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Rahova Bus Station

by acerbitas

Hello,

I will arrive at Bucharest with the Bus, unfortunelly at Autogara Rahova, most probably late in the night (between 23:00-02:00) and with a bike. I doubt that I will find any public transport at that time which is also going to take my bike. I could ride through the city with the bike to come to a hotel, which I'm not sure is a good decision, or I could wait at the station in Rahova until morning.

Does anyone have a good idea of what I should do? Does anyone know the Rahova Bus Station, is it possible to wait there in a building on a bank until the morning? How safe is it to ride with the bike in the night trough the city?

Thanks a lot...

Re: Rahova Bus Station

by taseg

You're right, you won't find any public transport at that hour, the last tramway from the Rahova tramway depot (it's right next to the bus station) to downtown is at 11.06PM and the first one is at 4.30AM.
You could try taking a taxi - some local taxi companies have station wagons or minivans so they're able to transport you even with a bike.

I think it's possible to stay at the bus station during the night, but it wouldn't be very wise.

It's reasonably safe to bike through the city at night (in terms of crime and traffic), but on secondary streets you might get chased by stray dogs.

Re: Rahova Bus Station

by acerbitas

Thanks a lot... At the moment I am also tending to ride downtown with the bike. Shouldn't last that long, just appr. 7km's. I just hope it won't rain. Can you advice me also a hostel or not so expensive hotel which i could reach easily with the bike... And thanks again...

Regards,
Hakan

Re: Rahova Bus Station

by taseg

Yes, downtown is 6-7 km away from the bus station and it's rather easy to get to, you just have to follow the tramway line.
Some places in the downtown you could stay in would be Midland hostel ( http://www.themidlandhostel.com/themidland1.html ) or Carpati hotel ( http://www.hotelcarpatibucuresti.ro/index.php-l=2.htm ).

Re: Rahova Bus Station

by gaby.bxl

how about a taxi... how safe is in your country to stay like this in the night .... o la la

Travel Tips for Bucharest

Apartments by the Parliament

by gosiaPL

These apartment buildings are right in front of the Parliament House across the street, and they also have the narrow arch details. Together they form quite an impressive "little neighbourhood" ;-)
Nothing special, really, but I took this pic for another example of the Romanian arches 'borrowed' by Soviet-style architecture.

Ceasucescu had them built for party members and ministers so that they would always be at hand whenever he needed them.

Gypsies (a.k.a. tzigani)

by josephescu

Former servants and agriculture workers for the Romanian landowners, gypsies have been recognised civil rights in the 1920’s, to be soon afterwards persecuted by the Nazis in the 1940’s and to have their savings (materialised in small golden coins) confiscated by the communists in the 1950’s and 60’s.
Land expropriation meant gypsies had much less working opportunities in the countryside, so they flew to the cities. Nowadays, gypsies account for a fairly large proportion of Bucharest inhabitants. They usually live in the ill-famed suburbs in southern part of the city (Rahova, Ferentari) and North to Gara de Nord in Basarab – Crangasi neighbourhoods. The can also be found living in central areas, especially in the historic centre, where they moved once owners were forced to leave their homes in the 1950’s. Despite of prejudices, they are usually friendly and open. However, be aware that buying something on the streets when (insistently) offered a product or service usually leads to either being robbed or tricked.

Sic transit gloria mundi

by Andraf

While taking a stroll through the Mogosoaia garden I came upon two statues lying behind the old kitchen wall. One was the statue of Lenin and the other that of Petru Groza, the communist prime minister of the 1945 government. The statues were brought here after the 1989 revolution. The statue of Lenin used to sit in front of the Press House in Piata Presei Libere (Free Press Square).

Edgar's Pub

by Andraf

This bar has a great location right downtown Bucharest, near University Square (Piata Universitatii). The bar has an upstairs room and a cellar (sometimes reserved for private parties). They have a good selection of beers and cocktails and they also serve food, which is rather decent for a bar. The service is usually quick and friendly. They fill up quickly but in general we've been able to find a table. It's the kind of place where people come to catch up with their friends - that meaning I wouldn't come here for their music or looking for some wild party experience. My only complaint with them is that the place is very smoky - but that is true for almost every bar in Bucharest so I'm not holding that against them. Open until 2.00 AM on weekdays and 3.00 AM on weekends.

Otopeni Airport - Bucharest

by edvin_br

Otopeni is Bucharest's International airport. I been there a few times anbd every times its just getting better. The airport is modern and very effective. It has a completely new departures hall and also the arrivels hall had big renovations at the last years. There is a big parking space that costs about 20000 lei for half hour and 40000 for an hour. It is situted 18 km from Bucharests center on Bucharest-Ploiesti highway. there is an agip gas station just near it and also the Sky Gate hotel.
There are a lot of destenations that arrive and go out from Otopeni:
-Almost all european capitals + other cities especially in Germany and Italy.
-The Middle east.
-Flights to America and Asia are more rare but you can use also connecting flifhts for it.
When you arrive to Otopeni it will take you around 20-30 to get out to the Main hall where you find a small bar, information desk, ATM, public Phone (telecard can be boght in the information desk), exchange, city shuttle and a lot of rent a car companies including Hertz, Avis, Europcar and more.
To get to the city you can use Taxi (set the price at the beginning and that let the driver ripp you of, pay no more then 15 dollars). You also can use the bus or the city shuttle that are much more cheaper.
When you will leave Bucharest it will be, how can i say... a bit dull... the check in is going pretty fast but the Duty Free is small and overpriced with no interesting stuff to buy.
I hope that you will have the luck (like me) to fly over Bucharest by night... you will have am amazing view of all the city lighted up.

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