Romania's national airline Tarom as well as all major European Airlines
are offering flights from cities in Western and Central Europe to
Bucharest - the largest city in the country.
Arad, Bacau, Bucharest, Cluj, Constanta, Craiova, Oradea, Sibiu, Targu Mures and Timisoara are also
connected with cities in Europe by European airlines
such Air Berlin, Austrian Airlines, Blue Air and Wizz Air.
Traveling by train from other European countries to Romania takes from four hours (Budapest to Arad or to Oradea) to about 30 hours (Paris to Bucharest).
As most train tickets allow several stopovers en route, train travel can be an affordable and relaxing way to include Romania in a European trip.
First and second-class sleepers are available for journeys longer than 10 hours and for overnight trains.
To quickly check international train service availability or to get an idea of travel times please check:
Tickets for international trains
At the present time Romania’s National Rail Company (SNCFR or CFR) only offers on-line tickets for domestic destinations.
Tickets for international destinations can be purchased - at any SNCFR Rail Travel Agency (Agentia de Voiaj CFR) or at ticket offices in most major train stations in Romania.
If you would like to purchase a train ticket for an international destination, before your arrival to Romania, you will need to contact a local travel agency or an international rail travel company:
Eurail Romania Pass - 'Eurail train Passes' for non-European citizens
The Romanian Railway Company (SNCFR) operates service between most of Romania's main cities and tourist areas.
For information on domestic train schedules and fares please check our
Domestic Transportation section.
Documents required by Border Police are the vehicle's registration, proof of insurance and a valid driver's license.
U.S. / Canadian/ Australian/ New Zealand driver licenses are valid for driving in Romania for 90 days from the date of entry into Romania.
When renting a car in Europe, please check with the car rental company about its policy regarding taking the car across national borders.
Independent travelers entering Romania by car (own or rental) need to obtain a road toll badge, called Rovinieta.
Rovinieta is available on-line www.roviniete.com as well as at any border-crossing point, postal office and most gas stations. Cost of Rovinieta for passenger cars (the equivalent in Romanian Lei): $4.00 (valid for 7 days) or $9.00 (valid for 30 days).
There is no any other tax to be paid by visitors/ tourists when entering
or leaving Romania.
There are many bus routes that connect Bucharest and Romania's main cities with Athens, Berlin, Budapest, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Istanbul, London, Milan, Munich, Paris, Rome, and Vienna.
Travelers interested in renting a car in Western or Central Europe
and travel to Romania can contact the following companies:
Rhino Car Hire
Several river cruise companies based in Germany or Austria offer cruises on the Danube River through to the Danube Delta and the Black Sea Coast.
Romania has a well-developed railway network that covers virtually the whole country. Trains are one of the most popular means of getting around Romania.
They are inexpensive and generally on time.
Three different services are offered.
The cheapest and slowest are local the local trains - Regional ( R ).
Faster and more expensive are the InterRegional trains ( IR )
that require a seat reservation along with the ticket.
The fastest and the most expensive are Inter-City Trains ( IC ).
The last two types of trains have dining cars and sleepers
(overnight or long distance trains only).
Information on domestic train schedules and fares: www.cfrcalatori.ro
Train schedules search - Tips for first-time users:
* click on the British flag (up - right section of your screen)
* enter the town you will be departing from
and the town you will travel to
( for Bucharest main station select Bucharest Nord )
* select find
(please wait a little bit until a new window will open)
* select search (lower - left section of your screen)
The results of the search will be displayed.
For advance Romania Rail Pass reservations please visit
ACP Rail - Central Station to Great Destinations
For train enthusiasts there are nine steam trains, dating from the 1920s and '30s, some of which have been restored to provide a luxury travel experience.
Organizations as well as Individuals can rent steam trains.
There are several bus companies that offer fast and inexpensive connections between Romania's main cities.
Inter-City bus stations (Autogara) are usually located near to the train station.
To check bus schedules (domestic routes) please visit: www.autogari.ro
Bus, rented car or taxi might be the only available option for travelers interested to explore some remote areas.
Travel by car is the best way to discover Romania's remote areas,
to admire the unique scenery and take advantage of the innumerable
A hired car will save travelers a lot of time when visiting attractions such as the Painted Monasteries in Bucovina and the traditional villages in Maramures.
Most major international and local car rental companies have offices in the major cities and airports. Rental policies vary from company to company;
usually renters must be over 21, have a valid driver's licence and
a valid credit card.
Romania's main roads are well marked and maintained.
A map that indicates the condition of roads in Romania is available for
Many pass through cities and towns and gas stations,
food stores and hotels are easy to find.
Road congestion may be an issue - during weekends or holidays -
for just a few popular rutes.
A map of traffic intensity forecast is available for download here.
You can reach emergency roadside help and information for
vehicle assistance and towing services by dialing 9271.
For ambulance services, fire brigade or police, dial 112.
The Romanian Automobile Association (ACR or "Automobil Clubul Roman")
offers 24 hour roadside assistance. Call: (021) 222 22 22 or (021) 222 15 52.
Taxis are available in every city and larger towns in Romania.
They can be summoned by telephone or hailed on the street.
Authorized taxis can be recognized by the TAXI sign on the roof.
All Taxis should be equipped with meters.
Taxis can also be ordered by calling specialized companies
can confirm the rates / mile and approximate cost of the ride.
Drivers approaching you at the airport or at the train station in Bucharest
are likely to inflate their rates; please avoid them.
For longer trips outside the city limits rates can be negotiated.
|Taxi tariffs vary from city to city:|
|upon entry||$ 0.5 - $ 1.2|
|trips within city limits||$ 0.8 - $ 2 / mile|
|trips outside city limits||$ 1.2 - $ 2 / mile|
|slow traffic or waiting time||$ 0.1 - $ 0.3 / minute|
Tarom - Romania's National airline operates scheduled flights between Bucharest and several cities within Romania: Baia Mare, Cluj, Iasi, Oradea, Satu Mare, Sibiu, Targu Mures, Timisoara,