Getting to Brasov

Getting to Brasov by train

Getting to Brasov is very easy, due to the fact that it is a major Romanian railway hub. Between Bucharest, the capital, and Brasov there are many trains daily, almost one every hour, and there are also frequent trains from other Romanian cities as well as a daily connection to Budapest, Hungary (via Oradea) and a EuroNight (fast night train) connection to Budapest via Arad. Also due to its affordability and comfort, train is the best way of reaching Brasov. Even though all Romanian trains are increasingly comfortable, try to take the InterCity (IC) trains. These are very modern and comfortable, as they are an initiative of the state railways to reinvigorate Romania’s transport sector. “Rapid” trains are also comfortable and almost as fast as InterCities. “Accelerat” trains are also a fast alternative, lacking a little in the kind of comfort an InterCity or Rapid train would provide. Do not, however, take trains labeled as Personal (or abbreviated as P before their route number) to Brasov. Besides the fact that some of them are quite low on comfort, they take nearly twice the time to get there, since they stop at every stop. If you really are forced to take them (even though there are Rapid and IC trains at very accessible times all day), at least buy a first-class ticket.

Tickets can be bought one hour before departure at the station or in advance at the CFR booking office (CFR Agency) but not for departure on the same day. Supplements are payable on rapid and express trains for which seats must be reserved in advance.

Brasov Railway Station
5, Garii Avenue
Phone +40-268-410233 interior 3220, 3228

Brasov-Bartolomeu Railway Station
2, Calea Fagarasului
Phone +40-268-410233 int. 3640, 3641

Train schedule
If you want to see trains schedule visit http://www.infofer.ro – Romanian State Railway (CFR)

Getting to Brasov by bus

Bus services are also available. They can be vans, called Maxi Taxi, which are very popular, because they are cheaper than the train, fast enough, more buses available than trains (for example, for Brasov-Bucharest they are leaving, one every half an hour), but they are less reliable and comfortable than trains. Usually, the Maxi Taxi stations are next to Railway stations.

For more information:
http://www.cdy.ro

Regular buses or Maxi Taxis are available also for those who want to travel within Brasov county or to neighboring counties. One of the companies which offer such services is:

Transbus Codreanu
str. 13 Decembrie, nr. 135 Brasov – 2200
Phone/Fax: +40-268-333391
Stations in Brasov
Autogara 1 Brasov Railway Stations; Phone: +40-268-427267
Autogara 2 Brasov str. Avram Iancu, nr. 114, Phone: +40-268-426332
Autogara 3 Brasov str. Harmanului, nr. 47 A, Phone: +40-268-332002

For more information visit their web site: http://www.transbuscodreanu.ro

Getting to Brasov by car

Aside from the train, car is one of the most popular ways of reaching Brasov, due to its fairly good road connections with Brasov. Road E60 will be the main road to use in and out or Brasov, because this European Road links Brasov to Bucharest in the south, as well as Cluj-Napoca, Oradea and Budapest, Hungary in the west. Road E68 will take you to Sibiu and further onwards to Arad and Timisoara. Road E574 takes you into the north, to the Moldavia region and the Painted Monasteries and Iasi.

You can reach Brasov on several routes depending from where you come from. Please take notice of the following routes:

Bucuresti (Otopeni Airport) – 166 Km
Bucharest – Brasov E 60

Satu Mare – 475 Km
Satu Mare – Cluj Napoca – Alba Iulia E 81
Alba Iulia – Sibiu – Brasov E 68

Bors – 410 Km
Bors – Oradea E 60
Oradea – Cluj Napoca – Targu Mures – Brasov E 60

Nadlac – 400 Km
Nadlac – Arad E 68
Arad – Deva – Sibiu – Brasov E 68

Moravita – 473 Km
Moravita – Timisoara E 70
Timisoara – Deva E 70, E 68
Deva – Sibiu – Brasov E 68

Gura Vaii – 349 Km
Gura Vaii – Drobeta Turnu Severin E 70
Drobeta Turnu Severin – Targu Jiu 67
Tg. Jiu – Ramnicu Valcea – Brasov 73 C, E 574

Giurgiu – 223 Km
Giurgiu – Bucharest E 70
Bucharest – Brasov E 60

Vama Veche – 441 Km
Vama Veche – Constanta E 87
Constanta – Bucharest 22C, 3A
Bucharest – Brasov E 60

Albita – 310 Km
Albita – Bacau E 581, 2F
Bacau – Brasov E 574

Siret – 358 Km
Siret – Suceava E 85
Suceava – Bacau E 85
Bacau – Brasov E 574

All roads are marked in accordance with the international regulations. Driving is on the right side of the road and overtaking on the left. Driving under the influence of alcohol is forbidden. Speed limits are 50kph in built-up areas and up to 90kph on main roads.

Distances between Brasov and other important Romanian cities

Brasov – Bucuresti 161 km
Brasov – Cluj Napoca 264 km
Brasov – Constanta 380 km
Brasov – Craiova 205 km
Brasov – Iasi 299 km
Brasov – Sibiu 142 km
Brasov – Timisoara 399 km

Travel tips

If you come by car to Romania, bring your driving licence, car papers and green card. Romania applies the international regulations of Convention for the Customs Facilities for Tourist Traffic. Highly valuable goodwill and foreign currency must be declared when entering the country. More details on Romanian customs can be found on www.customs.ro

Getting to Brasov by plane

Brasov has no airport yet. The nearest airports for the international traffic are the International Airport Otopeni – Bucharest (168 km far from Brasov) and the one in Sibiu (142 km far from Brasov). In Brasov almost all travel agencies sell and book plane tickets for major air companies.

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