Transport in Brasov
Within Brasov you can use the public transportation i.e. buses,
trolleybuses and the tram or taxis.
Public transportation in Brasov is very extensive and runs late into the night
(there are specialized all-night services too). It is cheap also, even though
not particularly comfortable due to ageing infrastructure. Run by RAT Bv (Regia
Autonoma Transport Brasov), the network is made up of trolleybuses, buses and
trams, like in most other Romanian cities. You should buy tickets from specialized
RATBv kiosks or from newsagent's kiosks, but remember to punch them when on
the bus. Even though there are no ticket gates when entering the vehicles it's
to have a valid ticket because controllers are abundant, and they will land
you with a fine. When someone requests your ticket, always ask to see an ID.
Taxis are a faster and more comfortable way to get around
town than public transportation. Taxis are also relatively
cheap. Most taxis have meters and drivers are usually friendly.
There's never a shortage of cabs within city limits at any
given hour, but it is a good idea to have one called, rather
than going looking for one. Ask the approximate fare in advance
and always make sure the driver uses the meter from the start,
or agree on a fixed amount for the ride. Though rare, there
have been cases when foreign tourists have been asked to
pay enormous amounts. It is OK and always a good idea to
ask for an estimate in advance, even when the cab is using
a meter. Taxis are usually parked in designated areas along
the curb, which are in the proximity of bus stations or other
busy spots. When traveling outside city limits you may be
asked to pay double fare per kilometer (it is considered
acceptable), or you could agree on a fixed amount in advance.
Tipping taxi drivers is not very common, but it's always
appreciated. If you find a reliable and trustworthy driver
that you feel comfortable with, you could ask if he is willing
to serve you for the remainder of your stay in Brasov. Most
likely, he will be happy to give you his cell number or car
number so you can call dispatch and ask for him. This way
you will avoid having to continually switch drivers. Never
get into a taxi that doesn't have a sign with the company
name on top of it, you may get ripped off.
Here's a list of
some of the most reliable taxi companies.
Phone: +40-268-333232 +40-268-311515
Phone: +40-268-313040 +40-268-944 +40-745-313040
Memorandului 3, Brasov
| RO Taxi|
Phone: +40-268-319999 +40-268-306666 +40-268-949
Phone: +40-268-543111 +40-726-255353 +40-745-545353
| TOD Taxi|
Phone: +40-268-321111 +40-268-941
There are regular buses from Brasov to
Brasov (bus #20 every half-hour from Livada Postei,
by the Parc Central). They
have a standard price per journey. Tickets can be bought at
the RAT Bv kiosks.
Outside Brasov, you can travel by train, bus or so-called
Maxi Taxi which is actually a van.
For train services visit: www.cfr.ro
Maxi Taxi 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.
information visit: www.cdy.ro
Regular buses or Maxi Taxis are available also for those
who want to travel within Brasov county or to neighbouring
of the companies which offer such services is: SC Transbus
For more information visit: www.transbuscod.ro