"Gara de Nord" Useful Information Tip by ardelean
Useful Information, Bucharest: 18 reviews and 17 photos
Favorite thing: Yea it's a bit rough, but then the area round any main station in any capital city is a bit rough. Take the normal precautions and you'll be OK. The hotel restaurants are a bit naff, except Euro Hotel on Calea Grivitea. The Pub N Gara near the tech college on Galea Givitie is a cheaper choice and does decent Romanian food and the beer is drinkable.
If you want a taxi, don't take it from the station or outside your hotel. Look at the price on the door - should be Lei 1.39 or 1.40 per Km, not 3.99.
The metro is good, simple and cheap, but stops running at 23.00.
Get a licensed taxi from the Airport - not a 'pirate' - it will cost your 65 ron to the gara de nord from Otopeni and about 20 ron from Baneasa. Try not to change money at the railway station or the airport. The exchange rate is 10-20% worse than other places.
I hope that is useful.
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