DOTA2 The International 10 is held in October in Bucharest. If you’re coming for the event and it is your first time in Bucharest, we prepared a guide to help you.
Transport to the city
If you arrive at the airport, you can take an Uber or Bolt. This is the best way to travel from the airport to the accommodation or even in the city. Avoid any ‘sharks’ who insist you take their ride to the city. You’ll only pay 4 times more for the same distance.
Another way of transportation from the airport is by bus number 783, that will let you close to the center of the town, or by train arriving at the Bucharest North railway station (Gara de Nord București), but you have to check out the schedule.
Once in Bucharest, you can easily travel by subway: a two-trip ticket costs 1,2 euro (6 RON), but you can get a 10 trip ticket with 5 euro (25 RON) or a weekly pass with 6 euro (30 RON). This weekly pass has 15 minutes of timed access between entries.
To arrive at the National Arena, where all the action is going to happen, Piața Iancului and Piața Muncii are the closest metro stations to the National Arena. From there, you only have a 15-20 minutes walk.
Another way of public transportation is by bus or tram, called STB. Check here to find anything you need http://www.stb.ro/eng/index.
You can travel by all these options but avoid the classic yellow cab that you can grab off the street. There is a big chance of them scamming you, overcharging you for a ride, especially if you are a foreigner. If you want to go by taxi, check the prices written on the car’s door, make sure that the meter is running and the driver is using Waze or any other navigation app.
For green-way transportation, you can go for the alternative transport means in Bucharest, such as electric scooters.
The prices for Bucharest accommodation are (prices depend on the period in which the reservation is made, the number of days in advance, the events that take place) :
Hostels: from €7 / night
Hotels: from €40 / night
Apartments: from €30 / night
Luxury hotels: from €190 / night
Food and drinks
Besides fast-food chains like McDonald’s, Burger King, KFC, you will also find restaurants with traditional food, Romanian or other.
Caru cu bere is a perfect place to enjoy traditional Romanian food. Located in the city center, Old Town, it has beautiful architecture and history. The prices are affordable, between 10-40 euro for a course.
MadameB for the best pancakes in Bucharest. Do you want sweet pancakes? Got it! Savory pancakes? Got it! Everything you want for every taste. It also serves remarkable tea and lemonade.
Don`t you want to go out and eat? No problem, we have some delivery services through some of the international food delivery platforms:
About the venue of TI 10 – DOTA2 Final Tournament 2021
The championship will be held in the biggest arena in Romania: National Arena. The capacity of the stadium is 53,329 total attendees.
The International 10 DOTA 2 Tournament is definitely going to take advantage of one nice feature of the stadium: it has a retractable roof, able to cover the stadium entirely. Thus, the spectators and the players will be properly sheltered in case of bad weather.
The COVID situation in Romania
Romania is on the green list of countries, with more than 25% of the population completely vaccinated. But before arriving, please check the current situation on the following link. It is updated on a daily basis and it displays the latest news on the pandemic in the country.
Tips before leaving
Are you hungry between the games and want to try something traditional? Here there are the top Romanian traditional dishes:
Fancy a tour in Bucharest? Pick up any tour and enjoy the city:
Are you considering a day trip from Bucharest? Maybe to pay a visit to Dracula’s Castle? Here’s where you can go:
Almost broke or have only a few bucks in your pocket? Here are the top 10 things you can do for free in Bucharest:
We hope you enjoyed our advice for you. Also, we hope you’ll be able to be here at the TI 10. You deserve it!