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Bacău

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Bacău is a city in eastern Romania.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

There are daily flights to the Bacău "George Enescu" International Airport from Italy and other locations.

Connections:

City Country IATA ICAO Airport Airline(s)
Antalya Turkey AYT LTAI Antalya Airport [1] Seasonal charter: Blue Air
Bologna Italy BLQ LIPE Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport [2] Blue Air
Brussels Belgium BRU EBBR Brussels Airport [3] Blue Air
Dublin Ireland DUB EIDW Dublin Airport [4] Seasonal: Blue Air
London United Kingdom LTN EGGW London Luton Airport [5] Blue Air
Milan Italy BGY LIME Bergamo-Il Caravaggio International Airport [6] Blue Air
Paris France BVA LFOB Beauvais-Tillé Airport [7] Blue Air
Rome Italy FCO LIRF Fiumicino-Leonardo da Vinci International Airport [8] Blue Air
Turin Italy CUF LIMZ Cuneo International Airport [9] Blue Air

By train[edit]

The city is well-connected by train with Bucharest, Brasov, Suceava, Iasi, Constanta. The train station is 2.5 km from the city center. Available transport services are bus and taxi (€0.4/km).

A train ticket from Bucharest to Bacău costs around €15 when using the most expensive and luxurious option, the Inter-City train.

Romanian National Rail Transportation runs the connections between Bacău and other cities.

By car[edit]

The main roads to Bacău have been repaired and are in very good condition (E85, or DN2, is the best-maintained road in Romania, but also the road with the largest number of car accidents).

Reaching Bacău from Bucharest involves travelling 290 km on E85 - expressway, which takes 3–4 hours by car (5-6 during the winter). When exiting Bucharest, the best route is via Colentina Boulevard. It is the exit towards Urziceni, Buzău, Focșani, Iasi and Suceava.

Other ways of reaching Bacău by car are Brasov(E574), Iasi (E85 + E583), Vaslui (DN2F), Botoșani (E85 + E583 + E58).

Get around[edit]

There are two basic ways of getting around the city: personal vehicle and public transport-which comprises mostly of buses.

By bus[edit]

The linear structure of the city makes it virtually impossible to get lost, and the local transport fast and reliable. A normal one-way ticket will cost you around 1.7 lei. The main bus lines are: 3, 17, 18 and 22, of which only the 22 has a different route: from the south entrance in the city (from Bucharest) where all the hypermarkets are towards Arena Mall. The rest have the same starting point, but go towards the train station (following various - yet close - routes).

By car[edit]

The city's main roads are in excellent state, but there is a noticeable lack of parking spaces. Parking is free almost anywhere in the city. The town has a length of about 20 km (north-to-south), but this distance is littered with traffic lights. There is an alternative route - make a left turn just before Narcisa Bridge (about 4 km from the Metro hypermarket, coming in from the south. The road will lead you around the city (with a beautiful view of it) to the road to Transylvania (left turn about half the way, or left where the road ends into a Y intersection) - through the outskirts. If you want to go to Roman or further on to Suceava or Iași, you have to go through the city centre, and over Șerbănești Bridge over the Bistrița River.

See[edit]

Do[edit]

Buy[edit]

  • Arena Mall. Str. Stefan cel Mare, nr. 28. The largest mall in the Moldova region is in Bacau.

Eat[edit]

Mid-range[edit]

  • Latin Unirii Bd., Nr. 2, Tel.: +40 234 510300. A good selection of Chinese, traditional Romanian, Spanish, French and Austrian food.

Splurge[edit]

  • Amarante Str. Spiru Haret, Nr.8, Tel.: +40 234 511829. A large selection of Italian food and a few French dishes. Fairly high prices, but quality food. They serve very good pizza.
  • La Michele Str. Mihail Kogalniceanu, Nr.12, Tel.: +40 234 552222. The menu contains Italian and Romanian food. They serve good pizza, with smaller prices than the rest of the menu.

Drink[edit]

Mid-range[edit]

Sleep[edit]

  • Hotel President, 4 stars, 24 double rooms, 4 single rooms, 4 apartments,Tel: +40 234 588000, Hotel President
  • Hotel Helen, 4 stars, 38 rooms, Tel: +40 372 344000, located on DN11 (E574), near Magura
  • Hotel Decebal, 3 stars, almost 100 rooms,Tel: +40 234 570020, Hotel Decebal
  • Hotel Moldova, 3 stars, 143 rooms, Tel: +40 234 511514, Hotel Moldova [dead link]
  • Hotel Scorillo, 3 stars, 10 rooms, Tel: +40 334 103631, Hotel Scorillo
  • Hotel Dumbrava, 2 stars, 50 rooms, Tel: +40 234 513302, Hotel Dumbrava

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