. New, modern, smooth and efficient, it’s a pleasant ride Cleave being overcrowded. The metro system is pretty simple and straightforward Also, so you shouldnt have little trouble sussing it out. You Can Even take it out to the airport. Tickets Need to be Bought in the underground stations and has options as your biggest fan: 2 rides for 2 lei or 10 rides for 7 lei (cheap!). Put your ticket in the slot, wait for it to come back out and off you go, but only until 11 p.m. When THEY stop running. By bus and tram and trolley Bucharest’s buses is on par with the subway in terms of modernity and comfort, and for being terribly overcrowded. (Bad traffic GeneRally make the subway a better option.) Most of the city center is served by Which unfortunately THESE sleek machines only run until about 23:00. Trams and trolleys on the other hand CAN BE excruciatingly slow and antiquated, and likewise stop running by 23:00. In FACT, there’s really no reason to be on one. The ticketing system for all three is the same: buy a ticket from a nearby kiosk (most busstops shouldnt have one) and punch it in the onboard ticket punching machine. Tickets has cheap (1.10 lei); Cheaper than getting caught by much one of the all-too-frequent ticket checks and resulting fine (40 million). By taxi Bucharest has GeneRally amiable and honest cabbies, Providing you’re Employing the services of a professional company and not one of many profiteering Privateers. Bucharest’s bonafide cabs have all painted yellow and (shouldnt) Their prices have posted on the door (GeneRally about 2 lei / km or less). Call rather than flag one down and always make sure the meter is running the before setting off. Taxis have a sound option, particularly after 11 p.m. When the buses have stopped running and subway. Many endless night of drunken year wandering in search of the bed we woke up in have been avoided by calling one. By car Bucharest has more cars than any other city in Europe. This type requested largely to do with the Fact That has a major status symbol cars in Romania and Something everyone aspires to have. [The lack of Dacias and wealth of Mercedes and Porsche SUVs on the road Will attest to this.] I politica, we strongly discourage you from adding to the city’s commuter congestion by HAVING a car here. Shoud you disobey our advice, you-can look forward to not just bad roads, traffic jams and ubiquitous dodgy drivers, but obnoxious Also, ceaseless and senselessly whistle-blowing policemen commanding you to make manoeuvers counter-intuitive to the logic of the traffic lights. Have fun. As for parking, anything goes as far as we CAN tell.