Alexandria is a town in southern Romania, located approximately 80 kilometers from Bucharest.It`s the seat of Teleorman county.
You can get in Alexandria from Bucharest via 3 methods:
1 - Driving via E70, approximately 1:30 hours drive. But beware, it`s a narrow and crowded road with many bad drivers around.There could have been a motorway, but thanks to ex Romanian president, Basescu, it isn`t. Thank you Basescu...
2 - Taking the BUS from Bucharest, "Autogara Millenium Trans Impex SRL" BUS station (southern Bucharest). In 2017 the 1 way ticket was 25 lei and the duration of the trip was 1:30 hours.
3 - Taking the train from Bucharest "Gara de nord"(main train station). But beware, as you can expect a minimum 3 hour journey because the tracks take a route via Rosiori de Vede town. There is no direct route to Alexandria. Also, the ticket is more expensive than the BUS ticket.
You can get around Alexandria via 4 methods:
1. Drive. But beware, the roads are in bad condition and narrow (except the 3 main boulevards which are in bad condition, but they present 2 lanes per direction). You can find a lot of gas stations in Alexandria, including OMV.
2. Take a taxi. The fare is up to 2 lei per kilometer (2017). The taxi drivers are generally friendly. The cars are mostly Dacia Logan.
3. Take the BUS. The BUS network covers only the main boulevards and few neighboring villages. The fare is up to 4 lei per trip (2017).
4. Walk around. The town center has a wide and friendly pedestrian walk.
You can eat in many places in Alexandria, for example:
1 - "Harmony" restaurant. Traditionally called "Minerva" restaurant by the locals. Great food, great location in the city center.
2 - "Rustic" Hotel`s restaurant. Both quality Romanian traditional food and western food. Great environment, located in the "Vedea" forest.
You can also buy food from the German retailer "Kaufland" or from the central traditional market (where you can also buy flowers).
There are many hotels in Alexandria, for example:
1 - Hotel "Rustic", which is located in a beautiful forest ("Vedea" forest) that is both pedestrian and auto friendly. You can walk to the city center from here in approximately 20-25 minutes. The hotel also has a Romanian traditional restaurant and a big parking lot.
2 - Hotel "Edma". This is a new, modern, splurge hotel, situated on the main boulevard ("Dunarii" street), right on the entrance in Alexandria coming from Craiova. The hotel has a parking lot, restaurant and a BUS station on the main boulevard in it`s front. You cand walk from here to the town center in approximately 30-35 minutes.
3 - Hotel "Parc", which has the upside of being located in the heart of the Town center. The hotel has a restaurant and a parking lot.