If you keep to the main tourist area of Brasov (Old Town and Schei), the only bus routes of any interest will be the No. 51 - Gara and the Black Church to Piaţa Unirii and Pe Tocile (returning via Strada Nicolae Balcescu and the Star Department Store); and the No. 50B - Livada Postei to Solomon’s Rocks. Of note too is the No. 20, which serves Poiana Brasov from Livada Postei, and the No. 16 from Livada Postei to Autogara No. 2 (for coaches to Bran).
Tickets (costing 5 lei) for Brasov’s buses must be bought from an RAT kiosk before boarding, and stamped in the little machines once on board. There is a fine of 60 lei if you are caught with no ticket, or a unstamped ticket.
Taxis are cheap in Brasov and better than buses for longer distances. Just make sure you take a taxi belonging to a trusted Brasov taxi company such as Martax (tel. 0268 944). If in doubt, ask a local if the taxi is OK, or call one.