Bacău

Bacău is a city in eastern Romania.

Get in

By plane

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

Connections:

City Country IATA ICAO Airport Airline(s)
AntalyaTurkeyAYTLTAIAntalya Airport Seasonal charter: Blue Air (resumes 15 June 2013)
BolognaItalyBLQLIPEBologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport Blue Air
BrusselsBelgiumBRUEBBRBrussels Airport Blue Air
DublinIrelandDUBEIDWDublin Airport Seasonal: Blue Air (resumes 1 June 2013)
LondonUnited KingdomLTNEGGWLondon Luton Airport Blue Air
MilanItalyBGYLIMEBergamo-Il Caravaggio International Airport Blue Air
ParisFranceBVALFOBBeauvais-Tillé Airport Blue Air
RomeItalyFCOLIRFFiumicino-Leonardo da Vinci International Airport Blue Air
TurinItalyCUFLIMZCuneo International Airport Blue Air

By train

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

A train ticket from Bucharest to Bacău costs around 15 euros 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

The main roads to Bacău have been recently 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 kilometers 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

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

By bus

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 50 Eurocents (1.7 RON). 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

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

Bacovia Theater - one of the few remaining historical buildings in Bacau (1929) http://www.teatrulbacovia.ro/

The Bacău Prefecture - opened 1890 http://www.prefecturabacau.ro/

Precista Church - officially opened in 1491. More info can be found here: http://www.bacau.djc.ro/ObiectiveDetalii.aspx?ID=23&lacas=true

Buy

Eat

Mid-range

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

Splurge

Amarante Str. Spiru Haret, Nr.8, Tel.: +40 234 511829, http://www.amarante.ro. 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, http://www.lamichele.ro/restaurante.php. The menu contains Italian and Romanian food. They serve good pizza, with smaller prices than the rest of the menu.

Sleep

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

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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