Bucharest’s public transport system is the largest in Romania and one of the largest in Europe. It is made up of the Bucharest Metro, as well as a surface transport system run by RATB (Regia Autonomă de Transport București), which consists of buses, trams, trolleybuses, and light rail. In addition, there is a private minibus system. As of 2007, there is a limit of 10,000 taxicab licenses.
Bucharest is the hub of Romania’s national railway network, run by Căile Ferate Române. The main railway station is Gara de Nord (“North Station”), which provides connections to all major cities in Romania as well as international destinations:
- Hungary: Budapest
- Serbia: Belgrade
- Bulgaria: Sofia, Varna
- Moldova: Chișinău
- Ukraine: Kiev, Chernivtsi, Lviv
- Greece: Thessaloniki
- Austria: Vienna
- Turkey: Istanbul
- Russia: Moscow
The city has five other railway stations run by CFR, the most important of which are Basarab (adjacent to North Station), Obor, Băneasa and Progresu. These are in the process of being integrated into a commuter railway serving Bucharest and the surrounding Ilfov County. Seven main lines radiate out of Bucharest.