Bucharest – travel and accommodation

Bucharest, the “Little Paris of Eastern Europe”, is the capital city of Romania. With a population of a little over 2 million people, Bucharest is a bustling lively metropolis waiting to be discovered. With each street breathing history, old palaces luring you in, colorful cafes, the huge parks become aa great retreat point to make plans for your new direction.

Registration for the conference will begin at 9:00am on Wednesday the 28th in the auditorium of The University of Medicine and Pharmacy Carol Davila.

Please note that the auditorium is about 2km from the centre of town, we advise that you get a taxi or Uber to reach it. The street address is: Bulevardul Eroii Sanitari 8, București 050474, Romania


Travel grants

Travel grant applications for the 2016 conference have now closed. Winning applicants will be notified as soon as possible.


  • For an overview of travel to Bucharest visit http://wikitravel.org/en/Bucharest
  • From Bucharest Henri Coanda Airport, you can take a taxi or the bus (lines 780 and 783) to the Unirii Square.
  • Fancy the train? The North train station is the stop for you.
  • There are many flights a day from all the major European Hubs (and Luton).

Accommodation and Eating

Here are some hotels you can choose from:

Park Inn by Radisson Bucharest Hotel & Residence
Sarroglia Hotel
Hotel Trianon
Europa Royale Bucharest
Novotel Bucharest City Centre
Grand Hotel Continental


If you speak (or recognise) any Italian, Spanish or French, then Romanian will be immediately familiar to you. As a Romance language, it’s derived from Latin and shares much of its lexicon with these other languages. The alphabet is Latin, which makes things easier!

Politics and currency

Romania has been a full member of the European Union since 2007. Its currency is not the ubiquitous Euro – it uses the Lei. There are just over four Lei to the Euro and US dollar. There is a good network of ATMs.

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