You can get to Busteni by car, bus, minibus, bicycle, motocycle or by train. You could also fly to Bucharest and from there rent a car, or take the bus, minibus or go to the trainstation and take the train!
Busteni is situated an the DN1 (national road 1) and getting in and out by road is very easy. The road is in good condition, but be careful in winter because the road can get very slippery quickly. There are also buses linking Busteni to major cities (Bucharest, Brasov, Ploiesti, Predeal, etc) and nearby resorts (Sinaia, Predeal, Poiana Brasov).
Taxis are an inexpensive way to get around the town (5 RON/1.2 euros from the train station to hotel). Buses also run between nearby towns.
A cable car from Busteni takes you to the top of a mountain to see some monuments carved by the wind, (Babele and Sphinx). Heroes Monument, a huge cross to honor those in WWI on the top of the mountain, is about a 45 minute hike away from where the cable car arrives at the top of the mountain.
The Urlatoarea waterfall is a 90 minute hike away from the town. Follow the trail with the red dots.
Cantacuzino Castle. This beautiful castle is located on a hill on one end of the town. The views are nice from the castle and the surrounding park. There is restaurant inside and a guided tour of the castle costs 20 Lei (as of august 2013). Tours in English are available only on weekends but the castle area can be visited on any day.
The phone number for mountain rescue is 0SALVAMONT (+4 0725826668 - +4 being the national phone code).
There are a lot of good places to eat here: restaurants, fast-food, pizza, delivery also. Here is a pizza delivery phone number: 0244 322 388
There are a lot of sleeping areas. You can find hotels from 1 to 4 stars and room rentals (from 45 RON-11 euro per night/ double room, see carta.ro).
Brasov is the closest big town and can be reached in 40 minutes by bus or car.
Sinaia is to the south of Busteni, on the route to Bucharest. This town is known for its beautiful castles.