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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.

Getting around
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.

Getting there
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.

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The article ‘Mini guide to Bucharest, Romania’ was published in partnership with Lonely Planet Magazine.

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