Bucharest, like so many other cities in Eastern Europe, took a beating during WWII and the Soviet Times. Once known as the ‘Paris of the East’, this city, still retains some of its Old World flavour, despite being ‘frozen in time’ for the past 60 years. Car hire in Bucharest is the most convenient way to get around the city and its outer areas, and is suggested by many visitors. Book today with us to a secure a car at a fantastic price.
During the 1980's, Nikolai Ceausescu, Romania’s brutal dictator, decreed that the biggest building in the world would be constructed in Bucharest. Although it fell short of its goal, (the Pentagon is bigger), the enormous Palace of Parliament offers daily tours of its 3,100 room interior, as well as its ornate exterior.
In central Bucharest contained within the Old Court Church which is dated back to the 16th century, are well preserved frescos. Nearby is the George Enescu Museum displaying the musician’s manuscripts and personal belongings. For a bit of the macabre, in the western part of the city is the Ghencea Civil Cemetery which contains the ornate final resting place of the Ceausescu family.
For entertainment, the city offers many bars, nightclubs, theatres, arts and cinemas. Both the center and the Gara de Nord train station area contain numerous options for accommodation and dining.
Travel out of Bucharest city and you will reach the beautiful Fagaras Mountains. A branch of the legendary Carpathians, they contain numerous mountain lakes and for the hikers, spectacular trails. And what trip to Romania is complete without a journey to Dracula’s Castle. Poienari Castle, just over the border in Wallachia, is regarded as the one time dwelling of the mysterious Vlad Tepes, the real man behind the story of Dracula.
Bucharest offers numerous flights to cities all over Europe from its two airports.
Bucharest Aurel Vlaicu Airport
The closest Airport to Bucharest city center located only 5 miles north is Bucharest Aurel Vlaicu Airport, more commonly known as Baneasa International Airport. The airport has a bar and snack bar, ATM's and currency exchange, a VIP terminal, disabled facilities, internet access and adequate parking facilities.
Transport options from the airport include trains, Taxi's, Buses and trams. If you wish to rent a vehicle Avis and Direct Rent A Car offer car hire services at the airport. Book now to get cheap online deals and offers, and save time queuing at the airport.
Henri CoandÄ Airport
Most commonly known as Bucharest Otopeni International Airport, is located approximately 10 miles to the northwest of Bucharest city center and is Romania's busiest airport. The airport offers its passengers fantastic facilities including a post office, bank, ATM, hairdressers, internet access, currency exchange, baggage area, and numerous bars and restaurants to relax. If you enjoy a bit of shopping there's a book store, fragrances and cosmetics, newspaper shop and not forgetting duty free.
Car hire companies also operate from desks located in the main terminal building on the ground floor. These include Avis, Bavaria, Budget, Dollar, Eco Rent A Car, Hertz, Sixt and Touring Rent A Car. Book online in advance or on arrival at the airport. Bus Taxi and train services all operate from this airport to Bucharest.