Parking in Bucharest

Parking is one of the biggest issues in Bucharest. Most office buildings and shopping centers have adequately sized parking lots, the municipality itself does not offer many options. There are several car parks however – check listings section. To park the car near your home, the municipality offers the option of renting parking places outside your building. After you buy your parking place, you can mark it using your car registration number. Avoid using someone else’s paid spot as they may damage your car if you do so a couple of times in a row.

People tend to get very angry about this in Bucharest. If someone took your parking place, you can use the Romanian method: honk your horn until they come and move their car. It is surprisingly effective. If they do not come, or it happens more than once, lift up their windscreen wipers: this will let them know they are in the wrong spot!