“Romania’s capital sometimes gets a bad rap, but in fact it’s dynamic, energetic and lots of fun. Many travellers give the city just a night or two before heading off to Transylvania, but that’s not enough time. Allow at least a few days to take in the very good museums, stroll the parks and hang out at trendy cafes and drinking gardens. While much of the centre is modern and the buildings are in various stages of disrepair, you’ll find splendid 17th- and 18th-century Orthodox churches and graceful belle époque villas tucked away in quiet corners. Communism changed the face of the city forever, and nowhere is this more evident than at the gargantuan Palace of Parliament, the grandest (and arguably crassest) tribute to dictatorial megalomania you’ll ever see.” – Lonely Planet
Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) is the only airport servicing commercial flights. To get from OTP to the city center you can take Express line 783 bus to Unirii square for less than €1 and takes up to an hour. 780 bus or CFR train will take you to the northern train station. Airport taxis take around 20 minutes and usually cost around €15.
If you’re coming from within Romania or up from Bulgaria you can take the train. Find timetables and prices HERE.