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Travel to Romania

Romania is the twelfth largest country and one of the most affordable destinations to visit in Europe. Due to its location, you can find a lot of direct flights to Romania via both European and Asian airlines. Here’s a short Romania travel guide.

When is the best time to fly to Romania?

The high season to fly to Romania is from May till September. Prices usually go up during the summer and booking in advance is highly recommended. Travelers come to Romania to swim in the Black Sea during their summer holidays.

The best time for flights to Romania in terms of prices (but without sacrificing the quality) is from October till April. Mountain resorts are the most popular destinations. They offer slopes and lifts for active skiers and snowboarders of different skill levels, as well as equipped mountain trails and five-star hotels nearby for anyone looking for premium comfort and serene rest.

Cheapest month to fly to Romania

Annual Avg. Price225 USD
July 2024295 USD
August 2024295 USD
September 2024160 USD
October 2024164 USD
November 2024183 USD
December 2024224 USD
January 2025184 USD
February 2025205 USD
March 2025205 USD
April 2025246 USD
May 2025244 USD
June 2025293 USD

How to get around Romania?

Passenger trains, electric trains, buses, taxis, and planes are at your disposal.

Usually, all means of the city public transport operate non-stop from 5:00 till 23:00. You can buy tickets at stalls near the stops.

As for intercity connections, there are buses, trains, and planes. Usually, direct inner air transportation is rare and relatively expensive. It is better to use a bus or train to get around and between big cities like Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Timișoara, Iași or Constanța. The same goes for smaller towns, such as Craiova, Brașov, Galați, and Ploiești, which can also be interesting for tourists.

Mode of transport
Price per person
Where to buy a ticket
Additional info
Plane
€60-80 on average from Bucharest to other big cities
Check the offerings of different airlines
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Ferry and Boat
€10 on average
Look for tickets at stalls at the waterfront or Internet resources.
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Train
Depending on the destination, carriers and class of train
Look for tickets at the cash box on railway stations
IterCity is the fastest option. If you like comfort, opt for Rapid. Be aware that these trains are not heated in the winter. All other types of trains are slower but cheaper.
Bus
  • One-time ticket is €0.28
  • Daily ticket — €1.70
  • Weekly ticket — €3.85
You can find tickets at stalls with the inscription Bilete RATB.
Make sure to compost a ticket aboard; controllers make on-spot checks on many stopovers.
Subway (Bucharest)
One-time ticket is €0.47
Buy tickets in cash boxes at stations
The usual interval between trains is 5-8 minutes, longer at night
Car
€33 for car rental per day on average
Rental stations in the city.
The speed limit on motorways is 120 km/h; outside the cities — 90 km/h, inside cities and villages — 50 km/h.
Taxi
€0,3-0,8 per 1 km
Look for cars with a taxi checker logo. Popular mobile apps such as Uber and Taxify are also available.
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How to get from the airport to the city center?

As soon as you find international flights to Romania, make sure to know how to get to the city from the airport and return.

Airport name
Biggest city nearby
Mode of transport
Duration
Price per person
Henri Coandă International Airport (OTP)
Bucharest
  • Bus line 783 / 784 Expres
  • Taxi
40 minutes by bus
  • €1 by bus (look for tickets at cash boxes Ratb near stops)
  • From €4-10 by taxi to the city center on average
Cluj International Airport (CLJ)
Cluj-Napoca
  • Bus lines 5 and 8
  • Taxi
30 minutes by bus
€0.5 / €6.5 by taxi
Timişoara Traian Vuia Airport (TSR)
Timişoara
  • Bus line E4, then transfer to bus line 11, E4 or M30
  • Taxi
45 - 60 minutes by bus
€10-12 by taxi
Iaşi Airport (IAS)
Iaşi
  • Bus line 50
10 minutes
€1
Sibiu International Airport (SBZ)
Sibiu
  • Bus line 11
10 minutes
€1

Plan your trip to Romania

Must-have local apps

Your stay in Romania will be more comfortable and convenient with the following apps:

Uber — to order a taxi

Henri AppPort — for arrivals in Bucharest at the Henri Coandă International Airport (provides all information regarding service outlets and a 10% discount in all airport restaurants and cafes)

Questo — a city exploration game app where users get to see places and their hidden stories by going on “quest” missions. Find similar apps for Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Sibiu, Timișoara, Brașov, Iași, Sighișoara, Alba Iulia, and Constanța.

Munţii Noştri — the best app for traveling to mountains with descriptions of local mountain trails. It is handy for sections where directions might be unclear because of the barely visible trail markings.

Other useful things to know before your trip to Romania

Socket type

C and F

Currency in Romania

Romanian leu (RON)

Exchange rate

€1 is ca. 4.9 RON

$1 is ca. 4.8 RON

Public transport ticket price

$0.20 — 0.40 on average around the city

Roaming

Departing to Romania, make sure to check the beneficial roaming rates for your budget. The most popular among them are:

  • OrtelMobile — 300 minutes for calls and 750MB for mobile data (€20 for 30 days)
  • Go Europe from Orange — €1 for every 100MB for mobile data and €1 for every 60 minutes of calls
  • Smart Passport from Vodafone — €3 per day for 500MB of fast mobile data and 50 minutes of calls and 50 SMS

Wi-Fi

  • Vodafone offers 60 minutes of access to public Wi-Fi for free.
  • Orange Romania offers free Wi-Fi services. The main connection point is located in the historical part of Bucharest and is called the Orange Wi-Fi Zone.

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