The main traffic bearing street is Strada Ștefan cel Mare. One block south, the town's commercial centre continues on the pedestrianized Strada Independeţei.
There are two railway stations. The main one is the north station, Gara de Nord (confusingly tickets will have this station as Bălţi Sloboziya - Бэлць Слобозия). The other, more central, south station is Gara de Sud (labelled on tickets as Bălţi Orash - Бэлць Ораш, meaning Bălţi Town). All trains stop at the north station (even those heading south), though Orash station may be more convenient to travellers heading south towards Ungheni on the Romanian border and Chisinau.
Nice pedestrian zone around the central square. Check out the old part of the city.
- 1 Vasile Alecsandri National Theatre, MD-3120, Strada Independeţei 1. The programme is advertised outside on a board outside, usually they have a few plays a week. Tickets are sold from a counter on the ground floor, under the stairs. around 25.
- 1 Pizza de Italia, Strada Ștefan cel Mare 76. Decent pizza, helpful staff, free WiFi 10:00 - 23:00.