AMBULANCE: Be prepared to tell the ambulance which private or public hospital to take you to. Note that private hospitals will often send patients with severe problems to the main State hospitals.

PEDIATRICS (under 18 years old)

Spitalul Grigore Alexandrescu

Grigore Alexandrescu Hospital

Bulevardul Iancu de Hunedoara 30-32


(full name: Spitalul Clinic de Urgență pentru Copii Grigore Alexandrescu)


Spitalul de Urgenta Floreasca

Emergency Clinic Hospital

Calea Floreasca 8

a note about public hospitals:

There are some excellent doctors at the main emergency hospitals, though the facilities and other staff may not be at the level you are accustomed to. (i.e. some of our members have been surprised there are no chairs for accompanying parents, that family members have been told to go to a private pharmacy to purchase medicine recommended by the doctor, and that certain staff appreciate tips).
While doctors usually speak English, bringing a Romanian-speaking friend when you arrive (or for an extended stay) might be helpful for dealing with staff.

Welcome pamphlet from IWA:

Making Bucharest Home 2019.pdf

Ask questions, get tips etc from our members-only Facebook chat group:
IWA Living in Bucharest

Best overall source for up-to-date info on events, restaurants, attractions and more:
Bucharest in Your Pocket

Purchase tickets for events at:


info for families (run by volunteers):

Bucharest with Kids website
Bucharest with Kids on Facebook


Metro (subway)
STB: buses and trolleys 
Romania Traffic Updates
Trains: CFR

Romania Travel info with useful links:
Romania Tourism


Most of us have, at some point in our lives, packed special products from “home” in our suitcase. If your stash has run out, and you don’t know where to shop, this IWA pamphlet from 2018 might be useful (though every day there are more shops and international products in Bucharest):

International Food Shopping in Bucharest

Blogs and Pages we follow

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