Mini guide to Bucharest, Romania
When to go
The city suffers cold winters and stifling summers. Visit in May and June, and catch the Fête de la Musique, a free music festival to celebrate the summer solstice. Or go in autumn, when the climate cools.
Bucharest is served by buses, trams and trolleybuses. Buy tickets at RATB kiosks, marked "casa de bilete" (30p for a single trip). The metro has four lines and tickets are sold at station kiosks (55p). Only use cabs with meters.
Henri Coanda is the main international airport, while Aurel Vlaicu is used by budget carriers. Wizzair flies from Luton (from £160) and KLM from Manchester (from £175). A shuttle train serves Henri Coanda (£1.50) and buses serve Aurel Vlaicu (70p). Taxis are from £10.