Metro (subway) Bucharest Reviews
Cheap and Safe Metro System Nov 02, 2009
Covers most of the main areas in central Bucharest and will take you out to the Casa Populari (Izvor Station).
Metro stations are not particularly visible, mostly the name signs with adverts and ones with a small blue M. Isvor station is ''hidden'' in the park across from the Parliament.
Very cheap with a 2 Journey ticket costing 2-50 Lei (65p) and a 10 journey ticket just 8 Lei (£2), so you don't feel so bad if you use it to jump just one or two stations.
Comprises of 3 and a bit lines (line 4 is still in the process of construction out from Gara De Nord.
Line 2 seemed to have newer trains where there was no breaks between the carriages and it was like hurtling along in a long thin metal tube.
Platforms at the Piata Romano ( and maybe another one or was I just there twice) have large arched pillars right at the edge of the platform leaving about 2 feet of platform.
Strange feature, just remembered and edited in ;-),is that at the end of each platform there is a digital clock to tell the time. Beside that though is a clock that counts up in 5 second intervals from the time the last train left. Really useful to know that you missed a train by 35 seconds :-O
Has it's own secutity people and they are very visible at the stations and were aboard nearly all the trains I was on, no matter the time of night or day, and is probably the safest way to get about Bucharest. Feels like it anyway.
Like a few places in Bucharest they are not keenon photography, so apologies for some of the pics as I was trying to be discreet using the camera on my phone
Part of the Bucharest Nov 09 - The Good,The Bad and The Ugly travel blog
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Dec 14, 2007
METRO (Subway) This is the fastest way to get from one distant point to another in Bucharest. The city is pretty large - not easily to walk from quarter to quarter - and crowded when talking about roads and cars. The subway network is covering pretty much of the central area and lines to the exits. It is nor the biggest or the smallest subway network in Europe, but it is reliable and certainly looking and smelling nicer than the parisian one :P Prices: - 2 rides ticket: 2 RON - about 0,55 EURO - 10 rides ticket: 6,5 RON - about 1,76 EUR - 1 day pass: 3 RON - about 0,81 EUR - 1 month pass: 20 RON - about 5,4 EUR Tickets can be found in every subway station, at cashiers (no automatic vending for the moment). Rush hours inside the Bucharest metro system are in the morning (7-8am), when people go to work and in the evening (6-8pm), when people come from work.