Bucharest (Romania)

Bucharest is Romania's capital city, located in the south of the country, at the banks of Dâmbovi?a River. The city's climate is humid and continental due to its location on the Romanian plateau. Summer temperatures are typically 25 C on both sides and in winter often below 0 C. Rainfall is on a steady level throughout the year, although in winter the rains falls mainly as snow. The city's main attractions are the numerous historic buildings, which are often side by side with the modern glass palaces and the ugly concrete blocks of the communist era. The City area also hosts several "escape the room" style games, in which the players will be locked in a room with the clues and objects that will help them to escape.

Population: 1,931,000
Beach : No
Mountain : No
Popular destination: Yes
Official language: Romanian
Skill level of the English language : Good
Emergency numbers: 112 (the police, ambulance, fire brigade)
Currency: Romanian Leu (RON)
Electric plugs: C, F
Voltage: 230 V
Tipping in a restaurant: It is common to tip 5 to 10%.
Time in destination: Sep 17, 2019, 7:36:50 AM

Location map

Weather Forecast

Tue
17.09

Clear sky

86°F

Wed
18.09

Partly cloudy

81°F

Thu
19.09

Cloudy

68°F

Fri
20.09

Partly cloudy

68°F

Sat
21.09

Clear sky

66°F

Sun
22.09

Clear sky

68°F

Mon
23.09

Clear sky

72°F

Monthly Weather Conditions

The best time to visit Bucharest are:
- Spring (March – May) According to many locals, spring is when Bucharest is at its best. ...
- Summer (June – August) Come summer, Bucharest becomes the tale of two cities. ...
- Fall (September – November) As the days get shorter, the temperature drops and the atmosphere turns balmy and pleasant. ...
- Winter (December – February)"

Month Average Temperature °F High Temperature °F Low Temperature °F Rainy Days Rating
January 27.7 34.7 22.1 6
February 31.8 39.4 26.1 6
March 40.6 50.9 32.5 6
April 52.3 64.4 42.1 7
May 62.1 73.9 50.9 6
June 68.4 80.2 57.2 6
July 71.6 83.8 60.1 7
August 70.2 83.3 59.0 6
September 62.4 76.3 52.0 5
October 51.4 64.4 42.3 5
November 41.4 50.0 34.9 6
December 32.4 38.8 27.3 6

More information: Bucharest forecast and weather conditions monthly

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Price Level

Compared to prices worldwide, Bucharest is quite a cheap destination.

On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $40.26, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.

On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $107.46, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.

Estimated prices:

  • Hotel (2 stars): $40.33
  • Hotel (3 stars): $49.55
  • Hotel (4 stars): $68.57
  • Hotel (5 stars): $116.56
  • Taxi ride (3 miles): $4.17
  • Taxi ride (6 miles): $7.64
  • Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $1.40
  • Meal, McDonalds: $4.47
  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $5.82

More information: Bucharest price level

Destination Map

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Safety

Bucharest has been classified as safe with security classification 4/5.

Safety index values (higher is better):

  • General: 72.0 (better than United states average 48.9)
  • Walking alone during daytime hours: 88.8 (better than United states average 70.3)
  • Walking alone at night: 67.1 (better than United states average 41.2)

More information: Bucharest safety

Car Rental

Things which affect the renting of the car:

  • Driver’s license: In the European Union / Schengen a driver's license from an EU country is sufficient, although for North Americans it is recommended to carry a separate international driving license, in addition to the American driving license.
  • Direction of traffic: In Europe the traffic is mainly right-handed. The exception is Great Britain, which is left-handed traffic.
  • Insurance: In Western Europe, all rental cars include some kind of insurance, so additional insurance policies are often unnecessary (unless you are going to Russia or Eastern Europe).
  • Driving abroad: You can drive a rental car almost everywhere within all countries of the European Union / Schengen territory without additional fees. Eastern European countries and Russia are the exceptions and you should always ask the car rental company in advance about the rules.

More information: Car rental Europe