Unfortunately Bucharest does not have a travel and discount pass, like most of the other capitals in Europe has. And neither does not have a universal public transport ticket. So, for every mean of transport (listed below) you should get a valid ticket or a pass for longer time periods.
This is the fastest way to get from one distant point to another in Bucharest. The city is pretty large - as in not easy to walk from quarter to quarter - and crowded when talking about roads and cars. The subway network is covering pretty much of the central area and lines to the exits. It is nor the biggest or the smallest subway network in Europe, but it is reliable and certainly looking and smelling nicer than the Parisian one.
- 2 rides ticket: 20.000 LEI (2 RON) - that's about 0,56 EURO
- 10 rides ticket: 65.000 LEI (6,5 RON) - that's about 1,82 EUR - best one for 2-3 days trip in Bucharest .. smallest cost/trip
- 1 month pass: 200.000 LEI (20 RON) - that's about 5,6 EUR
- 1 day pass: 30.000 LEI (3 RON) - that's about 0,84 EUR - use this one if you want to make more than five trips during a day
Tickets can be found in every subway station, at cashiers (no automatic vending).
Doughnut store "Gogoasa infuriata"
"Gogoasa infuriata" means "The angry doughnut" :)) Seems like people are still eating doughnuts and preffer local brands than the bigger internationsl chain "Dunkin' Doughnuts", maybe because the local recipes are better or maybe because this are cheaper.
Modern Shopping In Bucharest
The Bucuresti Mall provides four levels of shopping that you can find in many modern city malls. A center atrium with a glass ceiling and escalators provide the main starting point to begin your shopping travels. The upper floor provides a food court area where they serve some great Italian ice cream! There are numerous clothing and retail stores of many merchandise available. Prices are reasonable and vary throughout the mall. I bought several modern music (from Romania) CDs, the club music type, for about US$5 each. A Romanian movie DVD I bought was about US$26.
When electronic music takes over
While taking a night walk with some friends on Victoria Bvd , we met a group of friendly Spanish guys. They asked us about The Gate so maybe this club became famous over night...
The Gate is THE CLUB if you're a fan of minimal, electronic and such types of music... not my case however. The club is quite crowded on Fridays and Sundays.
No entrance fee for the girls, guys have to pay ~ 3 EURO.
Cola: 2 EURO
Bottle of wine: 10 EURO
Cocktails: 5 EURO
You can also go for a cup of coffee during summer or watch football games live on huge screens. the usual for discos
Bucharest is not the best city to walk around, simply because it is so spread out (in contrast to some Spanish cities for example).
Illustrated is an aide(?) to crossing the road - an animated green man telling you how many seconds you have left!