Tips when visiting Bucharest


In the beginning we have to tell you that most visits to Romania are trouble-free. But we will still give you some advice for a more comfortable trip.

TRANSPORT

Make sure to check your taxi rate.

Passengers should ask the drivers to start the meter to save themselves from high taxi fares.

Prices are obliged to be posted on the door (normal price is 1.39 lei/km).

We recommend you to call for a taxi instead of taking from the street.

Ask for an approximation price for your route.

Cars and drivers may be a constant problem in central Bucharest during rush hours .If possible try to use public transport such as subway or, why not , take a walk to your destination in order to avoid traffic jams.

MONEY

Do not change money on the street, use a bank or an exchange office.

Ask about the transaction comission before if you choose exchange office.

Airport exchange offices usually don’t have a good rate.

Romania's currency (Lei) is not readily available abroad.

If you do not wish to keep your leftover Romanian Lei, please make sure that, before leaving Romania, you have converted them into the currency of your choice.

RECOMMENDATION

The Lipscani old town area has gone from being a crumbling district of derelict buildings to the thriving heart of Bucharest nightlife in the space of a few years, you have to visit old town by day and by night to experience both aspects.

Even though Bucharest is a safe place ,be careful with your belongings especially in crowded places or in public transportation.You never know!

Tips are recommended for restaurants bars and taxi services , around 10%.

Stray dogs are something often seen around Bucharest , they rarely can be aggressive but you must be aware.

Like most other big cities, walking around at night isn't safe in some parts of the city like Pantelimon, Ferentari, Giulesti, and the North Railway Station area.

The crime rate is low, violent attacks are very low but a traveler must always be cautious.

Prostitution is illegal in Romania , we recommend you to be careful. The erotic massage parlor are legal and safer so try them.

Cars and drivers may be a constant problem in central Bucharest during rush hours .If possible try to use public transport such as subway or, why not, take a walk to your destination in order to avoid traffic jams.