7th International Conference on
Deregulated Electricity Market Issues
in South-Eastern Europe

20 - 21 September 2012, Bucharest, Romania

Conference Venue


The DEMSEE2012 Conference will be hosted in the Rectorat Building of the University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest.


In order to locate the Rectorate Building of the University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest (UPB) we recommend you Salut Bucuresti or Google Maps. You can also use maps.live.com. to look for various locations in Buharest.

For a 360 deg view we recommend you norc.ro. For better view, enlarge the image in full screen mode.

This MAP shows you how to get from the city centre to UPB. Once arrived close to UPB please use this MAP.

Bucharest Transportation

Bucharest has a complex public transportation system, which combines buses, trolleybuses, trams and subways. The transit system covers virtually all areas of the city. It tends to be crowded during peak hours (6:00 AM to 8:30 AM and 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM).

Bucharest Metro (Subway)

Bucharest subway Metro is a quite efficient mean of transportation. One can easily get around by using a Metro map, which can be supplied from any Metro station. You can feel safe in the subway trains since most of them are new and they are supervised by guardians.

The University Campus is served by the Metro system by two stations: Politehnica and Grozavesti. The closest station if Politehnica. Trains run between 5:00 AM and 11:00 PM; during peak hours they run at about 5-8 minutes while off-peak they run every 10-12 minutes. Tickets can be bought at the booths inside the stations. A ride remains valid for any change from a line to another as long as you stay inside the checking gate.
The available tickets are:
- ticket for 2 rides (3 lei)
- ticket for 10 rides (9,0 lei)
- one day pass (5,5 lei)

look out for this sign

The metro can be crowded in the morning and in the afternoon hours (rush hours from 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM) when people commute to and from work, but in the rest of the day is pretty empty. Metro stations are not very well signposted, but with the help of a map it will be easy to get around. All trains have maps posted inside the wagons.

Bus, Trolleybus and Tram

Website: www.ratb.ro
The passengers must have a valid ACTIV electronic card before boarding. The cards can be bought only in the RATB booths, that can be found near the RATB stations. The booths are opened during working days from 5:30 AM to 8:30 PM and generally closed during Saturday and Sunday. The price of a single ticket on ALL URBAN ROUTES is 1.30 Lei. When you aks for an electronic card, besides the credit that you buy for traveling (min: 2.6 Lei - max: 50 Lei), you will have to pay also the card.
The passengers are obliged to validate the card without delay when boarding the vehicle. Any transfer to other vehicle implies the validation of a new ticket.

You can use the ACTIV card to travel with the subway system.

The routes you may need are from Bus 336, Bus 136 or Bus 601.


Taxis in Bucharest are a relatively cheap and safe way of transportation. The cars are yellow with the name of the company usually inscribed very clearly on the taxi together with the price per kilometer. The price is the same in Bucharest as well as to the airports. You can order a taxi (click here for phone numbers; dial 021 first ) or you can hail any taxi from the street.
Almost all companies use the same price i.e. 1.39 lei/km and a starting price of 1.39 lei. The price is shown on the taximeter. Before taking a taxi make sure that the price is written on it. Individual taxis may apply a price of 3.5 lei/km.

Transport from / to the airport

The 783 bus travels regularly from the Henry Coanda International Airport (Otopeni) to the City Centre (approximate travel time 40 minutes), via Victoriei Square, Romana Square, Universitate and finally Unirii Square. For all hotels you have to get off at "Universitate". From here you can walk, take a bus or take a taxi.

Here is the route for bus 783

For a route from Bucharest to the airport, the cost is about 30-35 lei (7-8 Euro). For the route from the airport to the hotel different prices may apply because taxis must pay the parking. Another option is to go to the Departures Terminal and wait for a taxi that brings someone to the airport.

Travelling to Bucharest

By air

BUCURESTI HENRI COANDA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (Romanian: Aeroportul Internaţional Henri Coandă) (IATA: OTP, ICAO: LROP): The Henri Coanda is Romania's busiest international airport, located 16.5 km (10.3 mi) northwest of the city of Bucharest, within Otopeni city limits. The airport is well linked with major European hubs. Currently the airport has one terminal divided into three halls (sometimes referred as distinct terminals) (International Departures Hall, International Arrivals Hall and the Domestic Flights Hall - at the ground level of the Arrivals Hall).

International Arrivals
By train

Bucharest is the major hub of CFR (Caile Ferate Romane), Romania national rail carrier. The main central station is Gara de Nord (North Station in translation) which serves Bucharest with connections to every part of Romania as well as international connections with Vienna, Prague, Budapest, Sofia, Belgrade, Chisinau etc.

romania rail map

By car

The city is a major road hub as well. There is one highway to Pitesti called A1 and another one to Cernavoda called A2. There is a third highway under construction, which links Bucharest with Ploiesti, on the way to the Prahova Valley and Brasov City. Note that there is no continuous highway connecting Bucharest with neighbouring contries and if you wish to travel by car you have to expect to travel on national roads. Click on the map to enlarge.

romania road map