Bucharest's main station...   Click for location & city map

Bucharest has one main station, the imposing Gara de Nord (Bucureşti Nord), opened in 1872.  I've always found the grand scale of the architecture somewhat dark and oppressive but it's improved in recent years.

Bucharest Nord station

Bucharest Gara de Nord.  Photo courtesy of Daniel Brvnišťan

Bucharest Nord concourse

Bucharest Nord station concourse running the whole width of the station, with the platforms lined up on the left and the main station exit to the right.  Note KFC in the background.  Courtesy of Eckart Spindler...

Platforms...

The station is a terminus, with platforms numbered from 1 to 14 left to right as you stand on the concourse and look towards the platforms.

Bucharest Nord platforms

Bucharest Nord station concourse.  Note KFC in the background...  Courtesy of Eckart Spindler...

Ticket office...

International tickets are bought at ticket window 1 in a room marked Case de bilete with a large blue sign, see the photos below so you know what to look for.  To find it coming from outside the station, simply walk in through the main station entrance in the colonnaded station facade (see topmost photo on this page) and it is in that broad passageway heading towards the platforms, on the right opposite a large pharmacy.  To find it from the platforms, look for the passageway roughly opposite platforms 8 & 9, between MacDonald's and the information office.  It's 50 metres down that passageway, just behind MacDonald's, on the left.

Bucharest station ticket office entrance   Bucharest international ticket window

The ticket office entrance, looking towards platform 8/9. Note the MacDonald's sign.

 

Inside the Case de bilete, ticket window 1 is for international tickets.  Photo courtesy of Deep Lidder.

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